Have students research Spanish-speaking countries and present on a variety of subject - travel PowerPoint, facts poster, artist PowerPoint and collage, and cultural brochure with food. It's a great way for students to be responsible for their own learning!
Here's the introduction:
The State Department has lost all its files on several Spanish-speaking countries and has no idea what advice to give American tourists traveling abroad. The members of your group are all undercover CIA agents and the State Department has asked you to compile information about these Latin American countries. Your group will infiltrate one of these countries posing as tourists and conduct the research required by the State Department. Each agent has to fulfill his assigned tasks in order for the mission to succeed. The report that you will present to the class will be considered a test grade. Remember to work together as a team!