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Unit: School Life

A unit integrating the five Frameworks goals


Goal 1: Communicate in Languages other than English

Goal 2: Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
Goal 3: Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
Goal 4: Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture
Goal 5: Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World


Standard 1.1: Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express
feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
Standard 1.2: Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety
of topics.
Standard 1.3: Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of
listeners or readers on a variety of topics.
Standard 2.2: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the
products and perspectives of the culture studied.
Standard 3.1: Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through
the foreign language.
Standard 3.2: Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that
are only available through the foreign language and its cultures.
Standard 4.1: Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through
comparisons of the language studied and their own.
Standard 4.2: Students demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through
comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.
Standard 5.1: Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting.
Standard 5.2: Students show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the
language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.

Students communicate about school life, classroom objects, teachers, and class schedules
in the target language.
Progress Indicators: Students are able to

Identify school items and personnel to state which items are present in the classroom.
Identify classroom subjects to talk about schedules.
Identify and use ordinal numbers to talk about grade levels and class periods.
Compare and contrast school life in Philadelphia to school life in other Spanish-speaking

Essential Skills/Knowledge

Vocabulary for classroom objects, personnel, and other relevant topics

Appropriate articles based on gender and number agreement for vocabulary
Phrases using the verb hay to state presence or absence of objects and personnel in
the class
Vocabulary for classroom subjects
Adjectives to describe classes and teachers
Gender and number agreement for adjectives and nouns
Phrases using the verb tener to refer to class schedules
Vocabulary for ordinal numbers
Understanding of daily school life in various parts of the Spanish-speaking world


Quiz for relevant vocabulary and phrases

Short exit tickets for daily objectives
Venn Diagram and short presentation to class comparing school life in Philadelphia and
to that of Spanish-speaking countries.

Instructional Strategies

Images and props for school and classroom vocabulary

Choral response for spoken vocabulary
Turn and talks and interviews regarding classmates class schedules and teachers
Presentation of images and videos of schools and students in Latin America


YouTube songs of classroom vocabulary

YouTube video of school life in Valencia, Spain
Personal photographs of schools in Lima, Montenegro, and Barranca, Peru