Help me brainstorm a topic for a presentation for class. :)

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    girly_girl09posted 13 years ago

    I have to take a few language classes for my degree and decided to pursue Spanish since I had it in high school.  This semester, I have to do a 30 minute presentation on a topic that relates to Spanish culture.

    Worst comes to worst, I'll just do an overview of a country.
    However, I'd like to do something a bit more focused and creative. I'm really annoyed because I can usually think of great topics for projects like this, but I think this is so tricky because there are literally hundreds of thousands of topics that I could choose... ahhhh!

    So, any suggestions for a VERY indecisive girl would be very much appreciated! smile

    Also, g2g to bed, but I will check back on here tomorrow. Thanks in advance! big_smile

    1. greathub profile image63
      greathubposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You can deliver presentations about about:

      -Bull fighting
      -Spanish Fashion
      -Spanish history

      -History of spanish language itself e.g. words borrowed from other langauges like word dinero was taken from arabic word dinar.

      -Spanish products that are famous all over the world. How they became famous, why they became famous.

      -spanish social habits or customs.

      - spanish have a tomato festival every year. you can persent that also.

      - there are customs and traditions in every country that are "exotic" for people of other countries. you can search those customs.

      Hope this helps!

    2. ledefensetech profile image70
      ledefensetechposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You could do something about the quinceanera bash that girls have in hispanic countries.  Or something about Las Dias de los Muertos.  Interestingly enough they practice a from of that in the Philippines.  A third topic could be the emphasis the Mexican people put on saints and angels and how the Church used them to supplant belief in the old Aztec gods. 

      I know it's all Mexican dominated, but that's what I know best.  Anyway good luck.

    3. stoneangel444 profile image61
      stoneangel444posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Have you by chance considered drawing a conparison between the spanish culture and language to that of other countries? I have always found it interesting that people who speak more than one language adapt to other languages and cultures more freely.Hope this gives rise to some inspiration.

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    lynnechandlerposted 13 years ago

    you could do a food themed presentation. we did one in german class where we brought in different deserts that they serve.

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      Aquaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Someone did this for my Soc. class last semester - it was so much fun!

  3. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 13 years ago

    1. Michael Willis profile image67
      Michael Willisposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, great picture. Is this in Barcelona?

      1. Misha profile image63
        Mishaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Yep, it's Sagrada Familia smile

        1. Michael Willis profile image67
          Michael Willisposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          That is an awesome architecture design.

          1. Misha profile image63
            Mishaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Yeah, that's why I suggested it here. If someone says Spain, this is the first thing that comes to my mind. smile

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              Aquaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

              well that and tapas and sangria! smile

            2. rmcrayne profile image92
              rmcrayneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

              Lots of drama in that photo Misha, but the good kind smile

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    cosetteposted 13 years ago

    Spanish folk art is really interesting, and really colorful. or music or even food. i have this thing hanging on my door of my bedroom - it is los corona des flores ...i'm sure you know what that means. anyway, i think things like the history or meaning of objects like that would make for an interesting talk. good luck. i'm out of here too my head is about to split in two!

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      Leta Sposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Food always makes you very popular. smile You could have samples of different styles of Tapas and red wines! ...the nightlife is supposed to be really cool and different from here, given the structure of their day.

      Also, you know Elena, a hubber here, is from Spain. You could interview her.

  5. dutchman1951 profile image59
    dutchman1951posted 13 years ago

    How much time do you have, is it due right away, have they given writen guidelines?

  6. Eaglekiwi profile image76
    Eaglekiwiposted 13 years ago

    All I can think of is Bullfighting and Spanish Rice-GOOD LUCK gg!

  7. rmcrayne profile image92
    rmcrayneposted 13 years ago

    History of the Alhambra
    Malaga, great beach town and hometown of Antonio Banderas
    Impact of US Navy presence on local culture
    Flamenco dancing
    Running of the bulls
    Why does most of the world’s sherry come from Jerez
    Gypsies in Spain
    Toledo gold
    Lladro (Valencia)
    Ronda city with wall and ravine
    Arcos cliff town

    Good luck.  Let us know how it goes.

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    girly_girl09posted 13 years ago

    Wow....thanks to ALL for the awesome ideas. big_smile I definitely see a bunch that have inspired me...I'm late for a class now, but can't wait to come back on here and look into these ideas further.

    Thank you!!!

  9. Aya Katz profile image82
    Aya Katzposted 13 years ago

    Girly_girl, is your presentation going to be in Spanish? If so, you need to present on something you have the vocabulary to talk about.

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      girly_girl09posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thankfully, no. This is Spanish 101. big_smile I speak enough conversational Spanish because of high school, so I could take a pleasant vacation (or do a presentation on a dream vacation), however speaking non-stop 30 minutes in the language would be challenging at this point. big_smile

  10. wrenfrost56 profile image56
    wrenfrost56posted 13 years ago

    Spanish dance and music.

  11. Aya Katz profile image82
    Aya Katzposted 13 years ago

    Yeah, it would be challenging, but it would be better for your progress in language acquisition!

  12. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 13 years ago

    Why not do a presentation on Rapa Nui (Easter Island).  I did that in my Spanish class, which was an original idea no one else came up with.  You could discuss how the people of Easter Island have lost much of their native Polynesian language to Spanish, and how they are trying to teach the younger generation the language once more.  Easter Island is quite a fascinating place.

  13. torimari profile image70
    torimariposted 13 years ago

    I had to do something like this for Italian class, and I did mine on Italian cinema/films. I've seen a few Spanish films too, and like Italian, they are quite different than American films. It may be worth noting and will be fun exploring.

    And, in a good way. They tend to evoke much more emotion and meaning with simple plots of everyday life occurences. At least, the ones I've seen...and maybe I felt so because they were similar to Italian movies which are traditionally like what I described (Il Postino, Cinema Paradiso, La Vita e' Bella...). I know my experience is with my Italian college classes, but I felt this subject was similar to my presentation...except Spanish. smile Sorry I can't make many suggestions other than like...Pan's Labirynth.

    Just a thought!

  14. LondonGirl profile image81
    LondonGirlposted 13 years ago

    How about Spanish dancing? That's colourful and interesting.


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