This project on Latin Music and Dance is one of my favorite projects to do with my students! They love researching a Latin music style and researching its history to discover the culture and history of the people that developed it. This project is best for intermediate or advanced Spanish classes (Spanish 3 or higher) and can be modified to fit your class. It requires the following:
-An introduction of the main characteristics of the genre (who, what, when, where) presented to the class in Spanish.
-A visual (Powerpoint) presentation also presented to the class highlighting main characteristics, including a sample of the music
-A 2 page paper in English expanding on the information presented
I usually give the students 1-2 days in class to work on researching and gathering information. Presentations usually take about 7-10 minutes each but, again, you can modify that to your specific class.