This PACK includes 4 partner maps for the price of 3 !!
This .zip file includes 4 separate partner maps for Spanish-speaking countries in the Americas:
- South America: countries
- South America: capitals
- Mexico/Central America: countries
- Mexico/Central America: capitals (and countries)
Each sheet includes an outline map of South America or Mexico/Central America, with the Spanish-speaking countries and/or capitals labeled. Each student will use a map to keep track of who will be their partner in each country.
My partner maps help students use the target language to set up partners for future work dates and at the same time are culturally-appropriate, reinforcing geography of Spanish-speaking countries. Each person takes his/her own sheet around the room asking other students if they are available to work in a specific country or city. If both individuals are available in that country, each one writes the other's name on that line.
The target language is modeled for students on the sheet so that they can refer to it as they talk with each other. The question "Can you work with me in (name of country or city)?" is followed by both affirmative and negative possible answers.
When students find a place they are both available to work in together, they fill in the line on their own sheet with their partner's name. Then they move on to another classmate to try to find a match. They can only fill in the line next to the country/city if it is blank on both students' sheets.
I tell students they can only put someone in one spot on the sheet. Often students will have a blank space at the end of the time that you give them to fill their sheets. This is fine, because on the day that everyone is working in Bolivia, someone may be absent or there may be two or four people without partners. You can then match them up.
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