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Destroy stereotypes! Introduce the Spanish speaking world in its glorious diversity. Engage students with thought provoking topics. Thematic units on very diverse topics, art, sports, human rights, ecology and more. Oral presentation based on Internet searches with key words. Cooperative learning. Writing assignments as varied as our students. Key words for Internet searches. Give them the tools and they will flourish!

Destroy stereotypes! Introduce the Spanish speaking world in its glorious diversity. Engage students with thought provoking topics. Thematic units on very diverse topics, art, sports, human rights, ecology and more. Oral presentation based on Internet searches with key words. Cooperative learning. Writing assignments as varied as our students. Key words for Internet searches. Give them the tools and they will flourish!
Maps. Content-based maps of the Spanish speaking world
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Maps. Content-based maps of the Spanish speaking world

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I have thought long and hard about why geography is not taught properly at the primary level and admit that I really don't know the answer. So instead of getting upset, I put together these maps. I put each one on a separate page so I could just use the one I needed. This worked for me, so I hope it also works for you. 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. Mapas de Latinoamérica Mapas de España Maps! Maps! Maps! 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. Cclick on Preview above to examine the entire download. Included: 1. Subject matter: geography of Latin America and Spain (11 different maps) 2. Vocabulary: names of countries and capitals, names of cardinal points, names of oceans, names of various famous people and places 3. Grammar: ser, llamar, estar Oral practice: ¿Cómo se llama? ¿Es...? ¿De dónde es....? 4. 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, I have put together a second set of content based maps called: Spanish in Europe and the Americas. Content based maps and more. It is meant for Spanish Beginners 1, can be used at all levels. PS After I did these, I wrote three mini-thematic units for beginners. Compare Spain and Perú, compare Barcelona and Mexico City and the regions of Latin America. So we compared two countries, then two cities and then because there were so many countries and the kids were having trouble, I put the countries is groups (Andean countries, Central American countries, etc.) All three come in a single download.
ORAL Presentations - SPAIN: Vuelta a España, Guernica, Madrid ++
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ORAL Presentations - SPAIN: Vuelta a España, Guernica, Madrid ++

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Topics that inspire! Classroom tested with great success. All oral presentation topics are based on research. Key words guide the student's web research. Guidelines for research are provided. Cooperative learning is required. Suggestions are given for audience response. Spain: Bicycling and queens, cities and paintings! Students investigate and present many facets of Spain’s rich culture. 2. Three levels of difficulty, A, B and C. Each level is on a separate page. 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 assignments and prepare for a class presentation. 4. There is always a central theme. All topics are guided. First sentences are provided. ALSO AVAILABLE IN A BUNDLE. EIGHT SETS OF ORAL PRESENTATIONS (PRESENTE A - PRESENTE H) FOR THE PRICE OF SIX. Presente B has 8 topics about Spain, each divided into three levels of difficulty. Here are the topics and some examples. 1. Visita Madrid – Each student acts as a tourist guide, guía de turismo, and takes the audience on a guided tour. One example: - ¡Tenemos mucha suerte! Esta semana celebramos la fiesta de San Isidro. Les voy a explicar la fiesta y vamos a participar. Palabras clave: Madrid + Fiesta de San Isidro 2. ¡Felicidades¡ Students hand out a prize and explain what it is for. One example: - Los Premios Zarcillo son para los mejores vinos españoles. Me complace otorgar el Gran Zarcillo de Oro y hablar de la región donde crece la vid del ganador. Palabras clave: Premios Zarcillo + Gran Zarcillo de Oro 3. «Vuestra Majestad» Participate in an «audience» with the queen, Isabel la Católica. An example: - Vuestra Majestad, vengo con alimentos del Nuevo Mundo. (Escoge varios.) Voy a decir cómo se llaman y dar sus colores y tamaños. Palabras clave: alimentos del Nuevo Mundo 4. Guernica – Oral presentations on the painting, the town, the bombing, all with the same name. 5. La Vuelta a España - Report on Spain´s national bicycle race, the Spanish equivalent to the Tour de France. 6. Monumentos – Associate an iconic landmark with a city. - Cuenca es la ciudad de las Casas Colgadas. Yo también tengo fotos. Es una ciudad fortificada. Es una ciudad bonita. Palabras clave: Cuenca + Casas Colgadas 7. Toros – A controversial subject. Different students explore and present conflicting opinions. 8. Don Quijote – Spain´s most famous book and its illustrious protagonist, Don Quijote. - Voy a hablar de Sancho Panza, el segundo personaje del libro. Primero, usando un cuadro, voy a describir su aspecto físico. Luego, voy a describir su carácter. Palabras clave: Sancho Panza
Numbers in French. Count from 1 to 100. All images from Québec
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Numbers in French. Count from 1 to 100. All images from Québec

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Miraflores does language in context. Here is a way to learn and review the numbers 1-100 with images from Québec. This is an ORAL exercise. Some teachers might like it for review and consolidation while others use it for preseting the numbers. (Stop and repeat when your students get stuck.) Numbers 70 to 100 are hard! I have opted for not writing the numbers out because pronounciation is much better when students listen instead of reading. The numbers are in order, from 1 to 100. Students look at the image and say the number. They can work in pairs, in threes, the entire class can participate. If there are images that are of interest, take a moment to talk about Québec, Canada´s French speaking province where all the street signs are in French. Encourage your students to read the words they do not know and you will notice how they like to figure them out. The images help!
The Tango / Eat Red Meat; 2 thematic units - Intermediate 2
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The Tango / Eat Red Meat; 2 thematic units - Intermediate 2

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Argentina El tango Decir Argentina es decir carne 'Dicen que el tango tiene una gran languidez, por eso lo prohibió Pío diez.' The Pope tried to stop the tango: lyrics, dance, music, all! What was so offensive that the Vatican tried to intervene and have it barred world wide? Practice the preterit and the imperative and decide if this is just another musical style and dance or if the tango is a way of celebrating machismo. Do you eat meat every day? Is your dinner incomplete without meat? If your answer is yes, you eat like most Argentines. Compare the pampa and Patagonia. Contrast both with your own country. And all of this while learning accents. Subject matter: music; daily life Vocabulary: music and parties; domestic animals Grammar: preterit and imperfect; accents Oral practice: musical likes and dislikes; food likes and dislikes Homework: descriptive composition about music; about foods Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search Number of pages: 24 Answer key: included Store name; MirafloresCultura Intermediate Spanish High school Spanish curriculum Home school Spanish culture for kids Culture and language Hispanic culture for kids Spanish activities for middle school students Spanish activities for high school students All Miraflores resources are exclusively in the target language.
Thematic units (3 mini-units) La Belgique / La Suisse / Monaco - content-based / FR 1
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Thematic units (3 mini-units) La Belgique / La Suisse / Monaco - content-based / FR 1

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Contextualization. Use the Grimaldi Palace to learn the room in the house; Belgian chocolates to do the vocabulary of food and review number and telling time with Swiss clocks. Small countries, big histories. The Grimaldi Palace is a wonderful way to practice the rooms in the house and proves the strength of content based learning! So much better than a pretend house! Students compare their homes to a grand palatial residence. Switzerland is the land of watches. This unit allows you to review numbers both to tell time and to introduce or review the European currency, the euro. We always teach the vocabulary of food. Let's start with chocolates. So delicious! So Belgian! ALSO AVAILABLE IN A BUNDLE: FRENCH BEGINNERS CULTURE BUNDLE. SIX SETS OF THEMATIC UNITS! THE ENTIRE FRENCH SPEAKING WORLD FOR BEGINNERS 1. Subject matter: introduces three countries through chocolates, watches, palace Vocabulary: foods; days of the week; languages spoken; vocabulary of the house Grammar: beaucoup and un peu; ouvrir, fermer and pouvoir; articles Oral practice: ordering a meal; school week (comparison); Grimaldi palace Homework: foods; shopping; home Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search
Mexico: Cancún + Huatulco (1), The Paricutín volcano erupts (2),  thematic units - SP Intermediate 2
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Mexico: Cancún + Huatulco (1), The Paricutín volcano erupts (2), thematic units - SP Intermediate 2

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Two thematic units about Mexico. Interdisciplinary. Content-based units. Subjects that do not have easy answers. Unit 1. Nace un volcán: el Paricutín A farmer was working in his field when suddenly, right in front of his eyes, a volcano started to grow. A week later, a hill that spouted lava stood in his field and a month later there was a volcano. Discover the birth of a volcano and the ravages it inflicted on the people and animals in two villages. What happened to them? Where did they go? This unit has a role playing activity where students have a town hall meeting with the local authorities to hammer out the details of their relocation. Unit 2. El turismo como industria: Cancún y Huatulco The Mexican government decided to create resorts in places that were formerly tiny villagers. How did they go about it and what were the results? The reading tells the story of the resorts from their inception to their place today as mega tourist attractions. Is tourism good or bad for the local inhabitants? How is the wealth generated by these huge resorts distributed? Here is what the units include: You can also click on Preview above to read them. 1. Subject matter: science, geography, tourism 2. Vocabulary: mountains, hotels, beaches 3. Grammar: ser / estar in preterit and imperfect; future 4. Oral practice: town hall meeting; type of tourism preferred; analyze a cartoon 5. Homework: describe a scientific or a natural phenomenon; future vacations 6. Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search 7. Answer key The Miraflores materials are entirely in Spanish.
Sor Juana, First Feminist / The Mexican Silver Rush; 2 thematic units - Intermediate 2
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Sor Juana, First Feminist / The Mexican Silver Rush; 2 thematic units - Intermediate 2

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México colonial Sor Juana y la cocina de Nueva España El Camino de la Plata She is our first female poet, our first great feminist. She chose the convent rather than marriage. What was convent life like? Sor Juana read and wrote, she corresponded with learned men all over the world and she cooked. Practice the imperative with a recipe for flan straight from the convent! Discuss how the role of women has changed over the centuries. The Camino de la Plata goes from Mexico City to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Read about marching north in search of silver from two points of view, a Spaniard's letter to his mother and two Chichimecas talking. A cartoon included has the following caption: Voy a California por el oro. No me interesa construir naciones. Let your students discuss the opening of the American West, the gold rush, and compare it with the Mexican experience. Subject matter: colonial daily life; convent life; silver towns Vocabulary: cooking (verbs and nouns); convent; colonial cities Grammar: imperative Oral practice: give ingredients until class guesses dish; visit various cities Homework: recipe; two famous cooks; daily life of rich and poor Internet: key words for Net search Model tests and teacher's guide Number of pages: 24 Answer key: included Store name; MirafloresCultura Intermediate Spanish High school Spanish curriculum Home school Spanish culture for kids Culture and language Hispanic culture for kids Spanish activities for middle school students Spanish activities for high school students International Baccalaureate All Miraflores resources are exclusively in the target language.
Composition Topics A - TRAVEL AND TOURISM - Bilingual writing assignments
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Composition Topics A - TRAVEL AND TOURISM - Bilingual writing assignments

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USEFUL - ÚTIL A - 10 topics. Every topic is in both English and Spanish. There are 3 levels of difficulty for every assigment. Please note that there are SIX different sets of composition topics, Útil A, B, C, all the way to Útil F. No student can say - ¨I don´t know what to write about.¨ Sample beginners writing assignment: Prepare a flyer / travel brochure Mexico City is one of the biggest cities in the world. Find 3 pictures of Mexico City: something old, something new and something you really like. In your travel brochure, identify and describe each picture. Variation: Each student chooses ONE capital of a Spanish speaking country and finds 3 pictures..... Útil A has 10 topics. Each one has a specific writing assignment. 1. Prepare a flyer. 2. Prepare an itinerary for a trip. 3. Organize the information for a documentary. 4. Make a placemat for a restaurant. Every table will have one. 5. You will be interviewed. Get ready. 6. Find pictures and compare them. 7. Give advice. Good advice? Bad advice? 8. Write a dialogue for a shopping trip. 9. Create or draw a map and add the description. 10. Prepare an itinerary for a trip to Machu Picchu Students explore both the famous and the out of the way places in the Spanish speaking World. They include Machu Picchu and Aracataca; La Boquería and Bilbao; Cartagena de Indias and the Chilean Lake Region. The places are diverse: markets, beach resorts, treasure fleets. The assignments tap into students´ natural attraction to the digital media. Number of pages: 42 Teacher and student rubrics: included Name of store: MirafloresCultura International Baccalaureate
Composition Topics C – THE ARTS - - Bilingual Writing Assignments
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Composition Topics C – THE ARTS - - Bilingual Writing Assignments

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USEFUL - ÚTIL C The culture of the Spanish speaking world is so very rich! 10 Composition topics / 3 levels of difficulty plus a 4th topic called ´In my country´. Sample assignment: C3 Spanish Family Portraits INTERNET SEARCH KEY WORDS En español: el nombre del pintor + el nombre del cuadro In English: name of painter + name of painting FORMAT You work for a film studio and are casting for a film where the people and the stories in the paintings come alive. Find the right actors. Give the names of real actors and explain your choices. ASSIGNMENT Beginners A: Find Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez. The little princess, Margarita, stands in the middle of the painting. The two teen-agers, on either side, are her ladies-in-waiting. What are the people doing? What actors will play the roles of the princess and the ladies-in-waiting? Intermediate B: Find Goya´s, La familia de Carlos IV. You are casting only three or four figures. Who are they? Explain how they are related. Is their relationship important for the casting decision?... C1. Don Quijote C2. Catch the thief C3. Spanish family portraits C4. Music, the international language C5. A picture is worth…. a thousand words. … High and low cultural topics are covered. Don Quijote and Las Meninas, El Prado and the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the sardana and Venezuela´s youth orchestras. We include photography, pre-hispanic masks and Carnival costumes. Not only Frida Kahlo, but also María Félix, Lola Flores, Mercedes Sosa and Celia Cruz. Number of pages: 23 Teacher and student rubrics: included Name of store: MirafloresCultura International Baccalaureate No student can say - ¨I don´t know what to write about.¨
El Camino de Santiago / El Prestige; 2 units about Galicia - Intermediate
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El Camino de Santiago / El Prestige; 2 units about Galicia - Intermediate

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España: Galicia Un desastre ecológico: el Prestige El Camino de Santiago Oil not only fuels our engines, it soils our oceans. When the oil tanker Prestige sank off the coast of Galicia, the entire coast line was affected. Like the Exxon Valdes in Alaska, the consequences for the ecology of the region and the livelihood of its inhabitants were colossal. A discussion on our dependence on oil will raise important subjects. Saint James is said to have visited Galicia twice and according to legend is buried in Santiago de Compostela. A cathedral marks the spot and serves as magnet to thousands of pilgrims. During the Middle Ages, pilgrims walked to Santiago from as far away as Germany; today the Pilgrimage Road to Santiago is filled with modern pilgrims of all ages. Whereas in the past they came to receive absolution for their sins, discover why today's pilgrim walk for months on end. The unit is written from the point of view of a several pilgrims, all with very different goals. This unit also includes a game on the Camino de Santiago that highlights both the peril and the pleasure. Subject matter: ecology, history, legend Vocabulary: ecology, pollution, pilgrim/pilgrimage Grammar: imperfect, preterite Oral practice: each individual counts; the best and worst of El Camino Homework: plant a tree; research into topics of interest Internet: key words list to facilitate a search and further research Model tests and teacher's guide Number of pages: 24 Answer key: included Store name; MirafloresCultura Intermediate Spanish Middle school Spanish curriculum High school Spanish curriculum Home school Spanish culture for kids Culture and language Hispanic culture for kids Spanish activities for middle school students Spanish activities for high school students All Miraflores resources are exclusively in the target language.
Córdoba One Thousand Years Ago / The Olive Tree; 2 thematic units - Intermediate 2
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Córdoba One Thousand Years Ago / The Olive Tree; 2 thematic units - Intermediate 2

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España El olivo: el árbol más característico del Mediterráneo Hace mil años, ¿quién iba a Córdoba? Did you know that in the past Europe was divided into butter eaters, those people who lived in the north and had cattle and olive eaters, those who lived in the south and had olive trees? Did you know that the olive tree is mentioned in the Bible? That the Greeks made wreaths with its branches and that it serves as a symbol of peace? How can this possibly interest the students? Easy! They love to talk about food, including symbolic food like bread and wine. A thousand years ago, the Moors ruled most of the Iberian Peninsula. What did they eat? What games did they play? Who were the inhabitants of the Peninsula? How did the Moors treat their Christian and Jewish subjects? This unit is very relevant today! It deals with multi-cultural and multi-ethnic peoples living side by side. Subject matter: ecology; tourism and daily life Vocabulary: meals, trees; religion Grammar: conditional perfect; future and future perfect Oral practice: a snack; compare Maimónides and Averroes Homework: an edible product; library research project on words Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search and further research Number of pages: 24 Answer key: included Store name; MirafloresCultura Intermediate Spanish High school Spanish curriculum Home school Spanish culture for kids Culture and language Hispanic culture for kids Spanish activities for middle school students Spanish activities for high school students International Baccalaureate All Miraflores resources are exclusively in the target language
Buenos Aires, sophistication / Paraguay, backwater; 2 thematic units - Intermediate 2
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Buenos Aires, sophistication / Paraguay, backwater; 2 thematic units - Intermediate 2

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Argentina vs. Paraguay - compare and contrast Paraguay, la excepción a la regla Buenos Aires, París de Sudamérica Nota cultural: la hora Throughout history people have moved, sometimes just short distances, other times across oceans. Both Argentina and Paraguay are counties peopled by immigrants from many lands who together have forged new realities. Whereas in Paraguay the indigenous people and their language are very much still alive, that is not the case in Argentina. These two contrasting units, one about a sophisticated metropolis, the second about a forgotten backwater, serve as examples of the great differences between the countries of South America In these difficult times where many people in Europe, especially in Spain, are again thinking of immigration, these units will serve as good exaples. Subject matter: immigration, history, geography Vocabulary: public places, jobs Grammar: passive voice, ´ción´ Oral practice: immigration Homework: an interview, immigration Internet: key words for Net search and further research Model tests and teacher's guide Number of pages: 24 Answer key: included Store name; MirafloresCultura Intermediate Spanish High school Spanish curriculum Home school Spanish culture for kids Culture and language Hispanic culture for kids Spanish activities for middle school students Spanish activities for high school students International Baccalaureate All Miraflores resources are exclusively in the target language.
Composition Topics B-  SPORTS - Bilingual writing assignments
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Composition Topics B- SPORTS - Bilingual writing assignments

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Bilingual writing assignments related to SPORTS – 10 Composition topics / 3 levels of difficulty plus a 4th topic called ´In my country´. Internet searches necessary to complete every assignment. It is called Useful because it really is! Culturally relevant and thought provoking! Even the rubrics are innovative! Sample writing assignment: Hurricane sale! A hurricane has devastated the Caribbean beach resort of Cancún. The owner of a sport´s store salvages some of the beach clothing. Your flyer identifies the items on sale and gives both the old price and the new sales price. Be sure to use local currency… 11. Make an ID card. Write a speech. 12. Draw the outlines of a house and it describe it. 13. Prepare an album or write a blog about your visit to a specific city. 14. Write an article for your school newspaper. 15. Write a newspaper editorial. 16. Complete a form and write a dialogue. 17. Write a composition with explanatory photographs. 18. Write a letter to complain about treatment received at a hotel. 19. Prepare a flyer. 20. Describe a World Cup mascot and… The assignments include everything from the clothing athletes wear, prizes they receive, autographs gathered, minor leagues, stadium, tickets, fans and drug abuse. Traditional and non-traditional sports are covered. Thus, there are assignments on soccer, bicycling, skiing, baseball, and more that integrate technology and advance cultural understanding. Number of pages: 44 Teacher and student rubrics: included Name of store: MirafloresCultura International Baccalaureate
The Amazon Basin / Potatoes - 2 units about ecology - Intermediate
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The Amazon Basin / Potatoes - 2 units about ecology - Intermediate

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Bolivia: Ecología La Amazonía y la ecología del mundo La papa: comida del pasado y del futuro During the Irish potato crisis, millions of people died and tens of thousands left Ireland. What does this have to do with Bolivia? The potato is an Andean plant and was a staple there long before it was transported to Ireland. Learn everything about the potato, including a lovely Neruda poem called 'Oda a la papa.' We don't often think of the Amazon basin as part of Bolivia, yet in fact more than half the country is covered by the thick tropical forest we call the 'lungs of the earth.' What are the consequences of cutting down the trees? Compare the region to the United States and then compare two maps showing American forests past and present. Practice ser, estar and hay. Subject matter: ecology Vocabulary: natural world; agricultural products Grammar: use of ser, estar and hay Oral practice: consequences of forests disappearing; analysis of a Neruda poem Homework: open subject on an ecological theme; description of a plant useful to mankind Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search and further research Number of pages: 24 Answer key: included Store name; MirafloresCultura Intermediate Spanish Middle school Spanish curriculum High school Spanish curriculum Home school Spanish culture for kids Culture and language Hispanic culture for kids Spanish activities for middle school students Spanish activities for high school students All Miraflores resources are exclusively in the target language
Carlos V (1), Cortés y Moctezuma (2), Bolívar (3); interdisciplinary thematic units - SP Beginners 1
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Carlos V (1), Cortés y Moctezuma (2), Bolívar (3); interdisciplinary thematic units - SP Beginners 1

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Three thematic units for beginners. Each one 8 pages long. The vocabulary is easy and culture is rich. Entirely in the target language. Please click on Preview above to read all three units. Unit 1. Carlos V Teach the family with Carlos V' family. We have all done different versions of family trees in class. Here is the family tree of Charles V. Introduce his grandparents, Isabel and Ferdinand, the Catholic kings. Compare his family to your own and practice the vocabulary of the family. One of the neat exercises is a map of Charles V's world to practice the names of the languages then spoken. Unit 2. Cortés y Moctezuma. A fun way to do animals and foods. The animals of the Old World! The foods of the New World! Today we cannot imagine Europe without tomatoes or the American west without cattle! And what about those invisible animals, the viruses and bacteria that killed the indigenous population? Only through content based units can you transmit so much information and promote culture understanding with simple vocabulary and beginner grammar. Unit 3. Simon Bolívar Teach the vocabulary of the house with Bolivar's home. His house had a large room to pray and an area for the animals. There were two dining rooms but only one small bathroom. Compare this house with your own. This is authentic cultural information! All in the target language. Includes: 1. Subject matter: family and empire; New and Old Worlds; independence 2. Vocabulary: family; plants and animals, house 3. Grammar: posessive adjectives; tener; ¿dónde? ¿qué? 4. Oral practice: family; domestic and wild animals; house 5. Homework: tree of royal families; animals of two worlds 6. Internet: key words for Net search 7. Model tests and teacher's guide I loved doing these units with my students because I was able to integrate basic vocabulary and grammar through the context. The students were interested in the content. They empathized with Carlos V melded family, were surprised by both the chapel and the tiny bathroom in Bolivar´s house and liked the foods of the Americas.
French beginners - What do these Montreal street signs mean?
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French beginners - What do these Montreal street signs mean?

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Real signs for content based language! Yes, even beginners can understand Montreal street signs. Have fun with the beginners! They may not know all the words, but will understand the meaning of the signs. Students are often afraid of reading words they do not know. Here is the way to get rid of that fear, plunge in and enjoy. Culture in content.
Oral Presentation Topics -F- THE CARIBBEAN – Fabulous Fun Topics
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Oral Presentation Topics -F- THE CARIBBEAN – Fabulous Fun Topics

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Presente F – The six oral presentations on the Spanish speaking countries of the Caribbean are divided the following way: three broad themes on the area and one each on Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. You can examine some oral presentations using the Preview. 1. La música – Explain different musicals styles. Play some music for the class. 2. El carnival – Carnaval is a huge festival with costumes, music and dances. The Cubans tried to abolish it, then rescheduled it in July instead of February. 3. Salimos de vacaciones – The students prepare TV commercials to advertise different places, some famous, others less so. They can video their presentations. 4. El béisbol – Home of many baseball stars, the students research the impact the individuals and the game have had on the Dominican Republic. 5. Carteles cubanos – Propaganda posters for everything are fun to describe and analyze. - Este es un cartel de Ernesto Che Guevara. La foto es del fotógrafo Korda. Su nombre real es Alberto Díaz Gutiérrez. Voy a explicar el cartel y hablar del Che. - Palabras clave: Korda + Ernesto Che Guevara 6. Los parques nacionales de Puerto Rico – P.R. is very rich in parks where people flock to enjoy the day. Students describe a park and then suggest improvements. 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: 23 Teacher and student rubrics: included Name of store: MirafloresCultura International Baccalaureate
México: Independence (1), The metro (2), Street vendors (3) -Thematic units for SP Beginners 1
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México: Independence (1), The metro (2), Street vendors (3) -Thematic units for SP Beginners 1

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Three interdisciplinary thematic units for beginners. Short, no more than seven or eight pages each. Entirely in the target language. Each unit has pre-reading, short reading with pictures, comprehension, extension that includes vocabulary and grammar always content-based, oral exercise, written exercise, web key words to further the theme and a complete answer key. Unit 1. La independencia de Mexico Miguel Hidalgo declared Mexico's independence from Spain from the steps of a church in a little town. Have your students practice right, left and center by finding the stores and restaurants in that same town today. Practice the vocabulary of the house with Miguel Hidalgo's home. Compare Mexico's independence to your own country. There are many comparisons that can be made: dates, bells, heroes and more. Unit 2. El metro de la Ciudad de México Take the metro and the bus! Learn the words and their genders for different modes of transportation. Do some simple arithmetic to figure out the number of metro riders in Mexico City by car, by day and by hour. Attractive pictures make you feel like you are Unit 3. Los ambulantes Street vendors in Mexico. What do they sell? Practice clothing. Is it used or new? Compare to students' reality. Respect of other cultures is fundamental. Click on Preview to read it all. Includes: 1. Subject matter: street vendors; transport; independence 2. Vocabulary: clothing; transport; city and buildings 3. Grammar: singular and plural; articles; prepositions of place 4. Oral practice: street vendors; transport; independence 5. Homework: describe a picture; transport I use; draw a map 6. Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search 7. Answer key. Have you ever visited the town called Dolores Hidalgo? It looks like a set for a Mexican tourist advertisement. It is about half way between Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende and sometimes people tend to just drive by. If you are traveling there, please stop. The square is marvelous. And if you have been and liked it as much as I did, please leave a comment below.