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Pre-AP Strategies for Spanish Literature

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Take a break from vocabulary development and have your Spanish scholars immerse themselves in Spanish culture. What are common Spanish proverbs? In short sessions over the course of a few weeks, the class will learn about different...
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Preterite Communication Activity

For Teachers 6th - 12th
After a weekend or vacation, set up an opportunity for conversation. Spanish language learners use the preterite to tell a partner where they went yesterday (or the day before). Learners write down the name of their partner, record two...
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Digestive System - Spanish

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore websites and activities to understand the digestive process; how it works, and the organs involved. They also learn a group of related vocabulary words in Spanish.
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International Communication: Why English?

For Students 7th - 10th
In this international communication of why English worksheet, students participate in four activities including why important sites are relevant to the history of communication, matching explanations with sites and conversation starters...
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INTERPRETING THE EFFECTS OF THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR ON US CITIZENS.

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students write an article about some aspect of American life during the war. -Examples include: Food, Travel, Weapons, Communication, Maps, Leadership. Each group of three will then be responsible for posting their article to the class...
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Digital Compass

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Time to make some real world decisions in an interactive digital citizenship game. Choose a story and help the characters make the right decisions regarding Internet safety, cyberbullying, copyright, media literacy, appropriate online...
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Spanish Clowns

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are read a poem in Spanish about clown. Using new vocabulary, they point to the part on the clown that is being said. The poem is read once again, while they place different parts and clothing onto a cut-out of the clown. ...
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¡Cha cha en Chihuahua!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Can you name all of the Mexican states? Most Americans can't, even though Mexico is our close neighbor. Encourage your Spanish learners to research a Mexican state and create a comprehensive PowerPoint to share the newly acquired...
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The Spanish Royal Family

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are introduced to the Spanish Royal Family. In groups, they practice pronouncing vocabulary about family members and compare their own family to the Royal Family. They also compare and contrast the concepts of...
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Agreement In Spanish

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders engage in a lesson that is about the use of adjectives in advertising to communicate to the public. They look at advertisements and identify the different adjectives used in the text while determining the effectiveness of...
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Communicating Who I Am

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice their Spanish grammar, vocabulary, punctuation and pronunciation skills by creating a personal portrait and personal narrative, and sharing it with native Spanish speakers via email.
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Matching Spanish Vocabulary

For Students 6th - 7th
Do you have an extra five or ten minutes of class time to fill? Grab one of these worksheets and have your learners test their knowledge. If you need to extend the activity, have them choose five words and then write sentences using...
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Pedro Menéndez de Avilés

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Partners examine the family tree of Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, a Spanish admiral and explorer who founded St. Augustine, Florida, and answer several questions about the text using a worksheet. After they've explored the family tree,...
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Carta de Pedro Menéndez de Avilés

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Spanish learners peek back into history by reading a copy of an original letter written in the sixteenth century by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. To show their comprehension, they respond to a series of provided questions. For writing...
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Lesson 2- Spanish Greeting

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Break down a quick conversation in Spanish. After the teacher presents the vocabulary, the class heads to the computer lab, where class members can watch a brief interactive video. The visual is one clip separated into four clearly...
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Life of a student in Mexico

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners investigate the lives of students who live in Mexico. This done through research in order to compare it to the United States. They review vocabulary, create venn diagrams and complete other activities to enrich cultural...
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Future Actions

For Teachers 8th - 10th
How do you conjugate a reflexive verb? This plan suggests reading a children's book to your intermediate Spanish speakers. Follow the reading with a PowerPoint slide show that presents reflexive verbs, a sentence using the verb, and a...
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Spanish Speaking City or Country

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students research and create a PowerPoint presentation about a Spanish speaking city or country. In this Spanish speaking location lesson plan, students include pictures, maps, vocabulary, and multiple choice questions for their...
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Geography of the Study of the Spanish-speaking People of Texas

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students identify the physical features, demographic characteristics, and history of the four Texas towns featured in Russell Lee's photo essay, "The Spanish-Speaking People of Texas." They conduct Internet research, and create a travel...
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Helpful Phrases

For Students K - 12th
Learning Spanish in the classroom is a lot different than using the language in a Spanish-speaking country! Beginning Spanish learners learn how to ask whether someone speaks English, if their conversation partner can repeat him or...
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The Novel Lazarillo de Tormes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students in Advanced Spanish participate in a literature study of two separate novels. The reading of the novel is done with scaffolding from instructional materials, teacher, and possibly handouts for students. The use of the internet...
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Media Literacy Vocabulary Lesson

For Teachers K - 5th
Students participate in an introductory lesson that focuses on communication. The two types of extrapersonal and interpersonal are covered. The lesson uses questions in order to guide the class discussion and writing responses.
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Scavenger Hunt: Alo? Me Escuchas?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders participate in a science scavenger hunt looking at information about the invention of the telephone. In this science scavenger hunt lesson, 5th graders examine primary source documents and images to learn about the...
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Spain – Culture and Famous Landmarks

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Introduce your class to Spain and liven up the class period with some Spanish pop music! Learners view a presentation about Spain and take notes on the information before watching a couple of music videos in Spanish. They use listening...
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Spanish Through History - Web de Anza

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the history, economics, and geography of the Anza era. They read primary source journals, diaries, and letters, conduct Internet research, and write a research report.
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Weather on the Internet

For Teachers 5th - 9th
What the weather like today? How about in other countries? In Celsius and Fahrenheit? Have your learners use the Internet to look up the weather in Spanish! They'll discuss their findings in Spanish with a partner and create a chart over...
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"Asking for Tourist Information" (Italian)

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Learners explain and use verbal directions, recognize the prepositions used in a conversation, explore Italian art, and acquaint themselves with tourist services in Italy.
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La Ropa, Spanish Fashion Show

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare clothing and activities typical in America to that of Spain and Mexico, identify articles of clothing in teacher's suitcase and determine which decade they represent, repeat Spanish vocabulary words that are attached to...
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La Ropa

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students investigate the concept of clothing in Spanish. They communicate using new vocabulary and realia of actual clothing is used for identification or reading the labels. The clothing inspires class discussion in Spanish.
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Quien habla espanol

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners participate in a lesson that focuses on the concept of naming cities and other nouns in the Spanish language. An awareness of the value of learning Spanish is transmitted to them via classroom activities.
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Identifying Vacation Vocabulary

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Spanish speakers create a short PowerPoint presentation on a travel destination. For each picture, they'll include questions in the target vocabulary provided and then have an opportunity to view each other's works. Vámanos!
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Crime in the Spanish Speaking World and in Our Country

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders analyze authentic news texts in Spanish dealing with the issue of crime in Spanish speaking countries. These texts include periodicals, Web sites and television news programs. Students report their findings to their ...
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To Build a Snowman Stand - Spanish

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students determine the size and amount of materials needed to build a small snowball stand at their school. They use a design from Honduras that is written in Spanish. They must translate the directions and covert the measurements...
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My Spanish Christmas

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders research Spanish Christmas customs on the interent and role play in their writing their findings in an essay. They teacher provides a list of web addresses for the students to locate information on and from that their...
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Spanish

For Teachers K
Students are introduced to the spanish words for family members. Using the character Dora the Explorer, they define new vocabulary and practice pronouncing them. They sing a song in Spanish and compare and contrast the lives of...
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Spanish Influence on the Caribbean Islands

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students participate in a discussion about the Spanish influence on the Caribbean islands. They define the Spanish words in the book, Isla, and respond to a question about cultural influences in a response journal.
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Spanish to English Matching Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th
In this foreign language worksheet, students match the Spanish word found on the left with its English translation on the right. The answers are found by clicking the button on the bottom of the page.
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Muslim Arab/Spanish Connection

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders watch the video, 'El Cid.' They participate in teacher-led discussion about the beliefs, customs, goals, and heroes of both Spaniards and Moors. They create and present an artifact to the class showing the results of their...
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Notifying the School About a Bullying Incident—Using a Template Letter

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
A pre-made letter is ideal for parents to use if their child is being bullied. The template comes with a brief overview for implementation, as well as two separate 504 and IEP templates to address bullying instances. Use the document...
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The Culture of War: The Spanish Civil War

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders choose topics of interest to explore further on an individual basis and present their findings to the class through a multimedia presentation according to guidelines provided. The content builds on their previous...
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Episode 2.1: The Storm

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When a hurricane strikes Tampa, Florida, who will help? The first episode in a seven-part series follows the Global Problem Solvers as they embark on a new mission. The team's main line of communication with Tampa gets severed, leaving...
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Let's Go to Argentina/¡Vámonos a Argentina!

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Give your young Spanish language learners a lesson in culture! Focus on learning Spanish though exploring Argentinian culture. Pupils interact with maps, fill out travel journals, discuss time and food, learn and practice new vocabulary...
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Dos mapas de Florida, el Caribe y parte de Sur America

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What can maps tell us about the past? Find out with a Spanish lesson that incorporates geography. After examining maps individually, comparing two old maps of Spanish Florida and writing notes in the provided Venn diagram, pupils pair up...
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Multas

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Combine history and Spanish instruction with an exploration of descriptions of fines given in Florida in 1790. Partners read the brief text, fill out a graphic organizer about the crimes described, and interview each other about fines....
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Ojo De Dios

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Spanish learners will follow directions given in Spanish (provided here) to craft an "ojo de dios". Learners will also discuss where it originated from and what its purpose is. 
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Matching

For Students 6th - 7th
Consider using this simple list of matching vocabulary to welcome learners to (or back to) your Spanish classroom. They're not confined to one category, so they'd be a good general introduction back to Spanish. Bienvenido!
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Diminutivos

For Teachers 8th - 9th
There are several reasons why Spanish speakers use the diminutive form. Not only is it used to indicate size, but it can also indicate affection. This plan, while not incredibly detailed, does provide some great questions for...
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Matching Vocabulary: Travel

For Students 6th - 9th
Are you going on a trip, or do you want your beginning speakers to know travel-related vocabulary? Learners review the Spanish meaning for 22 words like bus, trip, first class, and trolley. 
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En la escuela, y despues de las clases!

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders, after analyzing vocabulary on greetings, classroom items, descriptive adjectives and subject pronouns, engage in productive communication with each other about daily activities at school and after school by speaking to...
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T¿¿o Tigre y T¿¿o Conejo

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the legends of hispanic countries. They use the legends as a context for studying the culture and geography of different countries where the legends come from.
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Los Números (0-31)

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate the communication of numbers in the Spanish Language. They discuss the differences of numbers found in English and Spanish. They also play the game of BINGO in Spanish for fun practice.
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Que te gusta comer? What Do You Like to Eat?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine their preferences concerning foods, beverages and eating habits during different meals. A variety of exercises in listening, speaking, reading and writing will be provided to ensure that students discuss their...
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Celebraciones

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders follow multi-step technology directions in Spanish to create presentations about a Spanish-speaking country. In so doing, 7th graders increase their understanding of technology use for specific purposes and effects.
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Hay un Chico Mexicano

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore Hispanic challenges. In this introductory Spanish lesson, students read structured narratives pertaining to Hispanic children. Students discuss the narratives in order to better understand the lives of Mexican immigrants.
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El Sombrero del Tio Nacho

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students listen to a read aloud of Harriet Rohmer's, "El Sombrero del Tio Nacho." They complete a graphic organizer about their favorite possesion before writing a story about it in Spanish using proper structure. They present their...
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Los Derechos humanos

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders compare the rights guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the constitution of a Spanish speaking country.
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The Banking Mouse

For Teachers 1st
First graders learn about another culture and its language.  In this Spanish lesson, 1st graders listen to a Cuban folktale.  Students identify the Spanish words. Students reread the story independently. Students listen to a guest...
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Exploring Strategic Competency

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students practice using the English language to help them in instances where they have differing opinions. They practice paraphrasing language.
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¿Es tu familia como la mia?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders form questions to survey e-pals, phone pals or pen pals about their families. They compile the information and make comparisons between their own families and those of their pals.
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Asking For Directions In Spanish

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders practice asking for directions in Spanish. They review vocabulary words and read a dialog in their Spanish book. Given a scenario and a map, they practice asking and giving directions to specified locations.
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Spanish Directions

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study vocabulary specific to giving directions and forming commands in Spanish. They give coherent and precise directions using a city map in both written and oral form. They follow directions using a city map.
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Everyone's a Critic

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students practice using Spanish adjectives by evaluating and describing their opinion about a work of visual art. They complete a adjective list in a small group, write a description of a painting, discuss their opinion in Spanish and...
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Who's Your 'Toon?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers describe their favorite cartoon characters in Spanish to practice placement and agreement of descriptive adjectives.
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La cocina del mundo hispanohablante

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders chose a Spanish speaking country. They research the cuisine of that country. They find recipe which they word process the recipe in both English and Spanish before adding it to a class recipe book.
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Translate a Poem

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students are given a copy of a poem written in another language. They write about what they think the poem is saying. They are given the translation, or e-mail the "guesses" to the other class that they are working with, and they write...
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Episode 1.3: The Solution

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How can the people of Malawi get the fresh drinking water they need? The third episode in a seven-part series shows the Global Problem Solvers as they put their heads together and use technology to upgrade the country's system of wells....
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Episode 1.7: Birth of a Social Enterprise

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
All's well that ends well! The final episode in a seven-part series shows the outcome of the Global Problem Solver's quest to fix Malawi's aging water wells. The team sees the impact of their efforts firsthand and receives recognition...
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Episode 2.4: The Technology

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
No power? That's no problem for the Global Problem Solvers! The fourth of seven episodes follows them in their search for solar panels to power their pop-up school kits. High water threatens to delay the return of normalcy for Tampa's...
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Episode 2.6: Test and Retest

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Pop-up school sounds really cool! What happens when adversity strikes? Episode six in a seven-part series features the Global Problem Solvers at their creative best. When the initial test of their school solution fails, the team puts...
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Episode 1.4: The Technology

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What happens when the plan just won't come together? Get a bigger team! Episode four in a seven-part series featuring the Global Problem Solvers examines what happens when young leaders run into a road block when implementing new...
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Episode 1.6: Test and Retest

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When it rains, it pours! Episode six in a seven-part Global Problem Solvers series explores the challenges brought upon the team as Malawi enters its rainy season. Two problem solvers visit a local institute to get assistance in...
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Episode 2.2: The Problem

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
School's out ... forever? Episode two in a seven-part Global Problem Solvers series follows the team as they touch down in hurricane-ravaged Tampa. After meeting with a local principal and teacher, the group begins to formulate a plan to...
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Episode 2.5: The Business Plan

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Sometimes helping communities after a natural disaster requires a solution of monstrous proportions! The fifth episode in a seven-part shows scholars how the Problem Solvers rise above climbing waters by enlisting the help of monster...
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Small World Project

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students participate in the Small World Project that develops their interest and abilities necessary to find reliable information from the Internet and through global communication. They develop homepages, research topics, and produce a...
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Get a Leg Up

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Traveling through space is an amazing experience, but it definitely takes a toll on the body. After reading an article and watching a brief video, learners perform an experiment that simulates the effects of zero gravity on the human body.
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Food for Spaceflight

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
When astronauts get hungry in outer space, they can't just call and have a pizza delivered. In order to gain an appreciation for the challenges associated with space travel, young learners are given the task of selecting, testing, and...
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Designing a Crew Exploration Vehicle

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Take your class on an out-of-this-world adventure with this fun engineering design lesson. Working in small groups, young scientists design, build, and test crew exploration vehicles using some creativity, teamwork, and an assortment of...
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Making Regolith

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
You may not be able to take a field trip to the moon, but that doesn't mean your class can't study moon rocks. Using graham crackers as the moon's bedrock and powdered donuts as micrometeorites, young scientists simulate the creation of...
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Increasing Language Fluency with Mentor-Mentee Relationships via Email

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners communicate through technology to attempt to increase fluency in writing of Spanish through use of email and the Internet. They complete activities that require communication between other students in different levels of...
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Pasatiempos en Venezuela

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students discuss pastimes in our country and Spanish speaking countries. They listen to a cassette of interviews; identify and explain pastimes of native speakers and create or find material outside of the classroom related to pastimes.
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Pasatiempos Interviews (Speaking Lesson)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students interview a partner in Spanish. They create a Venn diagram chart to organize their information and present the information to the class.
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Canaima

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the meaning and uses of definite articles in Spanish. They read a pamphlet on the national park in Canaima, Venezuela, and discuss the similarities and differences between national parks in the U.S. and Venezuela.
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La Mariposa

For Teachers K
Students practice Spanish vocabulary of numbers and colors in correlation with the learning of butterflies. Students sing songs in Spanish about the stages of the butterfly. Also, students complete craft activities.
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The Legend of La Virgen de Guadalupe

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners review the Aztec culture and the preterite and imperfect tenses in Spanish. As a class, they read a popular legend in Spanish culture and discuss its importance. They develop a concept web and locate the cities mentioned in...
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Animals and More

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders investigate the animals and their habitats in order to create a context for this lesson. They use Spanish to create a fictitious animal describing its looks, how it lives, and its interaction within an ecosystem.
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Animals

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars identify the names of animals in Spanish. Using plastic models, they point, touch and view the animal. They practice counting and stating the color of the animal as well. They make the sounds their favorite animal makes.
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Tell Me A Foreign Language Story

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students practice retelling a simple story representative of the country where the target language is spoken: French, German, or Spanish. Given a worksheet with story details, students fill in missing details and rearrange details to...
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PowerPoint Comes to "El Mundo Hispanico"

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars learn about important persons throughout the history of the Spanish speaking world. Then in small groups (3-4) will research information about the individuals that they select; their time period, their surroundings and...
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Teaching 'Estar' With the Family

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice using more vocabulary words to better their communication skills. They use their family tree to help them with their English.
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Family Terms

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students complete sentences using appropriate family names and terms in a target foreign language: French, German, or Spanish. Using a fill in the blank worksheet, students give the appropriate noun to complete a sentence about familial...
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Wolf, Are You There? Lobo, estas ahi?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students listen to the modified version of THE THREE LITTLE PIGS in Spanish, focusing on the numbers 1 - 10 using directional words "adalante-atras" in activities. They then draw the number of objects according to the numeral given on a...
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Planning a Day in Mexico City

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students plan a one-day itinerary for an imaginary visit to Mexico City using the Internet and resource books provided by the teacher and resources from the library. Working in pairs, students complete an itinerary, compile a daily...
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Digan Queso

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students work in groups with the assigned roles of either a photographer or a family member. The photographer gives commands in Spanish designating family members to follow where to stand for a family photo.
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Travel Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers work in groups, researching, planning and presenting a 7-10 day excursion to a Spanish speaking country. This lesson emphasizes internet research culminating in an oral presentation of each trip.
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The Latin American Legend - "La Luz de Yara".

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study a Latin American legend and discuss the belief systems present. They compare and contrast this legend to other cultures. They create a class mural showing the most important scene from the legend and act it out. ...
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HIV/AIDS in Our Spanish-Speaking Community and the World

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study the HIV virus and how it has impacted the hispanic community.  In this infectious disease lesson students discover how HIV/Aids is found all over the world, what misconceptions are out there and what kinds of treatments...
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Breast Cancer: Prevent, Detect, Treat

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Odds are, most of the members of your class know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. Teach them more about prevention through healthy lifestyles, detection with self-testing and mammograms, and the most effective treatments...
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Becoming a "Gringo" Immigrants, Language Learning and Acculturation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the experience by immigrants coming to America who are Spanish-speaking. As a class, they define "Gringo" and read poems whose authors first language is Spanish. In groups, they participate in different sections in...
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Cleaning Water

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Give young scientists a new appreciation of fresh, clean drinking water. After learning about the ways astronauts recycle their air and water, your class will work in small groups creating and testing their very own water filtration...
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Let's Investigate Mars

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Take your science class on a hypothetical field trip to Mars with an engaging astronomy lesson. After first learning about NASA's Mars rover missions, young scientists plan their own scientific investigations of Earth's nearest neighbor.
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Those Who Have Come Before Me

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Class members are transformed into explorers as they work in groups to locate hidden items and map their journey along the way. They then leave clues for other groups of students to follow, and ultimately discover how past explorations...
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Cleaning Water

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
From their sweat to the water vapor in their breath, astronauts recycle every possible drop of water while in space. After watching a short video describing the different ways materials are recycled and reused in space shuttles, young...
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Become an Upstander!

For Students 8th Standards
It's easier to be a bystander to a bullying situation than many people think. Teach eighth graders to be upstanders rather than bystanders with a lesson plan focused on kindness, assertiveness, and reaching out to those in need of a friend.
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Creating a Kind Community at School

For Students 8th Standards
A community based in kindness doesn't have room for bullying! Inspire middle schoolers to sow kindness in their class community with a cumulative lesson on combating bullying. They create a poster, create a kindness club, and discuss...
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Messages in the Media

For Students 8th Standards
What does a commercial about your favorite product tell you about yourself? Assess the hidden messages in the media, as well as the messages that not so hidden, with a instructional activity on how advertisements can affect one's self...
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Episode 1.5: The Business Plan

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Will the Global Problem Solvers be able to upgrade Malawi's outdated water wells? The fifth of seven episodes finds the team struggling with a technology upgrade. Scholars observe the power of perseverance and an entrepreneurial spirit...
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Positive Self-Talk

For Students 6th Standards
People talking to themselves may not be as crazy as it sounds! Pupils engage in discussion about the benefits of positive self-talk to see sometimes it's just what people need. Next, they complete a worksheet on reframing negative...
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Te gusta trabajar? Do You like to Work?

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders identify different agencies or institutions where bilingual skills are required. They explain how these agencies and institutions assist the Spanish-speaking population in the local area.
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Review of Adjectives

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The easiest way to learn how to use adjectives is through practice, practice, practice! Print out pictures of people and various objects, and have pairs attempt to describe the items together. This plan suggests providing laminated index...
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Couriers in the Inca Empire: Getting Your Message Across

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine how the Inca communicated over large distances. They locate the Inca Empire on a map, define key vocabulary terms, play the game, 'telephone,' and create a quipu to show the year they were born.
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Fun Along the Way: Technology and the Teaching of World Languages

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners record themselves saying basic biographical facts about themselves: : what their names are, where they live, how old they are, what languages they speak, and what activities they like to do. They practice their presentational...
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Dali and Velazquez

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the paintings of Dali and Velazquez and write about the physical characteristics, colors, and shapes of the works. They describe their paintings orally in Spanish.
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Ya llegamos? Are We There Yet?

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders practice locating places on a map by understanding and using directional words. They will gain knowledge of vocabulary for places, store differences and the cultural significance of the plaza.
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Transportation

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students read through an advertisement to explain meaning, and then present an advertisement they made to the class. They develop the uses of direct and indirect objects in Spanish
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Communications: Vocabulary Skills

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English vocabulary skills worksheet, students answer 6 multiple choice questions regarding communications-related words.
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Shopping at the Market

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Bring a Mexican marketplace to your classroom! Your middle schoolers will practice buying and selling items and learn more about marketplace culture. Set up booths with props beforehand, and consider adding a few products they're...
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Luck of the Draw

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore the Spanish language. They review their assessment task and rubric and play a card game. They draw cards containing instructions and phrases in Spanish and perform the instructions on the card in Spanish. They continue...
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Al Mercado

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the concept of a market. They produce a dramatization to simulate the daily activities found inside. Students ask questions about the price, location, and use of items. The acting strengthens communication skills and...
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Heroism in Hispanic Countries

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students investigate foreign newspapers written in Spanish. They pick an article to be read and summarized in English. This activity develops the skill of word recognition and sentence structure.
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Child's Play: Loter¿¿a Game

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students review and define ten Spanish vocabulary words from previous lessons, practice communicating ideas by generating descriptions for items in Spanish using prior knowledge, synonyms, circumlocution, and dictionaries, and play...
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The Self

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice using new vocabulary while using adjectives to describe people and feelings. They watch and participate in demonstrations on how to pronuciate certain words. They also complete writing assignments in Spanish.
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Temas contraversiales del mundo hispanohablante:Controversial Themes of the Hispanic World

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders brainstorm controversial themes of Spanish-speaking countries. They read articles written in Spanish. They discuss the articles, practicing their Spanish speaking skills. Students conduct research and design a...
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Come to the Market!

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders build skills in communicating effectively while shopping in an open-air market. They identify, describe and classfiy different foods in the Spanish. Students express their likes and dislikes using the food vocabulary. They...
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Feliz Cumpleanos! Happy Birthday!

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders review numbers, days, months and holidays in Spanish. They develop fluency with vocabulary and explore culturally appropriate gestures. Pupils participate in dialogues, create invitations with a model and break a piñata.
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Mermelada de Fresa

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students listen to and discuss the book, "Mermelada de Fresa," by Daniel Nesquens. They review and practice new Spanish words obtained from the book and answer questins to identify theses new words.
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La Familia Miranda

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students will be given a description of projects 5 total- which 5 students each will complete together. A rubric will be created from student input along with teacher expectations.
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The Columbian Exchange

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers are introduced to the events of the Columbian Exchange. In groups, they identify and describe five main areas of cultural exchange between the Spanish and the Native Americans. They examine the economic impact of each...
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Foreign Language: Bienvenidos

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners review family vocabulary and relations with the Bienvenidos CDs. They watch, listen to, participate in, answer questions, and compose letters during the activity. Finally, they apply cultural differences to their own situations.
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Una Mexicana que Fruta Vendia

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students participate in simulated role play in the classroom as it is transformed into a Latin American open market. They learn the names of common fruits and vegetables with an emphasis on the importance of good nutrition.
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Creative Collage

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students review verbs in Spanish and use them correctly in written and oral exercises. They practice new vocabulary for clothing and adjectives to describe it. They compile a creative collage that represents their personal preference...
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Chinese Dialect Exercise

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students are exposed to the obstacles in communication created by the presence of dialects, and made aware of the usefulness of a common writing system available to speakers of all dialect forms.
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Me gusta comer!

For Teachers K
Students identify and sample typical foods of a target culture, express likes and dislikes, and categorize foods according to the four basic food groups. Using manipulatives, students follow directions given in Spanish to create a taco.
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Papalotzin y las Monarcas

For Teachers K - 5th
Students examine theme. In this Papalotzin y las Monarcas instructional activity, students read an English or Spanish version of the story. Students discuss the themes of community and positive change in the story.
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En la sala de clase

For Students Pre-K - Higher Ed
In this Spanish language worksheet, students match the word with the English equivalent in 45 items that are found in a classroom.
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Types of Tranportations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice saying the different types of transportations. They review personal pronouns and write sentences about a form of transportation.
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Classical Artists of Spain

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students review and compare the works "Las meninas" by Velazquez and "Dos muchachas a la ventana" by Murillo and discuss new vocabulary and themes. They write a comparison in their journal and share with the class.
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Foreign Language Initial Reading

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers match sentences and phrases to pictures in a target language. They identify the proper written form of familiar spoken phrases. Students practice labeling objects and pictures with the proper greeting, color, number or...
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Geografia de Espana

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students play a board game called "Geografia de Espana. The object of the game is to reach the desired destination or region according to the color chosen by each play or group. Each player takes a turn to spin the spinner to find out...
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The Aztecs of Central Mexico and the Lenni-Lenape of Southeastern Pennsylvania

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars compare and contrast the Aztecs in Mexico with the Lenni-Lenape in Pennsylvania. In groups, they describe how various climates affect the way people live, the food they eat and the activities they participate in. They...
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Mi casa es su casa

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars participate in learning, saying, and writing the spanish words for the members of a family. They view a video of a family celebration/reunion and discuss how in Spanish speaking countries people live in families and...
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The Tower of Alicante

For Teachers K - 1st
Young scholars practice the words of a new song in chunks. Using a CD, they sing along with the original version singing some parts in English and Spanish. They discover movements to accompany the lyrics of the song and work together as...
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Chinese Dialect Lesson

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders are exposed to the obstacles to communication created by the presence of dialects. Students become aware of the usefulness of a common writing system available to speakers of all dialect forms.
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Matching Adjectives Worksheet

For Students 7th - 10th
In this Spanish adjectives activity, students match the Spanish word found in column one with the correct English word found in column two. There are ten words to translate.
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Cultural Values Messages in the Giant Kites of Guatemala

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students describes ways in which the arts serve as expressions of culture. They explain how some forms of cultural communication contributes to societal cohesion and/or division. Students detect and analyze explicit and implicit messages...
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Who Was Christopher Columbus?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Does Christopher Columbus deserve credit for "discovering" America? What was the impact of the Age of Exploration on native peoples? 
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Como Es La Familia?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders brainstorm for all music-related vocabulary, in the target language. They demonstrate a general understanding of the Soraya reading through the written and oral response to context-based questions.
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Stratified Sampling

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
Young mathematicians learn how to solve problems involving stratified sampling. They review concepts of sampling and proportionality by watching a video and then they complete a worksheet of questions on this topic.
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Eng 312: Midsemester Exam

For Teachers Higher Ed
Using the text Language Awareness by Eschholz, Rosa and Clark, as well as previous lectures from the class, this slideshow presents students with a midterm addressing key terms and concepts. While teachers might have a hard time using...
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The Disappearing Honeybees: Tracking Honeybee Decline

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers practice graphing and other math skills to track number of honeybee colonies present in United States since 1978, discuss major crops that are dependent on insect pollinators, and examine reasons for decline of United...
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Spain in Puerto Rico: The Early Settlements

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students participate in a lecture to discover the history of how Puerto Rico was changed after Spain discovered the island. In groups, they compare and contrast the conditions on the island before and after Columbus' discovery. To end...
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Paper Maracas

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students create paper maracas using basic art supplies, paper plates, beans, and decorative materials in this Art and Music lesson for the 1st and 2nd grades. The lesson includes resource links, a vocabulary list, and a short historical...
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Order of Operations Fold-able

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate math operations by creating a fold-able guide.  In this order of operations lesson plan, 8th graders discover the correct order to solve a problem by memorizing the phrase "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally," or...
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What is a Synonym?

For Teachers 1st
Share the wonders of synonyms. In order to practice proper English grammar, 1st graders read examples of different synonyms and discover their purpose. They they participate in a synonym review game with their classmates.
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Como Se Hace...?

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Students work in groups to give step-by-step instructions to the rest of the class about an activity of interest. They write presentation proposals, research the activity and then draft and edit a presentation. Students present their...
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Lab Experiments in Nutrition Activity

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Which vitamins should be ingested daily for maximum nutrition? Learners with ispecial needs or those who are pregnant focused on television and magazines advertisements that are used to sell food products. They conduct experiments and...
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Zoom in: Habitat

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Young French learners guess the subject of an image as the teacher zooms out, showing them a little more of the image at every stop. Use this in a full-immersion classroom for young learners to introduce them to the desert habitat.
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Distance Word Problems

For Teachers 7th - 10th
In this lesson, algebra learners explore distance using the formula D=RT.  They start building up techniques to solve problems with motion in opposite directions, the same direction, and round trip. 
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Where In The World?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers in a foreign language class examine the geography of a country that speaks the language. In groups, they use a template of a map to locate each geographical features. They also practice saying the new vocabulary in the...
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Que debo llevar? What Should I Wear?

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders discuss the goals of the lesson. They write on the board a sequence of sentences describing the season, and the type of weather. Students describe how many, what color, and what each piece of clothing is illustrated by a...
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Estamos en la granja (We are on the farm)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students receive a blank farm scene and a baggie of animal cutouts with names on them. They sit back to back so they cannot see each other's farm scene, then place 3-4 animals on their farm scene. They ask each other if their animal is...
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Family Education Survey

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders conduct an investigation of the local watershed with the help of an informational survey to collect data. They use the results of the survey to generate discussion with family members about environmental preservation and...
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Word Problem Foldable

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders create different ways to solve word problems. In this algebra lesson plan, 8th graders solve real life problems by creating formulas they can use more than once for different type of problems. They apply their knowledge of...
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The House of the Spirits Quiz

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Cultural Exchange

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the concept of cultural exchange and identify two examples of the concept. Individually, they research two specific examples of exchange and write about how it affected the two groups involved. They identify...
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Parts of Speech

For Students 8th - Higher Ed
In this grammar worksheet, students focus on the various parts of speech.  Students respond to 10 multiple choice questions in this online interactive worksheet.
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In A Station Of The Metro And A Pact

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are exposed to two different works of poetry in order to complete a task of comparing and contrasting them. They analyze the poem and identify the juxtaposition. The analysis is compiled by them to make a class report of it.
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Couriers in the Inca Empire: Getting Your Message Across

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore how the Inca communicated across the bast stretches of their mountain realm.
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To Wear or Not to Wear?

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders make comparisons to clothing that is worn in Ohio during different seasons to those worn by the natives of the country of Chile. The comparisons are presented in the form of an original project or poster.
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Countries of the World

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students in a ESL classroom examine a world map and study the various countries' names. The study the cultures of selected countries and create a vocabulary list. Finally they label an empty map with the countries' names and a short...
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Lupita Ma¿¿ana

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers join Lupita and her brother Salvador, as they go on a journey to the United States in hopes of having a better life for their family. On their journey, they are doing activities that help them earn points. The goal is to...
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Coming to California

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders read excerpts from the diary of Juan Bautista de Anza as an investigation of California history. In this California history lesson, 5th graders read fictional diary entries and discuss the questions. Students read Anza's...
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Events Leading to the War of 1812

For Students 5th - 6th
In this US History worksheet, students read a selection of the War of 1812 and fill in the blanks for 10 sentences using a word bank.
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Reflexives Rock

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders sing the reflext verb song, Me acuesto a las diez, while they demonstrate daily activities using gestures, actions and props.
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Pronunciation: Practicing Stress and Intonation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice their pronunciation of their words and stressing certain words when speaking. They use sentences given to them by their teacher to practice.
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Check It Out

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Pupils discuss the many processes involved with personal banking. They create their own budget based on their career choices. They also practice balancing a checkbook.
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Their Culture is My Culture!

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate the lives and contributions of Latinos whose life and work permeate our culture. They use information about their subjects to produce a guided paragraph.
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Creating a Poster of a Famous Person

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research a famous person from a target culture and design, plan and create a poster about this person. They also make an oral presentation to explain their poster to the rest of the class.
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Stephen F. Austin: The Father of Texas

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore the life and contributions of Stephen F. Austin. They listen and discuss the story of Stephen F. Austin and the sequence of events from the story. They sequence the events of the story using flannel and magnetic board...
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Learning About Guatemala Through Its Kites

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Pupils are introduced to Guatemala and to the tradition of giant kites. They decorate the kite sail and construct the kite. Students identifies possible causal factors contributing to given historical events.
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New Endings

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders listen to the story of The Three Little Pigs in an urban setting. They then divide into small groups and using one story per group, read the story in 15 minutes and come up with a new ending and practice for an additional...
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Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Language Basics

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students in seventh and eighth grade Introduction to Foreign Language class are introduced the basic greetings, farewells, courtesy words, and basic phrases in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean. In pairs, they create a very short...
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A Bad Day at Work--Oral and Writing Skills Development

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students watch a silent cartoon and use oral language skills to analyze and retell the story.  Students complete worksheets and other activities to enhance learning.
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Healthy Habits Begin at Birth: Breastfeed Me!

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students explain the benefits of breastfeeding. In this adult health lesson, students demonstrate the correct position when breastfeeding using dolls. They recognize signs that a baby is getting enough milk.
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Plazas de Merida

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the common areas in their neighborhood and compare them to plazas in Venezuela. They research the plazas of Merida, Venezuela, and create a plan for a plaza in their own neighborhood.
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Weslandia: Being Friends With Others Even If They're Weird

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students discuss the story Westlandia. In this language arts lesson, students read and discuss the events of the story and draw conclusions.
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Influences on Cultures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils examine a timeline of events of a specific cultural group. Using the internet, they research the cultural group using a worksheet to guide them. They present their information to the class and create a poster about the cultural...
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Journey North

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study butterflies and their migration habits. They track butterfly migration and communicate via e-mail with students in Mexico where the butterflies migrate. They write letters to the students in Mexico, as well.
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Global Art: A Sense of Caring

For Teachers K - 12th
Students participate in a global art project in which students from around the world share their art. They explore different cultures and languages as they view different types of art.
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Mexican Muralists-- Orozco, Siqueiros and Rivera, "Los Tres Grandes".

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read and interpret reading selections about muralists. Also, they conduct internet activities providing a cultural overview of the 20th century muralists. After activities are complete, students answer comprehension questions.
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Concert Program Notes

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students write program notes of composers. They discuss music, composers, themes and style and movements in music. They select a composer from a target language culture and write two paragraphs int eh form of concert program notes. ...
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A Colombian Atifact: The Bolillo

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students describe and compare a kitchen utensil that they are familiar with and a target culture kitchen tool that they may have never seen. They will gain cultural insight by writing a short paragraph comparing them and describing what...