Exploring Spanish-Speaking Latin America


With more than 400 million native speakers of Spanish, it is the second most spoken language in the world. Around the world, 20 countries & the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico speak Spanish as their official language...many of which are located in Latin America. Although they may all speak the same language, these countries and territory have vast differences not only in the way the language is spoken but in their culture and heritage.

Países latinoamericanos

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Venezuela
  • Uruguay

La Tarea

As you explore Spanish-Speaking Latin America, use this site to guide you through the unit. To begin the unit, you will complete a scavenger hunt using CultureGrams. As a culminating project for the unit, you will each be presenting your Latin American country to your classmates. Your presentation will include the following:

  • "If You're Not from ___________" picture book in English & Spanish created using the Book Creator chrome app.
  • Presentation written/presented in Spanish containing interesting facts about:
      • Geography
      • Historical/Political Information
      • People
      • Daily Life - both city and rural (including major crops)
      • Business (including exports or major products)
      • Cultural Arts - music, film, books, art (include music or video)
      • Architecture
      • Influential People - including a ChatterPix with a famous quote
      • Tourism - sites of interest to visitors
  • Top Ten Tips for Travellers Infographic created using Piktochart
  • Prepared Native Dish