Have students learn by doing! Very minimum prep needed from teachers, and guides students with rubrics for self-directed learning - with genuine motivation as at the end of the projects students throw a quinceañera in class!
Spilt class into three groups:
Restaurant Group: Create the menus, organize the food to bring for the party, and serve the food (all in Spanish!) Great way to create an authentic ordering and serving Spanish conversation
Invitation Group: Create the invites for the party to hand out to students and adults, also the option for a second project addition of making games and decorations,
Dance Group: Create a dance choreography to bachata for the quinceañera - includes a playlist of videos for your students to learn from. Example videos from my classroom.
Speeches for mother and father of the quince girl.
-3 group project rubrics
-A Powerpoint including a video, notes, writing prompts, and an outline for your quinceañera in class
-Bachata Dance videos