Are you looking for a plan to help you make it to Easter break? Check out this Semana Santa 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, need a sub plan, or have to switch to virtual teaching!
Watch 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, I would use this for about half of a block period and plan a follow up lesson, or an additional component beforehand.
Semana Santa Lesson Plan for Spanish Class
- Start of class routine – click here to learn more!
- Share link to map for them to explore
- Pass out graphic organizer or comprehension questions
- Fast finisher! Choose from Geoguessr, a list of YouTube videos, or a break writing activity
Take a Closer Look at the Virtual Field Trip
- Dominican Republic
- United States
Markers with images, videos, and readings about a variety of foods & traditions!
Click here to grab this activity!
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:
- Break Write & Draw Activity
- YouTube videos (ideas below)
- Easter Holiday – Beginner Spanish – Spanish Festivals #8
- Rick Steves’ European Easter: Sevilla’s Semana Santa
- Semana Santa, the Spanish Easter
- Rick Steves’ European Easter: Palm Sunday in Sevilla
- Have students write ~10 facts they learned about the celebration on a sheet of paper (or submit in a Google Form). You can use these for Running Dictation later!
Need more ideas?
Check out these posts for more seasonal activities for your Spanish students!
- Spring Activities for Spanish Class
- April Activities for Spanish Class
- Easter Activities for Spanish Class