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Español IV  

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In Spanish IV, we will work toward proficiency at the intermediate level according to the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).  Please visit ACTFL's website for more details on proficiency and performance.  

We will work on the following:

-establishing more effective spoken and written communication skills in the past, present and future tenses in Spanish 

-presenting prepared written and spoken information to others in Spanish on a variety of topics

-reading for understanding, analysis, application and personal enjoyment of authentic materials such as Spanish language newspaper articles, graphs, charts, posters, brochures, magazines, advertisements and literature

-listening to authentic Spanish language audio and video for understanding, analysis, application and personal enjoyment, including interviews, educational programs, nursery rhymes, music, weather forecasts and more

-utilizing technology for spoken and written communication, reference and access to authentic materials in the Spanish language

-recognizing the practices and perspectives of and recreating cultural artifacts from various Spanish speaking cultures

Topics of study will include:

-giving, interpreting and asking for personal information about oneself and others, including name, age, birthday, phone and cell phone number, address, and e-mail 

-describing oneself and others both physically and personality-wise

-numbers in context including dates, times, contact information, math exercises, prices and statistics

-expressing likes and dislikes, preferences and favorites

-following and giving multi-step directions and commands

-making purchases, ordering foods, requesting services and information

-describing and identifying the human body, expressing ailments and injuries

-art movements, music genres in the Spanish Speaking world

-holiday celebrations and observances in the local community, US and abroad including El Día de los Muertos in Mexico, Hispanic Hertiage Month in the US, Independence Days in the Spanish speaking countries, Cinco de Mayo, Día de la Raza, and winter holidays in Spanish speaking countries including La Nochebuena, La Navidad, El Año Nuevo, La Epifania/El Día de los Reyes

-20th Century Mexican Art - Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco, Frida Kahlo, exploring muralism and surrealism, identifying favorite works and presentations in Spanish to include biographical information and titles, dates and images of 20 selected works of art

-20th Century Spanish Art - Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso - exploring abstract art, surrealism and cubism, identifying favorite works and presentations in Spanish to include biographical information and titles, dates and images of 20 selected works of art

-Latin American Folk Art - molas of Panamá, painted ox carts of Costa Rica, ceremonial masks and nichos of Mexico, bultos of New Mexico

-Pre-Colombian civilizations, Spanish exploration, spread of the Spanish language through these means, geography of Spain and Latin America

-Latin Music - key instruments in Latin and Spanish music, explore salsa, bachata, rock, merengue, rumba, tango, reggaetón, pop, mariachi, flamenco, cumbia, tejano and more, multi-genre project on favorite musical genre and artist which includes Spanish and English elements. Create playlists, album art, event posters and tickets and written compositions about a favorite musical genre and artist

-Literature - explore poetry and literature from the Spanish speaking world

-Current Events, Issues and Traditions in the Spanish Speaking World - explore practices, products and perspectives of the Spanish speaking population in the US and abroad.  Compare and contrast these practices, products and perspectives with our own.  




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        Here are the required and optional supplies needed for all Spanish classes this year. Please be sure to view the correct supply list for either 8th Grade or Spanish I-IV.
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