Questions for the movie, Selena!

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 in Spanish 2A, Spanish 3B

Questions for the movie, Selena! 1.) Selena was the first female to dominate what type of music?   2.) What was the name of the band Selena’s dad was in when he was younger?   3.) Where did Selena live before her family was forced to move to Corpus Christi?   4.) How old was Selena when she first began performing?   5.) Who was Selena’s original band composed of?   6.) What did each family member do?   7.) Who did Selena marry? How old was she?   8.) What was Selena’s favorite food?   9.) What kind of store did Selena own?   10.) Who managed the boutique?   11.) What was Selena dared to do at a fair?   12.) Was her family opposed to her marrying Chris?   13.) Where did Selena move?   14.) Did Selena want children?   15.) Why was Selena so important to the Mexican-American population?   16.) What was Selena’s goal in music?   17.) What was her crossover song?   18.) Who wrote most of her music?   19.) What happened when Selena’s brother drove the...

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Spain Review – Part 2

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 in Spanish 3B

Good morning students, As promised, I have included Part 2 of the Spanish History Review in this email. You can download the PowerPoint by clicking on the link below. Caution: I did not create this PowerPoint, so if bright pastel colors bother you, prepare yourself.   ; ) Part 2 of Spanish History Review Enjoy the snow day! Sr....

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Summaries of Spain Topics for Final Test

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 in Spanish 3B

Good afternoon students, As promised, I have compiled a summary of the various topics of study for the Final Spanish Autonomy test. Those notes can be found below. Block 1 – Your Final Test will be on Thursday of next week. Block 8 – Your Final Test will be on Friday of next week. __________________________________________________________________ Galicia Galicia one of the autonomies of Spain. The main language is Galego which is a mixture of three other languages: Arabic, Latin, and Spanish.It is spoken by 3 million people.  Santiago de Compostela is the capital of Galicia, it is also the final destination of Camino de Santiago. Camino de Santiago is a network of pilgrimage routes that connect pilgrims to different areas around North Spain. Galicia’s main source of food is fish and seafood because they have many fishing ports there. Famous food from there include Galician Almond cake (Santiago de Tarte), Pulpo a la Feria, and Salpicon de Mariscos (last two feature seafood). Galicia has there own special kind of bagpipes called gaita. This music and food is heavily features in their festivals. Galician festivals are known for being extravagant. Most festivals are celebrating some religious holiday. __________________________________________________________________ Cantabria y Asturias La Reconquista de Covadonga Also known as battle of covadonga, Battle between muslims and christians and the muslims invaded from the north. Pelayo took charge as the leader of the conflict and led them to victory with a cross in his hand. THe cross would later find its spot on asturias flag Las Cuevas de Altamira Caves that were found in Cantabria, and contained ancient paintings all over the walls. Found 3,000 years ago, they are over 35,000 years old. They are located in Mount Visperas. They are over 1,000 feet long. Pantortillas de Reinosa It is a cookie like pastry with sugar and cinnamon. It is very popular in spain but is exclusive to spain. It is very hard to find in other places. It is served in restaurants mainly for special occasions La Dama de Elche La Dama de Elche is a statue that was used as a funeral urn. It was discovered on August 4, 1897, by Manuel Campello Esclapez. It is now located in the National Architecture Museum in Madrid. __________________________________________________________________ El País Vasco Flag The flag is red, green, and white. The red represents the Bay of Biscay. The green represents the cross of Saint Andrew and the Tree of Gernika. The white represents God Vitoria- Gasteiz Vitoria-Gasteiz is the capital of the Basque Country. It is the Basque’s largest country. The city holds the house of parliament and locates the seat of the government. The city has a climate influenced by the ocean Bilbao The city of Bilbao is the largest city of the Basque Country. Bilbao is a normal city, but the architecture is very impressive. The Guggenheim Museum is en Bilbao and has...

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A Brief History of Spain

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 in Spanish 3B

Spanish 3B Students – We will be using this in class to go over the history of Spain. Feel free to download this to your Chromebooks. The History Of Spain

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Spanish 3A – Autonomy Summaries

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 in Spanish 3A, Spanish 3B

Galicia Galicia one of the autonomies of Spain. The main language is Galego which is a mixture of three other languages: Arabic, Latin, and Spanish.It is spoken by 3 million people.  Santiago de Compostela is the capital of Galicia, it is also the final destination of Camino de Santiago. Camino de Santiago is a network of pilgrimage routes that connect pilgrims to different areas around North Spain. Galicia’s main source of food is fish and seafood because they have many fishing ports there. Famous food from there include Galician Almond cake (Santiago de Tarte), Pulpo a la Feria, and Salpicon de Mariscos (last two feature seafood). Galicia has there own special kind of bagpipes called gaita. This music and food is heavily features in their festivals. Galician festivals are known for being extravagant. Most festivals are celebrating some religious holiday. __________________________________________________________________ Cantabria y Asturias La Reconquista de Covadonga Also known as battle of covadonga, Battle between muslims and christians and the muslims invaded from the north. Pelayo took charge as the leader of the conflict and led them to victory with a cross in his hand. THe cross would later find its spot on asturias flag Las Cuevas de Altamira Caves that were found in Cantabria, and contained ancient paintings all over the walls. Found 3,000 years ago, they are over 35,000 years old. They are located in Mount Visperas. They are over 1,000 feet long. Pantortillas de Reinosa It is a cookie like pastry with sugar and cinnamon. It is very popular in spain but is exclusive to spain. It is very hard to find in other places. It is served in restaurants mainly for special occasions La Dama de Elche La Dama de Elche is a statue that was used as a funeral urn. It was discovered on August 4, 1897, by Manuel Campello Esclapez. It is now located in the National Architecture Museum in Madrid. __________________________________________________________________ El País Vasco Flag The flag is red, green, and white. The red represents the Bay of Biscay. The green represents the cross of Saint Andrew and the Tree of Gernika. The white represents God Vitoria- Gasteiz Vitoria-Gasteiz is the capital of the Basque Country. It is the Basque’s largest country. The city holds the house of parliament and locates the seat of the government. The city has a climate influenced by the ocean Bilbao The city of Bilbao is the largest city of the Basque Country. Bilbao is a normal city, but the architecture is very impressive. The Guggenheim Museum is en Bilbao and has many different shapes and styles of art. Guggenheim Museum A very popular tourist attraction. Located in Bilbao, and was created with many different forms and styles. It is a great example of the amazing architecture from the Basque Country. San Sebastian San Sebastian has many beautiful beaches. The sculptures are created with forms of...

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Share your notes!

Posted on Jan 31, 2017 in Spanish 3A, Spanish 3B

Good morning, This is just a quick reminder that I would like you to share your Notes on the Student / Spain presentations with me. This is the last grade that is going into the 2nd marking period and if I do not have access to your notes, I cannot give you a grade. Please double check to make sure I have access to them. See you all in class! Sr. H

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