Spring is almost here in Spanish class! I love taking advantage of the season to do some creative and different activities with my students. Here are four spring lesson ideas for Spanish class!
Spanish Class Valentine’s Day Lesson
Are you the teacher who loves to work every holiday into your lesson plans? Or do you just take a day to do something fun with your students? If you need a Spanish Class Valentine’s Day Lesson, here is one idea!
New Years Traditions of the Spanish-Speaking World
Coming back from Winter Break can be tough, and for some, even depressing! But now is a great time to reengage students by giving them something interesting to learn about! How about the New Year’s Traditions of the Spanish-speaking World? Not only is it interesting, but it makes for a great cultural comparison!
Christmas Traditions of Spain
As the holiday season approaches, it can be a lot of fun to teach our Spanish students about how Christmas is celebrated in other parts of the world. I look at it as a great opportunity for some cultural comparisons! The AP Spanish Exam has a section where students make an oral cultural comparison, but why should we wait until their last year? Even if you live in an area where Christmas is not a big thing in your community, it IS a big thing in every Spanish-speaking country. Here are some fun facts to share with your students!
Día de los muertos Activity
One of our favorite things to do in Fall is a Día de los muertos activity! This holiday highlights both similarities and differences between cultures, and it’s colorful and interesting to our Spanish students. I could spend a whole week exploring this holiday and it’s significance, but unfortunately, my district is pretty strict with timelines for our curriculum. So this post has a suggestion for a short way to acknowledge Día de los muertos without getting totally off track!
Spanish Culture Lesson Plans
Let me guess… when you teach Spanish, ALL of your lessons are Spanish Culture Lesson Plans, right?? In an ideal world, our curriculum would be so well-written that all of our lessons in Spanish class would center around Hispanic culture. There are some districts that have this!! Mine does not…. and so I must find ways to incorporate the cultures of the language we’re learning. If you are teaching in a district like mine, read on to learn about the resources I have created for my students to learn both Spanish and some culture and history!
Summertime for Spanish Teachers
What can Spanish teachers do over summer break to keep up or improve their Spanish? But something that doesn’t feel like work? Here are five suggestions for professional learning that will make summertime for Spanish teachers great!
Spring Festivals in Spain
Spain has a multitude of festivals, holidays and celebrations in Spring. Read on to learn about some of the most famous Spanish Spring events!
My Favorite Spanish Class New Years Activities
When you get back from Winter Break, how do you start off the “New Year” in Spanish class? I’m always torn- do I jump right back into the unit we were in before the break? Do I take some time to do something a little more fun, but not necessarily part of the unit? Here are some fun ways to get back to school after winter break!
How To Teach AP Spanish Students the Cultural Comparison
Let’s face it people… the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam is HARD! In my experience, one of the most difficult open-ended tasks is the Cultural Comparison.
So how can we break it down for students and give them the know-how they need to be successful? Read on for some tips!