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Culture for real beginners! Yes, it can be done! Entirely in Spanish. Complete thematic units with short, super easy readings, comprehension, oral and written exercises, Internet keywords and answer key. Vocabulary and grammar in context.
CI. Comprehensible cultural input.
Do the family with Felipe VI’s family, food with Cortés and Moctezuma, the city with Mexico City, dispel myths with Who speaks Spanish?, the street with Coyoacán and more.
INCLUDES six (6) sets of downloads:
All downloads include either three or four complete units.
1. Spanish in Europe and the Americas - content based maps
2. Compare: Spain + Peru (1), Barcelona + Mexico City (2), Latin American regions (3) - 3 mini-units
3. Cervantes and sor Juana (1), Picasso (2), Felipe VI (3) - 3 mini-units
4. Who speaks Spanish? Where is it spoken? Sound the same? - 4 mini-units
5. Carlos V (1), Cortés and Moctezuma (2), Bolívar (3) - 3 mini-units
6. La Ciudad de México (1), Coyoacán (2), la calle Madero (3) - 3 mini-units
Cultural resources for an entire semester or year of culture. Six (6) sets of downloads that include sixteen (16) thematic units for real beginners. Plus a complete set of interdisciplinary maps.
Preview all in the individual pages on this TpT site in the Miraflores store. For example, go to Who speaks Spanish? Where is it spoken? Sound the same? and click on Preview.
The units included in the Culture Bundle are also available WORKBOOK FORMAT. TpT no longer does print resources. (see below)
Should you wish to add more downloadable units at this level, please consider:
• Maps. Content-based Spanish speaking world - FREE
• Messi (1), Shakira (2), Sports (3), Music (4)
• Andalucía! The Alhambra (1), Sevilla (2), Córdoba (3)
• México: Independence (1), The metro (2), Street vendors (3)
• Goya, Gaudí, Rodrigo, 3 interdisciplinary thematic units
• Nazca Lines (1), Copán (2), The Aztec calendar (3)
Please visit the pages for each download to get details about themes, grammar, vocabulary as well as oral and written assignment for every unit.
Do you need a PRINT copy? Hint, hint. The print copies are much cheaper than the downloads. You get a lot more value for your money.
There are TWO workbooks available from Amazon.com and from miraflores.org
Abrir paso Libro 1. Cuarta edición Full color
Primer paso a la cultura, 2nda edición. Black and white.
On Amazon, just type in the name of the book Abrir paso Libro 1 or Primer paso a la cultura.
Choose a NEW book from Miraflores Cultural resources.
Only available for those who live in Canada or the United States.
The advantage of the workbook is that students can work independently, in small groups or with the entire class. With so many different abilities and interests in one class, it is often a godsend to have something we can turn to and give to a particular student. It also gives culture special importance!
Abrir paso Libro 1, 2015 4th edition, full color workbook - $15.00
Primer paso a la cultura, 2009, 2nd edition, black and white workbook - $15.00
So why are there two workbooks? After using the original Abrir paso 1 in my class for several years, I kept thinking of all the other wonderful places, people, animals and more that my students would like. So I wrote the second book. As you can see from the dates, the Abrir paso 1 ended up being a lot more popular and that is why it is in its fourth edition, with updates.
The workbooks are not expensive and discounts are available. To preview the two workbooks for level 1 please go to my website, www.miraflores.org.
Click on the book and then click on the Free Preview.
Some of the units I have included in the TpT Culture Bundle are in Abrir paso 1, others are in Primer paso a la cultura. Essentially every teacher needs to see which one would best suit her needs.