I was researching the Festival de San Fermín in Pamplona for my level 2 class so that we could use the preterite in a meaningful context. What I ended up creating instead was an activity for my level 1 class. Here is the Power Point:
Here is a nice graphic with facts about the run: http://tinyurl.com/dyzf57d
Here are mp3 recordings of songs from San Fermín that I used in my Power Point: http://farfanilla.wordpress.com/2007/07/05/canciones-de-san-fermin/
Barbara Kuczun Nelson’s fabulous site has a San Fermín unit to practice the preterite and imperfect: http://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/SLC/sanfermin/viva.html
Information about the gigantes, cabezudos, and kilikis in English: http://www.iberiantraveler.com/giants-of-navarra.pdf
Information in English and Spanish, including rules for the runners: http://www.fun-learning-spanish.com/sanfermin.html
Annual poster contest winners as part of a San Fermín publicity campaign, very cool http://www.sanfermin.com/galeria/pordisciplinas/carteles/sanfermin.php?lang=cas
Publicity related to San Fermín http://www.sanferminencierro.com/index.php/en/encierro/espectaculo-mundia-encierro/encierro-publicidad
TIME magazine article in English, quite informative http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1908948,00.html
I finally got around to writing a little running of the bulls story in the past tenses for level 2. The first time we read it, it was to review the preterite and introduce a few verbs they hadn’t seen. The next time we will focus on the imperfect tense verbs I highlighted in green.
Here are blog posts fore teaching about San Fermín:
You can also search the resources at http://www.tes.co.uk/ to find teacher-created activities. You have to join to access the resources, but it is free.