AP SUBTHEME : Human Rights, Peace and War, Economic issues
Essential Question : What role do cartels and drug trafficking play in global economy and social issues?
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:
See vocabulary lists for Spanish V curriculum entitled economy.
Progressive forms, telling time, the subjunctive in adjective clauses, reflexive verbs
Students use an online Spanish language newspaper to find a current event related to drug trafficking in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador. They write an editorial in response to the event. Students later edit their writing with teacher guidance.
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NOTE: Teachers should use the appropriate PALS rubrics for speaking and writing.
Students read an article provided by the teacher and listen to a related audio selection (suggested websites: www.audistico.es, www.informador.com.mx). They respond with a “quick-write.”
Students use the “quick-write” from the “Interpretive Task” column to exchange viewpoints with a partner.
Students work in groups to research the effects that narcotrafficking has had in the U.S. – Mexico border. Students must use a variety of authentic texts and media to obtain their information. Each group researches a different border state and creates a Glog (www.glogster.edu) to present the information. Students then share their Glogs with the class.