Goal of the class:
To know more about this Spanish reality which sometimes is seen as a mere stereotype.
How did you structure the class?
Activity 1 (10min): Warm up. Students talk in partner about what would they do if
– The world ended in 24 hours
- They had 1 billion dollars
- They had one year on vacation
- They had a time travel machine
Activity 2 (15): A video from youtube is played on the screen. The clip is made with real images of bullfights and a song. After the first time, they speak briefly what it is about. Then, they are given the lyrics with some gaps that they have to fill in after listening the song the second time. Vocabulary is discussed before that.
Activity 3 (15): I show them news about the bullfight reality in Spain. We have a political open debate.
Activity 4 (15): I show them a powerpoint about the history of bullfights. Afterwards, they discuss in groups about the difficulty of erasing a old tradition in a country.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
The class work well. Students were very curious about it. Even, I had to stop the political debate because they were too involved. I used a non-related warm-up activity, but you can use another one.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
This topic is very intense, there should be a very relaxing class either the day after or previous in order to counterbalance it.
If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that). Please attach any handouts as well.