lunes, 30 de enero de 2017

Casa Dividida: Álbum de Recortes

Image result for casa dividida chris mercerI LOVE Chris Mercer's book Casa Dividida (click here to purchase)! There isn't a teacher's guide out yet, so I had my students make a scrapbook, or álbum de recortes... and I was amazed at what some of my students did with the Álbum de Recortes project (click here for doc)! Doing this unit during the last three weeks of my Cultura y Civilización was fantastic. It was definitely a student-centered unit and students were really interacting with the book, the historical content in it, the different perspectives, and the big ideas of la Revolución. I am sharing some examples of pages from the Álbum de Recortes in case anyone wants to do this in the future.

I have made some changes to the original assignment because this ended up being a tremendous amount of work for the students and correcting for me! Next time, I will have students do every other chapter, instead of every chapter.

Again, if you want to teach about Cuba in level 3+, I highly recommend Chris Mercer's book Casa Dividida from TPRS!

I am going to link some more examples, but here are some sample pages from on student's álbum de recortes:

Capítulo 7: El Che vino a cenar

  • Describe este capítulo con una oración.
  • Escribe tres oraciones claves de este capítulo.
  • Imagina que tú podrías tener un héroe nacional en tu casa para cenar. ¿Quién sería? ¿Por qué? ¿Cómo sería similar y/o diferente de la cena que la familia de José tuvo con Che Guevara?
  • En tu opinión, ¿es justo que el gobierno de Cuba nacionalice todas las compañías del país? ¿Por qué sí o no?
 Capítulo 9: La educación de Luisa

  • Describe este capítulo con una oración.
  • Escribe dos citas de Che Guevara y escribe tu opinión sobre cada una.
  • Haz una lista de las cosas importantes en la vida de Luisa.
  • El Ministerio de Cultura censuró la música de Rolando, ¿por qué? En tu opinión, ¿hay situaciones en que la música debe ser censurada? ¿Cuándo? ¿Dónde? ¿Por qué?

  Capítulo 11: Las dos muertes de Antony Santos

  • Describe este capítulo con una oración.
  • ¿Qué le pasó a Antony? ¿Cuál de las versiones piensas que sea real? ¿Por qué?
  • Explica el significado de la cita "Patria o muerte." ¿Suena familiar (New Hampshire)?

  Capítulo 12: Grandes noticias

  • Describe este capítulo con una oración.
  • Haz lo que quieras para explicar, resumir, reflejar, opinar, personalizar, hacer conexiones con la historia de nuestro país, y/o analizar este capítulo.


Click here to see 3 more pages. This is one of my top students and she put a lot of time and effort in to this!

I highly recommend this book if you want to teach a unit about Cuba!

3 comentarios:

  1. I'm in the middle of reading this book, and I'm anticipating seeing how the author is going to deal with the very complex issues of Cuba. My mother was born and raised there, and I was able to go there with her this past November. Thank you for posting about this book!
    -Kathy Griffith

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  2. This is AWESOME!!!! I am using this book as my spine for one quarter next year. I am thinking that the kids could maybe choose five chapters to create a scrap book? But is that enough? I really want them to catch the richness of this book.

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  3. This is AWESOME!!!! I am using this book as my spine for one quarter next year. I am thinking that the kids could maybe choose five chapters to create a scrap book? But is that enough? I really want them to catch the richness of this book.

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