Spanish 5 don Carlos
Room B205 Period 1, Semester 1
Objective: Students will be able to discuss a variety of
topics as identified below using a variety of structures, tenses and strategies
in such a way that they can carry on a conversation or maintain written
correspondence with a native speaker.
- ¿Quién soy yo? Getting back into it, kind of a
pre-season. Using a series of inter-and intra-personal activities, students will quickly
review vocabulary and structures so that they can interchange them easily.
- ¿Qué quiero de la vida? As students prepare to leave high
school at the end of this year, this unit not only gives students the
vocabulaary to talk about what is important to them, it also makes them
think about it.
- ¿Con qué sueño? This “fantastic” unit focuses on we
would do if only we could.
- Los elementos de la naturaleza Students
learn how to identify and describe objects found in nature, from insects
to mountains. They will also take
virtual tours of Spanish-speaking countries during which they will
(hopefully) discover the “belleza da la naturaleza” (beauty of nature)
throughout Latin America and Spain.
- ¿El campo o la ciudad? Students will look at and discuss the
advantages of rural versus city life, and then take virtual trips to some
exciting cities- Buenos Aires,
Madrid, Ciudad de México,
- El arte hispánico
Hispanic art is well known, and in this unit
we’ll look at some of the more interesting
styles that were created or used by famous hispanics. We’ll look at surrealism, cubism and
- La historia latinoamericana By using a number of historical
movies (Motorcycle Diaries, Romero,
and Missing [all in Spanish, of
course]), as well as researching the history of certain Latin American
countries, we will try to understand why there has been so much political
and social unrest in so many countries of the western hemisphere.
- Un viaje al futuro Students will
imagine what the future is like, and the travel to it - a Spanish language
- Salsa- la comida In this unit we
learn how to make salsa, then we learn how to
create recipes for our favorite foods.
- Salsa- la música ¿Te gusta bailar? ¿Sabes
bailar «salsa»? In this unit
you’ll learn the basics of salsa dancing- en español
- El restaurante Using
everything you know, you and a few partners will create an “authentic”
restaurant as if you were in a specific Spanish-speaking country.