Stowe Spanish

January 2013

5th grade

Spain conquered Mexico in the 1500's.  How did Mexico and North America change?

La clase de Señorita Anderson dice:

  • people from Spain lived in Mexico
  • people from America went to Spain
  • Spanish soldiers killed many Aztecs
  • Spanish brought new weapons and new armor
  • people in Mexico started speaking Spanish
  • Mexicans/Aztecs changed religions

La clase de Señora Freeman dice:

  • a
  • b

4th grade

Geographic features affect how a place develops.  Look at Costa Rica
What geographical features does Costa Rica have?

La clase de Señora Alexander dice:

  • a
  • b

La clase de Señora McClannahan dice:

  • parks
  • towns
  • roads
  • forests
  • waters/beaches/rivers
  • volcanoes
  • fish

Why is Costa Rica becoming a tourist destination?

La clase de Señora Alexander dice:

  • a
  • b

La clase de Señora McClannahan dice:

  • There are volcanoes.
  • There are many people to meet.
  • There are many species of animals.
  • People can go scuba diving.
  • People can visit the forests.
  • People can swim at the beaches.
  • People can fish.
  • People can visit the museums.
  • People can see Costa Rica's money.

Why would you want to visit Costa Rica?  Here are some ideas.

  • a
  • b

3rd grade

People manage conflict differently.  What are some ways countries might manage conflicts?
La clase de Señora Sengbush dice:

  • War
  • Threaten
  • Negotiate
  • Talk
  • Treaty
  • Voting
  • Share

La clase de Señora Hansen y Señorita Beachy dice:

  • stealing resources
  • make a deal with discussions
  • dividing resources
  • fighting
  • spending money
  • acting calmly and politely
  • yelling
  • getting help from another country

La clase de Señor Montgomery dice:

  • a
  • b

Argentina has had conflicts with England and Chile.

ARGENTINA/ENGLAND
Although first sighted by an English navigator in 1592, the first landing (English) did not occur until almost a century later in 1690, and the first settlement (French) was not established until 1764. The colony was turned over to Spain two years later and the islands have since been the subject of a territorial dispute, first between Britain and Spain, then between Britain and Argentina. The UK asserted its claim to the islands by establishing a naval garrison there in 1833. Argentina invaded the islands on 2 April 1982. The British responded with an expeditionary force that landed seven weeks later and after fierce fighting forced an Argentine surrender on 14 June 1982. With hostilities ended and Argentine forces withdrawn, UK administration resumed.  (Source:  CIA World Factbook)

ARGENTINA/CHILE

Argentina and Chile both claim territory in the inhospitable Andean Southern Ice Field (Campo de Hielo Sur).  They have yet to map and demarcate the delimited boundary.  There  might be oil in this area.  Both countries have complained loudly about the other but there has been no violence between the neighbors.

2nd grade

How do things like volcanoes affect where people live and travel?

La clase de Señorita Reins dice:

  • the volcano might erupt and destroy a village and burn the trees and cause a fire
  • fire or lava would cause people to move.
  • fire might kill people.

La clase de Señora Stout dice:  the lava from the volcano might cause a fire.

La clase de Señorita Neuhaus dice

  • Sometimes volcanoes erupt and house can burn, and people can die.
  • Earthquakes happen.
  • 'Many people don't live on mountains.

Look at the area around the volcanoes.  Do you see roads, farms, towns?

La clases de Señorita Reins y Señora Stout dicen:  the roads were fours miles away from the volcanoes.  There were farms about 12 miles away from the volcanoes.

People also have to go around floods, rivers, oceans, some hills and mountains.

1st grade

How do we use the Internet to help us learn about the Spanish-speaking world?  La clase de Señorita Williams dice:

  • we play color games
  • we see words in Spanish
  • we watch the webcams of Popo (Volcán Popocatépetl)
  • we watch Billy la bufanda
  • we watch videos of Spain and Mexico

How do we use the Internet to help us learn about the Spanish-speaking world?  La clase de Señora Manroe dice:

  • watch Billy la bufanda
  • listen to stories in Spanish
  • play Spanish games
  • see Popo
  • see Itza
  • watch Spanish videos
  • visit Spain
  • visit parts of Mexico
  • see animals of Mexico
  • listen to Mexican stories
  • We saw Aztecs.

La clase de Señora Manroe wonders . . .

I wonder

  • what clothes look like in Mexico.
  • if we can listen to the colors in Spanish.
  • if they have snakes, fish and bears in Mexico and Spain.
  • what they eat in Mexico and Spain.
  • what other languages they speak in Mexico.
  • if the sunsets in Mexico are pretty.
  • what animals are pets in Mexico and Spain.
  • if they hunt for food in Mexico and Spain.
  • everybody speaks Spanish.
  • if they use animal skins to make blankets in Mexico.

How do we use the Internet to help us learn about the Spanish-speaking world?  La clase de Señorita Stepp dice:

  • We see Popo in Mexico.
  • We visit Spain.
  • We visit Mexico.
  • We practice spelling.
  • We play Spanish games.

How do we use the Internet to help us learn about the Spanish-speaking world?  La clase de Señora Curtis dice:

  • We do Math in Spanish.
  • We visit Mexico.
  • We see Popo.
  • We do "me gusta" and "no me gusta".
  • We play the number game.

Kindergarten

Faces help us tell stories.  Let's tell people what we think about some different foods.
This week we will take images of "me gusta" and "no me gusta" faces.

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