AP SUBTHEME : Literature, Music, performing arts, visual arts
How can dictatorships affect the stimulation of artistic talents?
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:
Continue to initiate and maintain discussions where some responses may be unpredictable (e.g. scenarios).
Continue to obtain information on another’s thoughts and opinions (e.g. current social, political or environmental issues).
Proofread and peer-edit writing.
Present to class information learned from research paper using technology (e.g. video, etc.).
Use elements of humor, irony and satire of the target language in written and oral presentations.
Self-monitor and self-evaluate language use according to audience.
Discuss topics from other school subjects in the target language, including political and historical concepts, worldwide health issues and environmental concerns.
Observe and record information about societal issues in the target culture through a variety of authentic texts and media.
Compare and contrast cultural meaning of proverbs, sayings, jokes, riddles in target language/cultures and US. This may be carried out partly in English (e.g. “You move your fee and you lose your seat.”/”El que se va a Sevilla/melipilla, pierde su silla.”).
Watch and listen to TV or radio broadcasts in the language studied.
Students will be able to address the essential question integrating the three modes of communication (interpersonal, presentational and interpretive).
Students will read the poem(s) associated with the United Fruit Company and identify and research the dictators mentioned in the poem.
Students will listen to a song and illustrate their interpretation of the song and how it has to do with dictatorships. (Examples of songs: “El Politico” by Kinito Mendez, “Me cambiaron las preguntas”by Santarosa, “Señor Matanza” by Manu Chao)
Students create a mock radio interview with partners based on the artists they have researched in the “Presentational Task”. They should include questions about the interpretation and meaning of their art.
Students choose an artist who has been influenced by a political system and research and prepare ppt/brochure/poster/presentation, etc.