Azulejo prepares students for success in the Spanish AP Literature and Culture Course by simultaneously emphasizing context and themes. Azulejo's organization is based on the philosophy that every text is bound to a cultural context literary and historical whose rules and conventions it may follow or resist. Background information arms students with the fundamental knowledge they need to tackle the essential questions proposed by the new AP framework. Azulejo is divided into units that progress chronologically, but are organized along a common thread (e.g., a genre). Each unit opens with the study of relevant literary-historical information, introduces authors and literature, and closes with comparative questions. Azulejo explores every integrating theme and organizing concept introduced in the new AP curriculum. Azulejo has also increased suggestions for creative activities and the use of authentic media in order to encourage interdisciplinary cultural comparisons. Full of Resources Accompanied by a teacher's manual that includes: notes for class preparation; introductions to analyzing poetry and writing analytical essays; answers to all analysis and essay questions; suggestions for multi-disciplinary activities, sample quizzes and tests.