This is a Powerpoint presentation that I use when teaching a Spanish III unit on Day of the Dead. It's geared more toward getting kids to speak and write than to presenting brand new information about the topic. Kids would need to have some background knowledge about the topic already. The presentation provides a vocabulary list to distribute to students as well as two slides to introduce new vocabulary. Following that there are 8 slides with pictures of Day of the dead celebrations. Here's how I use it with my level III learners:
1. Introduce/review the relevant vocabulary using the first two slides.
2. Display a picture and have students tell a partner in Spanish what is going on in the picture. Do this for all 8 picture slides.
3. Go through the presentation again, but randomly call on students to report out to the whole group about the pictures.
4. Give students a print out of the presentation with room for notes and have them write 1- 2 sentences for each picture (slides 4-11). They must write a total of 12 sentences. Underline the vocabulary words in the sentences.
5. Swap papers with a partner and edit each other's work.
6. Ask for volunteers to report out as much as they can remember from the presentation in Spanish (about a paragraph's worth of information).
This presentation could be used in other ways as well. You could use it to present information about Day of the Dead orally. You might also practice listening skills by reading students two sentences about each slide and asking them to tell you which is true. (Suggested sentences for this activity are also included.)