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The first of these video resources introduce primary students to Spanish by immersing them in the language—all instruction is in Spanish—and by engaging them in participatory lessons addressing arts and humanities content.

The next set of video resources explore the world at the time of the early Roman Empire.

  • ¡Arte y Más! | Fun with faces (Diversión con caras)

    In this video, Señora Alicia introduces body parts: el ojo, los ojos, la boca, la oreja, las orejas, la nariz using pictures and after that, she reviews the command toca using the same body parts.

    This video was adapted from ¡Arte y más!, originally produced by KET as a complete curriculum for primary-level Spanish based on arts and humanities content. Spanish teachers can use these resources in traditional or online instruction to reinforce language acquisition and teach about Latin American culture.

    Grades: PreK-3
  • ¡Arte y Más! | Can you do what I do? (¿Puedes hacer lo que yo hago?)

    In this video, Susana gives Señora Alicia new commands: toque la silla, toque la mesa y la silla, toque la planta, toque la planta y la mesa, toque la planta y la silla, camine, and siéntese. After modeling the new command, Señora Alicia reviews the following commands: levántate, siéntate, camina, manos atrás, and salta dos veces.

    This video was adapted from ¡Arte y más!, originally produced by KET as a complete curriculum for primary-level Spanish based on arts and humanities content. Spanish teachers can use these resources in traditional or online instruction to reinforce language acquisition and teach about Latin American culture.

    Grades: PreK-3
  • ¡Arte y Más! | Paint my portrait (Pinta mi retrato)

    In this video, Señora Alicia compares Susana's photo with her portrait to demonstrate the difference between foto and retrato.

    This video was adapted from ¡Arte y más!, originally produced by KET as a complete curriculum for primary-level Spanish based on arts and humanities content. Spanish teachers can use these resources in traditional or online instruction to reinforce language acquisition and teach about Latin American culture.

    Grades: PreK-3
  • ¡Arte y Más! | Singing with Señor Enrique (Cantando con el Señor Enrique)

    In this video, Señora Alicia y Susana invite Señor Enrique to sing "Cabeza, brazos, piernas, pies", in a fast way and then in a slow way to review body parts.

    This video was adapted from ¡Arte y más!, originally produced by KET as a complete curriculum for primary-level Spanish based on arts and humanities content. Spanish teachers can use these resources in traditional or online instruction to reinforce language acquisition and teach about Latin American culture.

    Grades: PreK-3
  • ¡Arte y Más! | Count with me (Cuenta conmigo)

    To introduce the numbers nine and 10 in Spanish, Señora Alicia shares her bolsa de sorpresas with the students. This surprise bag contains 10 authentic objects from Central America.

    This video was adapted from ¡Arte y más!, originally produced by KET as a complete curriculum for primary-level Spanish based on arts and humanities content. Spanish teachers can use these resources in traditional or online instruction to reinforce language acquisition and teach about Latin American culture.

    Grades: PreK-3
  • ¡Arte y Más! | Black and white (Negro y blanco)

    In this video, Señora Alicia teaches the colors black and white using buttons. She also sings the song "Los botones."

    This video was adapted from ¡Arte y más!, originally produced by KET as a complete curriculum for primary-level Spanish based on arts and humanities content. Spanish teachers can use these resources in traditional or online instruction to reinforce language acquisition and teach about Latin American culture.

    Grades: PreK-3
  • ¡Arte y Más! | Dancing Hands (Manos que bailan)

    In this video, Señor Enrique plays fast and slow music. Señora Alicia asks students to do locomotor movements (baila, corre, para atrás, para adelante, da una vuelta) when he plays fast music, and to do non-locomotor movements (los pies no se mueven, movemos loa brazos, doblamos las piernas, movemos la mano, las dos manos) when he plays slow music.

    This video was adapted from ¡Arte y más!, originally produced by KET as a complete curriculum for primary-level Spanish based on arts and humanities content. Spanish teachers can use these resources in traditional or online instruction to reinforce language acquisition and teach about Latin American culture.

    Grades: PreK-3
  • ¡Arte y Más! | Do you like molas? (¿Te gustan las molas?)

    In this video, Susana and Señora Alicia greet each other, and review colors and the expressions me gusta and te gusta as they discuss the colorful molas from Panama.

    This video was adapted from ¡Arte y más!, originally produced by KET as a complete curriculum for primary-level Spanish based on arts and humanities content. Spanish teachers can use these resources in traditional or online instruction to reinforce language acquisition and teach about Latin American culture.

    Grades: PreK-3
  • ¡Arte y Más! | Hot Chocolate (Chocolate caliente)

    In this video, Señora Alicia prepares hot chocolate just as they do in Mexico, rolling the molinillo in her palms to beat the special Mexican chocolate and hot milk until foamy. While beating the chocolate she says a traditional chant called "El chocolate."

    This video was adapted from ¡Arte y más!, originally produced by KET as a complete curriculum for primary-level Spanish based on arts and humanities content. Spanish teachers can use these resources in traditional or online instruction to reinforce language acquisition and teach about Latin American culture.

    Grades: PreK-3
  • ¡Arte y Más! | Counting Bears (Contando osos)

    In this video, Señora Alicia invites students to count with her. She reviews the numbers up to 20 by counting 19 bears and Goldilocks or Ricitos de Oro (19+1=20).

    This video was adapted from ¡Arte y más!, originally produced by KET as a complete curriculum for primary-level Spanish based on arts and humanities content. Spanish teachers can use these resources in traditional or online instruction to reinforce language acquisition and teach about Latin American culture.

    This video was adapted from ¡Arte y más!, originally produced by KET as a complete curriculum for primary-level Spanish based on arts and humanities content. Spanish teachers can use these resources in traditional or online instruction to reinforce language acquisition and teach about Latin American culture.

    Grades: PreK-3
  • ¡Arte y Más! | The Magic Box (La caja mágica)

    In this video, Susana shares the contents of her caja mágica with Señora Alicia and students. In the magic box, there are circles, rectangles, triangles, and squares. Señora Alicia invites students to count the geometric shapes and introduces the number catorce.

    This video was adapted from ¡Arte y más!, originally produced by KET as a complete curriculum for primary-level Spanish based on arts and humanities content. Spanish teachers can use these resources in traditional or online instruction to reinforce language acquisition and teach about Latin American culture.

    Grades: PreK-3
  • ¡Arte y Más! | Goldilocks en Español (Ricitos de Oro en Español)

    In this video, Señora Alicia reviews the events of the story of Ricitos de Oro y Los Tres Osos to introduce plot- primero (first) the three bears go for a walk, después (after) Ricitos de Oro tests the small chair and she liked it a lot, entonces (then) she ate the soup from the small bowl, entonces (then) Ricitos de Oro fell asleep on the small bed, and al final (at the end) Ricitos de Oro woke up and saw the three bears and ran away.

    This video was adapted from ¡Arte y más!, originally produced by KET as a complete curriculum for primary-level Spanish based on arts and humanities content. Spanish teachers can use these resources in traditional or online instruction to reinforce language acquisition and teach about Latin American culture.

    Grades: PreK-3
  • A Roman’s-Eye View: The Italian Peninsula

    In this video, students explore Italy, the boot-shaped peninsula in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's northern boundary is a mountain range called the Alps. Another mountain range, the Apennine Mountains, runs the length of the peninsula. This range has the effect of breaking the peninsula into smaller regions. Rome obtained the islands of Sicily, Sardinia, and Corsica after its conflicts with Carthage in North Africa.

    Grades: 9-12
  • A Roman’s-Eye View: Italian Seaports and Resorts

    This video provides a virtual tour of several important seaports in Italy during the height of the Roman empire in the 1st century A.D.. Several coastal cities along the Italian peninsula became large trading centers as Romans found benefits in using ships for transporting goods. Other coastal cities became vacation spots.

    Grades: 9-12
  • A Roman’s-Eye View: The Provinces

    In this video, students take a virtual tour of five major provinces, or regions, of the Roman Empire during its height in the 1st century A.D.: Hispania, Gaul, Germania, Italy, and Greece. Students learn about the prominent geographical features of each province. Hispania, a peninsula, was the western-most province of the empire. Gaul was divided into two parts by a mountain range called the Alps. Greece is characterized by its many islands and the Isthmus of Corinth. Students consider how these geographical features affected life in those provinces.

    Grades: 9-12
  • A Roman’s-Eye View: The Capital

    In this video, students take a virtual tour of the city of Rome, capital of the Roman empire, during the 1st century A.D. The location of Rome, situated 15 miles inland on the banks of the Tiber River, offered it protection from naval attack as well as access to the wealth of sea trade. The seven hills upon which Rome was founded offered it further protection from attack as well as flooding. The city’s extensive system of aqueducts transported water from as far as 50 miles away to many public fountains and baths. Students visit one such fountain, the Fontana di Trevi, constructed in the 18th century.

    Grades: 9-12
  • A Roman’s-Eye View: The Circle of Earth

    This video takes students on a virtual tour of the Roman Empire at its height during the 1st century A.D.. Students learn that Romans were familiar with only three of the seven continents, and that they called the world a “circle of earth” that wrapped around the Mediterranean Sea. Students explore the impact of a geographical feature such as the Mediterranean Sea on Roman trade and war, and by extension, on the development of European history up to modern times.

    Grades: 9-12

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