Expose students to the cultural aspect of the Spanish bullfight. This powerpoint offers real-life photos and simple explanations of bullfighting basics. This topic usually interests students and can lead to great discussions about cultural traditions, killing as entertainment, and animal rights. Please note that because photos included are authentic, some may not be suitable for all students.
1) WRITING PROMPT: Describe the bullfight, using Spanish vocabulary, from the perspective of the bull!
2) SKIT: Re-enact the main parts of the bullfight in groups. Each person will have a specific role, even the role of the bull.
3) DISCUSSION or WRITING: Compare the Spanish bullfight to an american football game. What is similar? The stadium, snacks, band playing, competition, entertainment, tradition? What is different? Killing, uniforms, animals?