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Barcelona is a unique Spanish city with a language and culture all its own! Barcelona is remarkable for its food, architecture, scenery, and vibrant atmosphere. Let’s find out why!
Video length: 12:56 minutes.
Learning Resources with this Video*
Quizzes – PDF & online
Artistic Expression From Barcelona
Visiting a Few Neighborhoods in Barcelona
Country Report – Spain
Barcelona – Creative Writing Prompt
Draw A Scene
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Research the history and culture of Catalunya. Discuss how Catalunyans are the same and different from the rest of Spain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Art and Social Studies
Draw one of Gaudí’s famous buildings in Barcelona.
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.
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.)
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.
Create a diorama of Barcelona’s landmarks. Students could also just focus on the buildings designed by Gaudí.
Have students research Spanish festivals at the local, state, and national levels.
Write a story with Barcelona as the setting. The main character could be from another country (compare and contrast characters).
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Topics Covered In This Video
Barcelona on a map
Neighborhoods of Barcelona
La Boqueria Market
The Sagrada Família
Gaudí’s architectural style & buildings