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Identifying Spanish Speaking Countries


Identifying Spanish Speaking Countries

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Lesson plan for fifth and sixth graders (5th and 6th) to identify 21 Spanish speaking countries using technology and assessment by completing a map. 
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Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: July 19, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 15, 2011
Keywords: elementary spanish, map, spanish speaking countries, technology, internet, map assessment


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Primary Audience: Grade School, Middle School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: Spanish, English
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Avatar for Cecilia Brear
3 years ago

Cecilia Brear (Faculty)

I like the task.  I think it's important students understand the benefits of and reasoning behind the skills they are learning.  Purpose!  I would recommend a couple changes.  First, when asking students to use the Internet for research, it is very helpful to them and the instructor if they are directed to specific resources.  There are many distractions on the Internet and students might pull up invalid resources.  Since the purpose of the lesson is not the 'how to find' the information, this will keep the students focused on the task.  Secondly, I would add some direct questions that require the students to indirectly think a little more about traveling to or communicating with people who live in these countries.  For example, Which country would you want to visit?  Do you have family who have lived or visited any of these countries?  Which country do you think does the most business with the U.S.?  Does the U.S. import any products from these countries? etc...


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