Making Spanish lessons accessible

At Orbitist, it has always been our goal to help people understand and explore the world around them. This includes enabling others to share that knowledge and create a continuous cycle of learning. 

That's why our ed-tech coordinator, Caitlin Gunner, created a series of maps for Spanish teachers. 

The "Did you know?" map gives fast facts about Spanish-speaking countries. 

The "Did you know?" map gives fast facts about Spanish-speaking countries. 

Using a variety of multimedia, these maps pinpoint cultural and historical features from different Spanish-speaking countries, including architectural feats, traditional dances, tipping customs, quinceañera practices, among others. And each map utilizes Spanish phrases with English translations to bridge the gap between languages.

"¡Bailamos! Let's Dance!" explores traditional and modern dances around the world.

"¡Bailamos! Let's Dance!" explores traditional and modern dances around the world.

As each lesson is its own map, it's easy for teachers to highlight country location and develop geographical understanding. Extra teaching resources are available in the map descriptions, too. 

These free maps are available here and can be accessed from any device. Feel free to try them out in your own classroom and share with other educators!

Do you have ideas for Orbitist educational tools? Reach out to us at support@orbitist.com.