Interactive Spanish Lessons Lesson I A Trip To Mexico Point A II. Bell Ringer: WHAT INTERESTS YOU ABOUT MEXICO? • http://www.globalvolunteers.org/1main/me xico/mexicohistory.htm II. B. Transition to Purpose: • Whole groups discuss the largest Spanish- speaking country in the world which also the closest neighbor for the United States. Form students into research groups to search different topics about Mexico. They structure their research as presentation with interesting information and graphics. Then share their exploration with the whole class in Spanish. III. Purpose - SWBAT: • Students will have the chance to learn from their peers by visiting these sites set up by other groups that are related to Mexico. • Students will enhance their reading comprehension and oral presentation in Spanish. IV. Input, anticipatory sets, anticipated scaffolding: Interactive activity • http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holiday s/cinco-de-mayo/wordfinds/mexico- culture-wordsearch-challenge.html V. Practice/Application: Virtual trip to Mexico Coleman's Hispanic Studies: click for geography, history, government and politics of Spain, Cuba and Mexico. Web Turistico de Mexico: click on map for information on 5 regions of Mexico. Mexico: click for the University of Guadalajara guide in Spanish to Mexico's geography, history, sports, tourism, arts and culture (including cooking). Mexico: search for information in Spanish on Mexico. Mexico: click for websites and information in English about Mexico. Mexico Home Page click for information on Mexico. VI. Closure: • Students will have learned more about Mexico’s history, arts, and culture. Lesson II • Learning Directions I. Point A : • The prime consideration for students learning Spanish is that they get the learning motivation from exploring these Spanish-speaking countries in the world. It is very important to be able to ask, understand and give directions. This is especially important when you're in a foreign country when one isn't familiar with the surroundings. Bell Ringer: • Have you ever traveled to a Latino American country? • Coleman's Websites for Hispanists: Culture: search to learn of celebrations, foods and recipes, sports and art sites for Spain and many Spanish speaking countries. Internet Resources for Latin America--Introduction II. B. Transition to Purpose: How would you ask, understand, or give directions when you are in a Spanish speaking country? • Click to hear an mp3 of these spoken by Virtual Ana from Spain • la calle - the street la esquina - the corner la ciudad - the city el país - the country • arriba, encima, sobre - above, on abajo, debajo de - below, under atrás, detrás - behind delante de - in front of entre - between en frente de - facing junto a - next to lejos - far cercano/a - near en la casa de - at the home of allí - there acá, aquí - here afuera - outside adentro - inside derecho, siga derecho - straight ahead el próximo, el siguiente - the next one a la derecha - to the right a la izquierda - to the left el norte - north el sur - south el este - east el oeste - west el sudoeste - southwest el nordeste - northeast • Oregón está al norte de California Oregon is to the north of California • El país de Canadá está directamente arriba de los E.U. The country of Canada is directly above the U.S. • Mi casa está entre el hospital y la escuela My house is between the hospital and school • El perrito está adentro de la casa de perros The puppy is inside the doghouse Purpose - SWBAT: • The student will be able to ask questions in Spanish, about where they are and how to get to a specific place. They will also know how to give directions, such as: go straight, turn right/left. • IV. Input, anticipatory sets, anticipated scaffolding: Interactive activity • Worksheet/Activity: Spanish Directions • V. Practice/Application: Hangman: Directions Vocabulary Practice your questions and direction signals by clicking here: http://oye.languageskills.co.uk/114.html VI. Closure: Quiz: Directions in Spanish How would learning how to ask, understand, or give directions make your trip so much fun? Lesson III I. Point A: • The prime consideration for students learning Spanish is that they get the learning motivation from exploring these Spanish-speaking countries in the world -- They know what kind of people they will use their Spanish to communicate with. II. Bell Ringer: What kind of people does this picture represent? II. B. Transition to Purpose: • In this lesson, students will conduct primary and secondary research to know the "hispanohablantes" in the world. These explorations will serve as windows for these Spanish-speaking countries for students to acquire information and impression from different perspectives. Students are supposed to conduct the researches by using their Spanish ability to comprehend this information on Internet. III. Purpose - SWBAT • Students will be able to verify Spanish- speaking countries from world map. • Students will be able to enhance their reading comprehension in Spanish. • Students will get an overview impression about the Hispanic world. IV. Input, anticipatory sets, anticipated scaffolding, Interactive activity: Student develop general knowledge about the location, cultural background of these countries, ancient cultures in Mexico, Central America and Peru, Spanish conquistadors in 16th, the independence, and current development. • Internet Resources: • http://www.pbs.org/opb/conquistadors/home.htm • · Internet Resources for Latin America--Introduction [http://lib.nmsu.edu/staff/mmolloy/laguia/lag1.html] The web site include many hotlinks for Latin America, like WWW Virtual Library--Geographical list, Latin America Network Information Center, etc. • · Latin American Countries [http://lib.NMSU.EDU/subject/bord/lat.html] A list of hotlinks for Latin American Countries, LatinWorld, Political Database of the Americas, etc. • · Mexico Out of Balance [http://www.igc.apc.org/nacla/mexico.html] A project of North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA). The discussion topics include Political Storms of 1994, Subcomandante Marcos and the EZLN, etc. • · Bienvenido a America Latina [http://worldnews.net/interpress/iphome.html] The web sites in Spanish contains economic and political news and articles about Latin America. • · Latin America on the Net - Culture [http://www.latinworld.com/culture/] The web site provides a complete information of most countries in Latin America (Central, South America, and the Caribbean). • · Web Museum of Latin America [http://museos.web.com.mx/] A great web site introduces Latin American museums. • · The Journal of Latin American Perspectives [http://wizard.ucr.edu/~asampaio/lap.html] • · Map of the Caribbean [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/americas/Caribbean.GIF] • · Map of Middle America [http://www.lib.utexas.edu:80/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/americas/middleamerica.jpg] • · Map of South America [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/americas/SouthAmerica.jpg] V. Practice/Application • Getting to know some hispanohablantes: • Do the first and third activity when you click on this web site • http://www.cortland.edu/flteach/usafa/ego- 2.html VI. Closure: • What are some reasons why you would want to know how to communicate with a Spanish speaking person? • Because you’d want to travel to any of these Spanish speaking countries: http://www.quia.com/mc/65520.html select the matching game to learn their capitals.