• Quarter I

    AP THEMES: Families in Different Societies. The Influence of Language and Culture on Identity

    AP SUB THEMES: Language and identity. Family Structure. Identity and Multiculturalism.


    Theme: Learning about us. Who are we? Where do we come from?

    The role of family and language in shaping our values and beliefs   


    Unit I: What is a family?

    • Explore the Hispanic heritage in your own family, community and school.
    • Recognize the key elements that identify a Hispanic family.
    • Compare and contrast Hispanic and American families.
    • Discuss and/or debate cultural differences.
    • Produce an activity showing understanding of your cultural heritage.


    Unit II: What is special about speaking Spanish?

    • Identify local Spanish speaking communities.
    • Maintain a discussion related to: How do you use Spanish to express yourself?
    • Express opinions and react to cultural background.


    Integrating Unit I and Unit II:

    • Demonstrate comprehension of content from authentic audio-visual texts relating to the Hispanic heritage.
    • Movies as an expression of culture and identity: evaluate and interpret.
    • Analyze the relationship between cultural stereotyping and its implications in different cultures.
    • Produce oral, written and audiovisual reports.


    Quarter 2

    AP THEME:  Influences of Beauty and Art

    AP SUB THEME: Contribution to World Artistic Heritage: Literature and Fine Arts.

    Theme:  Beauty as a Social Construct

    Unit III:

    • What is beautiful? Discuss and identify cultural elements in the definition of beauty.
    • Discuss ways in which societies transmit culturally valuable information: oral narration and written text.
    • Compare and contrast oral and written word. Identify basic elements and common themes.
    • Demonstrate comprehension of content from authentic audio-visual texts.
    • Evaluate and interpret written texts and materials identifying literary elements.
    • Make connections between context and production.
    • Analyze language varieties within cultures through comparison of use and purpose of short stories, music, 

           audiovisual productions and the Fine Arts.

    • Reflect on personal connections to short stories and your preferences of literature, music and the Fine


    • Produce an activity showing understanding of Spanish-speaking communities in the United States and

            Spanish-speaking countries;  cultural heritage, and Influence of  Beauty and the Arts such as: food, music,

            customs, holidays, celebrations, traditions and values.


    Quarter 3

    AP THEME: How Science and Technology Affect our Life. Factors that Impact Quality of Life

    AP SUB THEME: Social Impact of Technology, Ethical Questions


    Theme:  Technology and everyday life

    Unit IV: How your life is affected by technology

    • Discuss ways in which technology is present in your everyday life.
    • Compare societies and individuals before and after they incorporated technology.
    • Analyze the relationship between individuals and technology.
    • Express opinions on the importance of technology to you or your community.
    • Create oral and written reports on the topic.
    • Create an oral presentation reflecting current trends and/or attitudes in society related to global challenges

         (social issues, human rights, diversity issues, environmental issues, health issues)


    Quarter 4

    AP THEME:  Environmental, Political, and Social Challenges

    AP SUB THEME: Diversity Issues and Human Rights

    Theme:  Freedom of Speech and Human Rights

    Unit V: Express and support ideas: Speak out!

    • Explore freedom of speech in the context of your own community or school. Identify topics covered.
    • Analyze instances of public speaking: what concepts or ideas are being supported?
    • How do you or your community express opinions and/or react to global challenges.
    • Debate: how social and/or human rights issues are discussed today in different cultural groups.
    • Make connections between historical contexts and current attitudes towards different opinions defending and challenging a controversial topic.
    • Create a presentation on a controversial topic.
Last Modified on August 21, 2019