Interdisciplinary Spanish and history lesson on Columbus’s discovery of America

On Wednesday, 11 May 2022, the students of II-5 and II-6 classes, who learn Spanish, could listen and learn more about Columbus’s discovery of America, first in English and then in Spanish.

The special guest was Guillermo Alamo, the physical and health education teacher from the Canary Islands who visited Savremena Secondary school as a part of activities within Erasmus+ KA122 - SCH project Routes between IES César Manrique and the 21st century Europe.

At the beginning of the class, teacher Sanja introduced the topic and provided some historical facts on the discovery of America, which was followed by activities through an educational app Quizzlet. Then, students could listen to teacher Milica talking about the same topic in Spanish. During this part of the lesson, the students analysed an Instagram page devoted to Columbus, searching for words and extending their vocabulary.

Guillermo Alamo speaks about Hispanism Day

Our guest Guillermo took active participation in the lesson and shared his thoughts on Hispanism Day, which is observed on 12 October in the memory of the discovery of America. He told us how that day is celebrated in Spain.

I am extremely pleased and proud to be the parent of a Savremena student. During my first encounter with the school management, when I asked about my child’s potential enrolment, I saw how much love, enthusiasm and professionalism you put in your work. I was impressed by your approach, ideas and methods. I couldn’t believe something like this existed in our country! It doesn’t take long to realise that this is a school you would recommend to everyone. Creativity, modern technology, top-quality education, and most of all, the humaneness that can be seen throughout the school, make it truly different and worthy of its name – Savremena Gimnazija. With such an approach, the success of this school and, consequently, our children’s success, is unavoidable. Congratulations! Jelena Đorđević, Andrija’s mum
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