This is a video guide for Spanish version of the Discovery Education Documentary Habitats of the World. The video is divided into three sections. There are ten matching contextual vocabulary questions for the first section, Las Praderas. There are ten matching contextual vocabulary questions and ten sentences completion comprehension questions for the second section, Los Bosques Templados. There are nine true/ false comprehension questions and six multiple choice comprehension questions about the third section, Ciénagas de agua salada.
Many school districts have accounts with Discovery Education. Contact your IT support and/ or check your district's web page if you do not have a log in; there is always the chance your system has an account but has not made that information widely known. Also, feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding my experiences with the website. The website has wonderful science and social science videos in Spanish.
This activity has worked well with AP Spanish language classes allowing them to further explore environmental topics as well as flora and fauna while practicing their listening comprehension skills. It’s a great way to teach across the curriculum. This activity will fit nicely into the Theme, La Ciencia y la Tecnología in the sub-theme, Los Fenómenos Naturales or the into the Theme, Los Desafíos Mundiales in the sub-theme Los Temas del Medioambiente of the new AP Spanish Language and Culture course. It could also be appropriate for a Spanish 4 students studying a similar theme. A full answer key is included.
listening comprehension, comprehensión auditiva, AP, science, ciencia