I spent the summer rewriting my Spanish 4 curriculum. My goal was to create a better bridge between my level 3 classes and AP level 5. I wanted to create units that prepared students for the specific requirements and assessments of AP. The result was several Thematic Units based heavily on authentic materials with resources and strategies to make them comprehensible. I recently made four of them available.
Each unit is a 20+ page document that includes activities, assessments and links to videos and other resources. They are designed to prepare students for the requirements of an AP course but with less intimidation. They fit best in a Pre AP Spanish 4 class but can be used in AP classes or any level before. Even if your school does not have an AP course, these can be useful.
- La Pobreza Nos Afecta a Todos: A Pre AP Spanish Thematic Unit: An investigation into the effects of poverty in Latin America.
- La Lucha Contra La Discriminación: A Pre AP Spanish Thematic Unit: An investigation into several forms of discrimination, the results and how cultures attempt to eliminate it.
- El Mundo Conectado: A Pre AP Spanish Thematic Unit: An investigation into the role of social media in various cultures.
- ¿A Qué Te Dedicas?: A Pre AP Spanish Thematic Unit: An investigation into cultural differences regarding jobs, careers and preparing for the future.