This weekly project allowed students to connect to cultural practices, traditions, readings and expressions in Spanish from different regions of Latin America. The project was designed to encourage students to anticipate "lab-style" exploration and creative thinking. Students were asked to read and analyze a resource (article, photo essay, legend) and sometimes conduct research about and respond to that piece. For example, students would learn about Day of the Dead altars and parades in the U.S. and Mexico, and then be given a description of a realistic scenario related to this celebration. They would be asked to respond to the situation, and/or solve a problem (eg. helping a disabled person participate in festivities), and share their ideas with the class.