These Spanish sub plans can be carried out by any sub while you are out of the classroom. Even better, you won't have to feel guilty that your students aren't learning while you are gone!
This set includes 5 full classes of lessons based on indigenous cultures of Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. Each one is ready to print & go, requires no technology, does not require the sub to produce any Spanish, and can be differentiated for any level of Spanish class.
Each lesson walks students through important and interesting information related to a different indigenous cultures and asks them to use higher-order thinking skills, problem solving, and critical thinking skills to understand these cultures as well as reflect on their own culture.
Indigenous Cultures in these lessons include:
-Inca (creation myth, road system, quipus, dress)
-Aztec (Tenochtitlán, Mesoamerican ballgame, Spanish conquest, authentic poem)
-Maya (daily life, writing system, numerical system, calendar system)
-Taíno (contributions to Spanish language)
-Olmec (colossal stone heads)
-Mixtec (naming pattern)
-Toltec (Tula, human sacrifice)
-Aymara (Alasitas Festival)
-Rapa Nui (Moai statues)
-Mapuche (silversmithing, machi, chemamulls)
-Guaraní (housing, legends involving Iguazú Falls)
Students will learn about each indigenous culture through a series of activities that ask them to use what they have learned and apply it to the present day, make cultural inferences about the purpose and origin of the traditions of these people, and compare these events to events in their own culture and others. Each lesson asks students to think about the indigenous group in the larger cultural context as they make observations and consider some thought provoking questions.
These lessons are fully aligned with the ACTFL cultural competencies for world language learners and also can be used to address several of the culture themes found on the AP Spanish test.
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