WHAT: During a study of Costa Rica, 8th grade Spanish students write and produce an instructional video on making the traditional drink Resbaladera . . . complete with commercials (using vocabulary from the unit “Planning a Vacation”)

WHY:  Broadening students’ world view by exploring other cultures; hands-on, active learning reinforces understanding; creating work for an authentic audience enhances engagement; offering real-world opportunities to practice and apply new knowledge