Looking for a good topic for a Spanish 3 or 4 Essay/ Writing Assignment? This is a great performance task that is centralized around a 400 word essay. Students always have plenty to talk about in this exciting NASA role that they take on. As the world nears its destruction, students are asked to choose 10 people from a list to take with them to Mars to start a new civilization. In the essay they are to talk about their choices and explain why. The Grammar focus is preterite, but can be modified for any tense. As an optional follow up to the essay, students can create a physical model of their new city on Mars using household items and present their project to the class. Time frame is 3-60 min classes for Essay. Allow 4 additional days for the city models and presentations. This Product includes a launch document, all checkpoints with detailed instructions, List of people and descriptions to choose from (in Spanish), a grading rubric, sample essay and the additional city model project instructions.