I have thought long and hard about why geography is not taught properly at the primary level and admit that I really don't know the answer. So instead of getting upset, I put together these maps. I put each one on a separate page so I could just use the one I needed. This worked for me, so I hope it also works for you.
The maps are contextualized: there is a map of different musical styles; another of the conquerors and the explorers; a map of the cities of Spain shows where some famous Spanish painters were born.
Mapas de Latinoamérica Mapas de España Maps! Maps! Maps! Clear, well drawn, easy to reproduce! Each map provides essential information so your students can master the geography of the Spanish speaking world. Much more than just countries and capitals! Everything in the target language: Spanish.
Here is the list of what is included. You can also click on Preview above to examine the entire download.
1. Subject matter: geography of Latin America and Spain (11 different maps)
2. Vocabulary: names of countries and capitals, names of cardinal points, names of oceans, names of various famous people and places
3. Grammar: ser, llamar, estar Oral practice: ¿Cómo se llama? ¿Es...? ¿De dónde es....?
4. Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search
11 maps, each a separate printable page.
Use a variety of devices to teach geography: musical styles, conquerors and explorers, artists.
Show different perspectives to learn map reading .
IF YOU LIKE THIS, I have put together a second set of content based maps called:
Spanish in Europe and the Americas. Content based maps and more. It is meant for Spanish Beginners 1, can be used at all levels.
PS After I did these, I wrote three mini-thematic units for beginners. Compare Spain and Perú, compare Barcelona and Mexico City and the regions of Latin America. So we compared two countries, then two cities and then because there were so many countries and the kids were having trouble, I put the countries is groups (Andean countries, Central American countries, etc.) All three come in a single download.