Columbus Day

This is a presentation which, along with a discussion, will teach the students the history of Columbus Day and encourage them to think critically about the “Discovery” of America.


Columbus Day Presentation



When I realized that few of my students had even met a Jewish person, let alone knew about Chanukah, I decided to create a Chanukah presentation to present instead of or in addition to the typical Christmas presentation.

The presentation could be followed by a dreidel game (in a well behaved or smaller class), or further discussion about Judaism.

Chanukah Presentation

Thanksgiving in the US

A Thanksgiving presentation for high school students.


  • A brief history of Thanksgiving
  • The possibility for a discussion about colonization and controversy surrounding Thanksgiving
  • A funny SNL comedy sketch about Thanksgiving, with an optional explanation of the politics behind the sketch. Kids of all levels find the sketch funny, but only those with a higher level of English will understand the nuances.
  • Typical Thanksgiving food
  • Macy’s Day Parade and afternoon football
  • Black Friday




Renewable Energy Resources

A presentation for 2nd ESO high school science students, specifically, Physics and Chemistry taught in English. Focuses on explaining renewable energy (solar, geothermal, tidal, etc) as well as what individuals can do to use less energy and live more environmentally friendly lives. Includes videos, an interactive website to calculate water use, and some true-false and open-ended questions to get the students involved.

Renewable Energy Resources

American Sports

A video-heavy (it is sports, after all) presentation of some common American sports (football, NASCAR, lacrosse, baseball) with explanations of the rules and the importance of these sports to American culture. It also has an explanation of college sports (since that isn’t really a popular thing in Spain) and what being a college athlete is like. This presentation has personal pictures as I also use it to explain my experiences as a baseball fan and a former college athlete.

American Sports Presentation