A great way to practice cultural and historical information about the Andean Nations of Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador (los países andinos). This was designed to be used as reading comprehension activities (based off Así Se Dice Level 4 Chapter 2), but could also be used as a review of your own teachings, or for students to explore on their own if desired.
There are 11 pages for students to work with of which you can give/assign individually or together.
Page 1: Geography / Climate of the Andean countries
Page 2-3: La época precolombina (time before arrival of the Spanish)
Page 4-6: La conquista (arrival of the Spanish and effects on indigenous people)
Page 7-8: La colonización (colonization of the Americas)
Page 9-10: Desde la independencia hasta hoy (Andean nations' fight for independence, reasons, indigenous populations today)
Page 11: Visitas históricas y Comida
There are a wide range of activity types including true/false, multiple choice, fill in the blank, answering questions, giving name of something described, showing/explaining relationships, giving opinions, and more. Most activities focus on information although there are a few that try to get students to use context and understand hard/new vocabulary.
An answer key is provided for each page at the end.