Mi Cultura, Mi Familia
Consisting of 18 Conexiones, each with 5 lessons, the VIF Spanish Language Arts course emphasizes reading, writing and speaking in the target language through the investigation of current global issues and by focusing on developing vocabulary and teaching specific Spanish grammar rules.
Our middle school Global Gateway curriculum is designed to provide you and your students with essential attitudes, skills and knowledge for global citizenship, while exploring the complexity of current global issues. Through embedded social entrepreneurship principles, it promotes an understanding of the student as an active participant in the world, with an important role and crucial responsibilities.
The curriculum is aligned to the Common Core Standards, P21 Standards - 21st Century Skills, National Educational Technology Standards, and Career Technical Education Standards and organized in the following six main themes: Global Society, Global Geography, Global Environment, Global Education, Global Economy, Global Politics.
"Mi Cultura, Mi Familia" is one of a three in a Global Society unit. Students will explore the connectedness of the world’s people, the meaning of culture, and similarities and differences between culture in the U.S. and other countries. Students will be introduced to the concept of social entrepreneurship and are asked to think through solutions to global issues. Students will study grammar concepts including: nouns, cognates, articles, singular and plural, SER and ESTAR, present progressive, and present tense.
1) What are our ideas about what defines culture?
2) What are the elements of culture and how does culture influence people?
3) How can I talk about my ideas about culture using a variety of nouns, including cognates?
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