In Spanish 3, students are learning about communities around them by purchasing items from our in-class market. Older students came in and sold items from a Joyería (Jewelry Store), Tienda de electrodomésticos (Home Store), Tienda de Ropa (Clothing Store) and Zapatería (Shoe Store). The students learned the exchange rate from pesos to dollars and began using pesos and their bartering skills in Spanish to drop prices lower so they could purchase all the items on their shopping lists. Check out below!
Students in Spanish 5/6 are learning how to describe familial and friend-based communities with their current unit; they will also be exploring dynamics in celebrity families and cultural icons. Recently, they evaluated communities using demographic statistics, such as literacy rate, life expectancy, and mobility. Students in 7/8 are learning about communities through activities that explore life in indigenous populations of Spanish-speaking countries. Advanced 7/8 Spanish students are also incorporating community service and action vocabulary and projects. The pictures below highlight images from indigenous communities taken during the last WHS trip abroad to Ecuador.