I use this video guide (which you can edit, if needed!) as an introduction to Pablo Neruda and the Chilean Socialist movement. Students watch the film over a 2 day period (it is just under 2 hours total), and take guided notes on the film (emphasizing Pablo Neruda's life and poetry). The document includes both Spanish and English versions of the video guide, to allow for differentiation (I use the Spanish version with my 3rd year Spanish students). My students always love watching this engaging, best foreign language academy award winning film. It always sets them up with the appropriate background knowledge to begin studying his poetry.
This is a perfect assignment for a substitute, as it covers two 60 minute class meetings (2 days of watching).
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