This poster project has students create a modern or a traditional family, describing each member of the family using characteristics, job activities, who does what chores, and who is permitted to do what in the family. I use this project as a part of a unit that explores the notion of families and familial responsibilities, and how those notions differ in other hispanohablante countries. I use it in conjunction with a debate (modern v traditional family), an exploration of a Cuban family (see my products), and an article about how machismo is changing in Cuba.
For the project, students first fill in a chart with the name of each family member along with characteristics, jobs, chores, and subjunctive sentences describing what each member has to cannot do. Students then create a description of the family. On day two, students use magazines along with their descriptions to create a poster presenting their family. Finally, students read and view the posters, filling in a graph about the information and answering some questions about their own family. See free preview for an example of the finished poster.
This is a comprehensive project that contains written presentations of the subjunctive, cultural comparisons about families, collaborative work between students, reading comprehension , and self reflection. Students absolutely love it. There are two rubrics: one for the poster and one for the pre-work.
To be used in Spanish 3-5, and in conjunction with the subjunctive and vocabulary regarding chores.