PPT in Spanish to quickly introduce José Martí and other Latin American national heroes. I usually follow up with a reading of "versos sencillos" by José Martí, a Web Quest for José Martí and listening of the song "Guantanamera".
I like introducing students to the national heroes for Hispanic Heritage month. Not only are they identifying famous Hispanics but are also making a connection to Social Studies and Geography.
Afterwards, students research the internet for more national heroes and select one to create an informative slide show in Spanish that they will present to the class. This project earns them two grades. One grade for the project itself and the another for an oral assessment in the target language.
The project rules are simple. They must answer the five W's + How? (Who? When? Where? Why? What?).