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Art for Social Change - Middle School Spanish

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Title:

Art for Social Change - Middle School Spanish

URL:

https://learninglab.si.edu/cabinet/file/8482a2f6-9e92-495d-9fa8-605d60ad6ca5/42399_ArtSocialChangeMiddle_Low_res.pdf

Content Source:

Smithsonian
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

This middle school-aged activity shows young students how artists can use their work to inspire change for the good of individuals and their communities. In this activity, students examine two different posters designed by Puerto Rican artists to convey a positive message. After examining these pieces of art students work in groups to brainstorm a list of issues that affect their school or community. Then, they select one to focus on to share with the class. Working as a group, students will create a bilingual slogan to promote their chosen issue as well as a poster to present to the class. As an extension students can display their posters around the school in an effort to meet the community standards. This activity is provided in both English and Spanish. Novice level students should complete the activities in English but their posters should include bilingual messages. Intermediate-level students should complete the activities completely in the target language.

Content Standard(s):
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Low Proficiency Range
3) Present material in oral and written form.

a. Present information about selves with one word or simple learned phrases.

Examples: I'm tired. I have a headache. I'm thirsty, hungry, and sleepy.

b. Sing songs in the target language.

c. Label familiar people, places and objects.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Presentational Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • present information in oral and written form using simple words and memorized phrases.
  • present personal information using simple words and memorized phrases.
  • sing songs in the target language.
  • label familiar people, places, and objects.

3-5
Students:
  • present information in oral and written form using simple words and memorized phrases.
  • present personal information using simple words and memorized phrases.
  • sing songs in the target language.
  • label familiar people, places, and objects.
  • say/write name and age.
  • say/write activities they do.

6-8
Students:
  • introduce themselves orally or in writing using simple words and phrases.
  • say/write name, age, phone number, email address.
  • say/write some activities they do every day.
  • say/write what they do on the weekend.
  • state verbally or in writing physical personnality traits.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • the alphabet and numbers.
  • how to present information about themselves.
  • target language songs.
  • how to label familiar people, places, and objects in the target language.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • the alphabet and numbers.
  • how to present information about themselves.
  • target language songs.
  • how to label familiar people, places, and objects in the target language.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • the alphabet and numbers.
  • how to present information about themselves.
  • target language songs.
  • how to label familiar people, places, and objects in the target language.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • vocabulary related to every day activities.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • learn and apply pronunciation rules.
  • use vocabulary to express meaning.
  • use language appropriate to audience (formal-informal speech).
  • reproduce the symbols of the language .
  • apply writing process.
  • use resources to enhance writing.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • reproduce the symbols of the language.
  • use vocabulary to convey meaning.
  • apply grammatical forms and structures.
  • apply writing process.
  • use resources to enhance writing.
  • learn and apply pronunciation rules.
  • apply intonation patterns.
  • use vocabulary to express meaning.
  • use language appropriate to audience (formal-informal speech).

6-8
Students are able to:
  • apply grammatical forms and structures.
  • apply the writing process.
  • use a variety of styles appropriate to level (i.e., narrative, descriptive).
  • use resources to enhance writing.
  • learn and apply pronunciation rules.
  • apply intonation patterns.
  • use vocabulary to express meaning.
  • apply grammatical structures to convey meaning.
  • use language appropriate to audience (formal-informal speech).
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Low Proficiency Range
8) Acquire the ability to interact in the target culture beyond the classroom and set goals for life- long learning.

Examples: Foster a student-centered learning process by creating can-do statements with the help of their teachers.
Collect evidence to demonstrate achievement of goals such as self-assessment checklists, portfolios.
Perform for school or community celebrations.
Identify places in the community where the target language is used.
Listen to music and sing songs from the target culture.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communities
Modes Of Communication:
interperetive, presentation, interpersonal
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.

3-5
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.
  • set their own learning goals.

6-8
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places in their community where the target language is spoken.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • how to recognize cognates and borrowed words.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.

3-5
Students know:
  • how to recognize cognates and borrowed words.
  • proficiency levels.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.

6-8
Students know:
  • proficiency levels.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.
  • where the target language is spoken in the community.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • use cognates.
  • use borrowed words.
  • use background knowledge to aid comprehension.
  • use gestures and body language appropriately.
  • present information about themselves with one word or simple learned phrases.
  • sing songs in the target language.
  • label familiar words.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • use cognates.
  • use borrowed words.
  • use background knowledge to aid comprehension.
  • use gestures and body language appropriately.
  • present information about themselves with one word or simple learned phrases.
  • sing songs in the target language.
  • label familiar words.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • use cognates.
  • use borrowed words.
  • use background knowledge to aid comprehension.
  • use gestures and body language appropriately.
  • present information about themselves with one word or simple learned phrases.
  • sing songs in the target language.
  • label familiar words.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Mid Proficiency Range
3) Present material in oral and written form.

a. Present information about selves using a variety of words and phrases.

b. Write about daily activities.

c. Create posters on familiar topics.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Presentational Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • present information about themselves orally using simple words and phrases.
  • talk about their interest and daily activities using simple words or phrases.
  • copy target language words.

3-5
Students:
  • present information about themselves orally using simple words or phrases.
  • talk about their interests and daily activities using simple words or phrases.
  • write simple words/phrases in the target language.

6-8
Students:
  • present information about themselves orally or in writing using simple words or phrases.
  • present information about their interest orally or in writing using simple words or phrases.
  • present information about their activities orally or in writing using simple words or phrases.
  • express their likes and dislikes on very familiar topics using simple words or phrases.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • how to ask questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • how to ask questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • how to ask questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • use basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • ask simple and rehearsed questions.
  • use vocabulary learned in thematic units.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • use basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • ask simple and rehearsed questions.
  • use vocabulary learned in thematic units.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • use basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • ask simple and rehearsed questions.
  • use vocabulary learned in thematic units.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Mid Proficiency Range
8) Acquire the ability to interact in the target culture beyond the classroom and set goals for life- long learning.

Examples: Interact with speakers of the target language.
Attend or use media to view cultural events in the target culture.
Consider realistic and responsible use of media to further target language learning.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communities
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.

3-5
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.
  • set their own learning goals.

6-8
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places in their community where the target language is spoken.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • how to recognize cognates and borrowed words.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.

3-5
Students know:
  • how to recognize cognates and borrowed words.
  • proficiency levels.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.

6-8
Students know:
  • how to recognize cognates and borrowed words.
  • proficiency levels.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.
  • where the target language is spoken in the community.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places in their community where the target language is spoken.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places in their community where the target language is spoken.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places in their community where the target language is spoken.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice High Proficiency Range
3) Present material in oral and written form.

a. Present basic information of familiar topics using simple sentences.

b. Write information about daily life in a letter, blog, or email.

c. Write basic information about learned material.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Presentational Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • present personal information orally using simple sentences most of the time.
  • present information about their activities orally and using simple sentences most of the time.
  • describe themselves orally using complete sentences.
  • copy/write target language vocabulary words.

3-5
  • present personal information orally and in writing using simple sentences most of the time.
  • present information about their activities and interests orally and in writing using simple sentences most of the time.
  • describe themselves orally and in writing using complete sentences.

6-8
Students:
  • present personal information orally and in writing using simple sentences most of the time.
  • present information about their activities and interests orally and in writing using simple sentences most of the time.
  • express their preferences on familiar and every topics orally and in writing using simple sentences most of the time.
  • describe themselves orally and in writing using complete sentences.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • simple sentence structures.

3-5
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • simple sentence structures.

6-8
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • simple sentence structures.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • describe themselves orally.
  • copy and write target language vocabulary.
  • present personal information orally.
  • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • describe themselves orally.
  • copy and write target language vocabulary.
  • present personal information orally and in writing.
  • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • describe themselves and their lifes orally and in writing using complete sentences.
  • express preferences on various themes taught.
  • present personal information orally and in writing.
  • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice High Proficiency Range
8) Acquire the ability to interact in the target culture beyond the classroom and set goals for life- long learning.

Examples: Conduct research and report on a cultural topic.
Identify professions that require proficiency in another language.
Determine the "what" and "how" of their future learning.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communities
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.

3-5
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.
  • set their own learning goals.

6-8
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places in their community where the target language is spoken.
  • recognize target language use in the professional world.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.
  • where the target language is spoken in the community.

3-5
Students know:
  • where the target language is spoken in the community.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.
  • proficiency level descriptions.

6-8
Students know:
  • where the target language is spoken in the community.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.
  • proficiency level descriptions.
  • what proficiency level is needed for certain professions.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places in their community where the target language is spoken.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places in thier community where the target language is spoken.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • recognize their own proficiency level.
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places in thier community where the target language is spoken.
  • make changes in studying habits to reach their goals.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
3) Present information on familiar topics with a variety of words, phrases, and simple sentences in the present time frame.

a. Present basic information orally and in writing.

b. Give simple instructions.

c. Tell about familiar objects, experiences, and daily routines.

d. Recite short memorized phrases, poems, and/or rhymes.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Presentational Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Novice Mid Level
Students:
  • list information and fill out forms about themselves and others using words and phrases.
  • express his/her likes and dislikes using words, phrases, and memorized expressions (in writing and orally).
  • list information about familiar items in his/her immediate environment.
  • describe and list his/her daily activities using words, phrases, and memorized expressions.
  • present simple information about something learned using words, phrases, and memorized expressions (in writing an orally).

Novice High Level
Students:
  • recite and write information about his/her daily life using phrases and simple sentences.
  • describe a familiar experience or event and write short notes using phrases and simple sentences.
  • list basic information about a familiar person, place, or thing using phrases and simple sentences.
  • list information about others using phrases and simple sentences.
  • repeat basic instructions on how to make or do something using phrases and simple sentences.
  • retell basic information about things he/she has learned using simple sentences.
  • ask for information in writing.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to appropriately describe themselves using correct noun/adjective agreements.
  • how to organize thoughts into simple sentences.
  • how to differentiate between describing themselve and others.
  • (first person and third person).
  • how to gather information using various traditional and electronic research tools.
Skills:
Students are able to:
Novice Mid Level
  • recall vocabulary from themes taught.
  • correctly pronounce vowels and key phonetic sounds when presenting orally.
  • correctly write sentences using correct punctuation and diacrytical markings.
  • correctly type special characters, accent marks, or other markings necessary to the target language.
Novice High Level
Students are able to:
  • recall vocabulary from themes taught.
  • correctly pronounce vowels and key phonetic sounds when presenting orally.
  • correctly write sentences using correct punctuation and diacrytical markings.
  • correctly type special characters, accent marks, or other markings necessary to the target language.
  • differentiate between questions and statements.
  • gather basic information from graphs, charts and pictures.
  • rely on background knowledge to aid in comprehension of difficult or new words.
  • recognize characters and punctuation marks that are unique to the target language.
  • sing songs in the target language.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
Novice Mid Level
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
Students understand that:
Novice High Level
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
10) Communicate using the target language within the classroom and globally.

a. Communicate with speakers of the target language in person or virtually.

b. Identify professions that utilize the target language.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communities
Modes Of Communication:
interpersonal
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • communicate basic greetings, descriptions, and needs orally and in writing with speakers of the target language.
  • list a variety of professions that utilize th target language.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to appropriately participate in a variety of basic conversations with the target language speakers.
  • how to describe themselves and others to the target language speakers.
  • how to ask and gather basic information through conversations with the target language speakers.
  • how to recognize opportunities to use the target language beyond the classroom.
Skills:
Students are able to:
Novice Mid Level
  • identify places aoround the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places in the community where the target language is spoken.
  • set own learning goals.
Novice High Level
Students are able to:
  • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places in the community where the target language is spoken.
  • recognize their own proficiency level.
  • set own learning goals.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.
Tags: Art, Communication, Communities, Global Challenges, Novice High, Novice Low, Novice Mid, Presentational Writing, Puerto Rico, Social Issues, Spanish
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