•  9th-12th Grade Curriculum
     
     
     
     
     

    World Languages

    Course Title: French I  Department: World Language
     
    Grade Level:  8 - 9   Time Per Day/Week: 42 minutes, 5 days per week  Length of Course: 1 year
     

    Primary Resources: Discovering French Bleu, McDougall, Littell. 2004

     
    Units of Study: Unit 1: Introductions, Unit 2: Daily Life, Unit 3: Activities, Unit 4: Survival Skills, Unit 5: Francophone Countries 


    Curriculum Based Assessments: written quizzes, oral/listening assessments, presentations,dialogues, short essays

     
    Standardized Assessments: N/A
     

    Description: French I class meets every day of the year. It is an academic course which has a mid-term and final exam. The French Level I Curriculum includes reading, writing, listening to and speaking French. Most of the class is conducted in the French language. Culture is used as a foundation for each lesson. Students are encouraged to engage in a variety of functional and practical activities to help practice speaking and to reinforce grammatical concepts. Through the course of the year, students begin to experience the benefits of learning another language. There is a strong emphasis on writing and speaking in this course.


     
    World Languages
     
    Course Title: French II  Department: World Language
     
    Grade Level: 9 - 12  Time Per Day/Week: 42 minutes/every day  Length of Course: Year
     
    Primary Resources: Vallette, Vallette. Discovering French Blanc - 2 . McDougall Littell, 2004.

    Units of Study: Unit 1: Identity, Unit 2: Leisure-time activities, Unit 3: Food and beverages, Unit 4: Entertainment, Unit 5: Sports and health, Unit 6: House and home, Unit 7: Style and fashion

    Curriculum Based Assessments: Written quizzes, Oral assessments

    Standardized Assessments: N/A
     
    Description: In Unit 1 the theme is identity. Students give basic information about self and family, talk about professions, describe others, and talk about future plans and recent activities. In Unit 2, the theme is recreation in the past. Students describe what they do on the weekends, tell where they go and how they get there, and talk about previous and current leisure-time activities. In Unit 3, the theme is food and beverages. Students express preferences, indicate quantities, and say tell what they want to do, can do, and have to do. In Unit 4, the theme is entertainment. Students describe and discuss entertainment and talk about celebrities. In Unit 5, the theme is sports and health. Students identify and describe sports, talk about daily routines, identify body parts, and explain what one does to stay fit. In Unit 6, the theme is house and home. Students talk about where they live, describe rooms and furnishings, and talk about what they used to do on a regular basis via the imperfect tense. In Unit 7, the theme is fashion and style. Students describe clothing and accessories and make comparisons of equality and inequality.



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    Course Title: French III  Department: World Language
     
    Grade Level: 10 - 11  Time Per Day/Week: 42 minutes/everyday  Length of Course: Year
     
    Primary Resources: Campbell, Hugh and Bauer, Camille. Ed. “Contes Pour Debutantes” Programmed French Readers Book One. Houghton Mifflin, 1965. De Sales, R. de Roussy. Easy French Reader. National Textbook Company, 1985.

    Units of Study: Unit 1: Vive les Vacances, Unit 2: La Beaute, Unit 3: Household Chores, Unit 4: The Environment, Unit 5: Aspects of Daily Life
     
    Curriculum Based Assessments: None
     
    Standardized Assessments: Chapter tests, Unit Tests, Writing Assessments, Oral Assessments, Class Projects
     
    Description: There is great emphasis in the third year of French for the student to communicate about him/herself in great detail. Various units provide the students the opportunity to explain their appearance, personality, nationality, likes and dislikes, preferred activities, responsibilities, and opinions. These opportunities for self-expression will occur in essays, speaking tests, and class discussion. The third year of French is level where the student is introduced to full pieces of authentic French literature. The student will read texts, share personal opinions of the text and answer written prompts based on the texts.


     
    World Languages
     
    Course Title: Honors French III  Department: World Language
     
    Grade Level: 9-12  Time Per Day/Week: 42 minutes/every day  Length of Course: Year

    Primary Resources: Vallette, Vallette. Discovering French Rouge - 3. McDougall Littell.
     
    Units of Study: Unit 1: Review of French 2, Unit 2: La vie quotidienne, Unit 3: Soyons utiles, Unit 4: Vive la nature, Unit 5: La forme et la sante, Unit 6: Les metiers, Unit 7: La beaute

    Curriculum Based Assessments: Written quizzes, Oral assessments, Exams
     
    Standardized Assessments: N/A
     
    Description: Thematic units include: everyday life, science and the world, family and relationships, and beauty. Authentic resources include websites and periodicals. In Unit 1, students review fundamental verbs and vocabulary from French 2. In Unit 2, students describe aspects of daily routine by using reflexive verbs, express how one feels, and describe physical appearance with adjectives. In Unit 3, students identify household chores, describe objects, and express opinions using the subjunctive. In Unit 4, students talk about the environment, describe outdoor activities, and tell about habitual past actions with the imperfect past tense. In Unit 5, students communicate about aspects of a healthy lifestyle using commands. In Unit 6, students identify and describe professions using the future simple and conditional tenses. In Unit 7, students research Impressionist art and artists and present information to an audience. The Honors level emphasizes reading and listening comprehension, written and oral production, and cultural knowledge.

     
    World Languages
     
    Course Title: French IV  Department: World Language
     
    Grade Level: 10 - 12  Time Per Day/Week:  42 minutes/everyday  Length of Course: Year
     
    Primary Resources: Blume, Eli and Stein, Gail. French Three Years. Amsco School Publications, 1994.  Sempe, Jean-Jacques and Goscinny, Rene. Les Adventures du Petit Nicolas. Glencoe Macmillan / McGraw-Hill, 1966.  Campbell, Hugh and Bauer, Camille. Ed. “Contes Pour Debutantes” Programmed French Readers Book One. Houghton Mifflin, 1965. De la Fontaine, Jean. Fables. Librairie Grund, 1954. De St Exupery, Antoine. Le Petit Prince. Gallimard Jeunesse, 1999.
     
    Units of Study: Unit 1: My Present is Mine, Unit 2: Reflecting on the Past, Unit 3: Looking Ahead to the Future!, Unit 4: What Would Le Petit Prince teach Me?
     
    Curriculum Based Assessments: Chapter tests, Unit Tests, Writing Assessments, Oral Assessments, Class Projects
     
    Standardized Assessments: None
     
    Description: Communication occurs with the usage of multiple verb tenses in the flow of a conversation or a writing. In French 4, the students begin the usage of multiple verb tenses in their communications. The student will practice this skill in the arenas of oral communications, writing essays, listening to authentic French audio recordings and reading selected pieces of French literature. In interacting with the recordings, discussion topics, essay themes and literary pieces, the student is expected to express ideas in present tense, past tense, future tense and conditional. This class is created for the student who wishes to continue the studies of French but does not wish to move on to AP French.
     

     
    World Languages
     
    Course Title: Honors French IV  Department: World Languages
     
    Grade Level: 10 - 12  Time Per Day/Week: 42 minutes every day  Length of Course: Year
     
    Primary Resources: Blume, Eli and Stein, Gail. French Three Years. Amsco School Publications, 1994.  Sempe, Jean-Jacques and Goscinny, Rene. Les Adventures du Petit Nicolas. Glencoe Macmillan / McGraw-Hill, 1966.  Campbell, Hugh and Bauer, Camille. Ed. “Contes Pour Debutantes” Programmed French Readers Book One. Houghton Mifflin, 1965.  De la Fontaine, Jean. Fables. Librairie Grund, 1954.  De St Exupery, Antoine. Le Petit Prince. Gallimard Jeunesse, 1999.
     
    Units of Study: Unit 1: My Present is Mine, Unit 2: Reflecting on the Past, Unit 3: Subjected to the Subjunctive!, Unit 4: Looking Ahead to the Future!, Unit 5: What Would Le Petit Prince teach Me?
     
    Curriculum Based Assessments: Chapter tests, Unit Tests, Writing Assessments, Oral Assessments, Timed Oral Assessments, Class Projects
     
    Standardized Assessments: N/A
     
    Description: Communication occurs with the usage of multiple verb tenses in the flow of a conversation or a writing. Honors French 4, which is taught as a precursor to AP French, is the beginning of the use of all verb tenses together. The students practice the incorporation of all tenses in the arenas of conversations, responding to authentic spoken French recordings and interacting with French literature. The student will display a control and comprehension of the various tenses. To prepare the student for the demands of the oral testing in AP French, timed testing begins in this class.
     

      
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    Course Title: AP French V  Department: World Language

    Grade Level: 11 - 12  Time Per Day/Week: 42 minutes/everyday  Length of Course: Year
     
    Primary Resources: Blume, Eli and Stein, Gail. French Three Years. Amsco School Publications, 1994.  Sempe, Jean-Jacques and Goscinny, Rene. Les Adventures du Petit Nicolas. Glencoe Macmillan /McGraw-Hill, 1966.  Pagnol, Marcel. Jean de Florette. Editions de Fallois, 1988.  De Sales, R de Roussy. Easy French Reader. National Textbook Company, 1985.  Gide, Andre. La Symphonie Pastorale. Folio Editions Gallimard, 1998.

    Units of Study: Unit 1: Stereotypes, Unit 2: Jean de Florette, Unit 3: The Role of Family, Unit 4: The Role of Education, Unit 5: The AP Test
     
    Curriculum Based: Assessments, Vocabulary quizzes, Chapter tests, Unit tests, Unit projects, Written assessments, Oral assessments
     
    Standardized Assessments: AP French Test
     
    Description: This course is conducted in French. Grammar is reviewed throughout the year. The use of literature, film, recordings, writings and speaking tests unite to prepare the student for the AP French Test.

    Unit 1 provides the student the arena to employ their speaking, listening, writing and reading skills to examine the role of stereotypes in our world. Employing the target language, the student compares stereotypes in our American culture with stereotypes in Francophone countries. Unit 2 provides the student the opportunity to examine the concept of stereotypes in French literature and film. The readings, film and audio texts provide authentic practice for the AP French test. Unit 3 examines the definition and role of family. Families and the role which they play in our lives are examined in both America and Francophone countries. Unit 4 focuses on the process and role of education. Once again comparisons are made between the opportunities, importance and expectations of education in America with Francophone countries. Unit 5 places intense emphasis on the final preparations for the AP French test.
     

     
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    Course Title: German I  Department: World Language
     
    Grade Level: 8, 9-12  Time Per Day/Week :  42 minutes/every day  Length of Course: Year
     
    Primary Resources: Deutsch Aktuell. Saint Paul, Minnesota, EMC/Paradigm Publishing, 2004.
     
    Units of Study: Unit 1: Hallo, Unit 2:  Zu Hause, Unit 3: Was machst du?, Unit 4: Schule, Unit 5: Stadt, Unit 6: Wie Schmeckt’s?
     
    Curriculum Based Assessments:  Section quizzes, Chapter Tests
     
    Standardized Assessments: N/A
     
    Description: In unit 1, students learn how to introduce themselves and state where they live and where they come from.  In unit 2, students learn to form questions and plan events. Students also learn how to describe family members and describe their family tree.  In unit 3, students learn to communicate preferences, likes and dislikes as it relates to freetime. In unit 4, students learn to describe their school schedules and classroom objects.  In unit 5, students learn to describe the weather and explore Berlin, points of interests, and a brief historical overview. In unit 6, students use food vocabulary and learn to communicate about the future.  
     

     
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    Course Title: German II   Department: World Language
     
    Grade Level: 9-12  Time Per Day/Week: 42 minutes/ every day  Length of Course: Year
     
    Primary Resources: Kraft, Wolfgang S. Deutsch Aktuell 1. EMC Paradigm Publishing, 2004.

    Units of Study: Unit 1: Clothing, Unit 2: Birthdays, Unit 3: Work and Leisure, Unit 4: Sports, Unit 5: Travel, Unit 6: Fun
     
    Curriculum Based Assessments: Vocabulary and grammar quizzes, Unit tests, Oral proficiency quizzes, Essays, Presentations
     
    Standardized Assessments: N/A
     
    Description: At the beginning of German 2, students will review key concepts and vocabulary from German 1. There are a variety of grammar concepts that we build upon in German 2 including accusative case, dative case, prepositions, imperative forms, and present perfect tense. In Unit 1, students learn how to make suggestions, describe and choose clothing, and ask about the price of a clothing item. In Unit 2, students learn how to talk about birthdays, congratulate someone, identify rooms and furniture, and describe daily activities. In Unit 3, students will learn how to talk about film, express likes and dislikes, point out tasks and obligations, and make plans using activity and hobby vocabulary. In Unit 4, students will describe a sporting event, inquire about personal preference, and identify parts of the body. In Unit 5, students will learn how to talk about traveling, ask for and give directions, identify important places in a city, and describe a trip. In Unit 6, students will review the vocabulary and grammar concepts that they learned throughout the year.



    World Languages
     
    Course Title: German III  Department: World Language
     
    Grade Level: 10-12  Time Per Day/Week: 42 minutes/every day  Length of Course: Year
     
    Primary Resources: Kraft, Wolfgang; Deutsch Aktuell 2. EMC Paradigm, 2004.
     
    Units of Study: Unit 1: Summer travel- camping and youth hosteling, Unit 2: Vacationing and weather, Unit 3: Farm and city life, Unit 4: Meals of the day and eating in restaurants, Unit 5: Grocery shopping, Unit 6: Hobby and interests; nature, Unit 7: Folk festivals and holiday celebrations, Unit 8: Communication and media, Unit 9: Occupations
     
    Curriculum Based Assessments:  Vocabulary and grammar quizzes, Unit tests, Oral proficiency Quizzes, Essays, Presentations
     
    Standardized Assessments: N/A
     
    Description: In unit 1 students communicate about summer travel including camping and youth hosteling through use of the conversational past and reflexive verbs. In unit 2 students acquire skills for narrative past tense and describe vacations and weather. In unit 3 students compare farm and city life through use of modal auxiliary verbs in the past tense. Genitive case is highlighted in unit 4 as students learn about cultural habits associated with eating and going to restaurants. In unit 5 students communicate about grocery related topics and incorporate demonstrative pronouns. Adjective ending use highlights unit 6 as students discuss their hobbies and learn about the German love of nature. Unit 7 refines adjective use as students learn about German folk festivals and holiday celebrations. Unit 8 presents two-way prepositions as students learn to communicate regarding media. In unit 9 students learn to communicate about occupations through use of the past perfect tense.



    World Languages
     
    Course Title: Honors German III  Department: World Language
     
    Grade Level: 10-12  Time Per Day/Week: 42 minutes/ every day  Length of Course: Year
     
    Primary Resources: Kraft, Wolfgang. Deutsch Aktuell 2. EMC Paradigm, 2004. Funke, Cornelia. Lilli und Flosse. Dressler Verlag, 2013.

    Units of Study: 
    Unit 1: Summer travel- camping and youth hosteling, Unit 2: Vacationing and weather, Unit 3: Farm and city life, Unit 4: Meals of the day and eating in restaurants, Unit 5: Grocery shopping, Unit 6: Hobby and interests; nature, Unit 7: Folk festivals and holiday celebrations, Unit 8: Communication and media, Unit 9: Occupations, Unit 10: Lilli und Flosse
     
    Curriculum Based Assessments: Vocabulary and grammar quizzes, Unit tests, Oral proficiency quizzes, Essays, Presentations
     
    Standardized Assessments: N/A
     
    Description: In unit 1 students communicate about summer travel through essays and use of the conversational past and reflexive verbs. In unit 2 students acquire skills for narrative past tense and describe vacations and weather. In unit 3 students compare farm and city life through use of modal auxiliary verbs in the past tense. Honors students incorporate the modal verbs through a study of the characteristics of East German society in debate format. Genitive case highlights unit 4 as students learn about cultural habits associated with eating and going to restaurants. In unit 5 students communicate about grocery related topics and incorporate demonstrative pronouns. Adjective ending use highlights unit 6 as students discuss their hobbies and learn about the German love of nature. Unit 7 refines adjective use as students learn about German folk festivals and holiday celebrations. Unit 8 presents two-way prepositions as students communicate regarding media. In unit 9 students communicate about occupations through use of the past perfect tense.
    Honors German III contains a weekly literature review component. Students read a novel and short pieces of authentic literature. Literature activities include small group oral assessments of chapter content, literature review collaborative scene writing and presentations, and vocabulary assessment.
     

     
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    Course Title: Honors German IV  Department: World Language
     
    Grade Level: 11-12  Time Per Day/Week: 42 minutes/ every day  Length of Course: Year
     
    Primary Resources: Baxstrom, Lynn. Von Vereinigung zu Vereinigung, 1997.
     
    Units of Study: Unit 1: The Weimar Republic, Unit 2: Hitler’s Takeover Power, Unit 3: The Third Reich, Unit 4: The Second World War, Unit 5: The Postwar Era, Unit 6: The Federal Republic of Germany, Unit 7: The German Democratic Republic, Unit 8: The Reunification

    Curriculum Based Assessments: Vocabulary and grammar quizzes, Unit tests, Reading evaluations, Listening evaluations, Oral proficiency quizzes, Essays, Presentations
     
    Standardized Assessments: N/A
     
    Description: Honors German IV is a study of Germany’s history and culture from the past one hundred years. In unit 1 students incorporate relative pronouns into learning about the Weimar Republic and interpret the Bauhaus art movement and its influence. In unit 2 students review the timeline of events associated with Hitler’s takeover of power while incorporating additional past tense. In unit 3 students learn about the Third Reich and the use of propaganda and art to influence society while using the passive voice. A study of World War Two and the German resistance to the Nazi regime is the focus of unit 4. In unit 5 students learn about the postwar era in Germany and study the literary era of Literature of the Rubble. In units 6 and 7 students compare and contrast the establishment and features of East and West Germany. In unit 8 students explore the German Reunification and incorporate modal verbs in the past through oral proficiency discussions.
    Honors German IV is instructed in German and students are expected to maintain conversation and interaction in the target language.
     

     
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    Course Title: AP German V  Department: World Language
     
    Grade Level: 12  Time Per Day/Week: 42 minutes/every day  Length of Course: Year
     
    Primary Resources: Barbe, Katharina, et. al. Pruefungstraining AP German Language and Culture. Cornelsen, 2013. Koithan, Ute, et al. Aspekte Mittelstufe Deutsch. Langenscheidt, 2007.
     
    Units of Study: Unit 1: People Today, Unit 2: Living, Unit 3: How are you?, Unit 4: Free time and entertainment, Unit 5: Lifelong learning

    Curriculum Based Assessments: Vocabulary and grammar quizzes, Unit tests, Oral proficiency quizzes, Essays, Presentations
     
    Standardized Assessments: AP German Test
     
    Description of Course: AP German V is conducted entirely in German with grammar review throughout the year, as needed. We review the format of the AP test to adequately prepare students for the exam.

    In Unit 1, students review all German grammar and vocabulary from prior years of German with a focus on daily routines, relationships, and making plans for the future. In Unit 2, students compare and contrast different living situations and family units in Germany to non-German speaking countries. In Unit 3, students learn about the relationship between physical and mental health and discuss the types of social welfare in Germany. In Unit 4, students build on their free time and hobby vocabulary by researching entertainment options in Zurich, Switzerland, utilizing direct and indirect question structure. In Unit 5, students compare and contrast the education system in Germany to the education system in the US, and discuss the use of technology in education. Throughout the course, students increase their language skills through listening, reading, writing, and speaking using authentic text similar to what they will see on the AP test.
     


     
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    Course Title: Spanish I  Department: World Language
     
    Grade Level: 8-12  Time Per Day/Week: 42 minutes/every day  Length of Course: Year
     
    Primary Resources: Boyles, Peggy, et al. Realidades. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005.
     
    Units of Study: Unit 1: Introduction to Spanish Language, Unit 2: My friends & I, Unit 3: School subjects and schedules, Unit 4: Food, Restaurants and Maintaining Good Health, Unit 5: Places in the community, Unit 6: Family, Unit 7: Describing a house

    Curriculum Based Assessments: Vocabulary and grammar quizzes, Individual and group projects and presentations, Chapter tests
     
    Standardized Assessments: N/A
     
    Description: In Unit 1, students learn introductions and greetings, as well as how to interact in formal vs. informal situations. In Unit 2, students express likes and dislikes using the phrase “me gusta” with infinitives. Students also learn personality characteristics to describe themselves and others. In Unit 3, students converse about their school classes, schedules and classroom objects. They also learn to conjugate AR verbs in the present tense. In Unit 4, students learn food and exercise vocabulary and will discuss mealtimes in Spanish speaking countries. In this unit students also learn conjugations of ER and IR verbs. In Unit 5, students ask and tell where people go in the community using vocabulary for places around town. They also learn to express plans in the future using the verb “ir.” In Unit 5, students explore family relationships and celebrations as well as necessary vocabulary to order in a restaurant. In Unit 6, students describe their bedroom using colors and communicate using stem-changing verbs.
     

     
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    Course Title: Spanish II  Department: World Language
     
    Grade Level: 9-12  Time Per Day/Week: 42 minutes/day, 5 days per week  Length of Course: Year
     
    Primary Resources: Boyles, Peggy, et al. Realidades - 2 . Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.
     
    Units of Study: Unit 1: Personalities/Nationalities/Daily Activities, Unit 2: School Day and Extracurricular Activities, Unit 3: Daily Routines and Special Events, Unit 4: You and Your Community, Unit 5: Remembrances of the Past

    Curriculum Based Assessments: Vocabulary and grammar quizzes, unit tests, projects
     
    Standardized Assessments: N/A
     
    Description: In order to be successful in this class, students must have mastered the following skills: conjugation of the present tense, basic sentence structure, and vocabulary recognition.  In Unit 1, students review vocabulary related to personalities and nationalities and basic verb conjugations in the present tense. In Unit 2, students acquire vocabulary related to school and extracurricular activities.  Irregular verb conjugations in the present tense are studied. In Unit 3, students acquire vocabulary related to daily actions and attending special events. Reflexive verbs and the preterite(past) tense are introduced. In Unit 4, students acquire vocabulary related to errands about town and driving.  Irregular verbs in the past tense, direct object pronouns, informal commands, and the present progressive tense are introduced. In Unit 5, students acquire vocabulary related to childhood and celebrations. The imperfect verb tense, indirect object pronouns, and a comparison of the 2 past tenses in Spanish are introduced.  
     

     
    World Languages
     
    Course Title: Spanish III  Department: World Language

    Grade Level: 9-12  Time Per Day/Week: 42 minutes/day, 5 days per week Length of Course: Year

    Primary Resources: Boyles, Peggy, et al. Realidades - 2 . Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.

    Units of Study: Unit 1: School and Childhood, Unit 2: Heroic Acts and Accidents, Unit 3: TV and Movies, Unit 4: Preparing and Enjoying Foods, Unit 5: Traveling

    Curriculum Based Assessments: Vocabulary and grammar quizzes, Unit tests, Projects
     
    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description: In Unit 1, students review prior years of Spanish, including the present, preterite and imperfect tenses, by talking about their childhoods.  In Unit 2, students continue studying the preterite and imperfect tenses in the irregular forms by talking about emergencies and crises. Unit 3 uses TV and movies to practice verbs that express various emotions to introduce the perfect tense and to review the use of pronouns.  In Unit 4, students learn about the preparation of Hispanic food and practice formal and informal commands. In Unit 5, the theme of travel introduces the use of the subjective mood in the present tense.
     


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    Course Title: Honors Spanish III  Department: World Language
     
    Grade Level: 9-12  Time Per Day/Week: 42 minutes/everyday  Length of Course: Year
     
    Primary Resources: Boyles, Peggy Palo. Realidades - 2. Prentice Hall. Boyles, Peggy Palo. Realidades - 3. Prentice Hall.
     
    Units of Study: Unit 1: Travel, Unit 2: Future and Careers, Unit 3: Environment, Unit 4: The Outdoors, Unit 5: Competitions, Unit 6: The Arts, Unit 7: Health and Fitness

    Curriculum Based Assessments: Vocabulary and grammar quizzes, unit tests, oral proficiency exams, essays.

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description: In order to be successful in this class, students must have mastered the following skills: conjugations of the present tense and past tense, high level of sentence structure, and accurate use of vocabulary and grammar. Thematic units of study include: hotel, airport, professions and careers, the environment, ecology, green living, the outdoors, art, health, and exercise. Authentic texts and resources used for this class include online newspapers and magazines. The Honors level places a greater emphasis on writing short essays, reading, oral assessments and speaking, and cultural knowledge.
     

     
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    Course Title: Spanish IV  Department: World Language
     
    Grade Level: 11-12  Time Per Day/Week: 42 minutes/day  Length of Course: Year

    Primary Resources: Boyles, Peggy Palo, et al. Realidades 3. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.

    Units of Study: Unit 1: Daily routines, Unit 2: Outdoor activities and competitions, Unit 3: The arts, Unit 4: Health and physical fitness, Unit 5: Interpersonal relationships, Unit 6: Work and community

    Curriculum Based Assessments: Section quizzes, Chapter tests, Unit tests, Unit projects
     
    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description: In Unit 1, students review Spanish grammar through a discussion of their own lives. Regular and irregular verbs in present indicative are reviewed as well as the present progressive tense. In Unit 2, students begin to review the two past tenses in Spanish through a discussion of outdoor activities and competitions. Unit 3 deepens student understanding of the past tense by learning about visual and performance art in Spanish speaking cultures. Students study the art and lives of important current and historical artists in Hispanic culture. In Unit 4, students learn how to give advice about living a healthy lifestyle in regards to nutrition and fitness. Students review various forms of the imperative mood and begin to learn about the subjunctive mood in the present tense. In Unit 5, students continue the study of the imperative and subjunctive moods to discuss interpersonal relationships and conflict resolution. Unit 6 helps students practice the skills needed to acquire a job while teaching them the perfect tenses in both the indicative and subjunctive moods.
     

     
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    Course Title: Honors Spanish IV  Department: World Language

    Grade Level: 10-12  Time Per Day/Week: 42 minutes/day, 5 days per week  Length of Course: Year

    Primary Resources: Boyles, Peggy, et al. Realidades 3. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.

    Units of Study: Unit 1: Grammar and vocabulary spiral review, Unit 2: Authentic literature, Unit 3: Jobs/Volunteering in the Community, Unit 4: Professions and Technology, Unit 5: Advanced grammar and vocabulary acquisition, Unit 6: Myths and Legends, Unit 7: History of Spain/Cultural Influences, Unit 8: Authentic literature and the Subjunctive Mood

    Curriculum Based Assessments: Vocabulary and grammar quizzes, unit tests, oral proficiency quizzes, essays, presentations
     
    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description: In Unit 1 of Spanish IVH, students review all previously learned verb tenses, direct/indirect object pronouns, and apply vocabulary in context.  In Unit 2, students improve reading comprehension skills and analyze authentic literature. In Unit 3, students acquire vocabulary related to job training/volunteering and interviewing.  Also, all perfect tenses are learned in both indicative and subjunctive moods. Students will speak proficiently using these advanced grammar structures and topical vocabulary to apply for a job.  In Unit 4, students acquire vocabulary related to professions and advancing technology. Students will use the future and conditional tenses to discuss technological advances. In Unit 5, students, in depthly, study advanced grammar structures to improve writing and speaking skills.  In Unit 6, students acquire vocabulary related to myths and legends and study the ancient Aztec and Mayan civilizations. In Unit 7, students acquire vocabulary related to the cultural fusion that occurred throughout Spain’s history and the influence of Spain on the Americas. In Unit 8, students improve reading comprehension skills and analyze authentic literature.  Also, students, in depthly, study the subjunctive mood.

    The Honors level of Spanish IV places a greater emphasis on writing essays, reading comprehension, and oral proficiency assessments.

     


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    Course Title: AP Spanish V  Department: World Language

    Grade Level: 11-12  Time Per Day/Week: 42 minutes/every day  Length of Course: Year

    Primary Resources: Bretz, Mary Lee, et al. Pasajes Lengua. McGraw Hill, 2010.  Díaz, José M. AP Spanish, Preparing for the Language and Culture Examination. Pearson, 2014.

    Units of Study: Unit 1: Types and Stereotypes, Unit 2: The Global Community, Unit 3: Family, Work and Free Time, Unit 4: Comprehensive Review

    Curriculum Based Assessments: Section quizzes, Chapter tests, Unit tests, Unit projects

    Standardized Assessments: AP Spanish Test

    Description: This course is conducted entirely in Spanish with grammar review throughout the year, as needed. The format of the AP test is reviewed on a weekly basis to adequately prepare students for the exam.

    In Unit 1, students review all Spanish grammar and vocabulary from prior years of Spanish instruction to discuss stereotypes and how they affect our worldview. There is a focus on cross cultural sensitivity. In Unit 2, students compare and contrast behavioral norms in the Hispanic culture and the American culture through an in-depth study of the passive voice and by writing persuasive essays. In Unit 3, students research the meaning of family in American and Hispanic cultures while thoroughly learning all tenses of the subjunctive. In Unit 4, students build confidence in their own fluency through listening, reading, writing, and speaking in high level Spanish using authentic text similar to what they will see on the AP test.