AP SUBTHEME : Multiculturalism, Nationalism and Patriotism, Alienation and Assimilation, Language and Identity
Essential Question : What is Spain’s impact on the world ?
Recommended pacing: Approximately 3weeks Teachers need to appropriate the number of lessons to the caliber of students in the class so long as they are being given opportunities to meet the objectives of the unit.
Virginia State Foreign Language Standards of Learning for Level 5:
Students will select one of the four trips of Christopher Columbus and write journal entries (ship-log) from the perspective of a crew-member on the ship. They should include the name of the ship, and they should provide background information on the trip.
Students will role play the interaction of the Spaniards/Natives upon arrival in the New World.
The students will research one of the following themes to orally present to the class: (1) Justify why October 12 has a different name and meaning in Spain and Latin America: Día de la Hispanidad vs. Día de la Raza. (2) Research and describe the economic impact brought by the Spaniards to the New World and vice versa. Examples: Spain: Grapes, sugar, bananas, oranges, horses, cattle, coffee, pigs, chickens, etc. New World: gold, chocolate, tomatoes, squash, etc.