This unit is designed for any cultural unit about Bolivia. We have used it with upper levels while reading Katie Baker’s novel, El Ekeko but it is not necessary to do so. This can be a stand a lone unit and pairs well with our other unit on the legend of Abuela Grillo. The activities are geared toward a level 2 or higher. This is a Pre AP unit that has assessments similar to what you will find on the free response section such as interpersonal speaking, letter writing and cultural comparisons. Below has the sequence we recommend to use the activities provided.
*Note that the new preset tense reading includes a couple more activities not mentioned here.
Reading on El Ekeko and legend
Write a letter activity
Slap It Game
Sequencing activity with hidden message
Hula Hoop Venn Diagram that compares el Ekeko to Santa Claus
authentic videos and activities
Song, “La Vida y Pasión del Ekeko”
Reading about sincretismo
Pre AP Assessments: Cultural Comparison, Retell of legend, Interpersonal letter and speaking.