First Year (9th and 10th grade) Syllabus

FY Spanish

Understand how language can help us integrate into our world and understand others.

Goals:

Focus on conversational Spanish with attention to grammar, while strengthen reading and writing skills.

Explore Spanish speaking countries and their cultures

Debate about immigration and discrimination and other current events

Compare/Contrast diverse ways of life

 

 

Requirements:

  • Attend and participate in class
  • Complete homework assignments
  • Complete all projects
  • Come prepared to class (notebook, homework binder, writing utensils)
  • Demonstrate successful learning on quizes and exams

 

Materials used:

Paso a Paso and Realidades Textbooks (Level 1 and 2) by Prentice Hall, Que Tal and Ahora Magazine, La Catrina video/workbook, assorted international films, audio/video/workbooks that accompany Realidades Text books, handouts from various references.

 

Themes:

September/October- sports, climate and vocabulary pertaining to fall, describing yourself and others, school,  Hispanic Americans, Independence dates, Columbus Day and Dia de la Raza, explorers, indigenous people, Spanish speaking countries of the Carribean

November/December- Hispanic writers and poets, foods and hobbies, Day of the Dead celebrations, Guadalupe, Las Posadas, Spanish speaking countries of South America

January/February- sports, climate and vocabulary pertaining to winter, family and the home, Hispanic artists, Dia de los Reyes, Carnival, Spanish speaking countries of South America

March/April- sports, climate and vocabulary pertaining to spring, purchasing, currency, traveling and vacations, revolutionaries, Semana Santa, Mexico

May/June- sports, climate and vocabulary pertaining to Summer, technology, media, revolutionaries and civil movements, Cinco de Mayo, Mexico

 

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