Students have read Antes de ser libres by Julia Álvarez, a novel about the Dominican Republic in the 50s and 60s. They research the Trujillo era and create a digital story narrating the history of the time period.
Digital Story Example, iMovie version
Digital Story Example, Windows Movie Maker version
Students work in groups to research a Spanish-speaking country and find images showing aspects of life and places of interest there. They then create a digital story in which they take an imaginary trip to the country and narrate what they did there and what they learned about the country.
Students view the teacher-created video about a trip through Santiago and complete a listening comprehension exercise. Later in the same unit they work in groups to create their own stories about different cities, selecting photographs from among those pre-selected by the teacher.
Students imagine they live in Mexico. They prepare short videos to show their cousin in the US what life is like in their city. After choosing from among photographs pre-selected by the teacher, students prepare stories about typical Sunday activities.
“Los personajes históricos de España: Yo soy la reina Isabel de Castilla”
Students must select from a list of important figures from Spanish history up to the year 1700. They research the person’s life and the events and places associated with him or her and find related images. They then create a digital story, narrating the person’s life in the first person or from the point of view of a witness to the events.