Submitted by: Kathleen B. Acosta, Amy Dunaway-Haney, Zachary Jones

21st Century Skill: social and cross-cultural skills, communication

Purpose: students learn about current social and cultural issues in a variety of Spanish speaking countries with these great resources.

Materials:

1. A wide range of fun activities based on authentic cultural products (songs, cartoons, news, movie posters, advertising, etc..) In which discovery is to learn about the Spanish language and cultures of Spanish-speaking world: http://zachary-jones.com/zambombazo/

2. Videos and video packets to enhance the Spanish language learning and cultural knowledge in your classroom! Check out some films with your students before you go abroad! http://www.sparkenthusiasm.com/popular_movies.html
3. Travel the world with lawyer Raquel Rodríguez as she solves a mystery for a dying man. Watch the complete Destinos series, practice your Spanish, and find new resources for learning and teaching Spanish. Watching a video is active teaching — you'll want to pause and discuss plot developments, important expressions, cultural elements. It is essential to replay and discuss. Destinos!
4. Audio magazine para mejorar tu Español: ;Punto y coma
5. Activities and stories from women in Mexico and Spain. Las Voces de las Mujeres
Time: 1 hour per week