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Spanish Cultural Differences Teacher Resources
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High schoolers are introduced to the Spanish Royal Family. In groups, they practice pronouncing vocabulary about family members and compare their own family to the Royal Family. They also compare and contrast the concepts of representative democracy with a constitutional monarchy and use the internet to research controversial topics involving the Royal Family today.
Eighth graders research the role of the first Spanish conquistadors who explored the now United States. Using the internet, they gather information on different explorers and write a paper about why he is important in American history. They practice saying English words that came from the Spanish languages and identify the major cities and states with Spanish origins.
Explore Halloween! Your spooky learners view timelines and discuss the different names for Halloween. They discuss Halloween's cultural meaning and discover facts about the holiday. They then create an educational movie about Halloween using Kerpoof, free software online.
Understanding a word's etymology can really help with decoding and building vocabulary skills. Readers compare and contrast words of similar origins but with different difficulty levels. They focus on prefixes, suffixes, and affixes. Several web links and two pages of word origins are included.