Spanish students need exposure to as many authentic resources and opportunities to use Spanish as possible. That is why we developed this innovative culture hours program for Spanish students and Spanish Clubs! This awesome unit includes EDITABLE resources that students can use independently at home, in their Spanish classes, as homework or summer work, or a combination of all of these options. This time-saving best seller will save teachers and students time finding authentic resources so more time can be spent experiencing the language.
*We use these documents and ideas in our Spanish 2, 3, and 4AP classes during the year as well as for summer work for our Spanish AP and IB classes!
~ There are detailed teacher instructions and student instructions for learning through movies, music, videos, podcasts, volunteer and community activities, school events, articles, and various online resources. There are also assessment tools for teachers, log sheets for students, ideas for school-wide learning events, and parent permission forms for movies.
~ There are even links to our website where teachers and students can learn about and see actual examples of Spanish events like game nights, conversation hours, immersion days, health events, childhood games around the world and media afternoons.
~ There is an example teacher culture hours video and presentation for intermediate -advanced students.
~ This unit includes numerous ideas that teachers can use to incorporate a similar program for their classes or for a Spanish Club or International Club.
~ Also included are the requirements for each level of students, the documents needed to log student involvement, the documents students use to enhance their learning from these events, recommendations for excellent cultural movies, websites & apps, ways to incorporate music, participation rubrics, and links to see videos of students learning through this program.
THIS PACKET INCLUDES:
*Instructions and ideas to implement a culture hours program
*Ideas for cultural events, interactive activities, incorporating music, websites, videos & app resources, and using cultural movies
*Additional ideas to improve language proficiency independently
*Example schedules for cultural events
*40 examples of sign-up sheets for cultural events
*Student video examples of interviews, interactive events, and community involvement
*Examples of documents to give to students to explain the culture hours program
*Recommendations for the best cultural movies to show
based on level of Spanish classes and movie themes
*Parent consent form to watch cultural movies
*Instructions to find and watch Spanish language movies on Netflix
*3 Fuentes (Sources) Grids to document students’ completion of culture hours
*Student cultural presentation evaluations for classmates
*Authentic Reading, Listening, and Internet Resources (in both Spanish and in English)
*Instructions page of Culture Hours program to give to students
*Student writing activities for movies, television programs, interesting videos, podcasts, articles, novels, volunteer activities, and visits to Hispanic restaurants
*Class participation rubrics (in both Spanish and in English)
*Example teacher presentation of culture hours
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