AP SUBTHEME : Diversity issues, economic issues, human rights, environmental issues
Essential Question : What are the causes and effects of migratory movements?
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:
S1: Students will engage in conversation, provide and obtain information, express feelings and exchange opinions.
S2: Students will understand and interpret spoken and written language on a variety of topics.
S4: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the traditions, products and perspectives of the cultures studied.
S6: Students will acquire and use information from a variety of sources only available in the world language, using technology, print, audiovisual, media, data and human resources.
S7: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the nature of language through comparison of that world language and their own.
S8: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.
S9: Students will use the world language both within and beyond the school setting for personal enjoyment, enrichment and active participation.
Students use an online Spanish language newspaper to find a current event related to migration in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador. They write an editorial in response to the event. Students later edit their writing with teacher guidance.
NOTE: Teachers should use the appropriate PALS rubrics for speaking and writing.
Suggested Interpretive Task
Suggested Interpersonal Task
Suggested Presentational Task
Students use online Spanish language newspapers to find a current event related to migration in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador. They write an editorial in response to the event. Students later edit their writing with teacher guidance.
The students debate the advantages and disadvantages of immigration based on the information they have researched.
The students watch the movie Al Otro
Lado (or similar resource: movie, song, etc.) and speak for 2-3 minutes from the perspective of an immigrant or a family member who has been left behind. They should include in their speech what two countries are represented and the struggles and obstacles they have to overcome in their situation.