Cooking Show Final
For this project we had to create a video of us making a "Tapa" which is a traditional Mexican dish. For my group, we decided to make a empanada that had a chocolate dough and a caramel filling. The first part of this project was to write out our recipe in Spanish and to map out what we were going to say for the video. This was a challenging part of the project because it used a lot of words that we were unfamiliar with the food terms and how to make it sound like we were talking to an audience. After we had our recipe and script we had to film a video of us making the food and explain what we were doing with the ingredients. After filming we had to edit it so that it could be shown to the class. This project gave us incite to what different words for food were and how we could talk to an audience.
This project was based around a famous Spanish artist named Frida Kahlo who has impacted people through her well known self portraits. We started the project by reading the book told in Spanish “Frida” which told the story of Frida’s life and her accomplishments. This was an important part of the project because it would help us understand how to write in the past participle and would help our writing skills for later in the project. After reading the book we watched the Frida movie so that we could visualize what her experiences were like aside from reading about them. After we had seen the movie about Frida, we had to choose a celebrity to write biography about and make a painting of them. For my celebrity, I decided to do George Mcquinn who is a well known skier from Durango and has won many competitions. I think that the idea for my art piece was shown well, but the quality of the painting could have been better. I would have liked to spend more time on using paints to represent the dirt and lake other than colored pencil. Overall I have learned a lot from this project and my skill in writing in Spanish has improved tremendously.
Dia de Los Muertos
Calaveras Literarias are traditional at Dia de Los Muertos because they are meant to make fun of death and to celebrate death. Most people make their poems funny while others make them more serious. I chose to write a funny poem. My poem was about a friend who was a carpenter and while he was working his head fell off into a river so he had to go to New Mexico and get it. I think that my poem was funny because the person is someone everyone knows and its what his real job is.