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chistebusI wrote this lesson plan to go with Chapter 4 of El Nuevo Houdini (see all Houdini plans here) after Carol Gaab suggested showing a video about the making of ketchup in the Teacher’s Guide for the book. And every good Spanish teacher knows that one cannot talk about ketchup without talking about Las Ketchup and their infectious dance anthem, Aserejé.


This 60 minute lesson plan, appropriate for Spanish 1-2 students, begins with a discussion about ketchup (yum! who doesn’t love it?), includes a viewing guide for a 9 minute Spanish language video segment about the Heinz factory in Guadalajara, discussion questions for the video, a song lyrics sheet that includes a group biography about Las Ketchup in Spanish, two additional (optional) activities that use authentic resources: a reading about Las Ketchup and two cartoons/jokes, and complete instructions on how to put it all together. Download it here.

…and in the meantime, get this song stuck in your head:




  1. Hi Martina,

    The link to the song is broken b/c it looks like the video was removed from YouTube. Bummer! Just wanted to let you know. Hope you’re having a great week!


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