This Zika virus article and video mini-unit will help facilitate class discussions and will motivate students to improve their comprehension and speaking skills while learning about a timely world issue. This video explains the devastation and effects of the Zika Virus on the people of South America. The included article explains information about symptoms, treatments and prevention of the Zika Virus.
These activities are interesting and will spark meaningful class conversations with intermediate and advanced Spanish students. These activities complement a South America unit and/or a medical unit very well.
All level 3, Pre-AP, AP Spanish, and IB Spanish students should watch this video and read this article to become more aware of this worldwide problem and to start thought-provoking class discussions!
This mini-unit includes the article, comprehension questions, link for the video, and answer keys.
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