The resources attached to this post deal with (directly or indirectly) the topic of violence – most specifically terrorism and war. This topic comes up quite often as a subject for the discursive essays in the A2 Spanish exam. The context I use is that of nationalism and whether this is an excuse for violence. These are tricky topics and I would like to point out that as someone who has lived in the Basque Country I know that there is much more to that part of the world than the issue of ETA and separatism. Nevertheless, this is all a part of recent Spanish history and worth pointing out esp. the positive example of Catalan nationalism. In the PowerPoint I spend some time talking about Yoyes who herself had much to say on these issues and the tragic outcome of her renouncement of Basque terrorism.
POWERPOINT: http://www.slideshare.net/njones40/conflicto-19416812 (too big a file for this blog) WORKSHEETS: COCHE BOMBA EN MADRID Dolores González Katarain YOYES PROSE independence movements EL EUSKERA BUSCA LA UNIFICACION