viernes, 5 de noviembre de 2021

Some resources for teaching about Spain

For the first part of my Cultura y Civilización (4/5/6) class, we have done units on legends in the Spanish speaking world (Leyendas Impactantes), a big unit about Chile, (currently) a unit on Día de Muertos, and on Fridays we watch Gran Hotel. For the second half of the class, students will be learning about Spain, past and present. Our curriculum is not heavy on Spain at all, so there is a lot they don't know! 

Before Winter Break, we are going to do a unit around the movie "La lengua de las mariposas" (I LOVE this movie so much). Most of the resources that I will use are from Kristy Placido and Arianne Dowd, but I will be creating some more resources as well. In order to really understand and appreciate the movie, students have to understand a bit about the Spanish Civil War. So, to start the unit, students will do an Edpuzzle with the video: 

I have also written up the text and will create a Textivate Sequence.

After Winter Break, we will focus on current day Spain and do a lighter unit around the movie "Ocho apellidos catalanes". I love that movie too (and yes, definitely skip some parts!)

I also plan on using lots of other Dreaming Spanish videos during the last part of the class. Here are some links to Edpuzzles: