I used this assignment as a review for using the preterite and imperfect together in the beginning of the year for Spanish 3. The students read a short, informational reading in their textbooks about Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, and then they researched more about the area. Finally, they wrote a paper describing a pretend trip to Castilla- La Mancha that they took over the summer. It incorporated grammar, vocabulary, and culture. Great assignment!