This is how I introduce the topic of La Edad Media prior to talking about literature and getting into Don Juan Manuel.
I believe that giving students a strong context mixed with some interesting facts is what helps them underatdn and remember better each one of the AP Spanish Literature and Culture texts.
I hope this example is helpful for you. Please let me know if you have any questions. Kind comments are always welcomed.
You can find HERE the power point I refer to during the class.