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Descriptive  Course  Data  

Instructors:  Nadine  Taylor  and  Jeremy  Wilson    
Course:  Spanish  II                                              Period:  First  
Grade  Level  11th  and  12th                                      Day  of  the  Week:  Friday  March  9th,  2012  
 
State  Standards:  
●   ALCOS:  
6.  Explain  the  influences  of  geography  on  a  target  culture,  including  food,  clothing,  
dwellings,  and  the  arts.  
●   9.  Compare  traditions  and  social  conventions  of  a  target  culture  to  one’s  own.  
 
Learning  Objectives:  
●   Bloom’s:  
1.)  Students  will  be  able  to  remember  important  facts  about  Colombia  
2.)  Students  will  be  able  to  compare  and  contrast  Colombia’s  culture  to  their  own  
 
Instructional  Model:  Lecture-­  Discussion  
 
This  lesson  fits  the  Lecture-­Discussion  Model  of  instruction  because  the  teachers  will  
provide  the  students  with  organized  bodies  of  knowledge.  The  instructors  will  ensure  student  
learning  by  asking  questions  and  allowing  discussion.  At  the  end  of  the  lesson,  all  important  
facts  will  be  summarized  and  highlighted.    
 
1.  Identifying  Topic:  
The  topic  has  to  be  an  organized  body  of  knowledge.  Colombia  and  how  its  diverse  
geography  influences  various  aspects  of  the  Colombian  culture  is  such  a  topic.  
 
2.  Learning  Objectives  According  to  Strategies  and  Models  for  teachers  (p.  296)  
•   Students  should  know  what  the  learning  objectives  are  due  to  the  vast  amount  of  
information  
•   Students  should  be  given  the  learning  objects  at  the  beginning  of  the  lesson  
•   Teachers  need  to  think  deeply  about  the  objectives  because  of  generalization,  
facts,  and  concepts  
 
3.  Structure  the  Content    
•   The  content  needs  to  be  well  organized  
•   The  content  needs  to  be  structured  
•   Content  should  be  sequenced  and  given  to  students  in  a  matrix  
•   The  teacher  always  needs  to  keep  students’  background  knowledge  in  mind  
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4.  Prepare  Lesson  Instructions  
•   Give  students  an  advance  organizer  (framework)  
 
Materials:  
•   Prezi  
•   Two  different  graphic  organizers  
•   Post-­it  notes  

•   Pencils  
•   Video  clips    

 
Engagement  (the  “hook”):    Students  will  be  asked  to  write  what  they  know  about  Colombia  on  
post-­it  notes.  Every  thought  is  fair  game  and  welcomed.  
 
Special  Education  Accommodation:      
This  Spanish  II  class  has  no  children  who  receive  special  education  services  or  ELL  students.  
Therefore,  no  accommodations  are  needed.  
 
Procedures:  
1.)   Jeremy  and  Nadine  will  arrange  the  desks  in  groups  of  six  before  class.  The  topics  
will  be  written  on  the  board.  
2.)   Bell  work:  Create  a  name  tag  and  gather  thoughts  about  Colombia  
3.)   Nadine  will  introduce  the  lesson  about  Colombia  and  make  the  students  familiar  with  
all  the  topics.  
4.)   Nadine  will  introduce  the  learning  objectives  to  the  students.  Jeremy  will  handout  
post-­it  notes  to  all  students.  
5.)   Students  will  be  asked  to  write  a  word  or  two  on  the  note  and  place  it  under  the  
appropriate  category  on  the  board.  
6.)   Jeremy  and  Nadine  will  assess  the  notes.  Jeremy  leads  a  discussion  about  the  first  
impressions  while  Nadine  hands  out  graphic  organizers.  
7.)   Start  of  the  Prezi  presentation.  Students  will  be  asked  frequent  questions  throughout  
the  lesson  to  ensure  understanding  of  the  topic.  
8.)   Jeremy  will  discuss  the  geography  of  Colombia  and  how  it  influences  dwellings  and  
the  arts.    
9.)   Nadine  will  introduce  the  class  to  how  the  geography  of  Colombia  influences  food,  
clothing,  and  the  economy  of  Colombia.  Furthermore,  how  all  this  has  influenced  
Colombia  and  what  we  hear  about  Colombia  in  the  news.  
10.)    Jeremy  will  hand  out  another  graphic  organizer  that  will  help  students  compare  
and  contrast  their  culture  to  the  culture  of  Colombia.  
11.)   Students  will  be  encouraged  to  work  in  groups  and  share  their  thoughts  
throughout  the  lesson.  
12.)   A  discussion  will  take  place  and  the  students  will  be  asked  to  write  what  they  
have  learned  on  post-­it  notes  and  place  them  on  the  board.  
13.)   Nadine  and  Jeremy  will  summarize  the  lesson  and  end  it.  
 
Assessment:      
1.   Students’  previous  knowledge  of  the  topic  will  be  assessed  with  the  help  of  post-­it  notes.  
2.   Student  learning  will  be  assessed  with  the  help  of  frequent  questions.  
3.    Students  will  be  assessed  through  observations  during  discussions  and  group  work.  
4.   Students  will  write  a  short  essay  touching  on  the  topics  of  the  lesson  to  ensure  they  
understand.  
5.   Students’  knowledge  after  the  lesson  will  be  assessed  through  post-­it  notes.  
 

Diversity:      
 
•   Students  will  be  allowed  to  work  in  groups  
•   Students  will  be  able  to  compare  their  culture  to  somebody  else’s  
•   Student  will  have  to  learn  to  listen  to  different  opinion  during  discussions