For a few years, I taught with a textbook that had a whole unit based in Oaxaca, Mexico! During that time I wrote a few blog posts about activities that I did throughout that unit, so I thought it would be a good idea to put all of the posts about Oaxaca in one place, in case you have a similar unit in your Spanish class! Check out these ideas for how to visit Oaxaca in Spanish class!
Introduce your students to Oaxaca through Instagram
Social media, Youtubers (speaking of, check out my Youtube here!), and bloggers are becoming my favorite. Because they document EVERYTHING. Everything. And because they document and share everything, it’s easier to find and share it with your classes! Check out this post for using Instagram posts as you visit Oaxaca in Spanish class.
Prepositions in Spanish and Google Maps
Our Oaxaca unit also covered our prepositions of location and giving directions. A fun way to tie this in was to use Google My Maps to put the students “in” the city for real and help them look at where places are located as they explore the city! Learn more about this activity here.
QR Code Interpretive Reading Activity
Send your students on an adventure through the city! Students read the directions and follow the information to go from place to place in the city. This activity builds off of the prepositions activity described above, so students are somewhat familiar with the map and digging deeper into it! Read the post here.
La Ciudad de Oaxaca Cultural Reading & Activities
Bring your students to Oaxaca with a printable and digital cultural lesson! Students explore the infographic or Google Slides, then answer the comprehension questions or complete the graphic organizer. It’s a great option to help your students explore the city!
Visiting Oaxaca in Spanish Class
I hope these ideas for Oaxaca are helpful to you! If you have a similar unit, I’d love to hear what other activities and ideas you use in your own classroom!