It's not even 8.30am in Atlanta, and my old MYPC, Carmen Samanes, and me just wrote the skeleton for a unit. We work well together, have similar ideas and collaborating with her is a joy. We also work fast when we work together! The following unit is for Spanish Language Acquisition - the slideshow and information shared below is mostly in English, but would be translated into Spanish before using with the students.
The following unit was inspired by 'Sneaky Cards'. This are cards which have prompts for activities on them, (almost like 'dares'). When you have done the activity, the card is passed on to the next person.
We were originally thinking of doing these about every attribute of the IB Learner Profile, but decided to focus the whole unit on the IB Learner Profile trait of Caring!
The students will warm up by writing an anonymous postcard to someone in their community - with maybe a compliment of a quote about happiness on them. To have students generate ideas, we get them to think about the following questions:
At the end students will use the following Spanish Proverbs and inquiry questions for reflection!
This unit is not complete, and just came out of a conversation last week, and then half an hour this morning, so please feel free to give feedback.
I wanted to share our unit overview ideas - though this might change later. As well as Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, which fits in nicely with our Global Context and Key and Related Concepts!
Although this is for a small, phase 4 Spanish class in Atlanta, I might do a short version of this with my Design students, in Stuttgart, later in the year too! Here's a link to our work so far, and below is the full presentation.