Are you looking for a plan to help you explain Cinco de Mayo and its history to your students? Check out this one day Cinco de Mayo lesson plan for Spanish class! It’s perfect if you have devices in your classroom, with printable and digital options for you to choose from. It’s handy just in case you have students absent or need a sub plan!
Holidays Around the World Lesson Plan for Spanish Class: The Video
I have used this lesson with 6th-12th grade students, in exploratory, Spanish 1, and Spanish 2 classes. I have never tried a virtual field trip with elementary students, but if you teach upper elementary and have students who are very comfortable with technology, you might try it with your upper el ed students. This fit well in a 45-50 minute class period, but if your classes are much longer, you might like this plan instead!
Cinco de Mayo Lesson Plan for Spanish Class
- Start of class routine – click here to learn more!
- Share link to map for them to explore – learn more about virtual field trips here
- Pass out graphic organizer or comprehension questions
- Fast finisher! Choose from Geoguessr, a list of YouTube videos, or one of the printable resources here
Take a Closer Look at the Virtual Field Trip
- interactive map with pictures, short readings, and videos
- printable graphic organizer and comprehension questions
- Google Slides graphic organizer and comprehension questions
- instructions for assigning this digitally in Google Classroom
- answer key for the comprehension questions
- All components of this resource are included in Spanish AND English so you can mix and match for your students’ levels!
Fast Finisher Options
As students finish the virtual field trip at their own pace, it’s nice to have a fast finisher. Check out these options:
- YouTube videos: Tío Spanish and Dreaming Spanish are great options!
- Printable reading activity
- Infographic and comprehension activity
Need more ideas?
Check out these posts for more holiday activities for your Spanish students!
- Cinco de Mayo Activities and Lesson Plans for Spanish Class
- Digital Cinco de Mayo Activities for Spanish Class