La fiesta perfecta - A PBL for Holidays from the Spanish-Speaking World

Grade Levels
8th - 12th
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  1. A great bundle for the end of the school year, this combines the popular Fiesta Perfecta Project-Based Learning Unit with a Webquest on four Spanish festivals celebrated in the spring and the summer. Students can use the Webquest to jumpstart some of their research on celebrations from the Spanish-s
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This project is an ideal summative assessment in a unit on holidays and celebrations in Spanish-speaking countries. Though it could be done at any time of year, it is a great project for the end of the school year, as it fills the unstructured days after testing with student-led, experiential learning. It also meets a variety of requirements to be a true PBL (project-based learning) unit. Students will answer the question “How would we celebrate a Spanish-speaking holiday?” by planning and throwing a safe, feasible, authentic, fun, affordable, and school-appropriate party that imitates the Hispanic celebration of their choice. Students will present their ideas to each other in Spanish, then vote on the proposal they want to bring to life. The winning proposal will be presented to a school administrator for approval, and then the students will set-up, have, and clean-up the party themselves. In addition to diving deep on a holiday from the Spanish-speaking world, this project develops students’ real world skills by forcing them to think creatively about organizing an event for their classmates from start to finish.

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Page 2: Table of contents and project overview

Page 3: Timeline suggestion

Page 4: Student Holiday Research sheet (with holiday suggestions)

Page 5: Student Holiday Research sheet (with no holidays – customizable)

Pages 6-7: Student Instruction Sheet

Page 8: Project Language Rubric

Page 9: Project Fiesta Rubric and Scoring Sheet

Page 10: Student Voting Sheet

Page 11: Link to customizable Google Form for Student Voting

Page 12: Tips for Success and Sample Party Ideas


If you're looking for other end-of-the-year activities, check out my 6-word Memoir for Spanish Class.

Total Pages
13 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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