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actividades para la primavera: planeta sano, yo san@

 Here’s an assignment to integrate sustainability themes into a Spanish 2 unit on health vocabulary.  Grammar points=preterit and imperfect contrast, commands (formal or informal), future tense or future expressions (ir + a + infinitivo, etc.) and possibly present tense subjunctive. … Continue reading

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Cuentos: La Vida en el Bosque Tropical

You’re probably familiar with the Rain Forest Alliance.  In addition to the Spanish-language version of their web site and excellent curriculum materials in English, you can download seven libros de cuentos virtuales about children living in rain forests in Central … 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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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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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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Imaginary trips: Be a responsible traveler

Many Spanish language programs at some point, at some level, assign students the task of taking an imaginary trip to a Spanish-speaking country.  It can be a great way to integrate language and culture.  On the other hand, sometimes these … Continue reading

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