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Spanish III-IV, AH, 2020-2021

 

Syllabus

Spanish III-IV, Advanced Honors

2020-2021

 

Please Note: Spanish III and Spanish IV, as a combined class, will follow the same advanced curriculum, but activities, projects, and grading for Spanish IV will include more rigor and require greater demonstration of content knowledge and proficiency.

1st Nine Weeks:   Un Poco de Repaso, Un Poco de Cultura, y Mucha Conversación

     

¡Que Chevere Unidad 1: Hola, ¿Qué Tal?

 

Comunicación: Let´s interact in Spanish and talk about school, your classes, subjects, and activities. This will involve both prepared and extemporaneous responses. You´ll also improve your memory skills by presenting a selected saying and short poem to the class.

Cultura:    We´ll investigate South America, focusing on the countries of Colombia and Venezuela, specifically.

Conección:   We´ll also connect developments in South America involving commerce and the arts, with those here in the U.S.

Comparación:  We´ll compare Spanish language vocabulary and grammar with those of English. We´ll also compare life in Middle Tennessee with life in Colombia and Venezuela.

Comunidad:  We´ll practice Spanish popular sayings that you´ll be able to use outside of the classroom, to better engage other Spanish speakers.

 

Proyecto del Cuarto:  Mi Vida, Hasta Ahora – Construct a multi-media, Spanish presentation about the person you know best – You.  Students will utilize the grammar and vocabulary we’re learned, along with other aspects of the language that they research for this project.  You will receive a detailed project guide and rubric, ahead of time.

 

                                   

 

 

2nd Nine Weeks:  Drama, Literatura, y Más Conversación

     

¡Que Chevere! III:  Unidad 2A2: En Casa y En Familia

                               Unidad 2B1: En la Mañana

                               Unidad 2B2: En el Cuarto

 

 

Comunicación: Let´s talk about your life outside of school, your chores, activities, hobbies, and routines.  You´ll also learn how to command others in an informal setting.  If you like to be in charge, you´ll love the Spanish Imperativos.

                                    You´ll also improve your memory skills by presenting a selected saying and short poem to the class.

 

 

2nd Nine Weeks:  Drama, Literatura, y Más Conversación (cont.)

Cultura:    We´ll investigate the Hispanic presence in the U.S. and the challenges of pursuing success while preserving language and culture. We´ll also examine best practices for language acquisition and tutoring.

 

 

 

Conección:   We´ll also connect achievements and contributions from the Hispanic-American community in the U.S. to the broader culture..

Comparación:  We´ll compare Spanish present progressives, reflexive verbs, commands, and vocabulary with those of English. We´ll also compare life in a bilingual home with life in a monolingual one.

Comunidad:    We´ll practice Spanish popular sayings that you´ll be able to use outside of the classroom, to better engage other Spanish speakers.

 

 

Proyecto del Cuarto:  La Entrevista.  Students plan, prepare, and conduct an interview of an Hispanic American and present their information to the class.

                                You will receive a detailed project guide and rubric, ahead of time.

 

 

                                   

 

3rd Nine Weeks:  El Drama de la Vida Diaria

     

¡Que Chévere! III:   Unidad 3A1: Los Titulares de hoy

                                Unidad 4B1 and 2: Menos conflictos y más comunicación

                                    Unidad 5A1: Manejando en la Ciudad (Roadtrip!)

 

 

Comunicación: Let´s discuss current events in Spanish, along with conflict resolution, and planning a daytrip, for when you just need to get away. We´ll strategize and role play asking for directions in Spanish, in case we get lost.  You´ll also improve your memory skills by presenting a selected saying and short poem to the class.

Cultura:    We´ll investigate the Spanish-speaking countries of the Caribbean and read a poem by Julia de Burgos.

 

 

Conección:   We´ll also examine the achievements of celebrities from the Dominican Republic.

Comparación:  We´ll compare Spanish present and past perfect verb tenses and adjective usage between Spanish and English. We´ll also compare the indicative mood of reality with the Spanish subjunctive to talk about hypotheticals.

 

Comunidad:   We´ll explore transportation options and utilize Spanish to give someone driving directions.

 

Proyecto del Cuarto:  Students will become  ¨celebrity life coaches.¨  They will select a once-famous person and prepare a presentation in Spanish.  The presentation will depict the celebrity´s current life situation, and the advice and plan that the student is recommending, to return the celebrity to fame and fortune. Students will receive a detailed project guide and rubric, ahead of time.

 

4th Nine Weeks:     ´¡Vamos a Divertirnos!

 

Chévere! III:            Unidad 6: ¡Vamos de Viaje

                                    Unidad 7:  A Comer Bien

 

Comunicación: Let´s discuss travel plans, weather, and how to best deal with travel delays. You´ll share your favorite recipes and food preparation hacks, in Spanish.  You´ll also  improve your memory skills by presenting a selected saying and short poem, related to either travel or food, to the class.

Cultura:    We´ll investigate tourism in Central America, and the cuisine of Peru.

 

 

Conección:   We´ll look at open-air markets-flea markets and hone our bargaining skills in Spanish.

Comparación:  We´ll compare the Spanish active vs. passive voice constructions, and  the usage of the Spanish future tense with that of English.

 

Comunidad: You´ll research the variety of Middle Tennessee restaurants serving Latin American cuisine and record an original radio ad for the restaurant.

 

 

Proyecto del Cuarto:  Students will develop a ¨brand´ (name, logo, concept) for their sown ¨future restaurant´ that will fuse a specific Latin American cuisine, with typical local cuisines here. They´ll present a version of their restaurant logo and sign to the class, along with a menu, and a prepared dish that other students can sample. Students will receive a detailed project guide and rubric, ahead of time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish Supply List         2020-2021
• Heavy-duty, 2" or larger, 3-ring binder
• 4 notebook dividers
• Notebook paper
• Pack of washable markers
• 2 ultra-fine, dry erase markers
• Small dry erase eraser or cloth for that purpose
• Pack of 3x5 index cards
• Pack of pre-sharpened pencils
• Small, manual pencil sharpener
• Two highlighters (of two different colors)
• Pair of student scissors
• Earbud