La Ciudad de México (1) , Coyoacán (2), la calle Madero (3); 3 interdisciplinary units - Beginners 1
Unit 1. A great city, Unit 2. a busy downtown street, Unit 3. a famous neighborhood!

The first time I visited Mexico City I was a college student on my way home to Peru. I have a vague memory of staying in a hostel, of meeting some German students who suggested we go to Acapulco. Of course I agreed. Such a long time ago.

Three short thematic units for beginners, all in target language. Content based. Each unit includes a pre-reading, a short reading with pictures, comprehension, vocabulary and grammar extension, oral and written class or homework proposals, internet key words to expand the theme and a complete answer key.

Unit 1. La Ciudad de México.
Get a sense of the size of one of biggest cities on our planet. Discover how the past and the present are visible in the city.

Unit 2. La calle Madero.
Walk down a street between two of the main plazas and practice street numbers for the different stores on Calle Madero.

Unit 3. Coyoacán.
March around the lovely square in the neighborhood that Frida Kahlo called her own. Practice the basic vocabulary of the city, the times of the day and review the singular and plural of nouns. Basic language structure and vocabulary are well matched to sophisticated ideas.

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1. Subject matter: city; one street; one neighborhood
2. Vocabulary: city; street; meals
3. Grammar: definite articles; agreement; hay/ no hay; ar, er, ir verbs
4. Oral practice: two pictures; a street; two schedules
5. Homework: my city; identify a given street; two schedules
6. Internet: key words for Net search
7. Model tests
8. Teacher's guide
9. Answer key

Small confession. I have walked down Madero recently and some the stores mentioned are no longer there. I would have to update the unit annually to keep it up to date and I am not there often enough nor have enough time to do it. The great majority of the stores and places are correct, plus I was totally distracted by an increasing number of street vendors.
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