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Destroy stereotypes! Introduce the Spanish speaking world in its glorious diversity. Engage students with thought-provoking topics. Culture units: art, sports, human rights, ecology and more. Read, write, speak, and think. Oral presentation based on Internet searches with keywords. Cooperative learning. Writing assignments as varied as our students. Keywords for Internet searches. Give them the tools and they will flourish!

Destroy stereotypes! Introduce the Spanish speaking world in its glorious diversity. Engage students with thought-provoking topics. Culture units: art, sports, human rights, ecology and more. Read, write, speak, and think. Oral presentation based on Internet searches with keywords. Cooperative learning. Writing assignments as varied as our students. Keywords for Internet searches. Give them the tools and they will flourish!
Maps. Content-based maps of the Spanish speaking world
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Maps. Content-based maps of the Spanish speaking world

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All levels including SP Beginners 1. I have thought long and hard about why geography is not taught properly at the primary level and admit that I really don’t know the answer. So instead of getting upset, I put together these maps. I put each one on a separate page so I could just use the one I needed. This worked for me, so I hope it also works for you. The maps are contextualized: there is a map of different musical styles; another of the conquerors and the explorers; a map of the cities of Spain shows where some famous Spanish painters were born. Mapas de Latinoamérica Mapas de España Maps! Maps! Maps! Clear, well drawn, easy to reproduce! Each map provides essential information so your students can master the geography of the Spanish speaking world. Much more than just countries and capitals! Everything in the target language: Spanish. Maps 1 includes: (TpT does not allow previews for free resources.) Subject matter: geography of Latin America and Spain (11 different maps) Vocabulary: names of countries and capitals, names of cardinal points, names of oceans, names of various famous people and places Grammar: ser, llamar, estar Oral practice: ¿Cómo se llama? ¿Es…? ¿De dónde es…? Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search 11 maps, each a separate printable page. Contextualized maps. Use a variety of devices to teach geography: musical styles, conquerors and explorers, artists. Show different perspectives to learn map reading . IF YOU LIKE THESE MAPS, I have put together MAPS 2, a second set of content based maps called: Spanish in Europe and the Americas. Content based maps and more. It is meant for Spanish Beginners 1, can be used at all levels. PS After I did these, I wrote three mini-thematic units for beginners. Compare Spain and Perú, compare Barcelona and Mexico City and the regions of Latin America. So we compared two countries, then two cities and then because there were so many countries and the kids were having trouble, I put the countries is groups (Andean countries, Central American countries, etc.) All three come in a single download.
Compare: Spain + Peru (1); Barcelona + Mexico City (2); LA regions (3) Thematic units Beginners 1
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Compare: Spain + Peru (1); Barcelona + Mexico City (2); LA regions (3) Thematic units Beginners 1

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Three easy culture units for beginners. Basic facts. Comprehensible cultural input for beginners. Please preview. Because our students are unfamiliar with the Spanish speaking world, here are three easy units to set them straight. Compare two countries, Spain and Peru, two cities, Barcelona and Mexico City and finally, divide Latin America into regions so they do not get so confused. Remember that my units are always contextualized. Thus, simple agreements are practiced with information about Mexico City and interrogative pronouns are used to ask basic questions about Peru and Spain. Unit 1: Perú y España We all teach basic geography. Why it is not taught well in the primary grades I do not know, but in any case, I have to deal with the reality of my classroom which is that the students do not know geography. I try my best to set them straight on Europe and Latin America by starting with two countries, Spain and Perú. The language is very easy, the sentences are short, the maps are clear. I wrote these for my own sanity and to end my personal frustration. I hope these work for you as well. Unit includes: Subject matter: history and geography Language: exclusively in the target language Vocabulary: basic adjectives Grammar: placement of adjectives Oral practice: compare Spain and Peru Homework: compare two countries Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search Answer key Unit 2: Barceolona y la Ciudad de México So to follow up on two countries, I did two cities, one in Spain and one in Latin America. I include basic grammar, el, la, los, las and basic vocabulary of the city with all the cognates I could think of, plaza, industria, contaminación, persona, museo. You get the drift. This is comprehensible culture for beginners. Unit includes: Subject matter: history and geography Language: exclusively in the target language Vocabulary: places in a city Grammar: hay Oral practice: compare Barcelona and Mexico Homework: compare two cities Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search Answer key Unit 3: Las regiones de Latinoamérica So once I had them straight on Spain being in Europe (no small feat), I saw that the number of Spanish speaking countries in the Americas was too much. So I divided them into regions, el Cono Sur, los países andinos, los países de Centro América, to calm them. I freely admit that the students had more trouble with this than with the two other units where they were just comparing two countries and two cities. But some did get the basics and I have been pleased with the results. Unit includes: Subject matter: history and geography Language: exclusively in the target language Vocabulary: nouns related to geography Grammar: prepositions Oral practice: map work Homework: my home town Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search Answer key Entirely in the target language.
Las Meninas / Felipe II: 2 thematic units - Favorites - Intermediate 2
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Las Meninas / Felipe II: 2 thematic units - Favorites - Intermediate 2

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I have a very vivid memory of my first visit to the Prado Museum and my first visual impact of the Meninas. I knew it was big, I did not realize it was huge. I had seen it so many times in books that I was very familiar with the painting but nothing prepared me for the real thing. I stood there, gaping at its beauty! It is a magnificent painting, it is awe inspiriing. I have gone back to visit the Meninas several times and every time I am overwhelmed. If you have had the same reaction, please share it in the comments section below. I am not alone. This is the teacher’s favorite! Here there are two complete units. Preview please. Las Meninas. Present Velázquez, Goya and Picasso! The unit includes a text on the people in the Meninas (who everyone is, their names, their occupations); then comes the vocabulary of painters and painting plus more paintings, oral presentations, oral exercises with cartoons of two paintings, even a list of Spanish museums and painters for further study. What more can you ask? Unit includes: Subject matter: art Vocabulary: art and war Grammar: imperfect subjunctive Oral practice: Goya’s paintings and cartoons Homework: describe Guernica Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search and further research Felipe II. Much maligned and misunderstood, Felipe II has always been pictured as the arch villain. True or false? Did you know that his reign coincided with the Golden Age of Spanish literature? I was a college student when I finally made the connection between the literary Golden Age and Felipe II, (Philip the Second in English). I must have been “en la luna” during my high school years. Units includes: Subject matter: history Vocabulary: empire Grammar: imperfect subjunctive Oral practice: ways of transmitting information then and now Homework: imaginary life Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search and further research All Miraflores resources are exclusively in the target language.
ORAL Presentations - SPAIN: Vuelta a España, Guernica, Madrid ++
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ORAL Presentations - SPAIN: Vuelta a España, Guernica, Madrid ++

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Topics that inspire! Classroom tested with great success. All oral presentation topics are based on research. Key words guide the student's web research. Guidelines for research are provided. Cooperative learning is required. Suggestions are given for audience response. Spain: Bicycling and queens, cities and paintings! Students investigate and present many facets of Spain’s rich culture. 2. Three levels of difficulty, A, B and C. Each level is on a separate page. 3. Level A provides the student 3 suggestions, level B gives the student 4 suggestions and level C, 6 suggestions. Group work is required to divide the assignments and prepare for a class presentation. 4. There is always a central theme. All topics are guided. First sentences are provided. ALSO AVAILABLE IN A BUNDLE. EIGHT SETS OF ORAL PRESENTATIONS (PRESENTE A - PRESENTE H) FOR THE PRICE OF SIX. Presente B has 8 topics about Spain, each divided into three levels of difficulty. Here are the topics and some examples. 1. Visita Madrid – Each student acts as a tourist guide, guía de turismo, and takes the audience on a guided tour. One example: - ¡Tenemos mucha suerte! Esta semana celebramos la fiesta de San Isidro. Les voy a explicar la fiesta y vamos a participar. Palabras clave: Madrid + Fiesta de San Isidro 2. ¡Felicidades¡ Students hand out a prize and explain what it is for. One example: - Los Premios Zarcillo son para los mejores vinos españoles. Me complace otorgar el Gran Zarcillo de Oro y hablar de la región donde crece la vid del ganador. Palabras clave: Premios Zarcillo + Gran Zarcillo de Oro 3. «Vuestra Majestad» Participate in an «audience» with the queen, Isabel la Católica. An example: - Vuestra Majestad, vengo con alimentos del Nuevo Mundo. (Escoge varios.) Voy a decir cómo se llaman y dar sus colores y tamaños. Palabras clave: alimentos del Nuevo Mundo 4. Guernica – Oral presentations on the painting, the town, the bombing, all with the same name. 5. La Vuelta a España - Report on Spain´s national bicycle race, the Spanish equivalent to the Tour de France. 6. Monumentos – Associate an iconic landmark with a city. - Cuenca es la ciudad de las Casas Colgadas. Yo también tengo fotos. Es una ciudad fortificada. Es una ciudad bonita. Palabras clave: Cuenca + Casas Colgadas 7. Toros – A controversial subject. Different students explore and present conflicting opinions. 8. Don Quijote – Spain´s most famous book and its illustrious protagonist, Don Quijote. - Voy a hablar de Sancho Panza, el segundo personaje del libro. Primero, usando un cuadro, voy a describir su aspecto físico. Luego, voy a describir su carácter. Palabras clave: Sancho Panza
Ecology and child labor: Llamas (1) La Mina de Potosí (2)- FREE thematic units for SP Intermediate 1
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Ecology and child labor: Llamas (1) La Mina de Potosí (2)- FREE thematic units for SP Intermediate 1

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Here is my challenge to you. These two free units are about subjects teachers don´t often deal with: llamas and child labor. Take the plunge! Try one. They certainly worked well in my classroom. Let me know in the comments section below, what happened in yours. Laugh and cry! Content-based! Engage the students. Unit 1. La llama You may know that llama wool is used to make ponchos and sweaters. But did you know that the Incas sacrificed llamas in their rituals? That even today the excrement is used for fuel; that llama meat is considered a delicacy; that their fur makes warm slippers? Broaden horizons! Unit includes: Subject matter: animals Vocabulary: animals Grammar: por / para Oral practice: working children Homework: project: to better the conditions of a specific group Internet: key words for further searches; broaden the search Model tests Teacher’s guide Answer key Unit 2. La mina de Potosí Bolivia’s mines introduce a world of dangerous work but they are also a way of practicing those tricky reflexive verbs. Entire families work in the mines and child labor makes for an excellent discussion. Are the children that work in the mines any different from those that flip hamburgers? And if so, how are they different? The units make your students reflect, analyze and compare their world with other realities. Unit includes: Subject matter: mines Vocabulary: modes of transportation Grammar: reflexive verbs Oral practice: working children Homework: NGOs in Bolivia Internet: key words for further searches; broaden the search Model tests Teacher’s guide Answer key All Miraflores resources are solely in the target language.
Oral Presentation Topics -A- THE HISPANIC WORLD - Astonishing, Awesome Topics
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Oral Presentation Topics -A- THE HISPANIC WORLD - Astonishing, Awesome Topics

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One of the biggest challenges for a student is how to find information for his / her oral presentation. Entering the key word ´Spain´ for example, is not enough; the student needs the specific key word. Thus ´Santiago de Compostela´ is going to be a much better choice. If we add to that the word ´Camino´ all of a sudden, the student has something to work with. All the suggestions for oral presentations that follow are based on that premise: give the student the key words for Internet searches and interesting topics, and they will produce amazing work. I know, my students have done so. Important! Please note that this is the first of eight, all called Oral Presentation Topics A, Oral Presentation Topics B, Oral Presentation Topics C, all the way to Oral Presentation Topics H. Oral Presentation Topics A is general, the others are specific to either a country or an area. 1. All oral presentation topics are based on research. Key words are provided to guide the student's web research. Guidelines for research are provided. Cooperative learning is required. Suggestions are given for audience response. 2. All oral topics have three levels of difficulty, A, B and C. Each level is on a separate page so teacher can choose. 3. Level A provides the student 3 suggestions, level B gives the student 4 suggestions and level C, 6 suggestions. Group work is required to divide the work and prepare for a class presentation. 4. There is always a central theme. All topics are guided. First sentences are provided. Presente A has 8 broad topics, each divided into three levels. Here are some examples: 1. Fiestas: Cabalgata de Reyes, Magos de Alcoy, Día de Muertos, Moros y cristianos. One example: - Moros y cristianos es una fiesta tradicional antigua que se celebra en varias ciudades españolas. Tal vez la más famosa es la de Alcoy. Tengo varias imágenes. Voy a explicar esta fiesta. Palabras clave: Moros y cristianos + Alcoy 2. ¿La papa o el maíz? Which food is more important? Was it always so? 3. La Carretera Panamericana – The highway stretches from Alaska to the tip of South America. Students research el Tapón de Darién, the Nazca Lines and much more in between. 4. El agua –... Number of pages: 29 Teacher and student rubrics: included Name of store: MirafloresCultura International Baccalaureate
Composition Topics C – THE ARTS - - Bilingual Writing Assignments
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Composition Topics C – THE ARTS - - Bilingual Writing Assignments

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USEFUL - ÚTIL C The culture of the Spanish speaking world is so very rich! 10 Composition topics / 3 levels of difficulty plus a 4th topic called ´In my country´. Sample assignment: C3 Spanish Family Portraits INTERNET SEARCH KEY WORDS En español: el nombre del pintor + el nombre del cuadro In English: name of painter + name of painting FORMAT You work for a film studio and are casting for a film where the people and the stories in the paintings come alive. Find the right actors. Give the names of real actors and explain your choices. ASSIGNMENT Beginners A: Find Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez. The little princess, Margarita, stands in the middle of the painting. The two teen-agers, on either side, are her ladies-in-waiting. What are the people doing? What actors will play the roles of the princess and the ladies-in-waiting? Intermediate B: Find Goya´s, La familia de Carlos IV. You are casting only three or four figures. Who are they? Explain how they are related. Is their relationship important for the casting decision?... C1. Don Quijote C2. Catch the thief C3. Spanish family portraits C4. Music, the international language C5. A picture is worth…. a thousand words. … High and low cultural topics are covered. Don Quijote and Las Meninas, El Prado and the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the sardana and Venezuela´s youth orchestras. We include photography, pre-hispanic masks and Carnival costumes. Not only Frida Kahlo, but also María Félix, Lola Flores, Mercedes Sosa and Celia Cruz. Number of pages: 23 Teacher and student rubrics: included Name of store: MirafloresCultura International Baccalaureate No student can say - ¨I don´t know what to write about.¨
Spanish 2 thematic unit: Peruanos chinos, una historia desconocida
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Spanish 2 thematic unit: Peruanos chinos, una historia desconocida

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Did you know that Peru has a very large Asian population? Did you know that in the 19th century 100,000 Chinese contract laborers came to Peru? Did you know that no women were allowed? Did you know that the Peruvian government then closed the borders for over thirty years? The Chinese laborers married local women, became first small business owners and then prospered and became professionals. They integrated into Peruvian society and today play a very important role. In these uncertain times where people are being targeted because of their faith or the color of their skin, I have gone back to the 19th century and written a very positive text. Racism vanquished. If we can teach openness to the ´Other´ perhaps we can go forward! This is my small contribution. So, here is a thematic unit called Peruanos chinos, una historia desconocida, 12 pages. For Spanish 2 at the high school level. Many past tenses. The unit Includes a reading, comprehension exercise, grammar extension based on factual information, oral work, written assignment with comparisons to other Chinese immigrant experiences, a large number of key words to do further research, questions for a model test, teacher´s guide with further information and an answer key.
Oral Presentation Topics -D- THE ANDEAN COUNTRIES – Dynamic and Distinctive
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Oral Presentation Topics -D- THE ANDEAN COUNTRIES – Dynamic and Distinctive

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Presente D has 10 broad themes, the first three deal with the Andean area, the next seven are related to specific countries. The preview is complete, has every oral presentation. 1. Los Andes 2. La Amazonía 3. ¡Adivina! ¿Cuál es el personaje inventado? 4. ¡Socorro! - Al volver de la Piedra del Medio, uno de los compañeros vio una serpiente anaconda, (Añade detalles. Termina con estas frases.) se inclinó para verla bien y se cayó al agua. Palabras clave: serpiente anaconda 5. Cartagena de Indias 6. Grandes Colombianos - Estamos aquí con Ana María Orozco, actriz que interpretó el papel de Betty en Yo Soy Betty la Fea. Bienvenida. Quiero empezar la entrevista con preguntas sobre el éxito mundial de esta telenovela. Palabras clave: Yo soy Betty la Fea 7. De viaje 8. Vamos a Machu Picchu - Hola, yo soy el / la profesor/a de historia de la escuela y también voy a acompañar al grupo. Voy a hablar de lo que vamos a hacer en Cuzco. Tenemos DOS días. Palabras clave: Cuzco / Cusco 9. El nevado Huascarán 10. El poncho 1. All oral presentation topics are based on research. Key words are provided to guide the student's web research. Guidelines for research are provided. Cooperative learning is required. Suggestions are given for audience response. 2. All oral topics have three levels of difficulty, A, B and C. Each level is on a separate page so teacher can choose. 3. Level A provides the student 3 suggestions, level B gives the student 4 suggestions and level C, 6 suggestions. Group work is required to divide the work and prepare for a class presentation. 4. There is always a central theme. All topics are guided. First sentences are provided. Number of pages: 35 Teacher and student rubrics: included Name of store: MirafloresCultura Target language only. International baccalaureate
Composition Topics A - TRAVEL AND TOURISM - Bilingual writing assignments
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Composition Topics A - TRAVEL AND TOURISM - Bilingual writing assignments

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USEFUL - ÚTIL A - 10 topics. Every topic is in both English and Spanish. There are 3 levels of difficulty for every assigment. Please note that there are SIX different sets of composition topics, Útil A, B, C, all the way to Útil F. No student can say - ¨I don´t know what to write about.¨ Sample beginners writing assignment: Prepare a flyer / travel brochure Mexico City is one of the biggest cities in the world. Find 3 pictures of Mexico City: something old, something new and something you really like. In your travel brochure, identify and describe each picture. Variation: Each student chooses ONE capital of a Spanish speaking country and finds 3 pictures..... Útil A has 10 topics. Each one has a specific writing assignment. 1. Prepare a flyer. 2. Prepare an itinerary for a trip. 3. Organize the information for a documentary. 4. Make a placemat for a restaurant. Every table will have one. 5. You will be interviewed. Get ready. 6. Find pictures and compare them. 7. Give advice. Good advice? Bad advice? 8. Write a dialogue for a shopping trip. 9. Create or draw a map and add the description. 10. Prepare an itinerary for a trip to Machu Picchu Students explore both the famous and the out of the way places in the Spanish speaking World. They include Machu Picchu and Aracataca; La Boquería and Bilbao; Cartagena de Indias and the Chilean Lake Region. The places are diverse: markets, beach resorts, treasure fleets. The assignments tap into students´ natural attraction to the digital media. Number of pages: 42 Teacher and student rubrics: included Name of store: MirafloresCultura International Baccalaureate
Composition Topics E - Daily Life and Festivals - Bilingual writing assignments
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Composition Topics E - Daily Life and Festivals - Bilingual writing assignments

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USEFUL - ÚTIL E- Advance cultural knowledge with assignments on daily life! Students search the web and discover Holy Week, expand their knowledge of the Day of the Dead and are bowled over by the Spanish festivals. Review vocabulary and add new words with assignments on transportation (the metro), clothing (famous designers), hotels, the classroom and food. E 1 – House for sale E 2 – Paradors of Spain E 3 – Christmas, Three Kings and Holy Week E 4 – Yummy! Delicious! E 5 – Please help this school – Example: During your travels, you visit a school in a Spanish speaking country that is in need of supplies. When you come home and tell your classmates about the school, they decide to help. SAMPLE ASSIGNMENT: List and illustrate the 5 items they need the most. Put the items on the list in order of need. Make a star beside the items you can send. Can other items be bought there? Which ones? E 6 – Another day, another festival Web search: name of festival + location – List of festivals is provided. SAMPLE ASSIGNMENT: Choose 2 festivals. On your map of Spain, write the names of the festivals with arrows pointing to each city. Add the following for each one: date(s), what you like about it. E 7 – Day of the Dead Web search: Day of the Dead - Día de Muertos - Make a photo album or scrapbook. Describe every picture. SAMPLE ASSIGNMENT: Your photo album or scrapbook of the Day of the Dead celebrations in México has a caption for each photo, with the date of the celebrations, the location, and the activity or item in the picture. E 8 – What should I wear? E 9 – Ride the subway Number of pages: 40 Teacher and student rubrics: included Name of store: MirafloresCultura
Composition Topics F – HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY - Bilingual writing assignments
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Composition Topics F – HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY - Bilingual writing assignments

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USEFUL - ÚTIL F There are assignments on Atahualpa and Moctezuma, Bolívar and San Martín, Carlos V and Felipe II, the Spanish Royal Family. In addition, both the World Heritage Sites and the Seven Wonders of the World are included. The Internet opens the door to information and allows students to see images of all the places. In many cases, students include and describe the images they have found. Sample assignment: World Heritage Sites INTERNET SEARCH KEY WORDS En español: la lista del Patrimonio Mundial In English: World Heritage Sites FORMAT FOR A – Beginners: Draw a tee-shirt and a hat. Decorate both. Add a text. Assignment: Choose ONE World Heritage Site in México. Your tee-shirt and hat have both images and writing to highlight the wonders of that particular World Heritage Site. The text gives information and your opinion. FORMAT FOR B AND C – Advanced: Write a report for the authorities. Assignment: You have just returned from visiting a WHS in South America. While you were on the site, you found a valuable historical object. Give details of your find and indicate what you did with it. Number of pages: 40 Teacher and student rubrics: included Name of store: MirafloresCultura International Baccalaureate
Composition Topics B-  SPORTS - Bilingual writing assignments
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Composition Topics B- SPORTS - Bilingual writing assignments

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Bilingual writing assignments related to SPORTS – 10 Composition topics / 3 levels of difficulty plus a 4th topic called ´In my country´. Internet searches necessary to complete every assignment. It is called Useful because it really is! Culturally relevant and thought provoking! Even the rubrics are innovative! Sample writing assignment: Hurricane sale! A hurricane has devastated the Caribbean beach resort of Cancún. The owner of a sport´s store salvages some of the beach clothing. Your flyer identifies the items on sale and gives both the old price and the new sales price. Be sure to use local currency… 11. Make an ID card. Write a speech. 12. Draw the outlines of a house and it describe it. 13. Prepare an album or write a blog about your visit to a specific city. 14. Write an article for your school newspaper. 15. Write a newspaper editorial. 16. Complete a form and write a dialogue. 17. Write a composition with explanatory photographs. 18. Write a letter to complain about treatment received at a hotel. 19. Prepare a flyer. 20. Describe a World Cup mascot and… The assignments include everything from the clothing athletes wear, prizes they receive, autographs gathered, minor leagues, stadium, tickets, fans and drug abuse. Traditional and non-traditional sports are covered. Thus, there are assignments on soccer, bicycling, skiing, baseball, and more that integrate technology and advance cultural understanding. Number of pages: 44 Teacher and student rubrics: included Name of store: MirafloresCultura International Baccalaureate
Oral Presentation Topics -C- MEXICO – Cool, Cultural Topics
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Oral Presentation Topics -C- MEXICO – Cool, Cultural Topics

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Presente C has 6 broad themes devoted to Mexico. Eclectic and fun, students learn about the great variety this beautiful country offers. 1. ¿Salen de vacaciones? - Students convince their classmates to visit a specific place. An example: - Yo recomiendo Taxco. Hay muchas tiendas donde venden joyería de plata. Hay artistas que hacen joyas. Palabras clave: Taxco + joyería de plata - ¿Van a México? Para comprar alebrijes, las famosas figuras de madera tallada, tienen que ir a Oaxaca. Visiten a la familia Mendoza, Luis Pablo, Moisés Pablo y David Pablo Mendoza. Les va a encantar. Palabras clave: Oaxaca + alebrijes 2. Dos culturas antiguas - Assignments totally out of the box with comparisons between ancient Egypt and the Aztec world. - Vamos a hablar de la ropa de los aztecas y de los egipcios antiguos. Vamos a explicar las diferencias. Palabras clave: aztecas + ropa; egipcios antiguos + ropa 3. Diego y Frida - Iconic painters who were married to each other on two separate occasions and produced very different work. Students show the painting, describe it and relate it to the painter´s life. - Voy a describir un cuadro, «Las dos Fridas» (1939). Luego voy a responder a la pregunta: ¿Por qué es Frida Kahlo un icono feminista? Palabras clave: «Las dos Fridas» 4. Lugares inolvidables - Mexico is blessed with mountains and beaches, deserts and tropical forests. An example: - Ustedes saben que a mí me gustan mucho los viajes. Tuve ocasión de ir a México y allí visité el Parque Museo La Venta y vi las cabezas gigantes de los olmecas. Toda una maravilla. Palabras clave: Parque Museo La Venta 5. Volcanes - science and ecology can be understood by all. 6. Abrimos un restaurante - Starting with the rental of the space, the students work their way through the furnishing, decorating, preparing the menu, and more. Great fun. - Vamos a decorar el restaurante con grandes recipientes de cobre hechos en Santa Clara del Cobre. Les voy a mostrar y explicar los objetos de cobre… Palabras clave: Santa Clara del Cobre 1. All oral presentation topics are based on research. Key words are provided to guide the student's web research. Guidelines for research are provided. Cooperative learning is required. Suggestions are given for audience response. 2. All oral topics have three levels of difficulty, A, B and C. Each level is on a separate page so teacher can choose. 3. Level A provides the student 3 suggestions, level B gives the student 4 suggestions and level C, 6 suggestions. Group work is required to divide the work and prepare for a class presentation. 4. There is always a central theme. All topics are guided. First sentences are provided. Number of pages: 23 Teacher and student rubrics: included Store name: MirafloresCultura International Baccalaureate
Oral Presentation Topics -H- THE UNITED STATES – Huge Relevance
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Oral Presentation Topics -H- THE UNITED STATES – Huge Relevance

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Presente H - The complex world of Hispanics in the United States is explored from many points of view. There are seven broad themes: art and pop artists, migrants and the border, food and music, sports and more. Please go to the Preview to examine some pages. 1. ¡Adivina! ¿Quién soy? – Students present someone without revealing his / her name and the class guesses who it is. 2. La herencia hispana – Students have many choices to describe the influence of Hispanics in the US. An example: - El Mes de la Hispanidad o mes nacional de la hispanidad es una celebración. Durante un mes hay muchas actividades para celebrar la comunidad hispana en Estados Unidos. Voy a decir cuándo es. También voy a hablar de las actividades durante el mes. Palabras clave: Mes de la Hispanidad 3. Solo un deportista puede ganar – Propose candidates for a prize. 4. El arte hispano en Estados Unidos – Rich and varied, many forms, much to admire. - El Blanton Museum of Art en Austin, Texas, tiene una colección grande. En la colección hay cuadros, esculturas y fotos. Yo voy a mostrar y explicar fotos de Miguel Álvarez Bravo y sus contemporáneos. Palabras clave: Blanton Museum of Art + Miguel Álvarez Bravo 5. Los chicanos – Defined through language and culture, this minority has great pride. An example: - Voy a hablar de un parque en San Diego, California, el Parque Chicano. El parque está debajo de una autopista. Voy a describir el parque y los murales. Palabras clave: Parque Chicano + San Diego 6. La frontera entre México y Estados Unidos – Controversial and fascinating, the border is interesting for all. 7. Comunidades latinas en Estados Unidos 1. All oral presentation topics are based on research. Key words are provided to guide the student's web research. Guidelines for research are provided. Cooperative learning is required. Suggestions are given for audience response. 2. All oral topics have three levels of difficulty, A, B and C. Each level is on a separate page so teacher can choose. 3. Level A provides the student 3 suggestions, level B gives the student 4 suggestions and level C, 6 suggestions. Group work is required to divide the work and prepare for a class presentation. 4. There is always a central theme. All topics are guided. First sentences are provided. Number of pages: 26 Teacher and student rubrics: included Name of store: MirafloresCultura International Baccalaureate
Oral Presentation Topics -E- THE SOUTHERN CONE – Excellent and Enjoyable Topics
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Oral Presentation Topics -E- THE SOUTHERN CONE – Excellent and Enjoyable Topics

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Presente E, the Southern Cone, has nine broad subjects. One covers the entire region, the other eight are country specific (Argentina 3, Chile 3, Uruguay 1, Paraguay 1). You can read some in the Preview. 1. Una vida mejor – All four countries have many immigrants, some from places you don´t expect like for example, Korea. - Yo voy a hablar de los inmigrantes palestinos en Chile. Voy a empezar con los «cuatro Jorges» y trazar su historia hasta nuestros días. El inmigrante busca una vida mejor lejos de su tierra y los palestinos en Chile han tenido mucho éxito. Palabras clave: Chile + inmigración + palestinos 2. Nos vemos en el café – Meeting in a café is part of life in Argentina. 3. Estás loco – Adventure tourism means taking risks. So let´s find out where you can do crazy excursions. - Voy a practicar el senderismo en el Parque Nacional Perito Moreno. Después voy a hacer un paseo en guanaco. Palabras clave: Argentina + Parque Nacional Perito Moreno; guanaco 4. El tango – Talk about both a dance and a musical style. 5. Bienvenidos a la feria – You have a booth at a trade fair. 6. El desierto de Atacama – A unique ecosystem, the driest desert in the world, rich in minerals and animals. 7. Los estereotipos – Get rid of those stereotypes about Latins. - Antes de la apertura del Canal de Panamá, el estrecho de Magallanes fue de gran importancia. Voy a hablar del estrecho y contarles la historia de Puerto del Hambre y del corsario inglés Thomas Cavendish Palabras clave: Estrecho de Magallanes; Puerto del Hambre 8. El gaucho – The cowboy of the pampas, another stereotype that needs to be redefined. 9. El nuevo centro commercial – Modern shopping centers open all over the world. 1. All oral presentation topics are based on research. Key words are provided to guide the student's web research. Guidelines for research are provided. Cooperative learning is required. Suggestions are given for audience response. 2. All oral topics have three levels of difficulty, A, B and C. Each level is on a separate page so teacher can choose. 3. Level A provides the student 3 suggestions, level B gives the student 4 suggestions and level C, 6 suggestions. Group work is required to divide the work and prepare for a class presentation. 4. There is always a central theme. All topics are guided. First sentences are provided. Number of pages: 32 Teacher and student rubrics: included Name of store: MirafloresCultura Target language only. International baccalaureate
Oral Presentation Topics -F- THE CARIBBEAN – Fabulous Fun Topics
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Oral Presentation Topics -F- THE CARIBBEAN – Fabulous Fun Topics

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Presente F – The six oral presentations on the Spanish speaking countries of the Caribbean are divided the following way: three broad themes on the area and one each on Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. You can examine some oral presentations using the Preview. 1. La música – Explain different musicals styles. Play some music for the class. 2. El carnival – Carnaval is a huge festival with costumes, music and dances. The Cubans tried to abolish it, then rescheduled it in July instead of February. 3. Salimos de vacaciones – The students prepare TV commercials to advertise different places, some famous, others less so. They can video their presentations. 4. El béisbol – Home of many baseball stars, the students research the impact the individuals and the game have had on the Dominican Republic. 5. Carteles cubanos – Propaganda posters for everything are fun to describe and analyze. - Este es un cartel de Ernesto Che Guevara. La foto es del fotógrafo Korda. Su nombre real es Alberto Díaz Gutiérrez. Voy a explicar el cartel y hablar del Che. - Palabras clave: Korda + Ernesto Che Guevara 6. Los parques nacionales de Puerto Rico – P.R. is very rich in parks where people flock to enjoy the day. Students describe a park and then suggest improvements. 1. All oral presentation topics are based on research. Key words are provided to guide the student's web research. Guidelines for research are provided. Cooperative learning is required. Suggestions are given for audience response. 2. All oral topics have three levels of difficulty, A, B and C. Each level is on a separate page so teacher can choose. 3. Level A provides the student 3 suggestions, level B gives the student 4 suggestions and level C, 6 suggestions. Group work is required to divide the work and prepare for a class presentation. 4. There is always a central theme. All topics are guided. First sentences are provided. Number of pages: 23 Teacher and student rubrics: included Name of store: MirafloresCultura International Baccalaureate
French beginners - What do these Montreal street signs mean?
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French beginners - What do these Montreal street signs mean?

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Real signs for content based language! Yes, even beginners can understand Montreal street signs. Have fun with the beginners! They may not know all the words, but will understand the meaning of the signs. Students are often afraid of reading words they do not know. Here is the way to get rid of that fear, plunge in and enjoy. Culture in content.
Oral Presentation Topics -G- CENTRAL AMERICA – Great and Groovy Topics
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Oral Presentation Topics -G- CENTRAL AMERICA – Great and Groovy Topics

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Presente G – Central America – There are nine broad topics, three are about the entire area and six are country specific. You can examine some pages in the Preview. 1. El quetzal 2. El chocolate 3. Piratas. Two examples. - Francis Drake fue un pirata inglés muy famoso. Ésta es una imagen de Drake. Voy a describir la ropa que lleva. Palabras clave: el pirata Francis Drake - El tema de los piratas y de la piratería siempre ha sido popular en el cine norteamericano. Voy a hablar de varias películas que tratan el tema y escribir cómo presentan a los piratas. - Palabras clave: piratas del cine norteamericano 4. Los derechos humanos - Uno de los mayores problemas en Honduras es la falta de medios de transporte. (Escoge UNO.) Este verano voy a ser voluntario en el Instituto Hondureño de Educación Radial (IHER) / Pedals for Progress . Nosotros recibimos bicicletas y las regalamos. Palabras clave: Instituto Hondureño de Educación Radial / Pedals for Progress 5. A comprar 6. La cooperación internacional 7. El Lago de Nicaragua 8. Parques nacionales de Costa Rica 9. El canal de Panamá 1. All oral presentation topics are based on research. Key words are provided to guide the student's web research. Guidelines for research are provided. Cooperative learning is required. Suggestions are given for audience response. 2. All oral topics have three levels of difficulty, A, B and C. Each level is on a separate page so teacher can choose. 3. Level A provides the student 3 suggestions, level B gives the student 4 suggestions and level C, 6 suggestions. Group work is required to divide the work and prepare for a class presentation. 4. There is always a central theme. All topics are guided. First sentences are provided. Number of pages: 32 Teacher and student rubrics: included Name of store: MirafloresCultura International Baccalaureate