PPT in PDF format to give students an overview for Panama in Spanish. Great way to make connections to Social Studies.
To accompany the PPT I have students fill out a KWL chart:
Prior to viewing the PPT, students are instructed to fill in the column that says "Already know".
As they view the PPT then they fill out the columns for what facts they're learning.
The last column "what to know more" leads to an independent Web Quest in which students search the answers to what they wanted to know more about. This can be done in the school's library or assigned for HW.
The students turn key their research to their classmates. They get two grades, one for the research and one for the oral presentation.
As a closing activity I show them a short documentary of Panama's Canal available on You Tube. Nice way to wrap up the unit.