The fact that some calendars are round and others are rectangles shows the diversity of our world. It does not matter whether we divide the year into 20 months or 12 months, we will end up with the same number of days. How is this possible? This unit underlines the fact that we are all inhabitants of the same planet. Learning that there can be several ways of describing the same facts is important!
The indigenous cultures of Central and South America allow you to practice basic vocabulary and grammar. The unit on the Maya reviews numbers in two different formats: the Maya and ours. The unit on the Nasca Lines deals with animals and the body.
All Miraflores resources are entirely in the target language: Spanish.
Subject matter: Mayas, Aztecs; Nazca and other cultures
Vocabulary: numbers; days, weeks and year; body
Grammar: adverbs of place; tener; articles
Oral practice: other calendars; extraterrestrials
Homework: other calendars; mysteries
Internet: key words for Net search
Model tests and teacher's guide
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