With physical travel impossible, Einstein students Think Outside the Box
Students learning Spanish at Einstein are virtual tourists this year! In order to broaden their understanding of the cultures they are studying, students in Mrs. Kristin’s classes have been “traveling” throughout the Spanish-speaking world.
Under the knowledgeable guidance of Mrs. Kristin, Einstein’s Spanish-language learners have been to far-flung destinations like Madrid, Peru, Mexico City, Puerto Rico, and more! Through the interactive experience of classroom games, videos, independent research, and “vacation” slide shows, students delved into the history, culture, foods, and customs that belong to various Spanish-speaking regions. This year, virtual tourism has been especially popular. Students ambled virtually through Madrid’s el Parque Retiro and viewed paintings made famous by the Spanish masters as they strolled through el Prado art museum. Students gazed in awe from the base of la Basilica de Nuestra Guadlupe in Mexico City, and took turns “climbing” the steps of the Mayan pyramids in Parque Tikal, Guatemala. Sightseeing – from the plazas of Buenos Aires or the Ramblas of Barcelona – has been a favorite pastime of students in Mrs. Kristin’s Spanish classes!