Tag Archives: Arts

La Vida Verde-comprensión auditiva con RNE

Radio Nacional de España offers a weekly radio program, La Vida Verde presented by Pilar Sampietro Colom, that explores green initiatives throughout Spain.  The radio programs are about 50 minutes long and incorporate several segments, including new music from Spanish artists, … Continue reading

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Canastitas en Serie: un cuento corto

The enigmatic B Traven‘s short story Canastitas en Serie offers intriguing possibilities to explore a range of sustainability themes: sustainable economics, an individual’s and a culture’s relationship with the environment, quality of life, tolerance and diversity, the impact of place on culture, … Continue reading

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Manualidades y Reciclaje: Make something awesome with your class!

If you’ve seen the movie Bag it you may remember these statistics: *In 2008 it’s estimated that 2,480,000 tons of plastic bottles and jars were disposed of around the world. *In 2009 102 BILLION plastic bags were used in the … Continue reading

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Microquito: Stories about a city

What is funny, sad, unique, horrible, weird, beautiful, outrageous, boring or inspiring about where you live? How do places shape our sense of self and community? How does where we live impact us and how do we impact where we live? … Continue reading

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Walter Solón-“La Conciencia Social del Arte”

Walter Solón Romero (1932-1999), a multi-faceted and prolific bolivian artist, believed in the power of art to transform the world.  During his lifetime he suffered imprisonment, torture, exile and the “disappearance” of his stepson.  His art reflects suffering and hope, … Continue reading

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VeoVerde: website review & activities

VeoVerde-el futuro es verde is full of articles, videos, maps, photographs on a variety of topics that could easily be mined for sustainability connections to curricular themes.  Below are just a few examples of what you can find. flora y … Continue reading

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el juego de pan: sustainable economics & fair trade

One good, authentic use of the target language is to role-play buying and selling:  it’s practical, communicative, engaging and puts into play a variety of grammatical strategies and vocabulary.  In addition, we can easily integrate cultural products and practices, such … Continue reading

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Getting around in the city

Las Franjas Blancas para peatones are a series of brief (some are 30 seconds) videos depiciting scenes from Lima, Perú in support of creating a more pedestrian friendly city.  The videos are captioned in Spanish and can be stopped to … Continue reading

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