Who am I and how do I connect to the Spanish-speaking world?
Who am I?
How do I introduce myself to others?
How do I find out about others?
Where in the world is Spanish spoken?
Who are some famous people from Spanish-speaking countries?
How do my values compare to those of the people who are from Spanish-speaking countries?
Unit Abstract In this unit of study, students begin to learn how to communicate effectively about themselves in Spanish. Students understand as well as interpret meaning from information exchanged in conversation as they learn to meet, greet and say goodbye to others. In addition, students recognize the levels of formality in iSpanish and become aware of the social gestures associated with Spanish greetings. Furthermore, students learn to introduce themselves and to respond to questions about themselves. They also learn to ask questions about others. Through the study of self, the students gain knowledge and insight into the Hispanic culture. Students are introduced to the geography, values and icons of the Spanish-speaking world. Students begin to recognize basic pronunciation and elements of the language (alphabet, accent marks, cognates, etc.). Students gain knowledge and insight into what it means to be a Spanish-speaker and why it is important to learn Spanish in their community and beyond.
Express greetings and leave-takings:
Hola, Buenos días, Buenas tardes, Buenas noches, ¿Qué tal?
Respond to classroom commands: levántense, siéntense, miren, abran/cierren, escriban.
Express age using numbers 0-100.
Spell using the Spanish alphabet.
Express needs utilizing classroom expressions:
Tengo una pregunta.
Tengo que ir al baño.
Necesito un lápiz.
Más despacio, por favor.
Repita, por favor.
¿Cómo se escribe ...? (name, other word, etc)
Identify reasons to study Spanish: graduation requirement, college admissions, jobs, communication with members of the community, better knowledge of one's own language
1. Interpersonal Speaking: Students assume the identity of the famous person they have researched. They will have a conversation with another "famous person" in the class and exchange information about name, age, origin and how they are feeling. The conversation should include appropriate honorifics, gestures, pleasantries, greetings and leave-takings. (1.1.N.SL.a, 1.1.N.SL.b, 1.1.N.SL.c, 1.1.N.SL.f, 2.2.N.C.a)
2. Interpersonal Writing: Students will respond to the question ¿Quién es tu persona famosa? via text message, email or forum. They will include name, age, origin and profession. (1.1.N.RW.a, 1.1.N.RW.b, 2.2.N.C.a)
3. Geography/Culture: Students will identify 10 Spanish-speaking countries on the map given a blank map. (4.2.N.a)
4. Comparisons/Culture: In English, students will identify and describe a cultural value discussed in class and compare it to their own values. (2.2.N.G.a)
ASMNT 1.3 - map answer sheet.doc
ASMNT 1.3 - map (1).docx
ASMNT 1.4 values.docx