5th Grade Units
Curriculum
Let's SALSA
Some Help with Spanish
STUDENT WORK



DIRECTIONS PAGE FOR COUNTRY PROJECT IS UNDERNEATH THIS TEXT.

RUBRIC FOR COUNTRY PROJECT



BEST WEBSITES TO USE FOR RESEARCH:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html -country info. such as government, language, religion, climate (check under geography), etc. (select your country from the pull-down menu)

www.worldinfozone.comcountry information such as sports, food, animals (check under environment OR economy), etc. (select country from pull down menu)

www.oanda.com/convert/classic - money converter (for currency, choose your country from the second box, then click on “convert now”)

Recipes (click on the left, and/or try the 2 sites below)

www.cooks.com – more recipes (type in country name, then click "recipe search")

www.food.com – more recipes (type in country name, then click "recipe search")


www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/ - flag info. (select your country)

http://www.worldatlas.com/ - maps AND famous people (Find your continent, then your country. There are various tabs to click on for information. For finding famous people, click on the "Famous Natives" link.)

http://mel.org-multitude of info. (First click on kids on the left side and then click on Culturegrams. Next, click on Kids Edition, and finally: click on your continent and then country.) *The best place for info. on dance, instruments, and other art! (First click on kids on the left side and then click on Culturegrams.Next, click on World Edition, then your continent, your country, and then "the arts.")
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http://www.factmonster.com/world.html -more country facts
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http://www.fodors.com/language/spanish/ -more country info. (select country on the left after scrolling down)
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www.wordreference.com - find an English word in Spanish.** (Type in the English and look for "sustantivo," which means noun, and the Spanish word after it. Ask your teacher if it's the correct word for the animal if you are not sure.)

OTHER WEBSITES TO HELP:

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Google Safe Search (you may get images from here...right click, save image as-save to your H drive. Make sure you write down the name of the website & the link to it so you can list it as one of your sources.)

Maps

PRACTICE THE SPANISH SPEAKING PART of your presentation!

(EACH person from your group should have a turn speaking in Spanish and in English.

We present...................... to you. (name of country)


The capital of...............is............... (country, capital)

The (use "la" for a female, "el" for a male) president, dictator, king of.............. is..................

The population of........is.........million people. (country, the estimated number)

The colors of the flag are........(say Spanish colors here)

The climate of (name of country) is...........................(tropical, dry, moderate...in the north, in the south, in the east, in the west, in the center)

The main religion is ...................(Catholic)

The popular sports are.......(tennis, soccer, baseball, basketball, golf, boxing, fishing)

The animals that live here are................

The popular foods are....................

The popular music is................

The musical instruments that are popular are................

The popular art is .................

A popular dance is......................................



EXAMPLE:


Para el grupo con Mia, Samantha, Gabby y Anna:
http://www.whats4eats.com/vegetables/mangu-recipe

Para Nahvidhttp://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/caribb/pr.htm
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GAMES TO PRACTICE KNOWING THE LOCATIONS OF SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES:

Encuentra los países en el mapa (Find the countries on the map)

Try the game at the link above...get at least 8 countries with a dot that's VERDE!

THE ADDITIONAL LINK BELOW WILL ALSO HELP

TO PREPARE YOU FOR THE ASSESSMENT.

READ THE DIRECTIONS IN GREEN BEFORE CLICKING ON IT.

Juego de saber el lugar de los países (game of knowing the place of the countries)

Remember that you need to know the location of 8 countries where Spanish is the official language. (So, you do not need to know the following countries, although you will be asked about them with this game: Belize, Guyana, Suriname, & French Guiana.) PLAY UNTIL YOU GET AN 85% or higher.

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MAPAS



PRACTICE IDENTIFYING SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES: