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           Lesson I
       A Trip To Mexico
Point A
II. Bell Ringer:
     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
• Students will enhance their reading
  comprehension and oral presentation in
     IV. Input, anticipatory sets,
 anticipated scaffolding: Interactive
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 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
           Internet Resources for Latin
                 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:
                            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
       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

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:
•   ·       Internet Resources for Latin America--Introduction
    The web site include many hotlinks for Latin America, like WWW Virtual Library--Geographical list, Latin America Network Information
    Center, etc.
•   ·       Latin American Countries
    A list of hotlinks for Latin American Countries, LatinWorld, Political Database of the Americas, etc.
•   ·       Mexico Out of Balance
    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
    The web sites in Spanish contains economic and political news and articles about Latin America.
•   ·       Latin America on the Net - 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
    A great web site introduces Latin American museums.
•   ·       The Journal of Latin American Perspectives
•   ·       Map of the Caribbean
•   ·       Map of Middle America
•   ·       Map of South America
      V. Practice/Application

• Getting to know some hispanohablantes:
• Do the first and third activity when you
  click on this web site
              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: select
  the matching game to learn their capitals.