For the last several years the Dakar Rally has taken place in South America. It is taking place now in Argentina, Chile, and Peru. Scholastic’s Que Tal magazine has a short article for first year Spanish students. With the Scholastic subscription I can download a PDF of an article and a worksheet online, which is handy. Here is a Power Point I created for my students. It includes a great video I found on Youtube. I was going to use just the Power Point, then I found the Scholastic article, so we’ll use both in class.
Today I taught the Dakar Rally lesson in level 1. I should have waited on the Scholastic article because it had some verbs they are supposed to be learning now. There was just too much unfamiliar vocabulary. So I told the students about the event using the photos and the information in the Power Point. I then listed some adjectives that are opposites in columns. Some were review and others they had to figure out from looking at their opposite. Once we went over the vocabulary I asked them to choose which adjectives describe the Rally and its participants. Here is the newer version of the Power Point: