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Spanish Language Websites: Intermediate through Advanced

  • ¡Azúcar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, showcases the life and art of Cuban-born Pop singer, Celia Cruz, with documents, photographs, and video and audio clips of her performances. Intermediate students.
  • Educabolivia:Ámerica precolombina: Mujeres
    PowerPoint on Pre-Columbian women, with a teacher’s guide; Site covers the role of women in Pre-Columbian society through female images in art and sculptures. Intermediate through advanced older students.
  • La diversidad cultural de México
    From the Dirección General de Culturas Populares, this site contains a wealth of factual information about the multitude of indigenous cultures of Mexico and their wider significance. Intermediate through advanced students.
  • Historias del cielo. La astronomía a través de los mitos 
    From the Ministerio de Educación de España, Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas, asite on astronomy and the mythology of the heavens, with music and readings on figures of Greek mythology, the stars, and constellations. Intermediate through advanced students. 
  • Libro de Texto de TERCERO DE PRIMARIA – Educación Artística
    From the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México), a searchable and downloadable online textbook with high quality visuals, vocabulary, and text on appreciating and analyzing the arts, both visual and performing, with activities that invite participation by students. Intermediate through advanced students.
  • Libro de Texto de SEGUNDO DE PRIMARIA — Formación Cívica y Ética
    From the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México), a searchable and downloadable online textbook on civics and ethics, with high quality visuals and authentic fables to teach values, history, and good citizenship. Intermediate students.
  • Libro de Texto de CUARTO DE PRIMARIA — Español
    From the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México), a searchable and downloadable online literature and language textbook including extensive vocabulary, tongue teasers, questionnaires, self-evaluations, and factsheets for activities. Intermediate students.
  • Libro de Texto de CUARTO DE PRIMARIA — Formación Cívica y Ética
    From the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México), a searchable and downloadable online textbook covering values, freedom, patriotism (Mexico), and peace, with illustrations and questionnaires, factsheets and self evaluations. Intermediate through advanced students.
  • Libro de Texto de QUINTO DE PRIMARIA — Educación Artística
    From the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México), a searchable and downloadable online textbook for visual and performing arts education. Intermediate students.
  • Libro de Texto de QUINTO DE PRIMARIA — Español
    From the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México), a searchable and downloadable online textbook on Spanish, including analysis of texts, writing about history, reading and summarizing texts, rewriting texts on history, reading and writing poetry, reading comprehension, questionnaires and self-evaluations. Intermediate students.
  • Libro de Texto de QUINTO DE PRIMARIA — Formación Cívica y Ética
    From the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México), a searchable and downloadable online textbook on civics, including chapters on democracy, human rights, freedom and opposition to discrimination, with exercises, illustrated texts and evaluations.  Intermediate through advanced students.
  • Libro de Texto de QUINTO DE PRIMARIA — Geografía From the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México), a searchable and downloadable online textbook on civics and good citizenship, including chapters on democracy, human rights, freedom.  Intermediate students.
  • Libro de Texto de QUINTO DE PRIMARIA — Historia
    From the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México), a searchable and downloadable online textbook on history (mostly Mexican history), including timelines, text, visuals, questionnaires, self-evaluation. Intermediate through advanced students and native-speaking students.
  • Libro de Texto de SEXTO DE PRIMARIA — Educación Artística
    From the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México), a searchable and downloadable online textbook on art education, including visuals, photographs, vocabulary words, analyses of works of art and art appreciation.  Intermediate through advanced students.
  • Libro de Texto de SEXTO DE PRIMARIA — Español
    From the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México), a searchable and downloadable online textbook mostly on writing various kinds of texts, Including texts, on world history, with exercises, or questionnaires, including paragraph summary and rewriting. Intermediate through advanced students.  Pre-AP recommended.
  • Libro de Texto de SEXTO DE PRIMARIA — Geografía
    From the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México), a searchable and downloadable online textbook on geography, including cultural geography such as human migration and world economy, as well as research assignments. Intermediate students.
  • Mis Cositas Resources, Main Site 
    Teacher-produced site with a wealth of interactives, listening-comprehension, and video resources. Intermediate through advanced students. 
  • Museo Nacional del Prado PradoMedia media site includes audio, video, and images of exhibitions items in the collection as well as animation and games. Intermediate through advanced students.
  • Museo Nacional del Prado Audio Guides 
    Introduction and access to children’s audio tours as a fun way to learn about the masterpieces of the museum’s rich collections. Intermediate through advanced students.
  • Nuestro Chile
    Writings, heroes, history from Educarchile (portal educativo chileno). The site surveys the history, literature, and cultures of Chile. Intermediate through advanced students.
  • Posadas and other traditions of Mexico
    From Dirección General de Culturas Populares, a section of a larger site focusing on holidays celebrated in Mexico and their wider significance. Intermediate through advanced students.
  • Radio Educación, México
    From CONACULTA (Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes), this site showcases authentic audio materials on cultural and educational news from Mexico (México).  Advanced intermediate through advanced students.
  • La Red de Radioifusoras y Televisoras Educativas y Culturales de México A.C.
    Site contains authentic video and audio material that is educational or culturally informative and includes cuisine, dance, the arts, and news. Intermediate through advanced students.
  • El Viaje a Grecia
    From the Ministerio de Educación de España, Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas, a journey to Greece with maps, virtual visits, videos, interactive texts, and interactives on Greek philosophers, with a complete collection of resources related to Greek philosophy and citizenship. Intermediate through advanced students.

 

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