Target learners: Spanish 2 or higher level students, Spanish composition students
(ACTFL - intermediate) Standards:
3.1a: Talk about topics from other schools subjects such as geographical terms and concepts, scientific information, etc.
4.2c: Hypothesize about the relationship between cultural perspectives and expressive products by analyzing selected products from the target culture and their own.
*Access to literature/excerpts from writings by Latin American authors
*Projector (for presentations at the end)
*School subscriptions to databases with peer-reviewed journals is ideal, but this lesson can work even without it
Accommodations: Early intermediate level students can work in larger groups to add perspectives to the interpretation of a text and to allow for more teacher time per group, Advanced level students can find their own writing excerpts or read a more extensive selection and create their own questions upon which to reflect
Please see below for lesson plans that expand the webquest into a whole unit of 5 90-minute lessons.