Category Archives: Culture

Travel Documents

Now that our students have their plane tickets, it’s time to make sure they have their travel documents with them! It’s time to have students make their own passport, make sure their VISA is filled out, and carry their ID … Continue reading

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Hispanic Novels

First, let me say that the librarian at my school rocks! A few years ago, I approached her about getting my students to read some novels to learn more about the Hispanic culture. She compiled over 60 titles that the … Continue reading

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MoreThanSombreros

Thank you to all those who have participated so far in our #MoreThanSombreros campaign. Our goal is to celebrate the rich culture of the Mexican community and bring an awareness on how some images may be stereotypical. We choose to … Continue reading

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Colombianadas

You learn a lot about a culture by living there for a few months. Here are some items that I can now appreciate thanks to my experience in this great country. 1. The language itself is very formal. Usted is … Continue reading

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Colombian School

I’ve been volunteering at a Colombian school since August and over the months I’ve compiled several notes on the differences between my school in Chicago and the school here in Colombia. The following are a few of my observations. It … Continue reading

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Immigration Resources

The following resources can be used during an immigration unit in your Spanish class: Songs: “A las Tres” por Enanitos Verdes: A migrant worker missing his family Pobre Juan by Maná Videos: “30 Days” Illegal Immigration: A border patrolling minute … Continue reading

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Resources: Day of the Dead and Halloween

It’s October, and if you’re a Spanish teacher that means getting ready for Halloween and the Day of the Dead. We’ve compiled some of the best resources around to give you a one stop shop for great teaching materials. Readings … Continue reading

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Copa Mundial

Just finished this 12 page packet for the World Cup. This 12 page packet features a 4 page webquest where students will find out information about the tournament, the teams, and its history. Also features 4 songs including the 2010 … Continue reading

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Don’t say Happy Cinco de Mayo

CNN Español (in English) What you need to know about 5 de mayo. My favorite line from this: “Don’t Say Happy Cinco de Mayo to a Mexican. We don’t say that.”

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Lo curioso de cultura

Besides teaching how to communicate in a language, world language teachers also teach about culture and share our experiences from living in or visiting other countries. These stories also seem to fascinate the students. Students get to see how things … Continue reading

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