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Like language, food plays a defining role in cultural identity. Aromatic spices, regional flavors and family recipes offer insight into the culture and history of a people.
One dish synonymous with Spanish culture is paella, a savory entrée from Valencia, Spain. Just as languages have evolved across the world, so have recipes. Download one—or all—of the activities below and give your students a taste of Spanish culture, vocab and an extra credit project the whole class can enjoy.
See how different cultures have influenced paella around the globe—and the history behind it.

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Test your students’ knowledge of culinary terms with this Sizzling Vocab one-sheeter.

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This collaborative (and delicious) project gets students cooking and speaking Spanish.

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Take your Spanish lessons further

Culture, culinary traditions and history bring Spanish lessons to life.