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The Aztecs: The Mighty Warriors of Mexico

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Title:

The Aztecs: The Mighty Warriors of Mexico

URL:

https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans/aztecs-mighty-warriors-mexico

Content Source:

Edsitement
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

This English language lesson is geared toward Middle School students and is a great way to connect novice language skills to topics covered in social studies classes. Students are introduced to the world of the Aztecs through a series of activities that include videos, map reading, class discussions, and images. There are several worksheets included in which students write-in answers to comprehension questions. For novice learners, they should identify 2-3 target language vocabulary words that can be used to answer each question. (Food, weather, activities, descriptions) and then write a sentence in Spanish (novice mid-high) or English (novice low). 

Content Standard(s):
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Low Proficiency Range
5) Link target language and other subject areas to acquire information and develop diverse cultural perspectives.

a. Listen to and acquire vocabulary related to age-appropriate school content.

Examples: Modes of transportation, the planets, and time-telling.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Connections
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal, presentational
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • connect target language vocabulary with other subject areas.
  • learn vocabulary related to school content (Example: time, planets, etc.).

3-5
Students:
  • connect target language vocabulary with other subject areas.
  • learn vocabulary related to school content (Example: math, science).

6-8
Students:
  • use the target language to learn (about) other school topics (Example: nutrition, history).
  • connect the target language with other subject areas.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • target language vocabulary as related to age appropriate school content.
  • information related to the school content being taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • target language vocabulary as related to age appropriate school content.
  • information related to the school content being taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • target language vocabulary as related to age appropriate school content.
  • information related to the school content being taught.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • transfer and apply information and skills learned in the target language.
  • transfer and apply information and skills learned from other subject areas.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • transfer and apply information and skills learned in the target language.
  • transfer and apply information and skills from other subject areas.
  • understand markets and varied influences.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • transfer and apply information and skills from other subject areas.
  • synthesize information from resources in the target language to support study in other disciplines.
  • analyze and evaluate points of view found in information in the target language and compare them with their own perspective.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • a foreign language can be used to learn other school subjects.

3-5
  • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • a foreign language can be used to learn other school subjects.

6-8
  • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • a foreign language can be used to learn other school subjects.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Mid Proficiency Range
5) Link target language and other subject areas to acquire information and begin to develop diverse cultural perspectives.

a. Acquire vocabulary related to age-appropriate school content.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Connections
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • use the target language to learn (about) other school topics.
  • use the target language to connect to other disciplines.

3-5
Students:
  • use the target language to learn (about) other school topics.
  • use the target language to connect to other disciplines.

6-8
Students:
  • use the target language to learn (about) other school topics.
  • use the target language to connect to other disciplines.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • information specific to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • information specific to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • information specific to theme taught.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • use information taught in the target language in other aspects of their lives.
  • use the target language to learn information about other subject areas.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • use information taught in the target language in other aspects of their lives.
  • use the target language to learn information about other subject areas.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • use information taught in the target language in other aspects of their lives.
  • use the target language to learn information about other subject areas.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • world language learning offers opportunities to uncover big ideas in and about other disciplines.
  • strategies used to acquire a language are transferable to other areas of learning throughout life.
  • a second language facilitates the acquisition of information about the world outside our experiences.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • world language learning offers opportunities to uncover big ideas in and about other disciplines.
  • strategies used to acquire a language are transferable to other areas of learning throughout life.
  • a second language facilitates the acquisition of information about the world outside our experiences.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • world language learning offers opportunities to uncover big ideas in and about other disciplines.
  • strategies used to acquire a language are transferable to other areas of learning throughout life.
  • a second language facilitates the acquisition of information about the world outside our experiences.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice High Proficiency Range
5) Link target language and other subject areas to acquire information and develop diverse cultural perspectives.

a. Acquire and expand vocabulary related to age-appropriate school content.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Connections
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • use the target language to learn (about) other school topics.
  • use the target language to connect to other disciplines.

3-5
Students:
  • use the target language to learn (about) other school topics.
  • use the target language to connect to other disciplines.

6-8
Students:
  • use the target language to learn (about) other school topics.
  • use the target language to connect to other disciplines.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • information about other school subjects can be learned in the target language.
  • how to apply material learned in the target language to other classes.

3-5
Students know:
  • information about other school subjects can be learned in the target language.
  • how to apply material learned in the target language to other classes.

6-8
Students know:
  • information about other school subjects can be learned in the target language.
  • how to apply material learned in the target language to other classes.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • use information taught in the target language in other aspects of their lives.
  • use the target language to learn information about other subject areas.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • use information taught in the target language in other aspects of their lives.
  • use the target language to learn information about other subject areas.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • use information taught in the target language in other aspects of their lives.
  • use the target language to learn information about other subject areas.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • world language learning offers opportunities to uncover big ideas in and about other disciplines.
  • strategies used to acquire a language are transferable to other areas of learning throughout life.
  • a second language facilitates the acquisition of information about the world outside our experiences.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • world language learning offers opportunities to uncover big ideas in and about other disciplines.
  • strategies used to acquire a language are transferable to other areas of learning throughout life.
  • a second language facilitates the acquisition of information about the world outside our experiences.

    • 6-8
      Students understand that:
    • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
    • world language learning offers opportunities to uncover big ideas in and about other disciplines.
    • strategies used to acquire a language are transferable to other areas of learning throughout life.
    • a second language facilitates the acquisition of information about the world outside our experiences.
Tags: Aztecs, Connections, Culture, History, Mexico, Novice High, Novice low, Novice Mid, Social Studies, Spanish
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Author: Chrissy Roe