By: Susan E. Marquez
June 13, 2002
North White HS
Classroom sessions/estimated time: 3 class periods of 52 minutes
Purpose: Students will learn to give & follow directions given in Spanish, using oral, written and graphics.
Geography Standards Addressed:
7) Students will finish Power Point presentations, practice pronunciation, & get ready to present their PPP.
8) Students will present in pairs their PPP in this way: one student will read the directions in Spanish while giving the PPP and the other student, using the pointer pen option will show the route on the screen using a computer connected to a MultiMedia Projector.
9) The students that followed directions the previous day will now read the directions, choosing a random student from a different pair and give the directions.
Students will be graded on
a) participation, b) correctness of Spanish used, c) correct pronunciation, d) following of instructions in drawing what another student says, e) written test with similar directions written out: students will draw in a route and also write Spanish instructions for a pre-written map, f) Power Point presentation.
(Teaching Tips: see the following website
for detailed grading for PP & other rubrics: http://www.uni.edu/profdev/rubrics/pptrubric.html,
http://www.school.discovery.com to Kathy Schrock, to assessment & rubrics, to rubric generator.)
Adaptations/Extensions: German teachers would replace the vocabulary & directions in German & so forth. Geography teachers would be able to use it in English for its mapping, local environment and technology focuses. For Bonus: students owning GPS devices could go to some of these sites, “mark” the sites (which would give them exact coordinates), write down the coordinates & bring in for extra credit. After school several students could walk to one of the nearby sites, “marking” sites on a portable GPS device and then follow the route back.
The following websites:
More websites but in Spanish:
Online Spanish lessons:
Free translations from Sp-Eng/Eng-Sp/more
NASA in Spanish