This is an outstanding resource to get your class talking about the culture and history of Latin America. This resource makes the students learn via song, poem, questionnaire and geography about the social, historical and political issues that have plagued for centuries Latin America. Here is how I have used it. This resource is to be used with upper levels of Spanish, I used it with my dual language students 7th-8th grade, but you use it with whom you feel can actually comprehend and have a thorough discussion about it. I open the lesson, after or during the study about the colonization of the Americas, asking the students to complete the blank map of Latin America. Then we proceed verifying the answers of the map to reading the directions and watching the video and listening to the song. I play the song a second time, no video involved, and have the students fill in the blanks. I play a 3rd time with no video and then finally a 4th time with video.
***Since I do a lot of these activities my students are exceptionally good at doing these very quickly and do not require that many replays...I used to do it like this when they started with me in 6th grade, they were with me until 8th grade***Once they have been given those opportunities we review the answers. Then if time permits they continue to answer on their own the questions. After answering the questions we have a class discussion and I usually let them debate and I just monitor that it doesn't go off topic. We then proceed to the poem, I read it, they listen and we annotate together to dissect its meaning. After we have done that they answer the questions attached we read about Nicomedes Santa Cruz and watch this brief biography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS1HmVrBRb8 and have more discussions.