Great Short Films for Spanish Class Spookiness!

La Leyenda del Espantapájaros

Teaching with movies is still one of the best ways to engage students in the language classroom. When you find a good Spanish language short film that includes cultural pieces you can tie back in with current festivals, you got a winner. This short movie from Spain is one of the best you can find on YouTube for the Halloween season. Although Halloween is not really celebrated in Spain, this movie gives you the eerie Halloween feeling and an opportunity to tie in some Spanish culture to your lesson plans. For example, the Spanish PowerPoint that goes along with the resources below includes pictures of the famous Don Quijote windmills of Castilla La Mancha in Spain, typical Spanish villages, and essential vocabulary. Click the image below to download our full lesson plans that include crosswords, word searches and visual presentations that make teaching this film a breeze!  These Spanish worksheets in pdf form and in PowerPoint are easily adjustable, match well with free Quizlet and Kahoot resources, and make perfect lesson plans for Spanish 1 to AP Spanish.