This document contains all my compiled resources and lesson plans for my Latin America unit in my World Literature class. Along with treating the The Motorcycle Diaries as our primary unit text, I also center my unit around some high-level, real-world questions related to globalization and Che Guevara's insights on oppression, poverty, travel, and education.
Materials in this resource include: pre-reading content and activities, suggested reading and film-viewing chunks, numerous lesson plans for reading analysis and research activities, a bunch of discussion questions, activities on complimentary South American texts, creative and reflective writing prompts (including a major personal memoir assignment), and a major research assignment on globalization and indigenous people groups. And although the unit is intended for a literature classroom, I think teachers of history and sociology would find my materials quite useful. Most of the ideas and assignments would also be relevant to those who are just showing the film.
Also, feel free to check out my other World Literature unit plans on:
- Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
- The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak