Oral Presentation Topics -G- CENTRAL AMERICA – Great and Groovy Topics

Oral Presentation Topics -G- CENTRAL AMERICA – Great and Groovy Topics

Presente G – Central America – There are nine broad topics, three are about the entire area and six are country specific. You can examine some pages in the Preview. 1. El quetzal 2. El chocolate 3. Piratas. Two examples. - Francis Drake fue un pirata inglés muy famoso. Ésta es una imagen de Drake. Voy a describir la ropa que lleva. Palabras clave: el pirata Francis Drake - El tema de los piratas y de la piratería siempre ha sido popular en el cine norteamericano. Voy a hablar de varias películas que tratan el tema y escribir cómo presentan a los piratas. - Palabras clave: piratas del cine norteamericano 4. Los derechos humanos - Uno de los mayores problemas en Honduras es la falta de medios de transporte. (Escoge UNO.) Este verano voy a ser voluntario en el Instituto Hondureño de Educación Radial (IHER) / Pedals for Progress . Nosotros recibimos bicicletas y las regalamos. Palabras clave: Instituto Hondureño de Educación Radial / Pedals for Progress 5. A comprar 6. La cooperación internacional 7. El Lago de Nicaragua 8. Parques nacionales de Costa Rica 9. El canal de Panamá 1. All oral presentation topics are based on research. Key words are provided to guide the student's web research. Guidelines for research are provided. Cooperative learning is required. Suggestions are given for audience response. 2. All oral topics have three levels of difficulty, A, B and C. Each level is on a separate page so teacher can choose. 3. Level A provides the student 3 suggestions, level B gives the student 4 suggestions and level C, 6 suggestions. Group work is required to divide the work and prepare for a class presentation. 4. There is always a central theme. All topics are guided. First sentences are provided. Number of pages: 32 Teacher and student rubrics: included Name of store: MirafloresCultura International Baccalaureate
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Maps. Content-based maps of the Spanish speaking world

Maps. Content-based maps of the Spanish speaking world

Mapas de Latinoamérica y mapas de España Maps! Maps! Maps! SPANISH BEGINNERS 1. Clear, well drawn, easy to reproduce! Each map provides essential information so your students can master the geography of the Spanish speaking world. Much more than just countries and capitals! Everything in the target language: Spanish. The maps are contextualized: there is a map of different musical styles; another of the conquerors and the explorers; a map of the cities of Spain shows where some famous Spanish painters were born. Subject matter: geography of Latin America and Spain (11 different maps) Vocabulary: names of countries and capitals, names of cardinal points, names of oceans, names of various famous people and places Grammar: ser, llamar, estar Oral practice: ¿Cómo se llama? ¿Es...? ¿De dónde es....? Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search 11 maps, each a separate printable page. Contextualized maps. Use a variety of devices to teach geography: musical styles, conquerors and explorers, artists. Show different perspectives to learn map reading . IF YOU LIKE THIS, WE HAVE A SECOND SET OFCONTENT BASED MAPS CALLED: Spanish in Europe and the Americas. Content based maps and more. Spanish Beginners 1. Total Pages 16 Answer Key Included Teaching duration15 - 30 minutes each map
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Ecology and work: Llamas / La Mina de Potosí; 2 thematic units - SP Inter. 1

Ecology and work: Llamas / La Mina de Potosí; 2 thematic units - SP Inter. 1

Laugh and cry! You may know that llama wool is used to make ponchos and sweaters. But did you know that the Incas sacrificed llamas in their rituals? That even today the excrement is used as fuel; that llama meat is considered a delicacy; that their fur makes warm slippers? Broaden their horizons! Bolivia's mines introduce a world of dangerous work but they are also a way of practicing those tricky reflexive verbs. Entire families work in the mines and child labor makes for an excellent discussion. Are the children that work in the mines any different from those that flip hamburgers? And if so, how are they different? The units make your students reflect, analyze and compare their world with other realities. Subject matter: animals; mines Vocabulary: animals; modes of transportation Grammar: por / para; reflexive verbs Oral practice: working children Homework: NGOs in Bolivia; project: to better the conditions of a specific group Internet: key words for further searches; broaden the search Model tests and teacher's guide INCLUDED All Miraflores resources are solely in the target language. Total Pages 24 Answer Key: Included Teaching Duration: 90 Minutes each unit
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Spanish 2 thematic unit: Peruanos chinos, una historia desconocida

Spanish 2 thematic unit: Peruanos chinos, una historia desconocida

Did you know that Peru has a very large Asian population? Did you know that in the 19th century 100,000 Chinese contract laborers came to Peru? Did you know that no women were allowed? Did you know that the Peruvian government then closed the borders for over thirty years? The Chinese laborers married local women, became first small business owners and then prospered and became professionals. They integrated into Peruvian society and today play a very important role. In these uncertain times where people are being targeted because of their faith or the color of their skin, I have gone back to the 19th century and written a very positive text. Racism vanquished. If we can teach openness to the ´Other´ perhaps we can go forward! This is my small contribution. So, here is a thematic unit called Peruanos chinos, una historia desconocida, 12 pages. For Spanish 2 at the high school level. Many past tenses. The unit Includes a reading, comprehension exercise, grammar extension based on factual information, oral work, written assignment with comparisons to other Chinese immigrant experiences, a large number of key words to do further research, questions for a model test, teacher´s guide with further information and an answer key.
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French Beginners Culture Bundle!

French Beginners Culture Bundle!

SIX sets of thematic units for the price of FIVE. Total number of thematic units in the bundle: 15. Plus a set of maps. Culture for an entire year or an entire semester. Europe, but also the Caribbean and African countries where French is spoken. Europe, the Caribbean and Afrique, AND Québec, Canada´s French speaking province. The world speaks French!
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ORAL Presentations BUNDLE! All EIGHT countries or regions for the price of SIX!

ORAL Presentations BUNDLE! All EIGHT countries or regions for the price of SIX!

Oral presentations by country or region (Spain, Mexico, the Andean region, the Southern Cone, the Caribbean, Central America, Hispancs in the USA, the Hispanic world) Preview every geographic area. Based on research with Key words to guide the student´s work. All subjects require group work. Cooperative learning emphasized. Plus an assignment for those listening to the presentations. Three levels of difficulty for every topic. Different key words for every level. Eclectic. Interdisciplinary. New suggestions for group work such as "Guernica". One student describes the painting, another the bombing, another talks about Picasso, another the town of Guernica, another the town´s basketball team, and more.
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WRITING ASSIGNMENTS BUNDLE! All SIX categories for the price of FIVE!

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS BUNDLE! All SIX categories for the price of FIVE!

Web-based. Students use KEY WORDS to search the internet. Websites are often unreliable but key words always work. Each of the six downloads has 10 general assignments. Each assignment has 3 levels of difficulty, therefore 30 writing suggestions per download. Total 180 bilingual writing assignments. The assignments are classroom tested, so students cannot cut and paste! They are written in such a way that the student researches the subject, then puts it together creatively. Differentiated. For every assignments there are three levels of difficulty. The many, many key words introduce students to names and places they have never heard of and allow them to explore the great wealth of the Spanish speaking world. For example, if you ask students to look up photography, they will waste precious time and come up with inapropriate materials. But ask to look up Manuel Álvarez Bravo, a whole new world opens. Add to that a specific request, and presto, you have interested students and great results. Let your students follow their own interests. There are assignments on sports, ecology, artists, places and more.
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La Martinique / L'Afrique - 3 mini content-based thematic units - FR 1

La Martinique / L'Afrique - 3 mini content-based thematic units - FR 1

French, a global language, spoken in Africa and the Caribbean! Three mini-thematic units for real beginners, one on Martinique, two on Africa. 1. Un voyage en Martinique, Pack your bags to visit the Caribbean! 2. Youssou N´Dour, Singer, musician, Senegalese 3. Le français en Afrique, Where is it spoken? Who speaks it? The diversity of the French speaking world is a relevation to most students! Teachers often look for materials that will speak to specific students. Two of the units deal with Africa: the first is about music, the second about languages. Teach musical instruments with Youssou N'Dour's band; have your students think how the languages now spoken in North and South America have displaced the original languages. Then focus your attention on Africa and see where French is spoken. This information is an excellent way of practicing quel / quels and quelle / quelles. A young tourist packs her bags for a holiday in Martinique. Review clothing to help her select the right items to pack. Once in Martinique, she writes her friend a postcard, a cloze exercise. Upon her return, she goes back to school where her teacher explains French DOM and TOM. Subject matter: geography, historical background Vocabulary: clothing, days of the week; musical instruments; colonialism Grammar: adverbs of place, aller, faire; articles; avant and après Oral practice: imaginary vacations; band, videos; French spoken in Africa Homework: imaginary vacations; music; languages Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search
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Napoléon / Molière / Astérix - 3 mini, content-based thematic units FR 1

Napoléon / Molière / Astérix - 3 mini, content-based thematic units FR 1

1. Napoléon 2. Molière 3. Astérix Introduce your students to these three icons of French culture in your first year French class. Napoléon serves as a wonderful introduction to the vocabulary of the family because it combines the family with the historic reality. The unit on Molière, who is usually taught at a more advanced level where there are a lot fewer students, permits your students to do easy comparisons between school plays and Molière's works. Finally, Astérix introduces a cartoon character who is emblematic of the French speaking world. Subject matter: introduces people and cartoon character Vocabulary: members of the family; European countries; basic vocabulary of the theater and cartoon Grammar: possessive adjectives; avoir; comment and où; interrogative pronouns Oral practice: Napoleon's family; my family; theater and plays at my school Homework: genealogical tree; a play; a cartoon Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search
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Andean Countries Bundle - 8 sets of thematic units for the price of 6 - Inter. 1

Andean Countries Bundle - 8 sets of thematic units for the price of 6 - Inter. 1

Spend an entire semester or an entire year in one region, the Andean countries. Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Colombia. Appropriate for Intermediate 1 students. There are 17 thematic units here, each set has two units, except the first one which has three units. Yes, there is enough material and enough variety to satisfy both teachers and students. Emphasis on the environment and ecology of great interest to students. Also several units on the indigenous cultures, another topic of great interest. Included: 1. The Andes, Amazon, Atacama - mountains, river, desert- 3 thematic units SP Inter.1 2. Fernando Botero / Cartagena de Indias; 2 thematic units - SP Intermediate 1 3. Cuzco / El señor de Sipán; 2 units about indigenous people- SP Intermediate 1 4. Ecology and work: Llamas / Child labor; 2 units about Bolivia - SP Inter. 1 5. Galápagos ecology; sports in Ecuador; 2 thematic units - SP Intermediate 1 6. School life in Ecuador / The Otavalo market; 2 thematic units - SP Inter. 1 7. Machu Picchu; Street vendors; 2 units on tourism and daily life - SP Inter. 1 8. Ecology: The Amazon basin / Potatoes - 2 thematic units - SP Intermediate 1 Preview every unit. Get details for each one individually in the MirafloresCultura store. Grammar points covered in every unit. Vocabulary extension in every unit. Internet key words, oral and writing assignments for every thematic unit. Exclusively in the target language.
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Southern Cone Bundle - – 8 sets of thematic units for the price of 6 - Inter. 2

Southern Cone Bundle - – 8 sets of thematic units for the price of 6 - Inter. 2

Bundle includes 16 thematic units, perfect for one semester: Spend the entire semester in the Southern Cone. Intermediate 2 students delve into one of the most fascinating regions of the Americas. They cover only four countries, but oh, my, are they ever different. At the end of the semester the students will have an excellent understanding and a great appreciation for the Southern Cone. 1. Buenos Aires, sophistication / Paraguay, backwater; 2 units - SP Inter. 2 2. The Jesuit missions / A bilingual country; 2 content-based units - SP Inter. 2 3. Human rights - Chile - Violeta Parra / Carmen Quintana; 2 units - SP Inter. 2 4. Ecology and tourism: Chile's wonders; 2 thematic units - SP Intermediate 2 5. The tango / Eat red meat; 2 thematic units - SP Intermediate 2 6. Iguazú Falls / Mate and meat; 2 units about the Southern Cone - SP Inter. 2 7. Astronomy / A pop music festival, 2 units about Chile - SP Intermediate 2 8. Spanish in the Americas / Theater; 2 units - SP Intermediate 2 Preview every unit. Get details in each one individually in the Miraflores store. There is enough variety to satisfy all, human rights and pop music, ecology and the Spanish spoken in Argentina and Uruguay. Grammar points covered in every unit. Vocabulary extension in every unit. Internet key words, oral and writing assignments for every thematic unit. Exclusively in the target language.
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Maps! French in Europe and in the Americas - Content-based maps - FR 1

Maps! French in Europe and in the Americas - Content-based maps - FR 1

Maps are fun! There is so much information! No, your students will not be bored, they will never again think map work is boring. And you will be delighted they can find places on the map! Enjoy! Maps! Maps! Maps! All with basic information! Make those grey cells work! Some countries are large both in size and population; others are small in size but large in population. Get to know the different parts of the world where French is spoken. Maps are easy to photocopy and easy to understand! Maps included: Switzerland, Monaco, Luxembourg, Haiti, the French overseas departments, France, Québec and more. Le français en Europe Le français en Amérique Subject matter: geography of French speaking world Vocabulary: countries, languages, nationalities, numbers (1-10) Grammar: être; appeler, parler, articles Oral practice: map work Homework: map work Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search All Miraflores materials are exclusively in the target language.
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Québec, speak French in North America - 3 mini thematic units - FR 1

Québec, speak French in North America - 3 mini thematic units - FR 1

Three mini-thematic units for French beginners. Middle school and high school. Many schools visit Quebec City. Here is the perfect preparatory unit. Learn about the ramparts, the river, the upper and lower town, all at a beginners level. The word Quebec comes from the Algonquin word Kébec: the place where the river narrows. Let your students reflect on the origin of the names of other towns and cities. The unit on snow includes an exercise about the amount of snow that falls in Montreal in an average winter; the cost of clearing that snow in Montreal, and the effect of salt. The song included is Mon pays (Mon pays, ce n'est pas un pays, c'est l'hiver.) Weather and clothing follow. A female athlete, winner of several Olympic medals, provides the context to present different winter sports and the vocabulary of the body. Subject matter: climate; winter sports; city Vocabulary: climate; winter sports; parts of the body; adjectives related to the city Grammar: combien; adjectives Oral practice: a song; winter clothing; interview with an athlete; names of cities Homework: one season; an athlete; a city Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search
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Paris / La rue Saint-Honoré / La Provence -3 mini thematic units - FR 1

Paris / La rue Saint-Honoré / La Provence -3 mini thematic units - FR 1

Content based thematic units allow students to engage with more complex subject matter despite having only a limited vocabulary. Visit Paris and identify its landmarks. Walk down a specific street and practice il y a. A map of Provence identifies the region through its painters; two songs bring alive its bridges. Sur le pont d'Avignon....Enjoy! 1. Paris 2. La rue Saint-Honoré 3. La Provence Subject matter: introduction to Paris and Provence Vocabulary: city; right and left; rivers Grammar: articles; il y a; il n'y a pas; adjectives Oral practice: identify places in Paris; find an address; identify rivers Homework: places in your own city; describe a region Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search
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Arts Bundle! FIVE sets of thematic units for the price of FOUR! Goya, Rivera ++

Arts Bundle! FIVE sets of thematic units for the price of FOUR! Goya, Rivera ++

The Art bundle includes FIVE thematic units on the visual arts PLUS 7 additional thematic units on other interesting subjects: 1. Goya / Gaudí / Rodrigo; 3 interdisciplinary thematic units - SP Beginners 1 2. Cervantes and Sor Juana / Picasso / Felipe VI; 3 thematic units - SP Beginners 1 3. Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros / Indigenous cultures: 2 thematic units - SP Intermediate 1 4. Fernando Botero / Cartega de Indias; 2 thematic units - SP Intermediate 1 5. Las Meninas / Felipe II; 2 thematic units - SP Intermediate 2 For details and COMPLETE PREVIEWS, please go to the individual descriptions in the MirafloresCultura store. Click on PREVIEW and examine entire unit. All units include pre-reading, reading, comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, oral practice, Internet key words for extension and more. Content-based teaching!! Interdisciplinary!! Opening new worlds and interests!! Entirely in the target language.
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Ecology Bundle 1/ Thematic units SP Inter. 1 / Ordesa, Amazonas, Galápagos ++

Ecology Bundle 1/ Thematic units SP Inter. 1 / Ordesa, Amazonas, Galápagos ++

The bundle includes 7 thematic units for SP intermediate 1. The units are divided into three parts, all in TES. Please go to the individual sets for details. Please note that you can read all the thematic units by clicking on the Preview. The bundle includes the following: (all in MirafloresCultura store in TES) 1. Ecotourism in Spain: stork migration + Ordesa Park - 2 thematic units about ecology in Spain. SP - Intermediate 1. Yes, units on Spanish ecology, something you don´t often see. 2. The Andes / The Amazon / The Atacama - mountains, river, desert - 3 thematic units SP Intermediate 1. 3. Galápagos ecology / sports in Ecuador: 2 thematic units. SP Intermediate 1. At the beginning of the units you will see details that will help you place the units in your curriculum. Thus for example, the unit on the storks, in addition to all the cultural materials, also integrates the comparative and the superlative. Contextualized, of course. And the units on the Amazon, Andes and Atacama cover poder, querer, review the comparatives and work on the vocabulary of climate, seasons and professions. Content-based language learning! Culture + language: a winning combination. Exclusively in the target language.
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