Reading Skills: Go toStudy Spanish Soundsto listen and repeat the words with the vowel sound A in Spanish.
Culture: Go toSpanish Weeklyto learn about the running of the bulls in Spain then write on your paper three things you learned, two things you found interesting and one question you have. You may also do a web search to find more interesting facts about the festival.
When did the tradition begin? What colors do they wear and why? What do the colors signify?
Culture: San Fermín and Running of the bulls
Video: Go to Georgia Salsarificto watch video clips of the Georgia Spanish children’s program
Reading skills: Go toRocket Spanishto listen and repeat the words with the vowel sound A in Spanish. When you have finished you may go to Picture Dictionaryto continue working on your Spanish picture dictionary
Grammar: definite and indefinite articles and subject pronouns
Guatemala: Go toFacts about Guatemalato see what you can find about the country then make a cultural drawing with captions using the information you find. Include at least ten interesting facts of the country and it’s culture. Please be neat and add drawings to represent the facts you find. Turn in at the end of the class for a grade.
1. Peru: Go toHuffington Postto find out about Peru then make a cultural drawing with captions using the information you find. Include at least ten interesting facts of the country and it’s culture. You may do this on your own paper. Please be neat and add drawings to represent the facts you find. Turn in at the end of the class for a grade.
Paraguay: Go toThe Fact File, Go Wierd FactsandCNN Travelto find out about Paraguay then make a cultural drawing with captions using the information you find. i.e., Is called the what of South America? What about it’s native tongue? How many soccer stadiums? Pistol dueling?
Uruguay: Go toThe Fact File,Global Blue andAtlas Obscurato learn about Uruguay then make a cultural drawing with captions using what you find. i.e., Cows out number people by how much? The highest point is how many feet above sea level? The national anthem is how long? What do they call Christmas and Holy Week?
3. Vocabulary: directions; i.e., a la izquierda, a la derecha, todo recto, cruze, baje, continue, pare, de vuelta, gire, en frente de, detrás de, debajo de, arriba de, cerca de, lejos de, entre de…
4. Question: Who are the Rapa Nui and where did the Moai come from (Easter Island)? Reported UFO sightings and home to geoglyphs (seen only from air)? Driest dessert in the world (Atacama)? 2000 mile beaches and world class skiing (the Andean mountain range) Active volcanos? Playoff for world cup soccer game with only one team televised? Russia? Pinochet -vs- Allende and Estadio National de Santiago? The famous poet Pablo Neruda, notable street art and cowboys? The worlds largest swimming pool and tallest building? Texan flag? Go to Fact Retriever, Cascada Travel, The Culture Trip, and Travel Outlandish to make a culture book with your facts to turn in for a grade. You may also do a web search to see what else you can find.
3. Vocabulary: el almacén, el correo, la biblioteca, la carnicería, la comisaría, la estación de bomberos, la estación de ferrocarril, la gasolinera, la iglesia, la joyería, la juguetería, la lavandería, la librería, la mueblería, la panadería, la papelería, la pastelería, la peluquería, la pescadería, la piscina, la tienda, la tintorería
4. Question: Where did Argentina get it’s name? What is the periodic symbol for Silver? Largest dinosaur remains in the world? How many presidents in how many days? What and who is associated with the dirty war and how many people disappeared? When you think of the people of Argentina what origin (nationalities) do you think of? 9 de julio en Buenos Aires? What are the Pampas, Iguazú, Cowboys and Paris of the South? Southern Hemisphere and seasons? Go to Atlas and Boots ,Nat Geo Kids, Nation Facts and Kids Fun Facts to learn more about Argentina then to make a decorative culture book with your facts to turn in for a grade. You may also do a web search to see what else you can find. To find more about the Dirty War go to BBC News.
2. Culture: Cinco de Mayo. Go to Leaf Project and Pueblo to see what you can find then take notes on the points below.
Where did Cinco de Mayo originate? What town and country? Was it a battle or a war and with what country? Where is the world’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration? Chihuahuas, avocados and the French? ¿Qué pasa?
MATH! If there are 81,000,000 pounds of avocados consumed during Cinco de Mayo. How many avocados would that be if the average avocado weight is 6 oz?