|The ProCon.org resources listed below can be used to supplement the instruction of AP Spanish Language and Culture and AP Spanish Literature and Culture. They are geared to match College Board learning outcomes and test preparation, while also advancing critical thinking with real-world information about important policy issues. Spanish teachers who are not preparing for the AP test may also find the resources useful.
“The AP Spanish Language and Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions).”
College Board, “AP Spanish Language and Culture,” collegeboard.org (accessed July 21, 2016)
“The AP Spanish Literature and Culture course uses a thematic approach to introduce students to representative texts (short stories, novels, poetry, and essays) from Peninsular Spanish, Latin American, and United States Hispanic literature. Students develop proficiencies across the full range of communication modes (interpersonal, presentational, and interpretive), thereby honing their critical reading and analytical writing skills. Literature is examined within the context of its time and place, as students reflect on the many voices and cultures present in the required readings. The course also includes a strong focus on cultural connections and comparisons, including exploration of various media (e.g., art, film, articles, literary criticism).”
College Board, “AP Spanish Literature and Culture,” collegeboard.org (accessed July 21, 2016)