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  • Course Code
    WL.MFL00030/MFL00031
    Content Area
    World Language
    Description
    7th grade Spanish 1 is a year long class equivalent to the 1st semester of Spanish 1 at high school. The course is centered around thematic units in which students are exposed to Spanish culture, language and grammar through a variety of activities.
    • Read, listen and watch a variety of Spanish texts, audio selections, and programs about selected topics related to food, family, travel, daily routines, entertainment and life in the Spanish-speaking world
    • Initiate, participate in, and sustain short conversations on a variety topics
    • Present information in writing or by speaking
    • Research and study food, family, travel, daily routines entertainment and life in the Spanish-speaking world
    • Develop an understanding of how cultural perspectives influence cultural practices and products
    • Develop the habits and strategies of a successful language learner

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Unit Description
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7SP01First Impressions
In this unit, students will learn to introduce themselves, describe themselves and others, and participate in basic introductory conversations in the target language. Students will begin to compare and contrast greetings and customs of the target culture with their own.
7SP02Daily Life
In this unit, students will discuss their daily lives (including free time, school day, likes and dislikes) and explore how their lives are similar to and different from the daily lives of those around them and of people from other cultures.
7SP03Food
In this unit, students will talk about their daily eating habits and how they compare with common practices in other countries. Students will also learn how to interact in a culturally appropriate way with others at a restaurant setting in the target culture.
7SP04Family and Friends
In this unit, students will explore the roles of family and friends. Students will inquire how family and friends influence one's identity, what role one plays in a family, how families are similar and different across cultures, and how culture influences family life.
7SP05Let's Go Out
In this unit, students will explore how community and where people live impact lifestyle as well as how culture can influence plans and activities. Students will learn to navigate around a town, make plans through invitations, analyze schedules and describe events. They will also examine how social gatherings differ from culture to culture.
7SP06Let's Travel
In this unit, students will explore how their travel destinations influence their preparations. Students will examine the climate, locale, and activities associated with popular tourist destinations within target language countries. As a result, they will gain an understanding of how traveling can broaden their cultural awareness.