AP SUBTHEME : Multiculturalism, Language and Identity, Nationalism and Patriotism
Essential Question : How can indigenous cultures influence the development of identity?
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 read articles on different indigenous topics at different learning stations and will complete an information packet to summarize their learning.
After reading an authentic article from the Mesoamerican countries about struggles the indigenous cultures face presented by the teacher, half of the students will take the “pro” side and half will take the “con” side and will debate. (Example: http://www.consumer.es/web/es/solidaridad/2004/02/25/96216.php or other similar article)
Students will orally present how indigenous cultures have been, and will be, important in preserving the national identity of a specific country.