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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, etc.


  • 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 “Kahloism”.


  • 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 “viaje verneano”.


  • 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.