It’s Hispanic Heritage Month, the perfect time to introduce geography for Spanish-speaking countries. If you’re looking for a fun way to practice, I’ve got you covered!
Here you can find a set of cards that teaches Hispanic countries, capitals, maps, and country shapes, as well as a few quick facts about each country. In this free download, you can also find directions for games like Go Fish, Concentration, and Slap-it. A color set is in included, as well as black and white in case you want your kids/students to color in the flags themselves. You’ll also get a map to label! Click here for your free Spanish-speaking countries and capitals game set.
Though I like to use games to introduce lists like this, remember that memorizing a list won’t necessarily produce students who love culture. If my students are going to connect to far away places, they needs stories, videos, food, and songs (and of course travel, if possible). Hopefully these fun games will help you painlessly and quickly introduce geography, so that when you do listen to a Colombian artist or watch a clip from Puerto Rico, everyone knows the context.
These links are helpful for remembering and connecting to Spanish-speaking countries:
Simple repetition for names/capitals, while showing map:
For older students (the original video is cool, but on the line for school-appropriate):
This fun song from Bomba Estéreo is great for discussing diversity in comprehensible language, and Hispanic nationalities:
Latinoamérica discusses environmental and social justice theme with powerful images of Latin America:
To find songs by Hispanic artists by country, check out this site:
I also have a set of Spanish-speaking countries and capitals for interactive notebooks for purchase on TpT: