Category Archives: Culture

Como agua para chocolate

I have been using the first chapter of the book and the film in a unit about food for my pre-AP Spanish students. I first read the book while I was in college and saw the film when it came out in … Continue reading

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Ernesto “Che” Guevara: ¿Héroe revolucionario?

After my students watch the film “Diarios de motocicleta” I want them to debate Che Guevara’s place in history. Here are the resources I found so far for planning the post-viewing activities. The film paints a more positive, idealistic impression … Continue reading

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la Malinche

La Malinche es una figura histórica que me intriga. Les quisiera compartir los recurscos que utilicé para crear una serie de lecciones sobre ella para mis clase de AP Spanish Language and Culture. “Mis dos patrias” de los Tigres del … Continue reading

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Las dos Fridas

Para el tema Identidades Personales y Públicas en mi clase de AP Lengua Española, utlizo una obra de Frida Kahlo que se llama “Las dos Fridas.” Los sitios siguientes dan interpretaciones de “Las dos Fridas”: http://www.artequin.cl/portfolio/frida-kahlo/ http://www.fridakahlofans.com/c0290.htm http://www.pbs.org/weta/fridakahlo/worksofart/index_esp.html http://iarudep.blogspot.com/2012/05/las-dos-fridas_30.html Estas … Continue reading

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AP Presentational Speaking: Cultural Comparisons

This year I taught AP Spanish Language and Culture to the new exam format, and I found the presentational speaking task to be the most challenging for me as a teacher. My students are Latino, so they have their own … Continue reading

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Fenómenos naturales: Los volcanes

Uno de los temas de AP Español, Idioma y Cultura es la ciencia y la tecnología. Cada tema tiene varios contextos recomendados, y uno de ellos para la ciencia y la tecnología es los fenómenos naturales. Para tratar este contexto … Continue reading

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Oda a la cuchara

In my heritage Spanish language classes we have been doing a food unit. I devoted each week to a different theme. Week 1 was foods from the New World, week 2 was Spanish gastronomy, week 3 was healthy eating habits, … Continue reading

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El Día de los Muertos

Pasamos varios días en mis clases de español para nativos estudiando las varias formas en que celebran el 1 y 2 de noviembre en el mundo hispano.  Aquí están los recursos que recopilé. Día de los muertos imagenes ddm graphic … Continue reading

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Latinoamérica por Calle 13

No soy muy aficionada a Calle 13 pero me encanta esta canción.  “Latinoamérica” se trata de la identidad hispana.  El video es fenomenal también.  Creo que sería una buena canción para hablar sobre quiénes son los hispanos.  Para los maestros del … Continue reading

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César Chávez

Several years ago I read a great FLTEACH post by Cherice Montgomery where she described a thematic unit about César Chávez, activist for the rights of migrant workers in the United States.  I’ve always wanted to do a similar thematic … Continue reading

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