Classroom Ideas 

Barcelona (Spanish)


Research the history and culture of Catalunya. Discuss how Catalunyans are the same and different from the rest of Spain.


Explore the Spanish Language

Create a T-chart with English words in one column, and Spanish words in the other column. Compare/contrast words that are similar and words that are different.


Cloze Practice

A cloze piece has full sentences used in the virtual field trip with blanks where students can write in the information that is missing. This task requires close listening to the trip in order to complete it.


Paint Like Picasso!

Introduce students to the works of Picasso and encourage them to create their own Picasso-inspired paintings or drawings.


Antoni Gaudí

Have students research the buildings in Barcelona that were designed by Gaudí.  Compare and contrast his design elements across the buildings.  Construct a timeline of his buildings to see how his style evolved.



Create a recipe for a traditional dish from Barcelona. (use fractions, measurements, + directions). Cook the dish with your students if facilities are available.


Country Report

Have students write a report about Spain including: landmarks, population, how it is similar to the United States, history (how it came to be), type of government, economy, famous sites, architecture, interesting facts, languages spoken, food, etc. 

Local Festivals

Have students research Spanish festivals at the local, state, and national levels. 

Art and Social Studies

Draw one of Gaudí’s famous buildings in Barcelona.


Create Quizzes

Students create a quiz based on the information presented for their peers. This can be used as a review for a test, or jigsaw class activity where students are responsible for teaching other students assigned topics.


Mosaic Art

Create mosaic artwork inspired by Park Guell in Barcelona.



Have students print out a map of Barcelona and identify where the sites in the video are located. 

Greetings Around the World

Explore different ways to greet people across various cultures (Hola in Barcelona, Bonjour in France, bowing in Japan, etc.)

Spanish Music

Listen to and learn about Spanish music (including Spanish guitar) with the students. You could also talk about Spanish dancing, and even encourage students to make up a dance of their own.

Imaginary Tapas

Ask students: if you were to make your own original tapas, what kinds of ingredients would you use? They will draw a picture and write a list of ingredients, explaining why they chose each. You can compile the students’ imaginary recipes into a special book.


Create a diorama of Barcelona’s landmarks. Students could also just focus on the buildings designed by Gaudí.

Creative Writing

Write a story with Barcelona as the setting. The main character could be from another country (compare and contrast characters). 

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