During the Irish potato crisis, millions of people died and tens of thousands left Ireland. What does this have to do with Bolivia? The potato is an Andean plant and was a staple there long before it was transported to Ireland. Learn everything about the potato, including a lovely Neruda poem called 'Oda a la papa.'
We don't often think of the Amazon basin as part of Bolivia, yet in fact more than half the country is covered by the thick tropical forest we call the 'lungs of the earth.' What are the consequences of cutting down the trees? Compare the region to the United States and then compare two maps showing American forests past and present. Practice ser, estar and hay.
Also available in a BUNDLE that includes other thematic units dealing with Ecology.
1. Ecology; The Amazon basin / Potatoes; 2 units for SP Intermediate 2. The food chain, potatoes in this case, is essential to our livelihood. Find out what happened when the food chain broke and more.
2. Ecology and tourism; Chile´s wonders; 2 thematic units for SP Intermediate 2. Our fruits and vegetables now come from all over the world. When it is winter in the northern hemisphere, many of our fruits and vegetables come from South America. Chile grows many thousands of acres of vegetables and fruits not all friendly to our planet. Find out more....
3. El Camino de Santiago / El Prestige; 2 units about Galicia. SP intermediate 2. The Prestige is the name of the oil tanker that spilled and polluted the Spanish coast. What a disaster!
Subject matter: ecology
Vocabulary: natural world; agricultural products
Grammar: use of ser, estar and hay
Oral practice: consequences of forests disappearing; analysis of a Neruda poem
Homework: open subject on an ecological theme; description of a plant useful to mankind
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