• NYS Topic Support:
       Occupations
       Specialty shops and merchants
       Local travel and transportation
       Air travel
          *Students will be able to identify and use vocabulary within these topics.
          *Students will be able to use cognates and knowledge of the English language to help read Spanish text.
     
    Lección Preliminar
       Greetings / Taking Leave
       Formal v Informal
       Introductions
       Alphabet
       Countries and Capitals
       Numbers 1-10
       Days of the week
       Weather
       Classroom phrases
       Textbook directions

          *Students will be able to identify and use simple greetings, introductory vocabulary, and ways to say goodbye.
          *Students will be able to have short, introductory conversations that will allow them to discuss:
                names, origen, feelings, phone numbers, weather, day of the week.
          *Students will be able to understand and respond to classroom directions in Spanish.
        
                    Cultural Connections:   
                         Hispanic contributions and influences within New York State.
                          Muralist Manuel Vega 
                          Seasonal differences between the continents.
          

    Unit 1
       Expressing likes and dislikes with freetime activities
       Express where someone is from
       Snacks
       Freetime activity vocabulary
       Subject Pronouns
       Ser
       Using "de" for origen
       Describe self and others
       Adjective agreement
       definite and indefinite articles
          *Students will be able to describe themselves and others in respect to likes, dislikes, what activities each participates in, and personal appearance, nationality, origen, and personality.
          *Students will be able to ask about these in the 2nd and 3rd persons.

                   Cultural connections:
                               Hispanic influence within the US
                               Hispanic entertainers in pop culture within the US
                               Cuban American influences.  Artist Xavier Cortada
                               Hernando de Soto
                               Tex - Mex food
                               Hispanic celebrations within the US
                               Artist Carmen Lomas Garza
                               

    Unit 2
       Expressing time and schedules
       Describing school and classes
       Using terms of frequency
       Numbers 11-100
       Using the verb TENER
       Using -ar verb endings
       Describing classroom objects
       Using ESTAR to express location
       Using prepositions of location
       Describing emotions 
       Using the verb IR to express where one is going, as well as actions in the immediate future
          * Students will be able to expand on their current abilities to express likes and dislikes with expressions of frequency
          * Students will be able to expand on what they like and dislike by expressing what they do and do not do, as well as what one is "going" to do
          * Students will be able to express and inquire about the time
          * Students will be able to describe and inquire about school
          * Students will be able to express the location of items and parts of a school
          * Students will be able to expand on their ability to describe a person, and include the emotions one is feeling.
          * Students will be able to expand on their knowledge of TENER, previously used to express age, and now use it to express possession
          * Students will be able to identify and use numbers 0-100
     
             Cultural Connections:
                   Mexico
                   Mayan history
                   Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
                   Hispanic schools and school uniforms
                   Muralist Diego Rivera
                   Bilingual schools
                   courses of study in Hispanic schools
                   Pueblo de Zempoala
                   Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City
                   Artist Frida Kahlo
                   
       
    Unit 3
     
    Talking about food and beverages
    Asking questions
    Expressing likes and dislikes
    -er and -ir verb endings
    Irregular verb HACER
    Talking about family
    Asking and answering about ages
    expressions of Possessing (with Possessive Adjectives and "de")
    Expression of the date
    Making comparisions (following adjective agreement rules)
     
       *Students will be able to share information about their food and drink preferences
       *Students will be able to ask about and identify ages
       * Students will be able to ask questions with proper verb / subject order
       *Students will be able to inquire and respond about family.
     
           Cultural Connections:
                   Puerto Rico
                   Criollo cooking
                   Artist Manuel Hernandes Acevedo
                   Government of Puerto Rico and the connection to the US
                   Artist Rafael Tufiño
                   Artist Fernando Sayán Polo
                   La quinceañera
                   

    Unit 4 
                 España
     
    Talking about shopping
    Describing clothing
    Tener expressions
    Discussing the seasons
    Describing places in town
    Describing events in town
    Transportation around town
    Ordering / taking orders in a restaurant
     
        Stem Changing Verbs
        Direct Object Pronouns
        Tener expressions
        
    Students will be able to communicate about shopping and dining.
    Students will be able to express preferences, likes, dislikes.
    Students will be able to express needs and wants based on seasons, location, or events.
     
    Culture Connections
     
       Spain
       Surrealist Art in Spain, Salvador Dalí
       Climate impact on tourism
       Author / Poet Antonio Colinas
       Painter Pablo Picasso
       Arabic presence in Spain
       Local markets, shops and large commercial stores
       Painter Diego Velázquez
       Friends and Family time together
     
     
      
    Unit 5
                Ecuador
     
    Students will be able to identify descriptive characteristics as well as emotions, and distinguish between the two.
    Students will be able to express the location of an item or place.
    Studens will be able to identify rooms and items of a house.
    Students will be able to identify and use ordinal numbers.
    Students will be able to talk  about chores and responsibilities.
    Students will be able to use commands.
    Students will be able to express the immediate past.
     
    Grammar
       Ser v Estar
       Stem changing verbs
       Prepositions of location and Estar
       Decir
       Venir
       Tú commands
       Acabar +de+ infinitive
     
    Cultural Connections
     
       Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guayasamín
       Geographical sites of interest
       Living in the city verses the country
       Incan history
       Artesanías
       Country specific celebrations / traditions
     
     
     

    Unit 6
     
    Dominican Republic
     
    Students will be able to communicate about sports.
    Students will be able to communicate about whom they know.
    Students will be able to communicate about what they know.
    Students will be able to communicate about parts of the body.
    Students will be able to make excuses.
    Students will be able to communicate about past actions.
    Students will be able to communicate about staying healthy.
     
    Grammar
       Jugar
       Saber
       Conocer
       Personal a
       numbers 1-1 million
       gustar
       comparisons
       Doler
       Preterite of -ar verbs
       Preterite of -gar, -zar, and -car verbs
       Gustar
       Stem change verbs
       Telling time
     
     
    Cultural Connections
     
       Artist Jaime Colson
         Hispanic Baseball players
       Artist Clara Ledesma
       Merengue
     

    Unit 7
     
    Argentina
     
    Students will be able to communicate about technology
    Students will be able to communicate about a series of events
    Students will be able to communicate about past actions.
    Students will be able to communicate about indefinite or negative situations.
    Students will be able to extend and accept or decline an invitation.
    Students will be able to communicate on the phone.
    Studnets will be able to communicate about where they went, what they did, and how it was.
     
    Grammar
       Preterite of -er and -ir verbs
       Affirmative and Negative words
       Affirmative Commands Tú
       Telling time
       Preterite of -ar verbs
       Qué + adjective
       Preterite of SER, IR, and HACER
       Pronouns after prepositions
       Noun and adjective agreement
       Stem changing verbs
     
    Culture Connections
     
    Argentinian artist Daniel Kaplan
    Lunfardo
    Artist Benit Quinquela Martín
    Argentian Food
    First and Last names
     
     

    Unit 8
     
    Costa Rica
     
    Students will be able to communicate about daily routines and schedules.
    Students will be able to communicate using the present progressive tense.
    Students will be able to communicate about souvenirs.
    Studnets will be abel to communicate about vacation plans and activities.
     
    Grammar
       Reflexive verbs
       Present progressive
       Indirect Object Pronouns
       Demonstrative adjectives
     
     
    Culture Connections
     
    Costa Rican artist Manuel de la Cruz Gonzalez
    Costa Rica as a tourist destination
    Coffee industry