IB Spanish B Teaching Materials

IB Spanish B Materials

IB Spanish B Teaching Resources

This IB Spanish B Materials page contains a collection authentic teaching materials and resources for the IB Spanish B curriculum.

You will also find ideas and materials for all Spanish B assessments: Paper 1, Paper 2, Written Assignment & Oral Assessments (Interactive Oral and Individual Oral/IA).

IB Spanish B Specific Materials:IB ATLs _ Approaches to learning Poster

IB Spanish B Reading Texts and Materials for Each Unit:

* Communication and media – Comunicación y medios

“How people interact, transmit and gather data for the purposes of information and entertainment.” (Referece: 2015 IB Spanish B Guide)

* Global issues – Cuestiones globales

“Current matters and future scenarios that have an impact at a regional, national and/or international level, bearing in mind that they need to be addressed from the perspective of the target language’s culture(s).” (Referece: 2015 IB Spanish B Guide)

* Social relationships – Relaciones sociales

“How people interrelate and behave as members of a community, individually and in groups.” (Referece: 2015 IB Spanish B Guide)

* Cultural diversity – Diversidad cultural

“The ethnic, gender, racial, ideological and socio-economic varieties within a community of the target language.” (Referece: 2015 IB Spanish B Guide)

* Customs and traditions – Costumbres y tradiciones

“The current and past practices, representations, expressions and knowledge that belong to a community of the target language.”  (Referece: 2015 IB Spanish B Guide)

* Health – Salud

“Physical, mental and social well-being, as well as matters related to illnesses.”  (Referece: 2015 IB Spanish B Guide)

* Leisure – Ocio

“The variety of activities performed for enjoyment.”  (Referece: 2015 IB Spanish B Guide)

* Science and technology – Ciencia y tecnología

“The relationship between science and technology, and their impact on a community of the target language.”  (Referece: 2015 IB Spanish B Guide)

IB Spanish B Authentic Videos and Songs for Each Unit:

* Communication and media – Comunicación y medios

– IB Spanish B aspect: Advertising (publicidad).


Video: Publicidad sexista


* Global issues – Cuestiones globales

– IB Spanish B aspect: The environment, ecology and sustainability (el medio ambiente, ecología y sostenibilidad).

Song: “Ska de la Tierra” by Bebe.


Song: “Reducir, reutilizar y reciclar” by Los Colorados. The song provides ideas as to what each person can do to contribute to a healthy environment.

Song: “17 consejos para salvar el planeta”, by a group of students from Zaragoza, Spain. (Warning: the closing credits contain an inappropriate word)

Song: “Cambiar el mundo empieza por tí”, by several Spanish speaking artists. Sang for the World Environment Day.

Song: “Hermana tierra”, by Laura Pausini.



– IB Spanish B aspect: Racism, prejudice, discrimination, stereotypes (Racismo, prejuicios,  discriminación, estereotipos)

Video: Estereotips – Sobreviviendo a los estereotipos.

Video: Recursos humanos – Cortometraje por la igualdad

Video: Caricatura de los roles de género


– IB Spanish B aspect: Poverty and famine (pobreza y hambruna)


Song: “Canción para un niño de la calle”, by Mercedes Sosa y René Pérez.


* Cultural Diversity – Diversidad Cultural

  • Spanish B aspect: Cultural awareness, population diversity (conciencia cultural, diversidad de la población)

Song: “Justicia, tierra y libertad”, by the Mexican group Maná.

Song: “Latinoamérica”, by Calle 13.


IB Spanish B Individual Oral (IA) Materials and Resources:

Suggestions of possible pictures to use while practicing for the Internal Assessment or to complete the official assessment. They indicate the Option they can be used for, the possible caption and some discussion ideas.
Please include the picture source when using them so that students also understand the importance of referencing material.

**Note: these pictures are from the web and they are properly credited.
Spanish B - Health Unit Child Obesity    

“El problema de la obesidad”

Option: Salud
Possible Captions:

  1. Mi actividad favorite es ver la tele. ¡No
    soporto los deportes! (My favorite activity
    is watching TV. I can’t stad sports!)
  2. Despues de ver mis programas favoritos,
    jugaré mi videojuego nuevo. (After
    watching my favorite TV shows, I am going
    top lay my new video game.)

Possible Discussion Areas:

  1. ¿Piensas que este comportamiento ha
    sido aprendido de sus padres? (Do you
    think this behavior was learned from his
  2. ¿Por qué algunos países tienen
    problemas de obesidad? (Why do some
    countries have obesity issues?)
  3. ¿Qué se puede hacer para prevenir este
    comportamiento y mentalidad? What can
    be done to prevent this behavior and

Source: healthland.time.com

Find the printable image here: Obesidad Juvenil

Spanish B - Cultural Diversit Unit Immigration       

 “Problemas Culturales”

Option: Diversidad Cultural
Possible Captions:

  1. ¡Sí, mis abuelos son latinos! No se por qué
    eso me hace menos estadounidense. (Yes,
    my grandparents are latinos! I don’t know
    why this makes me less American)
  2. ¿Y qué hay entonces de la diversidad
    cultural? (What happens with cultural

Possible Discussion Areas:

  1. ¿Estás de acuerdo con esta clase de
    leyes? (Do you agree with these types of
  2. ¿Has sido testigo de situaciones
    discriminatorias contra inmigrantes? (Have
    you witnessed a discriminatory situation
    against immigrants?)
  3. ¿Cómo se podría prevenir la discriminación
    de nacionalidad en las escuelas? (How
    could race discrimitanion be prevented in

Source: theatlantic.com

Find the printable image here: Inmigración


Spanish B - Health Unit Eating Disorders            

“El eterno dilema”

Option: Salud (Dieta y nutrición)
Possible Caption:

  1. ¡Creo que si como un par de sanduches y
    luego corro por un par de horas no me
    engordaré! (Probably if I eat a couple of
    sandwiches and then I run for a couple of
    hours, I won’t gain weight)

Possible Discussion Areas:

  1. ¿Por qué existen dilemas alimenticios?
    ¿Cómo pueden prevenirse o evitarse?
    (Why are there food related dilemmas?
    How can they be prevented or avoided?)
  2. ¿Cómo puede enseñarse la importancia
    de comer balanceado y hacer deporte?
    (How can the importance of eating healthy
    and exercising be taught?)

Source: static.ellahoy.es

Find the printable image: Problemas alimenticios

Spanish B - Health Unit Obesity           

  “La comida y la Tele”

Option: Salud
Possible Caption:

  1. Los niños obesos están siendo retirados
    de sus padres. (Obese children are being
    taken from their parents)

Possible Discussion Areas:

  1. ¿Por qué crees que esto está pasando?,
    ¿Estás de acuerdo con que los niños
    obesos sean retirados de sus padres?
    (Why do you think this is happening?, Do
    you think it is a good idea that obese kids
    be taken away from their parents)
  2. ¿Por qué crees que en esta época hay
    tanta obesidad? ¿Piensas que el problema
    empeora? (Why do you think there is so
    much obesity now a days?)
  3. ¿Qué puede hacerse para que los niños
    no tengas problemas de obesidad? (What
    can be done so that children don’t suffer
    from obesity?)

Source: mhhub.com

Find the printable image: Obesidad infantil


Spanish B - Health Unit Exercise          

“Todo se aprende”

Option: Salud (Ejercicio fisico)

Possible Caption:

  1. Si los niños crecen siendo activos serán
    adultos activos. (If children grow up active,
    they will be active adults).

Possible Discussion Areas:

  1. ¿Por qué es importante que los padres
    hagan actividad física con sus hijos? (Why
    do you think it is important for parents to
    exercise with their kids).
  2. ¿Qué pueden aprender los niños de
    incluir actividades físicas en sus vidas?
    (What can children learn from including
    physical activities in their lives?)
  3. ¿Crees que es más probable que un
    adulto sea activo si fue in niño activo? (Do
    you think that it is more likely for an adult
    to be active if he/she was an active child?)

Source: meganclaire3193.blogspot.com

Find the printable image Salud y ejercicio

Spanish B - Customs and Traditions Unit Celebrations

“Celebraciones en las Calles”

Costumbres y tradiciones (Celebraciones)
Possible Caption:

  1. Fiestas de Independencia de Cartegena –
    celebracion social en las calles: Desfile de la
    ‘Batalla de las Flores’

Possible Discussion Areas:

  1. ¿Por qué hay celebraciones en la calle?
    (Why so some celebrations take place
    outside on the streets)
  2. ¿Qué importancia puede tener la vestimenta
    en estas fiestas? (What is the importance of
    the dresses in these celebrations?)
  3. ¿Existe alguna celebracion parecida en tu
    pais? (Is there a similar celebration in your

Source: 2backpackers.com
Find the printable image Celebraciones típicas

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