Planning Your Spanish Video in iMovie
Pt. 1
Pt. 2
Map – you may use a map you
This should be a title screen i...
Pt. 9
Music – What is considered to be
the “traditional” music of the
country? For example, in the
Caribbean countries lik...
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Planning your spanish video in i movie

  1. 1. Planning Your Spanish Video in iMovie Pt. 1 Pt. 2 Introduction Map – you may use a map you This should be a title screen in create, a map you find on the web, a which you introduce your map you annotate yourself, or the country/cultural study map maker function in iMovie. Show where you country is located. This section should be narrated… for example, “Italy is located in the southern part of Western Europe” Pt. 5 Religion – most Spanish speaking countries are also Catholic. Give a short history of how Catholicism took hold in that country. Create a time line to show this info. Narrate the timeline as a slide. Pt. 6 Food – What are some of the traditional dishes or celebratory dishes and their preparations? What do they use a lot in their cooking and why? Show some pictures and explain in narration. Alternative – Act out a scene in which you order a typical traditional dish and (pretend to) eat it, commenting on what is in it and what is so special about it. Use green screen. Pt. 3 Language – there are many ways to talk about the language of a country. You will want to talk about how long Spanish has been the official language, and if there are other native languages that are mixed with the Spanish. Sometimes parts of a country will speak a different dialect. You can show this info through narrated slides of maps, charts, etc. Alternative – Act out an interaction in a market scene or some other scene in which you speak the language of a typical transaction. Use green screen. Pt. 7 Social Habits – these have to do with manners and customs. For example: How do people greet each other? What are some gestures or manners that are common, and are there any taboo mannerisms people should know about? Alternative – Act out some of the proper mannerisms, and also act out some scenarios in which social manners customs are violated. Use green screen. Pt. 4 Traditions – most countries observe religious traditions. However, not all will observe them the same way. This is worth showing and discussing. Also, many countries have their own celebrations and traditions that are unique – for example the U.S. is the only country to celebrate the 4th of July, Mexico has Cinco de Mayo, etc. You can show this through narrated photos. Alternative – Act out a scene in which you show a typical celebration. Use green screen Pt. 8 Economic Base – we do not need to cover all of the economic activities of a country, but if there is one that is dominant, it’s worth talking about – it is what helps keep the country’s economy stable. For some countries, agriculture (farming or ranching) is still a big part of the economy. For some, industries like textiles, coffee, or oil are important. Alternative – Take on the role of someone who works in the predominant economic activity. Explain why what you do is important to the country’s economy. Use green screen.
  2. 2. Pt. 9 Music – What is considered to be the “traditional” music of the country? For example, in the Caribbean countries like Puerto Rico, Salsa music is traditional. Give some background on it, and play an MP3 file so we can hear an example. Alternative – Act out a dance to that music – if it is a traditional dance that accompanies the music such as salsa or flamenco, learn a few steps and show them off. Use green screen Pt. 10 Art – What is some of the traditional art or artforms in that country? What do artisans make? Who are famous artists from the country? What are some famous things they created? Tell about this – use lots of picture slides for examples. Alternative – Take on the role of a famous artist from that country and talk about some of your most famous works of art. Use green screen. Pt. 11 Wrap up with a summary about the country’s culture as a whole. What makes it exciting, different, vibrant? Why should someone want to visit? This scene should be done by you, talking to the camera – remember to be animated – show some enthusiasm! Use green screen. There are 7 opportunities within this project for you to choose the alternative and film using the green screen. It is required that you use the filming a MINIMUM of 3 times. You may use the filming alternative for every scene if you wish, but it must be present a minimum of 3 times. Note – If you would like to present your project in a different format, in which you still include the requirements, see Ms. Weisz.
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