Thursday, October 20, 2016

Los Derechos Humanos - Una Actividad

It is that time of year again when I get to chapter 3 with my Spanish IV students and we begin to talk about human rights.  I find that young people often have a hard time knowing what is a right and what is a privilege.  Furthermore, knowing the difference between civil rights and human rights can sometimes be difficult as well - even perhaps for adults.

I happened across this great video that explains clearly and concisely what human rights are in very comprehensible Spanish, and with illustrations to facilitate understanding.

So, you know me . . . I made an activity.

 Understanding human rights - A comprehension activity for intermediate Spanish students. Free from AnneK at Confesiones y Realidades Blog.

I love using these short informational videos with my classes at all levels.  They can learn about something while learning Spanish at the same time.  The illustrations and clear pronunciation (at a reasonable rate of speed!) help students with comprehensibility and build their confidence too.

The questions on my activity are fairly easy, mostly I stay at the bottom of Bloom's Taxonomy since this topic and the vocabulary are still quite fresh.  However, they are asked to express in their own words what human rights are and, at the end, they are asked why it is important that human rights apply equally to all human beings.  Those two tasks require Spanish III (or higher) skills.  But I estimate a student would be able to complete this activity in 15-20 minutes and have a fairly good comprehension of the topic.

Click here to download the activity.  It is free and comes with my love.  If it's useful, it would certainly be great to hear from you.

Hasta pronto,

--AnneK

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