Spanish 1 and 2
- Go to Christmas Wish List and Amazon Spain to make a wish list in Spanish then be ready to say aloud for the class.
- Go to Spanish Christmas Songs to go over the words and sing with the class.
- Go to Navidad Radio Latina to listen to some Spanish Christmas songs live to see what words you can hear and understand
- Go to Tarjeta de Navidad to see a list of words and phrases to make a Christmas card in Spanish
- Go to Spanish Christmas Stories to choose a story to read a passage aloud for a grade. Watch your vowels.
- Christmas Cookies: Do a search for Christmas cookies in Spanish then write a list of ingredients in Spanish. Click on Bilingual Ingredients to see a list of ingredients in Spanish
- Go to Spanish Christmas Terms to see cultural notes then write in your journal about a Spanish Christmas. Supplemental: For a Nativity skit in Spanish go to Prima Navidad and Ideas for Spanish Christmas Skits
- Marzapán: Go to Origins of Marzapán to write a summary of the sweet Marzapán. What city in Spain does Marzapán come from? Why did the nuns make Marzapán during the Arab rule? What are the main ingredients?
- Turrón: Romantic Turrón Story and Turrón Traditional Sweet When did Turrón come to Spain? What are the main ingredients of Turrón? Who were the Moors and why were they in Spain? For how long? What is the story of the snow and planting almond trees?
- Polvorones: What are polvorones? What does polvo mean? Do a search to find a recipe of polvorones to share with the class.
- Tronco de Navidad: What is it?
- Dec 6 – Saint Nicholas day. Go to the links below to learn more about this holiday celebrated in many parts of the world Saint Nicholas Saint Nicholas of Myra Saint Nicholas and your Shoes
10. Dec 16 – 24 Las posadas. Go to the following sites to answer these questions on your own paper
What is under the Christmas tree in Mexico? What is placed under the tree at midnight? What do some house holds fix for dinner on Christmas Eve? What do the families do each year on this night in Mexico? See Christmas Eve in Mexico for more information.
11. Dec 21 – Las hogueras. Go to Las Hogueras Fire Jumping to answer the following questions on your own paper. What does it mean ‘las hogueras’? When does it take place? What do the people do during this time and why?
12. Dec 22 – El gordo. Go to the following links to learn about El gordo then write a summary telling about the annual event.
Where is El Gordo played? How many people can play? What town did all but one residents win? How many hours does the game take place? What do the people do during the drawings?
13. Dec 24 Nochebuena. Misa del Gallo? What about the rooster?
14. Dec 25 Día de navidad. Papá Noel and the Reyes Magos. Who brings gifts and when? January 6? What do the people of Spain eat? Truffles in the turkey?
15. Dec 25 – Jan 5 Twelve days of Christmas. Go to 12 Days of Christmas to see traditions of countries around the world then write a summary of what you find. When does it begin and when does it end? What celebration starts the following day? What takes place on the 12th night and what is the cake eaten? How do people celebrate? What activities take place? How does this relate to Saint Nicholas Day and December 6?
16. Dec 28 Día de los inocentes. April fools day? Go to Día de los Inocentes to answer these questions on your own paper. What is Día de los Inocentes? When is it? Why does Spain celebrate Día de los Inocentes? What do the children do on this day?
17. Dec 31 Nochevieja. What do you eat at midnight on the 12 strikes of the clock?
18. Jan 6 – Día de los reyes. Gifts for Christmas? January 6? What is in the bread and what is inside? What is la cabalgata? Do a web search to see what you can find about Roca de reyes then write a summary on your own paper.
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