This presents and outlines a project for Spanish II in which students will research a Spanish-speaking holiday and then present it to the class in the form of a story as if they were visiting the holiday. The goal for students is to use the language form (past tenses) for an authentic function (telling a story) in a meaningful cultural context (holiday/celebration in Spanish-speaking community). Students will use both preterite and imperfect verb tenses and will gain insight into Spanish-speaking culture. Students are also encouraged to compare these holidays with their own celebrations. Information is very specific with a rubric outlining exactly what students need to include in the presentation (information, authentic images and grammar structures). Also includes guidance for group work (roles for members), useful phrases and an explanation of project. This goes with the free Tomatina powerpoint that is in my store. The Tomatina powerpoint is an example of a project to show the students what you are looking for.
ACTFL standard 1.1: Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions. Standard 1.2: Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
Standard 1.3: Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.
Standard 2.1: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied. Standard 3.2: Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures. Standard 4.2: Students demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.