Encourage your students' ability to find connections in the news stories of today with this innovative Current Event project, which incorporates a Cultural Comparison consistent with the requirements of the AP Spanish Language curriculum. This activity involves finding contemporary news articles about an assigned country with a corresponding article in their own community. After annotating the article, students are asked to find corresponding themes in the stories chosen. Creativity is encouraged when finding this link - cultivating an ability to see beyond the surface of their text.
Included is a presentation calling on the student to summarize the articles and explain their cultural comparison. This will include an opportunity for students in the class to ask questions.
Document includes instructions for the activity, a rubric, the AP Cultural Comparison grading scale, useful vocabulary and helpful resources - everything you'll need to make this lesson a success.