Possibilities for Topics .docx - Wikispaces

Document Sample
Possibilities for Topics .docx - Wikispaces Powered By Docstoc
					Possibilities for Topics – This list is not at all a complete list of the possible topics. It is
intended to give ideas and examples of things you could research.


Food
  -Analyze the food of a specific region and aspects that are unique to that area
  -Take a historical look at how different cultural contacts have influenced the food
  of an area
  -How have export products(coffee, bananas) affected the economy/culture of an
  area
  -Tapas
  -Guinea Pigs, worms on tacos, ants in Colombia, and other things we wouldn’t
  typically think of as food
Dating

School

Sports
  -Extreme Sports
  -Bullfights
  -Soccer
  -Jai alai

Beauty Pageants

Music
 -Types of music
 -Pop/Rock stars popular in Spanish-speaking countries
 -Crossover artists
 -Differences in instrumentation
 -Tejano, Nortena, Salsa,…
 -Who are those women on those Dr. Pepper commercials?

Economy
  -currency and exchange rates
  -devaluing currency
  -inflation rates

Language/linguistics
  What languages are spoken besides Spanish in Spanish-speaking countries?
  What influence has that had on Spanish?

Biography
  -conquistadors
  -artists
  -leaders of the independence movements
  -writers

Art
  -painting/painter
  -literature/writer – magical realism
  -demansque
  -Toledo steel
  -Folk art – arpilleras, skeletons for Day of the Dead

Current Events
  -Terrorism- comparison of ETA versus Al Qaeda, or Shining Path

Technology
  -The internet in Latin America –percentage of people with access
  -Location of regional Internet hubs
  -
Cars
  -low riders
  -Hispano-Suizia

Religion
  -Missionaries – modern times or catholicism during colonial period
  -catholic, protestant, eastern, Islamic
  -Santeria
  -La Virgen de Guadalupe

Holidays
 -Carnival
 -Day of the Dead
 -La Epifinia/3 Kings Day

Conquistadors and the Conquest
The Colonial Period
El Dorado/ the Fountain of Youth
Independence for the Colonies
Roman or Greek Empire in Spain
The Moors in Spain
Rainforest/ Environmental Science/ Plants and Animals
Immigration- to the U.S./ to Spanish-speaking countries from Europe and Asia
Walker’s attempt to take over Nicaragua (What was a man from TN thinking?)
Confederate soldiers moving to Mexico
Spanish/ Mexican movie industry
Drug Trafficking/Gangs
Slavery in the Colonies
Panama Canal
Vanderbilt and Central American Trains – California and the gold rush via Central
America?
Spanish Civil War and Faulkner
Gypsy in Spain
Andrés Segovia – Spanish Guitar

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:4
posted:3/3/2012
language:
pages:3