Tag Archives: climate change

los fenómenos naturales y los seres humanos

Our essential question for the official, textbook related “environment” chapter in our Spanish 3 class is “How does the natural world impact you (human beings)?  How do you (human beings) impact the natural world?  This question, of course, unnaturally plucks … Continue reading

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Actividades ambientales fáciles que puedes hacer con las clases

Looking for meaningful ways to help students put their language skills into action?  This web site from Chile, El Libro Verde de los Niños, includes instructions in simple language (lots of informal commands, basic vocabulary) for projects, experiments and environmental … Continue reading

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actividades de comprensión auditiva

Radioteca is a web site dedicated to un intercambio de audios.  You can listen to or download free authentic Spanish-language radio spots, stories, news reports, interviews, literature and more from a wide range of countries.  Audios can be thirty seconds … Continue reading

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los medios de transporte-una actividad para nivel 1 ó 2

It’s easy to add a sustainability angle to an introduction or review of vocabulary for medios de transporte. First, I give students this handout with drawings of  el monopatín, el coche, el metro, el tren, el autobús, a caballo, la motocicleta, la bicicleta, … Continue reading

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Tox Town y la Salud Ambiental

“¿Sabe usted qué riesgos para la salud ambiental existen en su comunidad?”  The National Library of Medicine has produced a Spanish-language version of Tox Town, an interactive web site created for children to learn about health hazards in their environment. … Continue reading

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Un Anuncio Incómodo de España

Below are some video spots on climate change.  I’ve used the first spot from Spain, “Cambiemos el mundo sin cambiar el planeta,” as a listening exercise, discussion starter and grammar practice (present perfect -indicative and subjunctive) using this handout: un anuncio … Continue reading

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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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Hogares Verdes y la Rutina Diaria

Hogares Verdes is a program developed by Spain’s Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente to help families make environmentally sustainable choices a part of their daily routines and purchasing habits.  On the web site you can download pdf files, brochures, … Continue reading

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Yasunízate-should some oil be left in the ground?

In 2009 Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa offered a pact to the world:  If the international community contributes to a fund to offset half the cost to the national economy, Ecuador will refrain from exploiting the oil reserves beneath its Parque Nacional … Continue reading

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“Una Carta a Dios”-reading literature through a sustainability lens

Una Carta a Dios, a short story by Gregorio López y Fuentes, appears on many intermediate and advanced Spanish reading lists.  Below are a few ideas for integrating sustainability themes into the analysis of the story.  (Scroll to the end … Continue reading

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