I created this assignment to help my students understand that people from Latin America have many different ethnic groups. This is a short assignment but students will be assigned a country and look up the ethnic groups on the CIA World Fact Book, then look up a famous person and make a mini-poster in a word document.
I recommend explaining the background of the conquistadores and encourage students to be cautious with using some of the terminology. For example, I tell my students that the terms mestizo and mulatto can be derogatory if used in the wrong context.
My Spanish 1 students were learning nationalities, adjectives and adjective agreement when we did this activity so I incorporated that into the mini-poster students are making.
I included an example of the finished product on the second page.