Resources for Learning About Spain

Published:
July 8, 2020

Contributor:
Jeannette Tuionetoa

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These resources for learning about Spain will help you teach kids about this amazing country and culture. Spain’s rich heritage makes it one of the most interesting countries to learn about.

Resources for Learning About Spain

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Of course, I am a little biased.

I am not trying to brag, but I have actually lived in Spain.

When I first joined the military, I knew I wanted to travel. The recruiter stated I could go to college for free, and I could travel. The first thing I did was try to get stationed in Spain, and the second thing I did was enroll in college.

Somehow, for whatever reason, I knew I wanted to live in Spain. 

Why do I love Spain so much?

I was a single mom, and although that could have put a stop to many of my adventures, it didn’t at all.

Because the country has such a family-friendly atmosphere, I took my daughter with me everywhere. We went traveling together to fiestas, carnivals, and even weekend getaways.

We were able to experience the unmatched culture of flamenco music, the talent of intense flamenco dancing, and bullfighting.

A group of people on a stage

In Spain, traveling was a must. In only a weekend, we could experience tiny villages full of life. A bunch of us would chip in to rent a house for the weekend. The homes were ten-bedroom homes.

We would chip in and buy groceries, cook, and walk through the streets of a little town on a hill full of tiny white houses and cobblestone streets.

image of buildings with a mountain in the background

I was the only one in the group with a child and no one minded at all. It was an amazing time for us, full of fun and no worries. That is what I associate Spain with.

My daughter went to a Spanish school, and her first language was Spanish. I am forever grateful for the experience. These are all the reasons why I love Spain.

Don’t just take my word for it. Check out some more interesting facts about Spain to share with your kids:

1 – I was stationed in the United States Naval Hospital, Rota, Spain. Naval Station Rota has been used since 1953 when Spanish dictator Francisco Franco sought to strengthen relations with the United States to improve the local economies.

2 – Francisco Franco ruled as a dictator until he died in 1975.

3 – Jerez De La Frontera (right next to the base) is the sherry region’s heart. Jerez also specializes in dancing white horses.

4 – Although to us around the world, the language is Spanish, in Spain, their language is called Castellano. There are 4 other languages spoken in Spain – Catalan, Aranese, Galician, and Basque.

5 – Spain has a royal family. They are a constitutional monarchy.

6 – The world’s largest olive oil region is in Spain. The country produces between 40 – 45% of the entire world’s olive oil. People still gather their products by hand.

7 – I am so grateful I could take my daughter with me everywhere. One of those reasons was because of the awesome festivals that happen in Spain. Kids dance outside in the festivals right alongside their families.

It is a joyous occasion for the entire family. Spain has more festivals than there are days in the year!

8 – Siestas are real. Everyone takes a long lunch break. Life is laid back, and there is no “rushing” anywhere. Families gather together mid-afternoon (around 2 – 4 pm), its the main meal of the day.

9 – On the night before a wedding, grooms must serenade their brides at her window.

10 – Madrid, Spain’s capital, is right in the middle of the country. There is a marker placed at Puerta Del Sol to show the landmark. I have been there and even spent New Years in Madrid for one year.

Explore resources for learning about Spain in your homeschool:

Europe Activities for Kids –Spain Printable 3-Part Cards | The Natural Homeschool

Spain Fact Booklet and Activities | TheBeezyTeacher

The Educational Summer Vacation: Studying Spain | Unremarkable Files

Spain Unit Study (Facts, Customs, and Traditions) | Devoted Teacher

Lapbook for the Country of Spain Research Project | Shining and Climbing in First

Spain FREE Facts Worksheet | Education.com

Spain Learning Pack: Reading Materials, Activity Pages and Cards | Pinay Homeschooler Shop

Cultural Study on Spain Distance Learning | MrsQuimbyReads

(A Country Study!) Spain Booklet | Emily Bynum

Spain Flip Book: A Social Studies Interactive Activity for Grades 3-5 | Mr Mault’s Marketplace

10 Fun Facts About Spain For Kids | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Grab these FREE resources on Spain to go alongside your lessons:

Instant Download: Date Dash Spain – Spanish History Card Game

Date Dash Spain – Spanish History Card Game

FREE ­­­­­ Spain Worksheet | Middle School History and Geography

Facts about Spain | Making Friends

Spain for Kids FREE Printable Book | 123 Homeschool 4 Me

FREE Spain Coloring Pages | Kindergarten Worksheets and Games

Multicultural Coloring: Spain FREE Downloadable Worksheet | Education.com

Color the World! Torero FREE Worksheet | Education.com

Spain Information & Worksheet | Sunny Side Up Resources

FREE Spain Country Study | Simple Living Creative Learning

Spain Country Study text with image examples of pages

Spain FREE Maze | Muse Printables

Infographic of Spain Facts | Maps of World

Printable Spanish Flashcards: FREE Spanish Food Flashcards | Look We’re Learning

These random resources are great for adding some extras to your Spain Unit Study:

Virtual Field Trip: SPAIN | Travelicious Teacher

FREE Countries of Europe Geography Notebooking Journal

Countries of Europe Geography Notebooking Unit text with image background of a large building at night

Self Study a Language – Learn Spanish Using FREE Online Resources | HubPages

The Story of Ferdinand Lapbook FREE Printables | Homeschool Share

(Ferdinand) Storybook STEM | Teach Outside the Box

Virtual Field Trips to Spain for Kids | Billingually Yours

Exploring Spain 2 with Food, Crafts, Music, and Dance | Crafty Moms Share

10 Interesting Facts about Spain – Fun Facts for Kids | Educational Videos by Mocomi

Geography For Kids: Spain Video | Let’s Go Geography

Learn about Hispanic Heritage – Flamenco Dance Studio Field Trip Video | KidVision Pre-K

Spain brings back some amazing memories. The landscape, culture, and rich heritage was welcoming and vibrant.

Your family will enjoy learning about Spain, use these resources for learning about Spain to help.

Resources for Learning About Spain

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