This guide provides an overview for The Pulsera Project’s educational content, which is free to all schools hosting pulsera sales. All of the materials are available at www.pulseraproject.org/spanishmaterials.
All Spanish materials are based on the project’s four educational values - solidarity, humility, new understandings of poverty, and self-awareness. We now offer teaching badges based on our values, and encourage any interested teacher to apply!
Not sure where to start? Check out the Perfect Pulsera Week, which breaks down the best way to present the project by proficiency. Packets are all in Spanish, but some English versions are available on the Spanish Materials page.
New for 2022-2023:
Color The World
Our newest video highlights the philosophy, mission, values, and goals of the Pulsera Project. A perfect introduction for new students. Use our open-ended or guided Jamboards, do a jigsaw group project, and explore economic opportunities and cultural comparisons in these extensive activities.
The Value of a Pulsera
Explore how pulsera making creates meaningful change through the Pulsera Project’s partners, ranging from groups dedicated to permaculture, rescuing ancestral knowledge, working with people with disabilities, women’s rights, and much more. A perfect activity to do in “stations” in one class or spread out over the entire week!
Underemployment Pear Deck
Explore unemployment and underemployment and what they mean in daily life. Pair this no-prep lesson with our the Color the World video. The free Pear Deck add-on for Google Slides will automatically open key resources for students, allow them to share their responses, and let teachers share student comments live! Lesson can be "teacher-paced" (guided in class by the teacher), or "student-paced" (assigned for homework or left as a sub plan)!
Day in the Life of
a Nicaraguan Student
Activities For All Proficiencies:
Video overview of in-person escape room
"Protege Las Pulseras" Escape Rooms
Introduce your students to The Pulsera Project’s mission using our engaging in-person escape room game, or use our digital escape room in your classes! Students will learn about Central America, the project’s main components, and touch on key language standards as they try to get pulseras released from customs within 40 minutes. Teachers are invited to buy their own supplies or request a kit for the in-person activity to be shipped with their pulsera box. Game is adaptable to both Spanish and English. An answer key is avialable for the digital escape room.
Las Pulseras Que Hace Mama
Students explore family dynamics and learn more about Nicaraguan families in this fun, musical animated video based on a real Nicaraguan family.
For elementary students: This simple worksheet includes animal sounds and basic vocabulary, and accompanies the short animated video “Las Pulseras Que Hace Mama"
A Day in the Life
This video follows a day in the life of a typical Nicaraguan high schooler and her family, highlighting the importance of education and the day-to-day reality of many Nicaraguans. Students compare their daily schedules and socioeconomic realities to Darling and her family in this engaging packet.
La Isla Activity
Students look at the situation faced by Nicaraguan sugarcane workers more and explore the importance of workers rights in this short interpretive activity after watching this related video.
Investigate the history of fair trade and its implications for the world.