Spanish: Theme 3

Theme 3: Teen Culture

Fashion and Clothes

Communication

Person-to-Person Communication

  • Exchange ideas about clothing preferences and personal style, giving details such as patterns, fabrics, and fit.

Listening and Reading for Understanding

  • Comprehend spoken and written information on clothing and personal style presented in advertisements, articles, or Internet sites.

Oral and Written Presentation

  • Describe clothing, and fashion styles, both present day and from another time period.
  • Produce and written presentations on the influence of fashion on teen culture.

Cultures

Cultural Perspectives, Practices and Products

  • Discuss modern and traditional dress in Spanish-speaking countries.
  • Discuss attitudes towards fashion and traditional dress from various cultures in Spanish-speaking countries.

Connections, Comparisons and Communities

Making Connections Through Language

  • Make connections between types of clothing worn in geographic locations in the U.S. and Spanish-speaking countries.
  • Relate knowledge of fashion and clothing issues to information learned in classes such as history, economics and marketing.

Cultural and Linguistic Comparisons

  • Compare and contrast typical clothing in the U.S. and in Spanish-speaking countries.
  • Identify Spanish clothing and fashion terms used in English and vice-versa.
  • Compare and contrast attitudes toward fashion in the U.S. and in Spanish-speaking countries.

Communication Across Communities

  • Acquire information on traditional dress from an authentic source (an individual, Internet site, or article).

Related Vocabulary and Linguistic Elements

  • Vocabulary related to wearing and purchasing clothing
  • Vocabulary for expressing interest, disinterest, and indifference
  • Vocabulary for detailed descriptions of clothing, including specific color, pattern and style
  • Comparatives and superlatives
  • Verbs like gustar
  • Por and para
  • Adjective-noun agreement
  • Use of de to ask and tell about what something is made of

 

Leisure Time

Communication

Person-to-Person Communication

  • Express preferences and elicit those of others about leisure time activities.
  • Exchange points of view and support opinions about leisure time activities.

Listening and Reading for Understanding

  • Demonstrate understanding of culturally-authentic selections on teen interests from the media of Spanish-speaking countries, such as key pal letters, leisure time advertisements, videos, print or Internet articles, and news features.

Oral and Written Presentation

  • Produce well-organized spoken and written presentations with supporting details appropriate to the type of audience and the purpose of the presentation in relation to teenage leisure activities.

Cultures

Cultural Perspectives, Practices and Products

  • Discuss patterns of teen behavior and recreational pastimes in Spanish-speaking countries.

Connections, Comparisons and Communities

Making Connections Through Language

  • Discuss information learned in courses such as biology about the connection between active pastimes and good health.

Cultural and Linguistic Comparisons

  • Compare and contrast patterns of teen behavior and recreational pastimes in Spanish-speaking countries with those of teens in the United States.
  • Identify words related to leisure time activities that are derived from the same root in English and Spanish.

Communication Across Communities

  • Expand Spanish language skills and cultural knowledge by viewing programs and videos in Spanish related to leisure time activities in the Spanish-speaking world.

Related Vocabulary and Linguistic Elements

  • Vocabulary related to pastimes, sports, and leisure
  • Expressions of excitement, disappointment, and opinions

 

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