Land and People: ¡Vamos a explorar el Lago Titicaca!

Objectives

Essential Question: “Who lives on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca and what is life like there?”

 

Lesson Objective: To acquaint students with the geography of Lake Titicaca and the how people live on the islands of Uros, Amantaní and Taquile.

 

Lesson Plan in PDF

Levels

Spanish I, II or III
Grade: 8 - 12

Activity List

I. Focus and Review
II. Statement
III. Teacher Input
IV. Guided Practice
V. Independent Practice
VI. Closure

Activity

I. Focus and Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II.  Statement of Objectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III. Teacher Input

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV. Guided Practice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V. Independent / Small Group Practice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VI. Closure

Description of Activities and Setting

Day before the Lesson:
- Teacher may want to assign reading about
Lake Titicaca the night before.
Day of the Lesson:
- Teacher opens the map on the SMART
board or screen.
- Students and Teacher find their city and
note the distance from the pins on the map
locating Lake Titicaca.

 

 

 

 

“Today you and your teammates will be exploring one of 3 islands. You will create 6 posts on a fake Instagram template about what you saw on your island. Finally, you and your teammates will share some of what you learned with the rest of the class.”

 

 

Note: The pins on the map represent each island.
Red = Taquile Island, Yellow = Uros Islands, Blue
= Amantaní Island
1. Divide your students into 3 groups which
then choose a color: Red, Yellow or Blue.
2. Once in their groups, students follow the
link to the English or Spanish Version of
the map assigned to them.
3. Explain that they will have 2 pins in their
color. Each represents tasks to complete:
a. Question Mark Pin (Step 1):
Watch the videos to "visit" the
island (Heritage Speakers /
Advanced classes watch the
videos in Spanish)
b. Camera Pin (Paso 2): Look at
the pictures on the pin then read
for comprehension sentence
starters outlining your
experience.

 

HERITAGE SPEAKERS: You may put all
heritage speakers into one group. They can
choose any of the 3 islands but will watch the
“Heritage Speaker” videos instead of the English
language ones.

 

 

 

Question Mark Pin (Step 1):
Students watch the videos to "visit" the island
Heritage Speakers / Advanced classes watch the
videos in Spanish.

 

 

Teacher shows students the
Sample Instagram on screen


Camera Pin (Paso 2):
1. Students look at the pictures on the posted
on the Camera Pin.
2. Students read for comprehension
sentence starters outlining what they saw
on the videos.
3. Students use the sentence starters or
what they learned from the videos to write
their posts (either present or preterite
tense)
4. Add #s in Spanish, create your own
follower's names in Spanish
5. Students look for different images for their
Instagram posts that reflect their island
experience.


NOTE: For Heritage Speakers or Advanced
Classes you may want to find a Fake Facebook or
Twitter Feed. These students would have to
explain the reason for their choices in Spanish.

 

 

Each group briefly presents something about their

particular island.
Teacher reviews the geography again in relation
to the locale of the school.
Teacher grades each student’s work according to
the Instagram posts created.

Materials and Time

Open up Google Map:
English Version


Spanish Version
 

 

 

 

 

10 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 minutes

 

 

 

Open up Google Map:
English Version


Spanish Version
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 minutes

 

 

 

 

Computers or cell phones Wifi
Earbuds / headphones

 

 

 

10 minutes

 

 

Computers or cell phones/Wifi


Sample Instagram


Fake Instagram Posts TEMPLATE


DO NOT LET STUDENTS
WRITE ON THE MASTER
TEMPLATE.


Make a copy for each
student or have students
make copies from your
master template.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 - 25 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Titicaca Visit RUBRIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 - 15 minutes

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