Category Archives: Latin America

Día de Muertos

“Watch this beautifully animated, and heart felt, short film about a little girl who visits the land of the dead, where she learns the true meaning of the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos (sic).” Student Academy Award Gold Medal winner, 2013!! You can download the colour by numbers ‘calavera’  below (completed version on right) from […]

Mapas

I’ve recently started a Pinterest of Spanish resources and came across some lovely maps as I was pinning. None of them would actually serve to guide your way so no good for directions really, but they sparked a few ideas! This map is a composite of a number of graphics used in an article on […]

Lesson starters – KS2 Spanish from TeachersTV

Wow!  Just discovered that there are starter clips in Spanish too! This time they’re set in Mexico.  They cover similar themes – traditions as well as daily life. One particularly caught my eye – La cultura folclorica de Veracruz .  This short clip is about music and musicians, and a story telling festival.  This links […]

Tango!

Still not had time to do that ‘proper blog post’ as I’ve spent the afternoon editing video of the tango demonstration and workshop we had yesterday at Vida Latina. Below are the two demonstrations by Loyd and Sandra from TangoInBrum. Did you know that tango is all improvised? I didn’t! You’ll also find a Slideshare […]

¡Carnaval!

Today is Shrove Tuesday – I’ll be making pancakes very soon for my hungry ‘bichos’. However, in Spain and other Hispanic countries, they celebrate differently – as we found out at WCPS during our eTwinning project. This time of year in Spain sees ‘carnavales’ . Coming from ‘carne’ = meat and ‘valle’ = farewell, festivities […]