This documentary will fascinate your students! It follows a year in the lives of two Dominican teens as they train to become Major League Baseball players. This video shows Dominican culture, explains some injustice in the MLB, and captures the imaginations of viewers as they watch one teen become a millionaire and another only partially achieve his dream.
This video is available for purchased or can be rented at Amazon.com for $3.99. It used to be on Netflix, but it no longer is as of April 2016. It is 77 minutes long, and half of it is in English while the other half is in Spanish with built-in, non-removable English subtitles.
This product includes a student viewing guide, a two-page answer key, and a page of tips for the teacher of when to pause and have a class discussion and which parts contain swear words.
This movie is not rated, but it contains three swear words (one starts with the letter ‘f’) that are built into the English subtitles. On the sheet with Teacher Tips, I point out exactly where these are, in case you would like to skip them “to save time” or briefly cover up the subtitles. Besides those three words, this movie is clean and would be appropriate for students aged 14 and up. My students loved it and talked about it for weeks afterwards!
This movie would go great at the end of the Realidades 4B chapter, the Avancemos 6.1 chapter, or any Spanish unit focusing on deportes or beisbol. Enjoy!