This is a three page worksheet that goes along with the cultural reading Las Fallas on page 227 of the text book Realidades 2.
I ask my students to read the article, we talk about it for a little bit and then I show them a 15 min video about la fiesta Las Fallas in Valencia-Spain. (Link available on the first page). This is a very interesting video that shows the history of this celebration, as well as all the work that it takes to make the "Ninots".
Once they have read and seen the video, they will be able to answer the eight questions of the worksheet. Some of the questions include a comparison between this cultural celebration and other important american celebration, as well as the opportunity for them to draw their own "Ninot".
Once they are done with the worksheet I ask them to share with the class about the "falla" they draw. My students really enjoy to see their piers drawings and exchanging opinions about what each of them made.
This is a great activity for you to asses them in culture, writing, reading and speaking as well.
This activity usually takes me a least 45 minutes.