This unit is for a level 4 or above due to the language in the film. We recommend getting a permission slip before using it in your classroom. If you are an AP teacher or on the AP track, we included a cultural comparison and a persuasive essay assessment to help students prepare for the exam. Another bonus is that even though the film is comprehensified, many authentic resources are included to create a large unit on the scarcity of water!
Before we teach this film we teach the legend of Abuela Grillo. After viewing the film students are able to make a lot of comparisons between the Bolivian legend and the film. You can find the legend here
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Another legend that we analyzed about Bolivia was La flor de cantu. It was perfect to introduce the unit since it is a legend of the Aymara people who are in the film of "También la lluvia". You can find this legend here
You may want to use the slides in this blog post for while teaching the film: https://discoveringci.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/tambien-la-lluvia/
Included in this unit are the following:
Before the film:
PQA (Personalized Question & Answer)
Listening video 3 #authres about water.
Tweet gallery walk about water crisis
Comprehensible readings on Hatuey and Bartolomé de las Casas and los aymara with comprehension activities.
Monument creation for Hatuey or Bartolomé de las Casas.
Character graphic organizer with Quizlet game.
During the film activities: (Scenes to skip:45-48 and 133-135)
Character graphic organizer and Quizlet
Draw the scene assessment
Snapchat story activity
Bartolome de las Casas activity
Columbus video activity
Text Message interpersonal communication
After the film activities:
Who is it worksheet and 2 games
Sequence the events activity with secret message
Discussion cards for group discussion or talking lines
Hula Hoop Venn Diagrams of input to compare Hatuey and Daniel as well as the aymará of Bolivia to the tainos of the Caribbean.
Mix and Trade
Mural activity and listening activity
Back-at-cha speaking activity
La caja de identidad project
Wax Museum Project
AP assessments are Cultural Comparison & Persuasive Essay