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Carey Hansard
Foreign Languages




Unit created on 4/27/1999 EST.
Last modified 2/4/2000 9:49:46 AM EST.


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Fundamental Understandings (help)


The students will learn more about countries other than their own. Instead of doing a report on the country, they will be researching as if they were going to visit that country. This gives the students more of a realistic and interesting view of the world instead of reading about the history. The students should know that there are hundreds of thousands of different ways of life and things to see in the world.


Technology ISTE Standards (info) 


Use technology tools and resources for managing and communicating personal/professional information (e.g., finances, schedules, addresses, purchases, correspondence). Analyze advantages and disadvantages of widespread use and reliance on technology in the workplace and in society as a whole. Use technology tools and resources for managing and communicating personal/professional information (e.g., finances, schedules, addresses, purchases, correspondence). Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications, communications, and productivity. Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making in content learning. Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making in content learning.

Information Literacy Standards (info) 


recognizes the need for information: recognizes that accurate and comprehensive information is the basis for intelligent decision making; formulates questions based on information needs; identifies a variety of potential sources of information; develops and uses successful strategies for locating information; organizes information for practical application; integrates new information into one's own knowledge; applies information in critical thinking and problem solving; produces and communication information and ideas in appropriate formats.

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Assessment (help)


Based on the itinerary given, it can be determined that the student has sufficiently researched the geography and sites of the chosen country. The more detailed information provided, the more the student has learned about that country.

Components (help)


The students will start off the year learning about the Spanish speaking countries of the world. They will need to learn the location and capital of each country. As the year progresses, with each chapter in the book, DIME UNO, a different country will be touched upon and discussed briefly. Towards the end of the year, the students will be asked to complete this project. Before the project begins, students will be asked to select a country to travel to. As a class, they will decide on a number of days for the trip, and what information will be mandatory. This requires the students to think for themselves about what would be important to know for travel to a foreign country.

URLs (help)


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Workforce Competencies (info) (help)


Florida students locate, comprehend, interpret, evaluate, maintain, and apply information, concepts, and ideas found in literature, the arts, symbols, recordings, video and other graphic displays, and computer files in order to perform tasks and/or for enjoyment. Florida students communicate in English and other languages using information, concepts, prose, symbols, reports, audio and video recordings, speeches, graphic displays, and computer-based programs. Florida students use creative thinking skills to generate new ideas, make the best decisions, recognize and solve problems through reasoning, interpret symbolic data, and develop efficient techniques for lifelong learning. Florida students display responsibility, self-esteem, sociability, self-management, integrity, and healthy decision-making. Florida students appropriately allocate time, money, materials, and other resources. Florida Students appreciate their own culture and the cultures of others, understand the concerns and perspectives of members of other ethnic and gender groups, reject the stereotype of themselves and others, and seek out and utilize the views of persons from diverse ethnic, social and educational backgrounds.
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