Spanish Newspapers Teacher Resources
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Do They Play Sports in Costa Rica?
Students use the Internet to discover what types of sports the people of Costa Rica play. They write a paper in English but must use at least one Spanish quote. In the paper they compare/contrast sports in Costa Rica and the United States.
Students investigate history of domestic terrorism in six European countries; they analyze and write about differences between terrorist acts planned and committed by a country's citizens and those planned by groups or individuals outside of that country.
The Age of Exploration
High schoolers apply computer skills to gain further insight into early exploration. They analyze the role of each explorer and evaluate their importance. Students comprehend the Chronology of Discovery and Trade of early explorers. They investigate the problems associated with exploration.
A Taste of the Caribbean
Students are introduced to the foods and traditions of the Caribbean. In groups, they brainstorm their own definition of culture and review the physical and political geography of the Caribbean. They spend time sampling different foods from the area and read excerpts of oral histories and discuss as a class. To end the lesson, they research the role of Puerto Ricans in New Haven, Connecticut.
The Spanish Royal Family
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.
Heroism in Hispanic Countries
Students investigate foreign newspapers written in Spanish. They pick an article to be read and summarized in English. This lesson develops the skill of word recognition and sentence structure.
Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Institute
Students view and discuss Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Students interpret works by Miro, Oldenberg, Cornell and de Vlaminck and discuss how they feel when viewing the pieces.