Spanish Class Culture class starters - martes del mapa class routine for 1 year

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Mis Clases Locas
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9th - 11th
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We like to "travel" to different countries each month; this resource is great as a starter for those days. ¡Gracias!
Thank you for the ready-made video links. My students loved learning about new places. I can't thank you enough for the fun Bell ringers!
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This Editable Google slide show includes 1 full year of a weekly cultural bell ringer or brain break in Spanish class. It could be adapted for all levels including Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3, Spanish 4 & Exploratory Spanish as a classroom management routine class starter, or brain break. The goal is to expose students to the people and sites of the diverse countries of the Spanish-speaking world.

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What's Included with 1 year of martes del mapa

  • ✅ 37 Editable Slides Google slides
  • ✅ Each slide has - Youtube video, map, country & information in Spanish about the country of the day.
  • ✅ A full school year of class starters for Tuesday (or any day you pick)
  • ✅ Cultural videos to get students engaged and on task right away
  • ✅ Representation of all Spanish-speaking countries - each is used 1-2 times.
  • ✅ Activities that can be differentiated for Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3 & Spanish 4
  • ✅ Authentic resources from the Spanish-speaking world
  • ✅ Includes 22 music videos from Hispanic Heritage Month: Song of the day - #2 with one song from each country.
  • ✅ The other 15 are mostly Spanish travel videos

*If you are looking for just travel videos & infographics 1 from each Spanish speaking country, without the music videos, I suggest 22 weeks of martes del mapa instead.

What is Para Empezar?

  • ⭐️ An engaging way to start every class while you take attendance
  • ⭐️ A quick 5-minute bell ringer or brain break as a classroom management routine
  • ⭐️ Cultural activities that could be expanded using your own additional resources
  • ⭐️ Editable Google slides that you could embed into your daily or weekly class slides
  • ⭐️ Class Routines that could work in in-person, hybrid, or virtual classes


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  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I teach IB and I have used this along with some of the other para empezar activities for a nice warm-up. I think these videos are lovely just to introduce kids to other artists and countries in Latin America. Plus these songs could be fun for them to listen to on their own and sing to practice Spanish. I will ask what words they understood from the music videos and the message of the song. Great activity. - Kristen P
  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is another gem from Mis Clases Locas because it is one of those things that I refer back to when I need a quick class starter, brain break, or a welcome back from vacation and Spanish class type of activity. Brilliant! - Elizabeth D
  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We like to "travel" to different countries each month; this resource is great as a starter for those days. ¡Gracias! - Jessica L

ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages

  • ✅ Interpretive Communication
  • ✅ Relating Cultural Practices to Perspectives
  • ✅ Relating Cultural Products to Perspectives
  • ✅ Acquiring Information and Diverse Perspectives
  • ✅ Cultural Comparisons


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Get Para Empezar: 1 Year of Spanish Bell Ringers/ Brain Breaks #2 for this resource, plus every other day of the week for a consistent and predictable routine for every day of the school year.

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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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