Project Resources: Research Project Topic Ideas (Spanish/Hispanic)

Project Resources: Creative Project Areas of Interest (Spanish/Hispanic) via Wikimedia Commons

Project Resources: Creative Project Areas of Interest (Spanish/Hispanic) via Wikimedia Commons

Project Resources: Research Project Topic Ideas (Spanish/Hispanic)

IF YOU WANT TO IMMERSE YOURSELF IN HISPANIC CULTURE:

  • Research some aspect of culture of a particular Spanish-speaking country/region.
  • Research a national holiday in a Spanish-speaking country.
  • Research a religious holiday in a Spanish-speaking country.
  • Research a celebration in a Spanish-speaking country (quinceaƱera, wedding, or other life-cycle celebration).

IF YOU LIKE ART OR ARCHITECTURE:

  • Research a well-known Hispanic artist.
  • Research a specific piece of art created by a Hispanic artist.
  • Research a specific art form or art movement in a Spanish-speaking country/region.
  • Research the architecture of a Hispanic city.

IF YOU LIKE MUSIC:

  • Research a well-known Hispanic composer.
  • Research a well-known Hispanic musical group.
  • Research a specific Hispanic musical genre.
  • Research a well-known piece of Hispanic music (popular song, classical piece, opera, etc.).
  • Research the national anthem of a Spanish-speaking country and the history behind it.
  • Compare/contrast the musical traditions of 2 different Spanish-speaking countries.

IF YOU LIKE TO READ OR WRITE:

  • Research a well-known Hispanic writer.
  • Research a specific Hispanic literary genre.
  • Research a well-known piece of Hispanic literature.
  • Research current events in a Spanish-speaking country.
  • Research the literacy rates among Spanish-speaking countries.

IF YOU LIKE HISTORY OR GEOGRAPHY:

  • Research the history of a specific Spanish-speaking country.
  • Research a well-known Hispanic historical figure.
  • Research a well-known Hispanic world leader or political figure.
  • Research Hispanic immigration in the USA.
  • Research the Olmec, Aztec, Maya, Inca, or other indigenous civilization.
  • Research the geography of a specific Spanish-speaking country/region.
  • Research significant rivers, mountain ranges, or other geographical features of Latin America or Spain.
  • Research the ways in which the geography and climate of a specific Spanish-speaking country influence the diet of the people who live there.

IF YOU LIKE DANCE OR SPORTS:

  • Research a specific Hispanic dance form (flamenco, salsa, sardana, son, tango, cumbia, etc.).
  • Compare/contrast the dance forms of 2 different Spanish-speaking countries.
  • Research jai-alai, including its history and significance.
  • Research soccer in a specific Spanish-speaking country and the differences in the culture, importance, fan support, player attitudes, etc.
  • Research a well-known Hispanic athlete.
  • Research the national team of a particular sport in a specific Spanish-speaking country.

IF YOU LIKE FOOD:

  • Research the history, culture, and anthropological significance of a specific food item or dish from a specific Spanish-speaking country/region/people.
  • Research the typical diet of a specific Spanish-speaking country/region/people.
  • Compare/contrast the cuisine of 2 different Spanish-speaking countries.
  • Research the ways in which the geography and climate of a specific Spanish-speaking country influence the diet of the people who live there.
  • Research the wine industry in a specific Spanish-speaking country.

IF YOU LIKE TV OR MOVIES:

  • Research the history, background, and significance of a specific Spanish-language TV station.
  • Research the history, background, and significance of a specific Spanish-language TV program.
  • Research the history, background, and significance of a specific genre of Spanish-language TV programming (news, game shows, soap operas, etc.).
  • Research a well-known Hispanic TV or film star.
  • Research a well-known Hispanic film director.
  • Research the film industry of a specific Spanish-speaking country.

IF YOU LIKE TO TRAVEL:

  • Research the attractions in a specific Spanish-speaking city/region/country (monuments, museums, nature, geography, cultural/historical sites, etc.).
  • Research the travel and tourism industry in a specific Spanish-speaking country/region.
  • Research study abroad opportunities for your area of study in a specific Spanish-speaking city/region/country.
  • Research job opportunities in a Spanish-speaking country for 1 or 2 specific careers.
  • Research and explore Spanish influences in the USA.

IF YOU LIKE SHOPPING:

  • Research the products for which a specific Spanish-speaking country is known, including the history and
    significance of each product.
  • Research the ways in which advertisers market to the Spanish-speaking population in the USA.
  • Research the traditional clothing/costumes of a specific Latin American indigenous culture (the Maya, the Bribri, the Aymara, the Inca, etc.).

IF YOU HAVE NATIVE SPANISH SPEAKERS IN YOUR FAMILY / OR CLOSE FRIENDS:

  • Research your family history.
  • Research the family history of your Spanish-speaking close friends.
  • Research the Spanish-speaking country that your family member/close friend came from.
  • Research the historical, political, economic, religious, and/or other conditions that led your family members/close friends to emigrate.

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