Family infographics
Melanie Forehand
Vanderbilt University
August 28, 2018
Spanish
Novice (low, mid, high)
Less than one class period
Website
No Costs Involved

This assignment combines culture, vocabulary, and the presentational mode of speech. In this lesson, my students use www.canva.com to create an infographic about the families of a Spanish-speaking country. My goal with this project is to expose students to data about other countries, have students practice short descriptions, invite students to make comparisons with the United States, and have students use their infographic posters to practice speaking.

After introducing the necessary vocabulary, I assign students a country and have them complete the attached worksheet. The worksheet asks them guiding questions about the people in an average household. Students consult the UN and government data websites provided to answer the questions. Once students complete the worksheet, I ask students to make an infographic using the template from the Canva website. Students enter text about their country based on the data that they identified and select images from the selection of free pictures available on the site.

Upon completing their designs, the students use their infographics to give a one-minute talk about the country.

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