I have talked about this project before, but I am happy to report that I finally have it all ready to go for any teacher to use in their classroom. So, I thought I would share some of the highlights so that all of you can decide if this would be a worthwhile project for your students.
Tomorrow, I will begin by having my students choose from different photographs representing everyday life in Spanish-speaking countries. The photographs themselves speak volumes about the rich and varied cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. These photographs are easy to find online or you can use my collection.
Once students have chosen a photograph, we will start class each day of the week learning about a different artist from Spain or Latin America. This year we will be learning about Fernando Botero (Colombia), Joan Miró (Spain), Frida Kahlo (Mexico), and Pablo Picasso (Spain). The presentations are in both Spanish and English so that I can use them with any level class.
Thinking of trying this in your own classroom? Here is everything you need for a whole week of culture!