This year my students have each followed a specific Spanish-league team from the beginning of the season until now, the end of the season.
Students would track their scores on a weekly basis using a Google Docs spreadsheet. Now that the league has crowned a champion we are going to celebrate in class with year end awards. For students who were tracking Atletico Madrid, they will be awarded a trophy. You can find mini trophies for sale at hobby stores or dollar stores. I printed a label with the team name and “campeones” to place at the bottom of each trophy.
For the teams that are relegated, I picked up some yo-yos at the dollar store. Even though these teams are going down now to the second division they make be back up the year after.
I also wanted to give something to the teams that finished second through sixth place for qualifying for the European competition next season, but I have yet to think of anything.
For more information about this project, check out our La Liga posts. We will also be updating our Spain’s La Liga Futbol Webquest this summer for the 2014-2015 year. You can buy it now and be able to download any new updates when they become available!