I know many of us plan units around a topic, theme, or studying a particular country so today I wanted to share with you a few resources to teach about Colombia in your classroom! Just a quick note, there are so many amazing options out there, I tried to gather as many as I could, but if there’s something I’m missing, please feel free to drop a comment to help other teachers as they are planning!
Spanish Teachers from Colombia
Make sure you check out these amazing authors and creators to see what they have shared!
- Carolina at Fun for Spanish Teachers
- Profe Valentina
- Adriana Ramirez
- Spanish Cuentos
- Diego Ojeda
- Seño Bluemel
- Bilingual Marketplace
Readers Based in Colombia
Just a head’s up – I haven’t read all of these, but I have read books by these authors that have been amazing!! The ones I have not read myself I found recommended in a Spanish teachers’ group online, from others who have used them. It’s always a good idea to preview a book before adding it to your library with your specific classroom and learners in mind!
- Acuerdo Natural
- El Camino del Café
- Cómo salir de la zona de amigos
- El pequeño angel de Colombia
- Es posible soñar
- La marimba de mi abuelo
- Me perdí en Medellín
- El duende de Salento
- Peter va a Colombia
- La perezosa impaciente
- Un Nuevo Amanecer
- El Último Viaje
Shorts, Movies, and Documentaries
As always, I’d recommend watching these before showing them to your students. Just because it’s a good fit for one classroom doesn’t mean it’s a perfect fit everywhere! I’ve also tried to list where they can be found now, but we know the internet is always changing on us, so hopefully if they’re not on that host any longer it might be found through a quick Google!
- El color de las montañas (Netflix)
- Magia Salvaje
- Crime Diaries Night Out
- Sonic Forest (YouTube)
- La bruja (Netflix)
- La Niña
- El Niño de Medellín (Amazon)
- Encanto (Disney)
- Fruit at Bogotá’s Paloquemao Market – YouTube link
- Colombia’s folk beat has African roots – Cumbia
If you plan on watching Encanto with your students, this video may be helpful!
Here’s a few more resources you could use in your unit(s) on Colombia!
- Diana Trujillo – Plans from Spanish Plans
- Virtual Field Trip (Spanish & English)
- Country Report Project (Printable | Digital)
- Colombia Mini Book Printable
- Illustrated Alphabet
Resources to Teach about Colombia
I hope these are helpful for you as you plan your unit on Colombia! Like I mentioned in the beginning, I know there is so much to cover, so if you have a video, book, or another resource you love including, please feel free to share in a comment below so I can add it for others to see!