Subject: Spanish 1, Finding your interests online in another country
Date of lesson: Week 13
Length of lesson: 1 day
Lesson Topic: Your personal interests
Overall Goal: SWBAT will be able to research and find information on one of their biggest interests in a different country.
Learner Background: Students will be learning to talk about their own likes and dislikes in Spanish, this ties in culturally.
Curricular Standards: N.CPP I can identify some products and practices of cultures.
NH.PW.I can write short messages and notes on familiar topics related to everyday life.
Student Learning Objective(s): N.CPP.2 I can identify some common practices related to home and community life of other cultures and my own. EX: I can identify some common habits of eating in other cultures.
NH.PW.2 I can write short notes using phrases and simple sentences.
Part I: During the lesson I will be walking around making sure students are brainstorming, answering questions and making sure they are on the right track.
Part II: Students will write a small email or FB post to a friend telling them what they like and what they should do when they visit another country together. Email should include a salutation and telling their friends what they like and what should do in X country together. Maybe include a link to an activity or brochure. (rubric attached at the bottom)
Part I - Let’s Brainstorm! Write down the things you like to do in your spare time. If you don’t have anything you like to do, what would you like to do if time and money weren’t issues. Now circle the top 3, out of those three, which one could you not live without?
For today’s lesson we will be exploring your interests in another country. What country has always interested you in visiting?
Part II – Lesson Development:
How are we going to search for something in a different country?
- Show students how to brainstorm keywords
- Have them practice searching keywords as class to show their understanding
- Model for students the email they will write to their friend.
- Then allow the students to start doing it on their own.
- If students have similar interests they may work together but they must pick different countries to research.
- Students will create their short message to their friend
Have a debriefing session:
Ask students to write down what they were most surprised about
What was their favorite thing they learned and/or discovered
Ask if they will share the information?.
Ask if they feel they have created something that brings cultural awareness?