No prep needed! Everything included. I use this story for the unit on AP Spanish Language and Culture to show magical realism and to talk about the beauty and power of literature. It will also prepare students for next year when they make it to AP Spanish Literature class. It is one of the required readings for the AP Spanish Literature exams. This is an entire lesson that might take up to two days, but can also be assigned for homework or shortened if not all activities are completed.
Worksheet to fill out as students read to keep them on task.
Images of chac mool, chichen itza, la lagunilla, etc.
Reading Questions written in AP Spanish testing form such as tone, protagonist, antagonist, etc.
Answer Key to AP reading questions
Reading Analysis slides
Information about the reading such as inspiration for the story based on a real life event when Chac Mool was taken to Paris.
Explanation about mayan and aztec symbols.
Short story included by Carlos Fuentes with images included.
I also Included the reading from Nuevas Vistas, but the reading can be found anywhere online. I like this version though, because it includes a lot of images.
Carlos Fuentes was born in Panamá, but raised in México. He won the Cervantes Prize of Literature, the highest literary award of the Spanish language.
One of the classroom favorite readings.