Week of
Unit Focus
Key Learning
Essential Question
Tasks
8/31
Geography of Latin America
Many countries form Latin America.
Where are the Spanish-speaking countries?


9/7
Spanish, the language, and Hispanic influence in the United States
Latin-American people and culture have influenced the United States by giving their language and other great accomplishments.
How has Latin America influenced the United States?





9/14
Courtesy
(Gestures, greeting expressions, body language)
Body language and gestures go hand in hand with speaking Spanish, especially when greeting people.
How are the gestures of a Latin- American when greeting people different from the gestures of people from the United States?




9/21
The Hispanic alphabet
Most of the letters in the Spanish alphabet have one sound.
What do you need to take into account when saying the Spanish alphabet?






9/28
Spanish Names
People from Latin America include the father’s and the mother’s last name as part of their own name.
How do I recognize a boy’s and a girl’s name?




10/5
Spanish calendar
(Days and months, weather and seasons)
The Spanish calendar begins its week with Monday.
What similarities exist in the Spanish and the English calendar?




10/12
Latin American Schools
The students of Spanish speaking countries have a more diverse curriculum.
How are the Latin-American schools similar and different from the Schools in the United States?




10/19
DSTP



10/26
Leisure activities
Latinos have similar hobbies as the people from the United States.

What do Latinos do for fun?






11/2
Famous people
and professions
There are many Latinos that have influenced the culture of the USA.
Who are the famous Latinos and how have they impacted the culture of the United States?







11/9
Family traditions and celebrations
Latin American families are very close and they include every member.
How are the family traditions of Latin America similar to those of families in the U.S.?






11/16
Friendship
In Latin America, to be considered a true friend you must have known the person for many years.
Who do you consider your best friend?







11/23
Thanksgiving in Latin-America

How is Thanksgiving celebrated in Latin America?






11/30
Hispanic meals and meal time
The gastronomy of Latin America varies per region.
What are the eating habits of Latin America?




etiquette

12/7
Taste of Latin America
The ingredients used to cook meals in Latin America are very similar to those used in the US; they vary in the amount and the mixture.
Have you tried Latin American food?







12/14
Christmas in Latin America
Being with family is a very important aspect of celebrating Christmas in Latin America.
What are the traditions of Latin America when celebrating Christmas?






12/21
Winter Break



12/28
Winter Break



1/4
Traveling + places
Latin American countries have something to offer to everyone.
Why should I visit Latin America?





1/11
Music & Fiesta
In order to dance to Latin American music you need to be prepared to move fast, move your hips, and legs a lot.
Do you know how to dance to Latin American music?