A Quick Trip to Nicaragua in Spanish Class
At its heart, language is a way to connect with people. Consequently, a healthy part of every foreign language course is the study of culture as yet another means of connecting with people. As part of our Spanish I course, students complete a project on the Spanish-speaking country of their choice, which includes a paper, a presentation, and a handout on the history, geography, government, economy, education, religion, and food.
For many students, this project has immediate application: some are traveling to that country for a vacation or a mission trip, others have family members in the country or might be from that country themselves. The students did a wonderful job on their projects and taught one another well! Here is one example of a PowerPoint that a student used as part of his presentation on Nicaragua. I'm willing to bet you'll learn something too!