¿Cuáles son 5 cosas interestantes sobre los tacos?

(según la infografía)

"Un día con un taquero"

por Luisito Comunica

¿Qué es un taco auténtico?

Explica unas variaciones y da tu opinión.

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Prep:

  • Students will need internet access

Daily Objective

By the end of the class, students should be able to talk about tacos at their proficiency level.

(different types, interesting facts, taqueros, etc.)

Video + Taco Infografia

Give students a chance to read through this information about tacos. Then challenge them to write out 5 interesting facts about tacos – in their own words! Share with the class.

Here’s the link to the original source of the infographic:

https://blog.expedia.mx/infografia-recorriendo-mexico-en-busca-del-mejor-taco-1701/

Tipos de Tacos

Pair students up to research different types of authentic Mexican tacos. Show the “13 Familias de Tacos”infografia. Give each group a number and they will be the expert and find out key ingredients in their type of taco. You can print copies of this infographic OR let them do their own research.

*They will most likey need to look up a few words they don’t know – that’s ok! 

 Original Source: https://www.hoytamaulipas.net/infografias/959/13-familias-de-tacos-en-la-gastronomia-mexicana-.html 

Have them create a visual (poster, digital collage) to show the main ingredients (and label them in Spanish) OR just report back to the class.

Then post the visuals around the room (on on class website) and let students vote for the following:

Most original taco

Their favorite taco 

 A type of taco they wouldn’t want to eat

¿Qué opinan los Mexicanos?

Now that students have shared their opinions, let them figure out what tacos are most popular among Mexicans. 

Original source: https://www.brunoticias.com/cuales-tacos-los-prefieren-los-mexicanos-lee-enterate/

Questions you could ask? 

¿Cuál es el taco más popular?

¿Cuál es el taco menos popular? 

Taquero Definition

Tacos are good – but who’s the real hero? TAQUEROS!

“Un día con un taquero”

Show the video. Luis is a popular video blogger and this particular video has almost 10 million views – it’s a great way to show the work and skill that goes into being a “taquero.” It’s more than ok if they don’t understand every word – they will still get to see a lot and pick up the main ideas!

Afterwards, see what they understood by asking some 5 W questions (who, where, when, etc) and ask them to make some inferences.

CHECK FOR LEARNING

Show the last image that has a few questions to reflect and answer.

(They could record a video, write it out, tell you in person, etc.)

If they are speaking, you can mark it on their progress (objective sheet).

Mark their “Objective Sheets” if they can do it at their proficiency target.

Remind them to be working on their “Experiences,” especially if one relates to this objective.

If they are using the “Unit Vocabulary Sheet,” give them time to write down what they learned today.

Share your resources and ideas with the community below!

19 Comments

  1. nverbon

    Buenas tardes,

    Por casualidad, ¿hay otra copia del infografia mejor? La versión aquí no se puede ver o leer bien. ¡Gracias por todo! ¡Me encanta usar este sitio!

    Nicholas

    Reply
    • Megan Smith

      Nicholas,

      I added the original link to the website where I found it in case that helps for printing. The best way for me to use it was to put it on the projector screen and zoom in. I’ll keep looking for a solution (or replacement).

      P.S. Glad you’re enjoying the lessons! Another food unit is coming soon! 🙂

      Reply
    • Megan Smith

      Christie,
      Yes! That’s another good example!

      Reply
  2. profesora.mallen

    Hi! Love your materials! I did want to say that the link for “Que opinan los mexicanos” gives me the following error: Not Found
    The requested URL /wp-content/uploads/infografias/infografias/2018/info_tacos_2018.pdf was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    Reply
    • Megan Smith

      I just set the button link to the WHOLE page – scroll down part way to see the infographic titled “Qué opinan…”

      Reply
    • Vinny Civarelli

      Thanks for sharing!

      Reply
  3. Samantha Page

    I worry my students are going to have trouble accessing this lesson because the authentic resources are not very comprehensible, in my opinion. They feel very “dense” with food vocabulary that my students (Novice High/Intermediate Low) likely do not know. There is a lot that I don’t understand in these resources, and I am Advanced Low…Could you recommend authentic resources that are more comprehensible?

    Reply
    • Megan Smith

      Maybe this: https://www.excursionesrivieramaya.es/tipos-tacos-mexicanos-encontraras-mexico/
      I’ll continue to search for authres – and I welcome your suggestions if you can find any better options.

      I’m going to challenge the idea that everything needs to be “very comprehensible.” I like to give my students a little variety. Some readings/listening are harder – it challenges them and that’s okay sometimes! I would suggest that you adjust the task, not search for “easier” resources. Your choice though!

      You may decide to use just a few pieces of the lesson instead of all steps, but I would give your students a chance to surprise you. If/when they do, let them know how great it is that they can pick out pieces of the authres, and infer meaning for other parts. I still don’t know all ingredients when I read a menu at a taco joint – but it forces me to find what I can figure out and something I like.

      Big ideas you may want them to learn:
      There are a LOT of different types of tacos and they aren’t the same as the Taco Bell version. (they may learn about 2-3 of them)
      There are many types of salsa and salsa is important! (red, green, habanero)
      There are two types of tortillas (and corn is usually most commonly used with authentic tacos).
      People who sell tacos are called taqueros.
      National taco day in Mexico is March 31.

      (I think most novice/IL students could handle this! Plus, your kids already did Desayunos – and that unit is much more challenging, imo!)

      Reply
  4. Karen Jordan

    The 13 familias de tacos link is not working for me.

    Reply
  5. Karen Jordan

    ¡Muchas gracias!

    Reply
  6. James Yoder

    I just got back from a nice spring break vacation in San Juan, PR. On my way to dinner one night, I saw the sign (linked below) outside of the Nacho Libre Cantina Mexicana. I thought it would be a good addition to the materials for this lesson. Feel free to use as you want.

    https://tinyurl.com/mastacos

    Reply
    • Kara Parker

      OMG! LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing.

      Reply
  7. Rachel Navarro

    I wanted to give my students some exposure to nahuatl and so I plan on showing them this webpage, which shows the nahuatl. The page also includes a nice section on types of tacos (dorados, ahogados, etc)

    https://loscabosmexicoblog.com/es/historia-del-taco/

    Reply
  8. Amanda Brincks

    For those of you who have access to Netflix, there is an original series called the Taco Chronicles, and each episode is dedicated to just one type of taco. It’s in Spanish and if you want you can turn on English subtitles.

    Reply
  9. Graciela Pacheco-Yanez

    Hi the link to – Que opinan los Mexicanos- it’s not working. Do you have another link to the source? Thank you

    Reply

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