Spanish Class Indigenous Music música indígena Native American Heritage Month

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Mis Clases Locas
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9th - 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
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This was perfect for November! Students were exposed to new artists and we talked about the definition of "indigenous" and examples of this concept
We are using it to learn about music from indigenous countries, and it is GREAT to see so many languages form Latin America represented!
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Are you looking to go beyond Thanksgiving in Spanish class and instead showcase the diversity of the Indigenous Peoples of the Spanish speaking world? These editable Google Slides Spanish music bell ringers feature Indigenous artists & are perfect for Native American Heritage Month in November, Indigenous Peoples Day, Día de la Raza, Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinx Heritage Month, or any time of the year in Spanish class.

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What's Included with música indígena

  • ✅ Youtube playlist of all songs with Indigenous artists in Spanish

On each of the 22 Editable Google Slides in Spanish

  • ✅ title of the culture-filled song
  • ✅ Indigenous artist(s) or group
  • ✅ language(s) of the song
  • ✅ video link
  • ✅ map of the country of origin
  • ✅ songs that could be used in Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3, Spanish 4 & Exploratory Spanish as a classroom management routine.

What is música indígena Indigenous Music in Spanish? 

  • Editable Google Slides with diverse songs in Spanish & other Indigenous languages
  • 1 song for each day of school during November, Native American History Month
  • Indigenous musical artists with a mix of modern music & traditional Indigenous music, great for Hispanic Heritage Month
  • diverse music that celebrates the Indigenous People of Latin America
  • songs that acknowledge the original people of the land that now speaks Spanish
  • music with prehispanic instruments or Indigenous influence on the music itself
  • songs in Spanish, plus Emberá, Kaqchikel, Garífuna, Quechua, Tzotzil, Zapoteco, Mapudungun, Tz’utujil, and Nahuatl. *Pease note there are songs included that are not in Spanish, but rather in the languages above with the goal of showing the rich diversity of the land that is now known as Latin America.

Please note you must have access to Youtube to play the songs and there is a playlist of songs included. They can be used as a quick 5-minute bell ringer as a classroom management routine or expanded on for much longer using your own additional resources. *Please note there are no activities included for the included songs* This is an editable Google Slideshow.


What are other Spanish teachers saying about this Indigenous Music resource?

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It is so important to incorporate indigenous heritage and culture in our daily Spanish classes and this resource helps me to do that. - Tara G (9th grade)
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ We are using it to learn about music from indigenous countries, and it is GREAT to see so many languages from Latin America represented! - Rushmi
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ We have only listened to one song yet - the one called Mariposa which we linked to the study of the return of the Monarch butterflies for day of the dead. The kids loved the refrain and all are learning it by heart. They loved the video and song. I plan to play a different song every couple of days as we go. through November- focus on giving thanks to the indigenous people who have so enriched our culture and given us so much. - Kathryn P (6th-9th grades)
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was perfect for November! Students were exposed to new artists and we talked about the definition of "indigenous" and examples of this concept. - Kimberly
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ WOW! This resource really grabbed my students-- I loved sharing songs with my students. Thank you for putting in the legwork for this awesome collection! - Rachel C (used with 5th grade primarily students that are emerging bilinguals/ ELs/ ESOLs/ ENLs)

ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages

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


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