Two content-based units about Venezuela.
Unit 1. El petróleo: mucho más que un producto de exportación
Venezuela supplied most of the oil used in the eastern states of the United States. How has the country used the oil wealth? Well? Poorly? Practice ordinal numbers and get your students to talk about oil dependence and consumption. What is petroleum used for? What is its future?
Unit 2. Simón Bolívar, el Libertador
Bolívar's face in on the bills; there is a mountain named after him; there is a city named after him; there is even a country named after him. Does that sound familiar? That's right! Just like Washington. (He has a state not a country, named for him.) Learn more about Bolívar and make history come alive.
The units include the following: (Click Preview above to read them both).)
Subject matter: daily life; history
Vocabulary: ordinal numbers; government, democracy
Grammar: agreement; preterit
Oral practice: products made from oil; George Washington and other figures
Homework: consequences of rules banning use of petroleum run vehicles; national heroes
Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search and further research
All Miraflores resources are exclusively in the target language.
Full disclosure. For reasons I don´t understand, this is not a popular unit although my own students thought it interesting to learn about a national heroe and even more interesting to discuss oil and the future of our planet. Go figure.