With so many Spanish-speaking countries and so many topics, it is difficult to sort through what students should learn! Why not let students become the experts and research a topic to present to the class? In this project, students chose their own topic to research. It can be a person, an event/holiday, a dance, a place, or a food. Some suggestions are listed in each category for students to choose from however I let students chose their own topics and simply approve it by me.
Students need to create a presentation with 2 minutes worth of information and a visual aide (picture, video, teaching the class a dance, a sample of the food, etc.). There are guiding questions for each theme to guide students through their summary. A rubric is attached for grading as well.
Though this includes a list of Spanish-speaking themes, THIS IS EASILY ADAPTABLE TO ANY LANGUAGE CLASSROOM!