Desapariciones by Maná

This is a heart-wrenching song written by Rubén Blades and performed by Maná that poignantly expresses the confusion and sense of loss and helplessness felt by those Argentinians whose family members disappeared in the 70s and 80s. Many songs have been written about this moment in Argentina’s history, but I think that this is one…

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Franklin Chang Díaz

I wrote this biography of Franklin Chang Díaz (based on the biography on his website) to be used in my El sistema solar unit, which I’ll update once I finish teaching it this spring: Chang Díaz biografía Here is an additional activity that you can do using an interview with him, too!

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La siesta

This is a reading that uses target structures from Hay que estudiar and talks about the tradition of the siesta in Spain, based on information from the Ajuntament de Barcelona website. I have a whole unit on this that I’ll be posting in pieces as I finish editing them…one of these days…

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Las botas picudas

Super sweet blog alert–Srta. Barragán posts songs, projects, and more that can be used in Spanish classes. I’ve gotten so many great ideas from combing through her archives over the past few days! Here is the first lesson of presumably many that I wrote based on materials that I found on her site. THANK YOU!…

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