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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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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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“Quiero dormir:” Noise pollution & conflict resolution

A colleague shared the following video with me a couple years ago and I used it for the first time this year to set up skits students created to practice conflict resolution. This music video spot from Spain depicts a … 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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safe schools for all: LGBT & everybody

Maybe this has happened to you:  I remember in my first years of teaching two boys approached me, snickering, to ask if they could be a gay couple in the skits the students were creating about families.  Imagining the stereotype-filled … Continue reading

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El Tiempo es Hoy

El Tiempo es Hoy is a music video produced by a variety of Peruvian singers, musicians and composers about the impact of climate change on rural Peru.  It was released just prior to the UN’s climate change conference in Copenhagen … Continue reading

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