Bundle includes all materials in PDF format and in the target language:
Cuba Webquest in Spanish. Great way to introduce students to Cuba and also incorporate technology. Students can work with a partner to research the internet and then share their findings with the class the next period:
Students can quickly view cultural elements of Cuba with a PPT after completion of their webquest (3 pages plus key):
Powerpoint (17 slides):
Webquest for José Martí, Cuba's national hero:
PPT brief biography for José Martí:
I have students use their notes and findings of their webquest to write a three paragraph composición ¿Quién era José Martí? Great writing prompt for students to apply what they have learned about Cuba's national hero.
PPT for Cultivo una rosa blanca written by José Martí. Great way to make connections to poetry:
Song lyrics by Celia Cruz and a short webquest for students to learn more about the Queen of Salsa. Nice way to make connections to music. Ties in nicely with the lesson:
After completion of the Cuba unit, I like to have a little party in which students bring in white rice and black beans. I bring in "mariquitas" which is a version of fried plantains. They are sliced thinly and deep fried. I have also used the Goya bags of plantains when pressed for time. While students enjoy a Cuban dish, we listen to the music of Celia Cruz. I usually have a couple of students volunteer to teach to how dance Salsa. I also serve Goya juices mixed with sparking water. I usually like to use Guava use. Make sure that there are no food allergies in your classroom prior to serving foods that students have not eaten before. I usually have parents sign consent forms.
Added- Two PPTs. One is for Cuban architecture and the other is a research and writing prompt.