Inside: Resources for Spanish class for the Netflix movie Pachamama. Teach a cultural unit centered around Pachamama in Spanish class.
Pachamama in Spanish class
If you are a Spanish teacher in Facebook groups, or a mom who uses the Kids account on Netflix, you have probably heard about the new film Pachamama. This cute animated movie is everything Spanish teachers want: culture-rich and appropriate! It takes place in an ancient village in the Andes and centers around Pachamama or Mother Earth, as well as the journey of a ten-year-old boy. You can see more in the trailer Pachamama Trailer
The film is rated PG and is a short 72 minutes long. (This means it would be a great sub plan with this guide!) You can find more about the level of appropriateness here, but I personally think it would work with 4th grade on up Spanish class or even an Exploratory class.
If you want to make a whole film unit, there are so many cultural themes for exploration including the following:
- The diverse indigenous people of South America
- The Incas
- Conquistadores & oro
- Pachamama & the environment
- Animals of the region – condor, llama, quirquincho, puma
- Food of the region- quinoa, potatoes, corn
- Legends of the Andes
- This song > Juan Antin – Somos la Nueva Tierra
Resources to save you time with Pachamama in Spanish class
Pachamama Movie Guide – Includes options for English comprehension or Spanish comprehension, character description and post viewing activities. The directions are in English, so it would be a great sub plan.
+NEW Character Introduction Slideshow – to introduce novice students to the characters before watching.
Compare & contrast to Dora y la Cuidad Perdida (which takes place in Peru)
The Inca Unit – here from Sra. Dentlinger
Pachamama Reading – here
Please let me know if there are more resources I should add!
If you are interested in MORE movie guide activities, check out this blog post with more information about all of my appropriate favorites. My others guides I have available are:
- El Camino de Xico + El camino de Xico bllog post
- Dora & the Lost City of Gold
- The Book of Life
- Maya y los tres