Dia de la Raza (Day of the Race) is a day when Spanish-speaking countries around the world recognize and celebrate their pre-Columbian heritages. The holiday is celebrated on October 12th and is one of the most important cultural lessons that you can teach in your classroom.
This bundle of materials includes a UbD based lesson plan that lists the Foreign Language standards that apply to this lesson. You also get:
1. A cover page and two other original photographs taken in San Juan that can be printed and displayed in the classroom as posters,
2. An English language teacher's summary of Dia de la Raza,
3. A blank learning log with a section for K-W-L reflection,
4. Discussion questions with answer key.
5. A Quiz and answer key based on the lesson and discussion questions. It is written in short-answer format with both open, and close-ended questions.
6. A list of online Spanish and English resource links,
7. An art activity where students create a visual representation of the lesson.
8. Student research tickets that can be printed and assigned as homework prior to the lesson, and
9. A Venn Diagram for lesson summary, comparison, and contrast.
10. An easy-to-solve wordsearch with key terms from the lesson (Columbus, Resisentencia, Indígenas, Las Americas, etc.) Answer key is included.
11. A visual aid that provides a list of places named after Columbus,
12. A student-centered class discussion activity that compares and contrasts Columbus' perspectives with that of the indigenous people of the Americas.
13. Links to Socratic seminar and Philosophical Chairs formats.
These materials are great additions to your current "Dia de la Raza" and "Columbus Day" lessons. They can also be used to create a full lesson on the historic and cultural impact of Columbus' arrival in the New World.