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Spain By: Leigh BaroneIntended for Grades 7 & 8
Technology Integration• Rationale – Teaching Spanish includes teaching the language, geography, culture, and history. This presentation focuses on teaching the geography of Spain, which is one of the first countries taught to students learning the language. Through technology, students can research the country, the different cities located in the country, and attractions that can be seen in each of these cities. Since students are auditory or visual learners, this presentation will help them to get a better understanding of the country through videos, pictures, and audio. They will also gain a more realistic view of the beauty of the country through these videos and pictures.
Evaluation of Internet ContentThere are many sites on the internet thatcontain false information, whether it be onpurpose or accidental. The internet sources usedfor this presentation were all from reputablesources and were looked over to make sure theinformation was up to date and reliable.
Internet Blog• Tour of Spain Blog• Learning about the history of Spain is important when studying the country. This blog gives the students background on different historical attractions that can be seen in major cities, including Madrid, Seville, and Salamanca.• This blog also allows students to experience one’s journey throughout the country. Along with displaying historical attractions, it also shows the many beaches and theme parks that can be visited throughout the country.
Internet Podcast• Segovia and Toledo Podcast• This podcast is an interview with Ralph Valesco by the host of Amateur Traveler podcast. It discusses different attractions of two of the major cities in central Spain, which are Segovia and Toledo. In the podcast, they discuss touring these two cities and include what there is to see in these two cities, where to eat, and many other topics. As a teacher, I would focus on the sites there are to see in these two major cities of Spain. The students will be able to listen to his experience and brief descriptions of these attractions .
Youtube Content• Top 10 Attrations in Madrid• This video shows ten of the major attractions that can be seen in the city of Madrid, Spain’s capital. It also gives a brief description of each of the major attractions.
Internet Resources• https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the- world-factbook/geos/sp.html• This resource is from the Central Intelligence Agency website. It allows students to learn about the geography, people, and government of Spain. The students can also view pictures from throughout the country.
Internet Resources• http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/c ountries/spain-guide/• This link directs users to the National Geographic website and is a guide of Spain. It can be used for cultural information of specific cities, to display photos to students, and to learn facts about the county. It also shows attractions in some of the major cities of Spain.
Internet Resources• http://www.spain.info/en_US/ven/• This site takes students through different cities in Spain. It discusses the history, traditions, and culture of each city. It also discusses the enjoyment of the country, including the sports, nightlife, and shopping.
Inspiration • This graphic organizer was created using Inspiration. It is an effective way for students to choose different cities in Spain and record major attractions in these specific cities.
Teaching Materials • This worksheet can be used as an introduction to the lesson on Spain. Students can use this KWL chart to describe what they already know about the country and what they want to know about the country. Once the lesson has been taught students can go back and fill in what they have learned about Spain. • This worksheet was found at http://www.studenthandouts.co m/Assortment-01/Graphic- Organizers/KWL-Chart-Know- Want-to-Know-Learned- Instructions.html
Teaching Materials • This worksheet was found at: http://www.armoredpengui n.com/crossword/Data/best /geography/spain.01.pdf • Students can use this crossword puzzle to fill in the information they know about the county and to research information they do not know on the culture, history, and geography of Spain.
Teaching Materials • This word search was created using www.worksheetworks.com • It can be found at http://www.worksheetwork s.com/pdf/ec3/9db98d5fca 9f4/WorksheetWorks_Spain _Word_Search_2.pdf • This worksheet is useful for students to learn about the geography of Spain.
Teaching Materials • This worksheet was found at http://homeschoolcreat ions.com/files/Labeling _Spain.pdf • This is a good activity for the students to do in order to learn about the geography of Spain.
Teaching Materials• This worksheet was found at http://homeschoolcreatio ns.com/files/Flag_of_Spai n.pdf• This is a good activity for students to learn about the flag of Spain, especially since it is related to the geography of the country.
Is there an app for that? • Click the App picture to be directed to the Spain Travel Guide by Triposo (FREE) application • This application offers up to date city guides for the major cities of Spain and many others. It offers major attractions for each city, a map of each city, and even useful Spanish sayings.
Subject-Specific Resource• http://www.spanish-town-guides.com/• This site is a good resource for studying the country of Spain. It gives general information and tourist information for many different cities in the country, including Madrid, Malaga, Granada, Salamanca, and Barcelona.
Uses of the Internet• http://encyclopedia.com – This online reference can be used to find basic information on any subject. It can be used to study the geography of Spain, the culture of the country, and specific cities in Spain.• http://translate.google.com/ – This is a translator and can be extremely useful for students studying Spanish. It can be used for students to translate common phrases in Spanish to English and vice versa.
Web 2.0• Edmodo-This site is similar to Facebook and a teacher can create a group with each student from the class. It is extremely useful for communication and collaboration. Students can each pick a major city in the country of Spain and post their assignment to the website. The teacher and other students can all comment on the information and add to it as well.
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