Latin America Solidarity Centre

Countries in Latin America

AIM

Students learn in detail the main aspects of a Latin American country and compare it to Ireland.

 

MATERIALS

Cardboard, glue, blue tack, sellotape, markers, colour pencils etc. to make the poster.

Info sheets (here).

 

LINKS TO THE CURRICULUM

Junior Cycle: Strand 3: Socio-cultural knowledge and intercultural awareness, linked to LO 3.1, 3.2, 3.7.

Senior Cycle: III. Cultural awareness, 3, 4.

 

METHODOLOGY

Divide the group into smaller groups of 3 or 4. Give each group a pack with information about one country in Latin America.

 

Each group will have to design a poster using this information and show it to the other groups introducing the main facts about the country.

 

Once all participants have shown their posters, invite them to compare their findings to Ireland. If they were to make a poster of Ireland, what would they include?

 

PRACTISE YOUR SPANISH

  • The poster should be done in Spanish.
  • Instead of providing them with the information, you can askĀ them to go online and find it themselves.
  • They will explain as much as they can about their poster to their class.

 

CONNECTIONS WITH IRELAND AND TAKING ACTION

Look at the similarities and differences between the countries shown and Ireland, and discuss how living in one part of the world or another can determine our lives.