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Antonio Gaudí: El Misterio Foreign Language (Spanish)

Antonio Gaudí: El Misterio
Foreign Language (Spanish)
Level: Grade 7 - HS

Purpose

  • Students will be exposed to architectural works of Antonio Gaudí.
  • Students will synthesize information gained and convey a real estate advertisement in Spanish in an oral, written and artistic manner.
  • Vocabulary and grammar concepts to be used with oral and written proficiency include but are not limited to the following areas:
    • Descriptive adjectives and agreement
    • The verb "Ser"
    • Vocabulary related to homes and rooms
    • Persuasive sentence construction

Description

Depending on level of Spanish, students will use either English or Spanish multimedia sources to locate facts on one Gaudí work with a partner (predetermined). Students use the spoken, written and visual Spanish language to create a real estate advertisement to include a persuasive poster, PowerPoint presentation with an oral component and a reaction paragraph.

Activities
PREPARATION

  • Create/obtain diagrams and lists of vocabulary relating to homes, rooms and real estate.
  • Obtain photos of most eclectic works of Gaudí.
  • Create a model PowerPoint presentation and real estate advertisement to share product expectations.
  • Create a project outline to be distributed to students including requirements, product expectations, timeline and rubric(s).
  • Make the necessary arrangements for space and reserve dates in computer lab.
  • Create predetermined pairs of students to collaborate on project
  • Create pretend pesetas to be used in fantasy purchase of buildings.
  PROCEDURE Foreign
Language
Standards
NETS
Performance
Indicators
Grades 6-8
1. In a class setting, locate Barcelona on map and discuss characteristics of the city (import, export, geographical features, etc.) 2.2, 3.1  
2. Pique students' interest by sharing realia such as personal photos, maps, etc. of Gaudí works. 2.2  
3. Ask and respond to oral comprehension questions in Spanish including answers that express opinions, likes, and dislikes. 1.1, 1.2  
4. Present initial house/room vocabulary orally paired with visual charts which identify written vocabulary for reference. 1.2  
5. Explain project guidelines and expectations, display sample poster and orally present sample PowerPoint.    
6. Over 5 days of scheduled computer tab/media center time students are to:
  • Research their one Gaudí edifice (randomly drawn from a pool) using CD ROM program, Internet and reference sources.
  • Compile PowerPoint presentation describing their edifice in Spanish (min. 6 slides).
3.2, 3.1, 2.2 1-1, 3-2, 4-3, 4-5, 5-3, 5-6, 6-4, 6-5, 6-6, 8-5, 8-6
7. When completed, in class, students are to orally present (in pairs) their PowerPoint presentations and posters — acting as if they were agents trying to persuade a buyer. 1.3, 1.1 5-3, 5-6, 6-4,
6-5, 6-6
8. At home students are to create a poster containing the following:
  • Image of edifice
  • Spanish description (min. 5 sentences)
  • Persuasive advertising (rain. 3 sentences)
  • Purchase price (in realistic Spanish monetary unit)
    *Exchange rate info. is to be covered in Math class.
3.1, 1.2, 2.2  
9. After oral presentations student pairs in audience make offers in Spanish (in auction style) on different buildings. The highest bidder is to imagine that they purchased the dwelling. 1.2, 3.1  
10. At home, each pair of students is to write a paragraph in Spanish stating where they now live and describing their new house/apartment. Additionally, each pair must express like and dislike reactions to their recent purchase. 1.2  

Tools and Resources

Web sites: Any website pertaining to Antonio Gaudí (students can search on their own)

Software: Gaudí - D.R. Multimedia, Barcelona (España)

Reference Books: Encyclopedias, etc.

Assessment

Teacher-developed Rubrics:

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Oral Presentation
  • Poster
  • Reaction Paragraph

Liz Kolody
Tinton Falls School
Tinton Falls, NJ
ekolody@tfs.kl2.nj.us

   

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