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Mini-Unit Topic: Hispanic Cultures
Fifth graders focus on customs and celebrations of a particular Hispanic culture, and also participate in a constructivist science lesson where they try to re-create the atmosphere of a South American rain forest. Students also make a papier-mâché piñata and understand the uses for the piñata in Hispanic culture by making a piñata, listening to a story of how it is used in the Mexican National celebration called the Posada, and discussing other uses of the piñata.
5th Science 5 Views 17 Downloads
Introductory Lesson: Welcome to Spain
Middle schoolers get a taste of Spanish culture. In this Spain instructional activity, students participate in 5 activities that require them to study the religion, music, food, clothing, and history of Spain.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 41 Views 138 Downloads
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
Students study Hispanic and Latino heritage and culture. In this diversity lesson, students discuss what they know about Hispanic heritage and then complete the Hispanic history in the Americas activity. Students work in groups to find three facts about Hispanic heritage and complete an activity on Latinos in history.
4th - 7th Language Arts 8 Views 58 Downloads
Esperanza Rising- Comprehension Strategies
Sixth graders explore Hispanic culture. In this introductory lesson, 6th graders preview Esperanza Rising, discuss Spanish culture, and define ethnic terms used: Hispanic, Latino, Chicano, and Mexican American. Students prepare to read the book and write in their response journals.
6th Language Arts 6 Views 3 Downloads
The Banking Mouse
First graders learn about another culture and its language. In this Spanish lesson, 1st graders listen to a Cuban folktale. Students identify the Spanish words. Students reread the story independently. Students listen to a guest speaker to gain information about hispanic cultures.
1st Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Growing up Spanish in America
Students explore Hispanic culture. In this cultural diversity instructional activity, students read Wachale by Ilan Stavans and respond to discussion questions about the story. Students journal about their impressions of the story as well.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Young scholars compare Spanish and American cultures. In this global studies lesson, students review what they have learned in a Spanish culture unit by writing compare and contrast essays about Spanish and American cultural aspects.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 11 Views 53 Downloads
Students explore cultures different than their own. In this culture lesson, students examine the concept of cultural diffusion as they create PowerPoint presentations that focus on Latin American culture that has been influenced by the culture of Spain.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 50 Downloads
Spanish 101: Pen Pal
Americans will learn about the Spanish culture with this 21st Century lesson plan. Each pupil will be given a pen pal and the opportunity to see their pictures via Twitpic on Twitter. Then, each person will write a 5-page report about their pen pal's culture.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Students study the role of El Greco in Spanish history. They examine the importance of the city of Toledo in Spanish culture. They participate in a teacher demonstration of PowerPoint slides of El Greco's paintings before attempting to make one of their own.
9th - 10th Languages 3 Views 8 Downloads
Columbus' Voyage to the New World
Students analyze primary sources from the 1500's from the time that Columbus voyaged to the New World. For this history lesson plan, students discuss how primary sources help them to understand the role of explanation in Hispanic cultural heritage.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 15 Downloads
From Corn To Tortillas
Students investigate the food known as the tortilla. They research the growth cycle of the corn plant and how tortillas are made from it. The importance of the tortilla according to the Hispanic culture is explained to the students. The teacher demonstrates how to make a tortilla.
K Social Studies & History 4 Views 16 Downloads