Towards the end of the unit, the teacher will evenly and thoughtfully divide the class in two. One group is going to be representing the Nationalist party and the other will be representing the Republican Party. Students will have to defend their ideology and try to reason and convince the other group. Students will get a rubric and some strategies for effective speech. They will have to complete mini-tasks both days in order to make sure they utilize their time well. This will take a couple of classes to complete. The teacher will be supervising and helping both groups. When the class engages in the debate, a student moderator will lend authenticity to the process.
Rivas's book Que me queres, amor? (1996), a series of16 short stories, was adapted by director for his film, Lalengua de las mariposas (Butterfly). O Lápis doCarpinteiro, or The Carpenter's Pencil in English,has been published in nine countries and is the most widelytranslated work in the history of Galician literature.
The unit is designed to be covered within a period of 25-30 sessions, which are from forty to seventy minutes in length. We have a rotational period system that changes every day. The average class size will be twenty or so, a perfect number for the class discussions and the debates.
DVD X3694Credits and other information from the Internet Movie DatabaseButterfly (Butterfly Tongues)(Lengua de las mariposas) (Spain, 1999) Directed by José Luis Cuerda.