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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: La Nación Line Especiales: El día de la raza
Submitted by: Margarita Esparza Hodge on Oct 09, 2001
Date Last Modified: Apr 13, 2004
Title: Understanding and Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Week: El descubrimiento de America y El dia de la raza
Description: This assignment includes four tasks which involve reading the information in the learning object about Columbus' discovery of America and El dia de la raza, and researching other companion websites. The first and second task involves using past time to report on the four crossings and information about the three ships. The third task requires the student to write a summary paragraph about Columbus' life. The fourth task involves selecting and reading ariticles and Spanish and English on the same topics, and then writing a reaction paragraph as to the student's own impressions on what el dia de la raza means to them.

Part of the assignment can be completed during class time and working in pairs if the instructor and students have use of a computer language lab. If not, then the instructor needs to assign the worksheet to be completed outside of class. The initial writing drafts need to be reviewed before successive drafts are completed. The writing may be incorporated into a writing portfoloio.
Time Required 45 minutes - one week
Topics: I. Columbus' four crossings to America
II. The Three ships
III. Christopher Columbus' Bbiography
IV. What it means to be Hispanic and the concept of "raza"
Course: Third year high school level and above; Second semester College Spanish; Spanish for Heritage Speakers Course
Prerequisites Skills: The required skills are reading and speaking at an intermediate proficiency level. The reader needs practice in the use of preterite and imperfect tenses. The writing process requries narration, description, and some expository writing skills. Some drafts and revisions will be required in which students can also be peer-editors.
Learning Objectives: The objectives of this learning assignments is to:
a. develop an understanding of why Oct. 12th is celebrated in the Spanish-speaking world.
b. to have a concept of history about the discovery of America
c. to be able to relate something about Columbus' life
d. to understand and communicate what el dia de la raza means on a personal level
e. to incorporate language and the social sciences in a content-based lesson
f. to create a sense of pride and self-worth among Spanish Heritage Speakers
Technical Notes: The website requires use of Macromedia Flash. However, the site may also be viewed using HTML.
Text of Learning Exercise: xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word"
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El doce de octubre - El descubrimiento de America - El dia de la raza








El doce de
octubre - El descubrimiento de America - El dia de la raza



 



Website: La
Nacion Line Especiales: El dia de la raza



 



URL
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/especiales/12deoctubre/00/index.asp)



 



Description: La Nacion, one of Argentina's most popular online
newspaper,



commemorates Columbus' discovery of America. The site
includes



Columbus' four crossings and the lands that he explored. In
addition, there



is biographical sketch and a short description of the three
ships that sailed



in the maiden voyage.



 



Task 1: Complete
las siguientes preguntas sobre los viajes de Colon a



America. Use el
tiempo pasado (el preterito o imperfecto) en sus



contestaciones.



 



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 1.?Cuantos viajes hizo Colon?



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 2.?Cuando salio en el primer viaje? ?De
donde?



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 3.?Por que tuvo que desviarse a las Islas
Canarias? ?Donde estan estas



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> islas?



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 4.?Adonde llego el doce de octubre de mil
cuatrocientos noventa y dos?



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 5.?Que lugares recorrio? (?Por donde
anduvo?) ?Cuando regreso a



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> Espa?a?



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 6.?Por que regreso de nuevo en el segundo
viaje? Tuvo?..



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 7.?Cuantas naves eran parte de esta
tripulacion? ?Salio del mismo



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> puerto?



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 8.?Que lugares exploro en este viaje?



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 9.?Cuanto tiempo estuvo en el Nuevo Mundo?



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 10.?Que recorrio en el tercer viaje



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 11.?Por que fue diferente este viaje segun
la geografia de este viaje?



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 12.En su ultimo viaje, ?de donde salio?



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 13.?Que partes del nuevo continente
recorrio?



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 14.?En que a?os viajo al nuevo continente
esta ultima vez?



 



Task 2: Conteste
las preguntas sobre las tres naves de Colon en su primer



viaje.



 



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 1.?Como se llamaban las tres naves de la
tripulacion?



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 2.?Quien fue el primer tripulante que vio
tierra. ?En que nave iba?



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 3.?Cuantas personas (marineros) tenia Colon
a su mando?



4.?Que le paso a la nave capitana? ?Cuantos
marineros estaban al



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> mando de el.



 



Task 3:style="mso-spacerun: yes"> De un corto resumen sobre la vida de Colon.



 



Explique algo
sobre:



 



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> su nacimiento y su nacionalidad



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> razon por su estabecimiento en Portugal
en 1476



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> la peticion ante Isabel la Catolica



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> las recompensaciones por el servicio de
Colon a la Corona.



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> su muerte



style="mso-spacerun: yes"> razon por rendirle tributo y homenaje a
Colon



 



Task 4:



 



--Lea algunas de
las selecciones a continuacion donde se reflexionan



sobre el sentido
de ser hispano o lo que significa El dia de la raza (en ingles



o espa?ol).



 



--Escriba un
corto parrafo y explique lo que El dia de la raza significa para



usted.



 



The Library of Congress' "1492: AN ONGOING
VOYAGE." (En ingles)



 



href="http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/1492.exhibit/Intro.html">http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/1492.exhibit/Intro.html



 



 



Dia de la Raza, en Gaceta - octubre de 1996



 



href="http://www.onr.com/consulmx/MenuEsp.html">style='mso-ansi-language:ES'>http://www.onr.com/consulmx/MenuEsp.htmllang=ES style='mso-ansi-language:ES'>



 







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