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Seventh graders research the six European "postage stamp" (small) countries and research interesting facts about them. In groups, they are assigned to one of the six countries of Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, or Vatican City. On poster board, 7th graders create a postage stamp for their country.
Watch the video, La Catrina, before reading the text as a class and translating Spanish to English. As students read the book, they practice Spanish pronunciation, develop Spanish vocabulary, and complete extension activities to reinforce their understanding of the text.
There is rich symbolism behind a country's flag. Have your Spanish speakers research a country's flag and inquire about its symbolism. Then, to prepare for their presentation, each learner could find a way to visually represent their country's flag using materials of their choosing.
Ninth graders investigate the mastering of Spanish while playing the card game of Fluxx. They follow directions in the target language, maintain a conversation, and solve problems using Spanish. Students use context clues while reading to decipher the meaning of new words.
High schoolers brainstorm and make list of successful and funny classic TV comedy shows, discuss, in Spanish, specifics of shows on list, review biography of Mexican comedian Roberto Gomez Bolanos, and view episode of Chespirito, jotting down information about setting, characters, and sequence. Students then rewrite actions in proper sequence, compare and contrast Mexican and American television comedy, and compose and present original comedy scene.
Students explore the culture of Puerto Rico. They create maps of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. They work in small groups to research a decade in history and add drawings and pictures to a timeline of their decade. They practice Spanish words and read folktales of Puerto Rico.
A great Spanish lesson is yours for the taking, it incorporates listening, reading, writing, and creating art all while exploring Spanish language and culture. In groups, learners create scrapbooks and dialogue that describes multiple aspects of their family and family life. This is a really great lesson.
What time is it? Review telling time in Spanish with your Spanish language class. On the first page, learners review the terms for quarter after, half after, and quarter before. Then, on the second and third pages, they practice phrasing the time in Spanish (when given numbers), and then writing the numerical time (when given the time in Spanish). The final page appears to be from a different publisher, and it contains similar review activities.
Twelfth graders examine Korean history and culture. In this Asian history lesson, 12th graders discuss the effects of the Japanese occupation of Korea. They research literature from the time period and compose written responses based on the experience of having their whole cultural identities stripped away suddenly, as in the case of the Koreans. They create another essay response based on the events of the period.
A clever way to review numbers in Spanish! First, learners write their phone numbers in Spanish. Then, after writing a series of numbers in Spanish (ranging from 9-1492), they write a group of math problems in Spanish. For example, 89-10=70 is given, and learners must write the numbers and the words menos and son to describe the problem in Spanish.
Designed specifically for beginning Spanish speakers (as the text is all in English), this two-page document encourages your class to consider culture, those with Hispanic heritage, and several well-known Hispanic Americans. What a great springboard into a research opportunity. The answers are not included, and it is clear that specific words are required for each fill in the blank offered.