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Looking to integrate contemporary issues facing the Spanish speaking community into your Spanish class? Search no further!! This amazing documentary will enlighten your students on the “why” immigration is happening from Central America, with a particular focus on the children immigrants. A much more worthwhile ‘movie experience’ than the traditional feel good movie (or Disney movie) shown in many Spanish courses.
The documentary is a HBO production based on the amazing bestseller “Enrique’s journey.” The book is available in Spanish and English. A “7th grade” (shorter/easier to read) version is available in English and will be available in Spanish in July of 2015.
This bundle includes:
- a lengthy packet of comprehension questions in chronological order.
- Post viewing questions
- A packet of questions on the murals in Pilsen, Chicago, linking the ideas/images in the art with the themes from the movie.
The vast majority of the film is in Spanish with English subtitles, so can be used in a variety of levels of Spanish classes. My students were genuinely impacted by the stories they heard, it opened their eyes to the difficulties immigrants face, and it put a face to the problem.
- Discussion questions that can be printed and passed out. Each students gets a question and they mingle, ask each other the questions, and then trade questions and find a new partner. Great way to keep them in the target language!
A DVD copy can be purchased online and it is also currently available on Netflix.
All questions/ vocab are in Spanish. It can be easily modified to English for a lower level Spanish class.