AP SUBTHEME : Education, Professions, Housing and Shelter, Leisure and Sports
How have indigenous people influenced the politics and culture of today?
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:
S2: Students will understand and interpret spoken and written language on a variety of topics.
S3: Students will present information, concepts and ideas to listeners or readers on a variety of topics.
S4: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the traditions, products and perspectives of the cultures studied.
S5: Students will reinforce and expand their knowledge of other areas of study through the world language.
S8: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.
NOTE: Teachers should use the appropriate PALS rubrics for speaking and writing IPAs.
Suggested Interpretive Task
Suggested Interpersonal Task
Suggested Presentational Task
Teachers make a copy of p. 295 of the Imagina book for each student or group and cut the paragraphs. Students are given the paragraphs to read and organize into a logical order and then must identify 3 sentences in the paragraphs that serve as good summaries of the article.
Students choose a place in South America inhabited by indigenous people. They imagine they are writing “back-in-time” to an Incan and ask any questions about the location they would like to know. Then, they pass the postcard to a friend who will take the postcard home and research the answers to the questions. They must then respond with a postcard to the author of the original postcard.
As a homework assignment, students find examples (print, video, audio) that identify the Incan influence on today’s culture (choose a specific aspect of the culture, i.e. food, education, professions, art, etc.) in South American countries.