This is a quick activity where students watch a video on how to make corn tortillas, using a press and Maseca, and then write down mandatos using pertinent vocabulary.
The half-sheet uses a you-tube link that demonstrates how to make tortillas. The students then write the ingredients that they need, and then use a word bank to come up with mandatos (Uds.) to model the steps of making tortillas.
Finally, the students write one subjunctive recommendation to help their audience understand one more important piece of advice.
The video is 7 minutes, and the activity takes about 20 in total.
In class, I actually make the tortillas with my students after the video, by bringing in a griddle (comal) and purchasing the maseca. The kids love love love the activity when they can make the tortillas themselves. If you don't have a press, you can use two books and two pieces of plastic to make the tortillas. I then serve them with queso fresco and frijoles, and some spicy adobo sauce for fun. The total cost of the ingredients for one class (30 kids) is around 10 bucks.
The best way to do this activity is to have a community member or parent come in and explain the process live. We were able to do that with this worksheet this year, and it was a wonderful experience.
Anyhow, give you kids a break, and learn something new in the process.
Works well with Realidades 3, ch. 3, but fits well with any curriculum from Spanish 2-5