Spanish Culture Teacher Resources

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Hispanic Americans in Congress

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Based on contextual essays from the book "Hispanic Americans in Congress," four lesson plans examine the Hispanic pioneers who served on Capitol Hill from 1822 to 2012. The first lesson features materials from the Louisiana Purchase to...
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Crash Course Theater and Drama

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Forsooth! Here’s a collection that has everything you ever wanted to know about the theater and drama—everyone from Aristotle to Chikamatsu, from Moliere to Shakespeare to Williams. From Banraku to Zaju, every type from comedy to...
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California Mission Lessons

For Teachers 4th Standards
The California missions were established by the Franciscans with the hope of converting Native Americans to Catholicism. The three lessons in this collection present fourth graders with primary source documents, paintings, and drawings...
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Ken Burns in the Classroom: Hemingway

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Hemingway: BH, AH. Before Hemingway and after Hemingway. A collection of PBS lessons, authored by Julia E. Torres, uses clips from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s documentary to EXPLORE the influence events in Hemingway’s life had on his...
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Spanish 101: Pen Pal

For Teachers Higher Ed
Americans will learn about the Spanish culture with this 21st Century lesson plan. Each pupil will be given a pen pal and the opportunity to see their pictures via Twitpic on Twitter. Then, each person will write a 5-page report about...
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Esperanza Rising: Lesson 2

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore adversity. In this summarizing lesson students compare their culture to the Hispanic culture. Students reflect on a time they were met with adversity. Students summarize Chapter 1 of Esperanza Rising.
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Social Studies and Reading Integration

For Students 5th - 6th
Kids take a quiz on the concepts that define community and culture. They answer 10 multiple choice questions regarding family traditions, immigration, Hispanic culture, and community. 
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Hispanic Cultural Projects

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Invite your pupils to educate themselves on the culture in various Spanish-speaking countries through a series culture-related projects. The resource includes a series of individual and group projects for learners to choose from as well...
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Esperanza Rising- Comprehension Strategies

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore Hispanic culture. In this introductory lesson plan, 6th graders preview Esperanza Rising, discuss Spanish culture, and define ethnic terms used: Hispanic, Latino, Chicano, and Mexican American.  Students prepare to...
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Esperanza Rising: Chapter Titles and Mood

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore world geography by reading a children's book in class. In this Spanish culture lesson, students read the book Esperanza Rising and reflect upon each chapter by discussing it with their classmates. Students write...
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Hispanic Arts: Visual Arts, Dance and Music

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners observe global cultures by listening to music and watching videos. For this Latin American dance lesson, students define merengue, salsa and other dances from the Hispanic culture while listening to Latin rhythm music. Learners...
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Mini-Unit Topic: Hispanic Cultures

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders focus on customs and celebrations of a particular Hispanic culture, and also participate in a constructivist science lesson where they try to re-create the atmosphere of a South American rain forest. Students also make a...
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Hispanic Heritage Activity Fun

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners research information on hispanic cultures. They complete worksheets and examine pictures. They discuss how their culture is different from hispanic culture.
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Holidays in Hispanic Countries

For Students 6th - 9th
When do Hispanic countries celebrate Flag Day and other prominent holidays? Using the chart provided, beginning Spanish speakers practice writing the dates of select holidays in Spanish. An interesting way to review Spanish dates. 
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Opening a Hispanic Restaurant

For Teachers 11th - 12th
There's a new restaurant in town! This fun, week-long plan requires small groups to create a new restaurant, design a menu, prepare a presentation, and prepare a meal. There's a lot to do, so provide your class with target vocabulary to...
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The Hispanic World

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Go on an electronic field trip. Discover Spanish-speaking countries through Internet exploration. Students participate in a whole group discussion to general knowledge about the location, cultural background, independence and current...
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Hispanic World - Spain

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Take your class on an electronic field trip to Spain! Visit Cordoba or Barcelona, and run with the bulls (virtually) in Pamplona. Groups search the Internet to find sites that permit them to explore the original Spanish-speaking country....
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Latin American Music

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learn about the music of Latin America! Four types of music are defined by their instruments, uses, and cultural impact or influences. Indigenous, Iberian, African influenced, and Urban music are all discussed. 
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Growing up Spanish in America

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore Hispanic culture. For this cultural diversity lesson, students read Wachale by Ilan Stavans and respond to discussion questions about the story. Students journal about their impressions of the story as well.
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Spanish/American Comparison

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young scholars compare Spanish and American cultures. In this global studies lesson, students review what they have learned in a Spanish culture unit by writing compare and contrast essays about Spanish and American cultural aspects.
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American Students in Spain

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students compare and contrast American and Spanish cultures. In this culture instructional activity, students listen to a guest speaker talk about Spain and then participate in a simulation featuring Spain's culture.
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Introductory Lesson: Welcome to Spain

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students get a taste of Spanish culture. In this Spain lesson, students participate in 5 activities that require them to study the religion, music, food, clothing, and history of Spain.
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El Greco

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students study the role of El Greco in Spanish history. They examine the importance of the city of Toledo in Spanish culture. They participate in a teacher demonstration of PowerPoint slides of El Greco's paintings before attempting to...
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Cultural Contact

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore the diversity of the Hispanic Culture, utilizing technology enhanced research and creative graphics (by hand) to retell the researched story.