Take your students travelling around the world with EDSITEment!
EDSITEment has vetted and approved resources that can be used in the classroom to take your students on a trip to Hispanic countries. Students can now practice their Spanish skills and travel in time and geographically with this foreign language educational journey! Have students pack their bags to take a journey.
The first stop is Mexico, a neighboring nation. Students will go visit the Organization of Popular Cultures to learn about different traditions of Mexico, http://edsitement.neh.gov/websites/la-diversidad-cultural-de-mexico, including seasonal traditions and festivities, and different indigenous groups of Mexico, http://edsitement.neh.gov/websites/posadas-and-other-traditions-mexico. Then, they can go to Oaxaca for a virtual journey, at: http://edsitement.neh.gov/websites/virtualoaxaca!
For a second stop, students will remain in Mexico, but will travel in time! A journey in time will take them to hear audiobooks and stories that teach them about the Mexican Revolution (1910) and Mexican Independence (1820), http://edsitement.neh.gov/websites/audiolibros-ninos-2010. If students are curious about the Mexican Revolution, they can also read and learn about this important historical event, the first modern Revolution of the XX century (bilingual) with this EDSITEment-created spotlight on the Mexican Revolution, http://edsitement.neh.gov/feature/centennial-mexican-revolution-1910-2010. They can also take an opportunity to take a virtual tour of all the rooms and gardens of the Presidential Palace in Mexico City, at:
Students have to then pack their bags with summer clothes, to go to Puerto Rico. They will get the chance to learn about Puerto Rican music and culture with this bilingual interactive website, http://edsitement.neh.gov/websites/collectors-vision-puerto-rico.
Students will then head down to South America, to learn about the country of Chile. This site from EducarChile, Nuestro Chile, http://edsitement.neh.gov/websites/nuestro-chile. will teach students about the history of Chile, important historical figures, important poets and artists as well as important geographical sites of the nation of Chile.
To end the journey, students can pack up again and cross the Atlantic to go to Spain. Students will then visit the Museo del Prado, a world class museum in Madrid, http://edsitement.neh.gov/websites/museo-nacional-del-prado. Students can visit the different galleries and listen to different audio guides about the museum, http://edsitement.neh.gov/websites/museo-nacional-del-prado-audio-guides.
The journey can continue! Take your students to these nations, and open their eyes to new cultures and, in the process, expose him to the Spanish language.