The Latin Explosion: A New America provides the best lessons about Hispanics in the US and about the history Latin music and Hispanic icons ever! This famous Hispanics and Hispanic influence unit includes all of the background information and materials needed to extend student learning and convince them that studying Spanish is worth the effort as depicted in this epic documentary.
This documentary features the positive influence that Latinos have had both in music and on the overall culture of the United States. The Latin Explosion includes many pertinent statistics and facts about the growth of Hispanics in the US and is perfect to help students understand the many positive reasons to study Spanish. This extremely interesting documentary features Spanish-speaking icons such as Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Celia Cruz, Shakira, Marc Anthony, Ritchie Valens, Ricky Martin, Thalia, Rita Moreno, Romeo Santos, George Lopez, and many others. Every Spanish teacher and Spanish class should watch this documentary!
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The Latin Explosion
This 121 page Latin Explosion documentary unit includes:
~ The overall lesson plan we used for our event
~ Important facts and statistics in Spanish about the positive influence Latinos/Hispanics have had on the United States
~ List of all featured Hispanics in the documentary with short biographical information in Spanish
~ Matching activity to assess knowledge about Famous Hispanics
~ Biographical information in Spanish about a variety of famous Latinos with a matching activity in Spanish – Answer Key included!
~ Famous Latinos Power Point in Spanish for the teacher to use for instruction prior to watching the film
~ Spanish article about the success of the song “Despacito” in the United States with Comprehension Questions and Answer Key
~ Intermediate and Advanced Famous Latino Singers biographies and Comprehension Questions in Spanish with Answer Key
~ Spanish Song Lryics for “Tan Fácil”, “Despacito”, “Devuélveme el Corazón” and “Quédate Conmigo”
~ Tickets in English for students to give to teachers (if planning to show the movie at an event like ours)
~ Spanish Power Points to introduce information about the 2017 Mexico Earthquake damage, the effects of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and information about CNCO, Luis Fonsi, Prince Royce and Sebastián Yatra
This documentary is available on HBO On Demand. We used HBO Go to show the film at school! There is an English version and a Spanish version of the film and both have subtitles if needed.
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