This unit within the Spanish III lower level class will be taught right before Winter break. By the time this unit is taught, the students will have studied the geography of Spanish-speaking countries, Hispanic arrival in the United States, and stereotypes of Hispanics perpetuated in the United States. This fourth unit in the class will give students a chance to recognize items that might appear in the Hispanic home in the U.S. and to compare and contrast the home of Hispanics to their own domicile.
My intent is to start by discussing the students’ definition of the word “home.” We will also be looking at some realia that one might find in a Hispanic home (la negrita, un pilón) and see if the kids can guess what each item might be used for. They will also be completing CAPT RFI-style activities based on the Hispanic home. The culmination of the unit will be for each student to bring in something specific to their culture or family and describe it in oral presentation format to the class.