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Spanish and Latin American Culture is embedded in these lessons on Christmas, La Navidad. Students learn the vocabulary for Christmas and how other cultures celebrate this holiday. Easy for Spanish One students to understand because of the abundance of visuals. However, an English version is included. There are activities for Spanish One to AP Spanish.
This product includes the following resources:
~95-slide PowerPoint on Spanish Christmas vocabulary and culture with frequent checking for understanding, powerful visuals, and a competition/quiz at the end in which students answer questions. The vocabulary words are first introducted, then shown in context. Includes a description of, “El Día de Los Reyes,” and, “Las Posadas” in Spanish
~Student Handout of 45 Spanish vocabulary words for La Navidad
~Cloze activity with visuals in which students complete the sentences using the given vocabulary
~Interactive Notebook Activity in which students pair the words with the visuals
~Interactive Notebook Activity in which students write the Spanish word that represents the picture
~Interactive Notebook Activity in which students listen to the script and color the pictures, then answer the questions about the pictures.
~Script for listening activity
~Pictures of Christmas items that students cut up and glue onto their INB sheet
~Interactive Activity in which students glue in the pictures and then label them writing in the words in Spanish
~PowerPoint instructions for students
~Activity in which students compare the Christmas traditions of the United States to those of Spanish-speaking countries
~La Navidad en España y América Latina: Includes vocabulary and description of Three Kings Day (El Día de Los Tres Reyes Magos) and Las Posadas with questions that correspond to the PowerPoint
~La Navidad en España y América Latina: Describes the Three Kings Day and las Posadas in English with questions at the end.
~11-slide Spanish Christmas Google Drive Activity in which students move the objects to the proper words or expressions, write the word describing the picture, write sentences describing the pictures, complete the sentences, and answer the questions
~PowerPoint instructions and answers for the Google Drive Activity
This product includes:
1.URL for youtube video explaining the Christmas traditions in Mexico. (Mexican accent: 3:40 minutes)
2.URL for youtube video explaining Christmas traditions in Spain and other countries. (Spanish accent: 4:22 minutes)
3.URL for article on the legend of mistletoe
4. instructions for the teacher
5. list of vocabulary words to pre-teach
6. ten comprehension questions
7. 14 cloze sentences which students fill out while they are listening
SOME OF THE TRADITIONS EXPLAINED ARE:
1.origin of kissing under the mistletoe (el muérdago)
2. origin of outside Christmas lights
3. reason for candles inside the house
4. origin of Christmas carols (los villancicos)
5. las piñatas
6. Las Posadas
7. Los tres reyes magos
8. los calcetines y las naranjas
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