-QUARTER 1

    UNIT 1 – De regreso a clases

    AP THEME: Personal and public identities

    AP SUBTHEME: Language and Identity


    A - Mis amigos y yo

    •       Greetings and Farewells

    •       Talk about what you and other people are like

    •       Talk about things you and other people like to do


    Language Structures:

    •  adjectives and personality traits

    •  verbs: ser, tener, gustar, estar

    •  question words and transition words


    B – Los objetos escolares y mi horario de clases

    •       talk about classroom objects and describe their location

    •       talk about items you need for class

    •       describe classes and schedules


    Language Structures:

    •  indefinite and definite articles

    •  verb estar & prepositions of location

    •  verbs: ser & tener, hay


    UNIT 2 – Tu día escolar

    AP THEME: Contemporary life, science and technology

    AP SUBTHEME: Education, Impact of Technology in the Classroom


    Actividades en las clases

    •       Talk about classroom activities

    •       Compare activities in different classes


    Language Structures:

    •  regular verb conjugation of –ar, -er, and –ir verbs in the present tense

    •  Yo – go verbs

    •  stem- changing verbs in present tense

    •  ser vs estar

    •  present progressive


    Las reglas en las clases y en la escuela

    •       talk about classroom and school rules

    •       compare rules in different classes

    •       express affirmative and negative ideas


    Language Structures:

    •  tener que + inf, (no) se prohíbe + inf, hay que + inf

    •  affirmative and negative words

    Culture: Compare the school rules and customs in other countries with those of your own school


    UNIT 3 – Actividades extracurriculares

    AP THEME: Contemporary life

    AP SUBTHEME: Education, Leisure, and Sports



    Actividades extracurriculares y los pasatiempos

    •       talk about extracurricular activities

    •       talk about what people know or what they know how to do

    •       ask and tell how long something has been going on


    Language Structures:

    •   verbs: saber, conocer

    •  ir + a + infinitive

    •  comparatives

    •  superlatives

    •  hace + time + que + present tense


    •       Understand cultural perspectives on extracurricular activities

    -Quarter 2-

    UNIT 4 – La rutina diaria y eventos especiales

    AP THEME: Families and communities

    AP SUBTHME: Customs and Ceremonies



    La rutina diaria

    •       Talk about daily routines and things you need to get ready

    •       Describe getting ready for a special event

    •       Express possession

    •       Review differences between ser and estar


    Language structures:

    •  Reflexive verbs and reflexive pronouns

    •  Present tense of verbs Ser & Estar and telling time

    •  Possessive adjectives (long form)


    •       Compare special events in Spanish-speaking countries with those in the US


    UNIT 5 – La ropa y la moda

    AP THEME: Beauty and aesthetics

    AP SUBTHEME: Ideals of Beauty



    La ropa y la moda

    •       Describe and compare clothes

    •       Talk about fabrics and sizing

    •       Talk about what you want and what you prefer

    •       Point out specifics items

    •       Express fit


    Language structures:

    •  Stem-changing verbs pensar, querer & preferir

    •  Indefinite articles

    •  Adjective/noun agreement

    •  Demonstrative adjectives

    •  Verb ‘quedar’ to express fit

    •  Verb “parecer” to express opinions

    •  Verb “gustar” to express likes and dislikes

    •  Verbs “llevar puesto” y “estar hecho”

    o   Indirect object pronouns


    •       Compare clothing and fashion in Spanish-speaking countries and the US


    UNIT 6 – De compras

    AP THEME: Contemporary life, global challenges

    AP SUBTHEME: Advertising and Marketing, Economic Issues


    Compras, ventas y precios

    • Talk about going shopping and prices

    • Talk about gifts and accessories

    • Talk about different types of stores

    • Talk about events in the past

    Language structures:

    • Preterite tense for regular verbs -AR

    • Preterite tense for irregular verbs -car/ -gar/-zar

    • Demonstrative adjectives

    • Using adjectives as nouns


    • Understand cultural perspectives on gift-giving and shopping


     -Quarter 3-

    UNIT 7 – Los quehaceres y las diligencias en la comunidad

    AP THEME: Contemporary life

    AP SUBTHEME: Customs and Ceremonies



    Quehaceres y diligencias

    •       Talk about things you did and where you did them

    •       Explain why you couldn’t do certain things

    •       Describe things you bought and where you bought them


    Language structures:

    •  Direct object pronouns

    •  Irregular preterite forms of ir, ser, hacer, tener, estar, dar, poner and poder


    •       Describe open-air markets and the role they play in the Spanish-speaking cultures


    UNIT 8 – Caminando por la ciudad

    AP THEME: Families and communities, contemporary life

    AP SUBTHEME: Citizenship, Rites of Passage


    Pidiendo y dando direcciones

    •       Give directions on how to get to places in town

    •       Talk about types of transportation

     Language structures:

    •        Regular and irregular affirmative commands


    •       Describe neighborhoods (barrios) in Spanish-speaking countries


    UNIT 9 – De vacaciones

    AP THEME: Personal and public identities, contemporary life

    AP SUBTHEME: Multiculturalism, Travel


     Experiencias, viajes, vacaciones y medios de transporte

    •       Talk about things you did on vacation

    •       Describe places you visited while on vacation and how you travel there

     Language structures:

    •       Personal ‘a’

    •       The preterite of regular verbs

    •       The irregular preterite of ir & ser


    •       Describe a typical souvenir of a Spanish-speaking country


    -Quarter 4-

    UNIT 10 – Cuando éramos niños

    AP THEME: Families and communities

    AP SUBTHEME: Childhood and Adolescence, Friendship and Love


     Cuando éramos niños

    •       Discuss childhood toys and games

    •       Describe what you were like as a child

    •       Talk about activities that you used to do as a child


    Language structures:

    •        The imperfect tense of regular verbs

    •        The imperfect tense of the irregular verbs ir, ver and ser

    •        Imperfect vs Preterite


    •       Discuss popular children’s songs or games from Spanish-speaking countries


    UNIT 11 – Celebrando el pasado

    AP THEME: Families and communities, personal and public identities, contemporary life

    AP SUBTHEME: Family structures, beliefs and values, holidays and celebrations


     Familia, comida, fiestas y celebraciones

    •       Describe holiday celebrations

    •       Talk about your family and relatives

    •       Describe people and situations in the past

    •       Talk about how people interact

    •       Talk about typical foods eaten during celebrations


    Language structures:

    •      The imperfect tense: describing a situation in the past

    •      Reciprocal actions


    •       Understand cultural perspectives on holidays and special events


Last Modified on August 18, 2019