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									                                                                 VA FL Instructional Activity Template/2002



INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITY TOPIC: Cubierto de Libro (Temas Culturales)


Target Language:           French        German       Latin      Spanish
Target Level:             Beginning
                          Intermediate
                          Advanced
SOL CORRELATION: (Note the Virginia Standards of Learning [SOL] addressed in this activity.)
English: 9.4, 9.8, 10.10
History and Social Science: WG.1, WG.4, WG.6 WHII.15, VUS.2, VUS.6, VUS.8, VUS.14
Foreign Language:
              Listening and Reading for Understanding - SI.3
              Oral and Written Presentation - SI.5, SI.6
              Cultural Perspectives, Practices, and Products - SI.7, SI.8
              Making Connections through Languages - SI.9
              Communication across Communities - SI.12


OBJECTIVES:

Students will research the influence of Hispanic culture in the United States.
Students will design a book cover reflecting their research.

RESOURCES/MATERIALS:

Resources may include maps, globes, textbooks, library materials, consumer realia, and Spanish
speakers. Necessary materials will include brown paper or a brown paper bag, markers for drawing,
cut-out computer graphics, magazine or hand-drawn pictures, labels, and clear contact paper to cover
the design.

Web sites

Hispanic Americans in Congress
http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/congress/

Hispanic Women
http://www.lasmujeres.com

Hispanic resources
http://www.hispaniconline.com

Hispano Music & Culture of the Northern Río Grande
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/rghtml/rghome.html
                                                                VA FL Instructional Activity Template/2002
Understanding Hispanic Culture
http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/5000/5237.html

Spotlight: Biography
http://www.npg.si.edu/col/spot/hispanic.htm


PROCEDURE/IMPLEMENTATION:

1. The teacher will introduce the terms Spanish, Hispanic, and Latino to students, and explain
   the objectives of the project.

2. Students will conduct a search online, in the community and/or in their textbook to identify the
   following:
    Five Spanish words commonly used in English
    An American city with a Spanish name
    Three Hispanic foods popular in the United States
    Two notable Hispanic Americans, each from a different field, which might include the arts and
       entertainment, government, education, science, industry, or sports
    An Hispanic holiday or custom popular in Hispanic Communities in the United States
    Two bilingual (Spanish/English) product labels.

3. Students should assemble visuals representing ALL of the required items from #2, plus their name
   either in Spanish or English as teacher requests.

4. Students will cut a piece of brown paper larger than the Spanish book by at least two inches all
   around.

5. Students should place the assembled items in an attractive manner on the brown paper, with their
   name running along the spine remembering to leave the 2” perimeter blank.

6. The students will glue the items in place and may cut a piece of clear contact paper a bit smaller
   than the brown paper and position it on top of the design. The teacher may choose to collect the
   book covers and laminate them for the students.

7. Students will cover the book.

8. Students should be prepared to present their book cover project orally to the class identifying each
   item in Spanish.
                                                                  VA FL Instructional Activity Template/2002


PROJECT PROCEDURE

Español I                                                     Nombre_________________

El Cubierto de Libro                                          el ___de septiembre

MATERIALS NEEDED: a brown paper bag or brown paper, cut-out computer graphics, magazine or
hand-drawn pictures, markers for drawing, labels, clear contact paper to cover the design

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Using this handout as a guide, conduct research using the Internet, your textbook and/or resources
   in the community to identify the following
    Five Spanish words commonly used in English
    An American city with a Spanish name
    Three Hispanic foods popular in the United States
    Two notable Hispanic Americans each from a different field which might include the arts and
       entertainment, government, education, science, industry, or sports
    An Hispanic holiday or custom popular in Hispanic communities in the United States
    Two bilingual (Spanish/English) product labels

2. Cut a piece of brown paper big enough to use as a cover for your Spanish book. It should be larger
   than the book by at least two inches all around.

3. Assemble your representations of ALL of the required items, plus your name in either Spanish or
   English as teacher requests.

4. Place the assembled items in an attractive manner on the brown paper, with your name running
   along the spine. Remember to leave the 2” perimeter blank.

5. Glue all items in place.

6. Cut a piece of clear contact paper a bit smaller than your brown paper and position it on top of
   your design.

7. Cover your book by turning in the sides and taping the edges.

8. Prepare an oral presentation of your project to present all items to the class.

   Useful Web sites
   Chicana and Latina Women Profiles
   http://latino.sscnet.ucla.edu/women/profiles/html

   Hispanic Americans in Congress
   http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/congress/

   Hispanic Women
   http://www.lasmujeres.com
                                                       VA FL Instructional Activity Template/2002


SACNAC Biography Project (Hispanic Scientists, Mathematicians, Engineers)
http://www.sacnacs.org/bio/

Hispanic resources
http://www.hispaniconline.com

Bilingual Hispanic Newsletter
http://cologuio.com

Hispano Music & Culture of the Northern Río Grande
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/rghtml/rghome.html

Understanding Hispanic Culture
http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/5000/5237.html

Spotlight: Biography
http://www.npg.si.edu/col/spot/hispanic.htm
                                                                VA FL Instructional Activity Template/2002




ASSESSMENT:

The teacher may choose to use the following assessment tool to evaluate this project.

                               Cubierto de Libro: Temas Culturales

1. Used brown paper (5)                                                              ___________
2. Applied contact paper (2)                                                         ___________
3. Neatness (3)                                                                      ___________
4. Included
      Five Spanish words commonly used in English (5)
               _____________
      An American city with a Spanish name (5)
               _____________
      Three popular Hispanic foods (5)
               _____________
      Two notable Hispanic Americans, each from a different field, which might include:
       arts and entertainment, government, education, science, industry, or sports (5)
               _____________
      An Hispanic holiday or custom popular in the United States (5)
               _____________
      Two bilingual Spanish/English product labels (5)
               _____________


5. Presentation
      Comprehensibility (5)                                                         ___________
      Pronunciation (5)                                                             ___________


                                     TOTAL POINTS                                    ___________/50


                                     Total points earned ________ x 2 = _________ Total score
                                                                 VA FL Instructional Activity Template/2002


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

This project is particularly beneficial to highlight Hispanic Heritage Month.


Written by:                   Catriona Stavropoulos                 Barbara Brand
E-mail address:               Catriona.Stavropoulos@fcps.edu        Barbara.Brand@fcps.edu
School:                       West Springfield High School          West Springfield High School
Virginia School Division:     Fairfax County Public Schools         Fairfax County Public Schools

								
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