We provide Key words for the Internet search. Then we provide instruction on what to search for. The research is therefore directed and the end result, following the guidelines is amazing. The assignments are differentiated, so they become increasingly difficult as the student progresses in language acquisition.
Advance cultural knowledge with assignments on daily life!
Students search the web and discover Holy Week, expand their knowledge of the Day of the Dead and are bowled over by the Spanish festivals.
Review vocabulary and add new words with assignments on transportation (the metro), clothing (famous designers), hotels, the classroom and food.
E 1 – House for sale
E 2 – Paradors of Spain
E 3 – Christmas, Three Kings and Holy Week
E 4 – Yummy! Delicious!
E 5 – Please help this school –
During your travels, you visit a school in a Spanish speaking country that is in need of supplies. When you come home and tell your classmates about the school, they decide to help.
SAMPLE ASSIGNMENT: List and illustrate the 5 items they need the most. Put the items on the list in order of need. Make a star beside the items you can send. Can other items be bought there? Which ones?
E 6 – Another day, another festival
Web search: name of festival + location – List of festivals is provided.
SAMPLE ASSIGNMENT: Choose 2 festivals. On your map of Spain, write the names of the festivals with arrows pointing to each city. Add the following for each one: date(s), what you like about it.
E 7 – Day of the Dead
Web search: Day of the Dead - Día de Muertos - Make a photo album or scrapbook. Describe every picture.
SAMPLE ASSIGNMENT: Your photo album or scrapbook of the Day of the Dead celebrations in México has a caption for each photo, with the date of the celebrations, the location, and the activity or item in the picture.
E 8 – What should I wear?
E 9 – Ride the subway
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