Students love learning about the world's largest food fight.
In this one day lesson plan students will first brainstorm about traditions, read about La Tomatina, and then answer questions about La Tomatina and hypothesize of how the event began.
Included in this Word document (which you can modify to fit your needs):
One day lesson plan with pacing guide
Pre-Reading Brainstorming Sheet
La Tomatina Article which explains the article
After Reading Discussion Questions
Links to school appropriate La Tomatina Videos
This is a great cultural filler that will intrigue students. Great for days when you have a substitute teacher that doesn't know Spanish.
12/11/14 UPDATE: I also just added a lesson plan about bullfighting which is great for subs also!
Check out my store for a lesson plan about the presidential elections in Mexico. This is also a great activity for subs and includes an article, comprehension questions, and venn diagram to compare/contrast elections in Mexico VS United States.