The AP Aligned Listening Lesson is a great introduction to the research project. In the listening lesson students will watch a video where various native Spanish-speakers tell their favorite word in Spanish. Students will listen & record the word, and then will use that information to make inferences about the person's personal and or/public identity. The lesson includes before listening, during listening, and after listening activities as well as a reflection.
The Hispanic person project that seamlessly follows invites students to research famous native Spanish-speakers and present that information through both a multimedia oral presentation and a creative writing portion (NOT a boring essay to write or grade).
Students are graded using the AP Spanish rubrics set forth by College Board, for consistency with how they will be scored on the AP Spanish exam.
The lesson & research project are great for an upper level Spanish class OR an AP Spanish class. It is a perfect fit with the Personal & Public Identities AP theme, and also pairs nicely with a unit on stereotypes, Hispanic countries, or famous Hispanic people.