Are you looking for a way to talk about geography, music and cultural products, practices and perspectives? Well, Vives and Shakira’s “La bicicleta” has it all! This Movie Talk has so many cultural connections it has become a mini unit that we use with level 3 and above! It blends culture with a fun story about the music video. See our blog post for more information about this Movie Talk.
Get to know the artists in the video: Readings on Carlos Vives, Shakira and Pique with a matching activity.
Before the Movie Talk: Try Musical Milling of story with prediction activity
Embedded Reading with 3 versions and activities for each version and/or Movie Talk
Activities to use with story: Who is it?, Comprehension questions, Quizziz and T/F questions with Glyph
A,B drawing activity of Shakira and Carlos from Movie Talk and Slap It Game
Get to know the cultural background of the video: Reading about Santa Marta with Barranquilla with listening activities
Cultural readings on Bola e Trapo and Vallenato.
Matching activity of famous places in video and Quizlet.
Gesture reading. of song lyrics (You may not want to let them know it is for the song. I find that they enjoy the surprise.)
PQA and Cloze activities of song: Fill in the blank and put lyrics in order, Lyrics Training and Vallenato dance moves video.
Cultural comparison assessment
Story retell assessment
Arianne and Zaida, CCC Spanish
PS: You may want to use this unit with our Ciclovia unit here!