Language and Section: SPA 13.2

Date: 02/21/2011

Class theme/topics discussed: Religion

Goal of the class: To introduce new and emerging religious forms in Uruguay and discuss the topic of Religion in general

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):

We watched two videos about emerging religions in Uruguay: Pare de Sufrir and Umbanda. We discussed the context that lead to the rise of these new religious forms.

What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)

Youtube, Tv

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

The students were very, very interested in the topic and even shocked at the examples of Pare de Sufrir’s TV programming; they were very talkative, asking a lot of questions and making very intelligent observations about the role of Religion in the public discourse.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
– Perhaps a link with other, American religions would be useful.