Your WebQuest Name Here - wwwpeoplevcuedu

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Your WebQuest Name Here - wwwpeoplevcuedu

    A PBL+MM for 8th Grade Spanish I SOL MFL1.5

    Designed by

    Valerie Bryant

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    In your Spanish class you are learning how to communicate with people who don’t speak English.

    Consider how useful this skill is going to be to you in the future. When you go to apply for a job, you will be chosen over the applicant who is as qualified as you but who doesn’t speak Spanish! When you travel to other countries, you will be able to order food in Spanish, to find your lost luggage, and to ask for directions to the beach.

    Most of the adults in your life, however, are not so lucky. Many years have passed since they studied Spanish in school, and if you ask them, they will probably admit that they don’t remember much of what they learned. With the growth in the Hispanic population in Richmond, we all have many opportunities to work with Spanish speakers. But how many of us can actually communicate what we want to say when we need to say it in Spanish?

    As a speaker of Spanish, you are now qualified to produce some basic Spanish lessons for the adults in our community. Your Keynote presentation or iMovie project will be burned to a DVD. It will become part of a new Spanish Lesson Collection to be kept at Short Pump and loaned to parents, students, staff, and neighbors.


    Each group of 2-3 students will be creating a Keynote

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    Spanish Lesson OR an iMovie Spanish Lesson.

    Your lesson will be based on basic information an English speaker needs to know to communicate with a Spanish speaker. You will determine with your team who your audience will be. For example, you may want to create a basic lesson for a school police officer, for the nurse at your school, or for an adult you know who wants to be able to order in Spanish at a Mexican restaurant. Be creative! There are many different lessons needed for our Richmond community!


    Our class will divide into teams of 2-3 students. The tasks for each student are as follows:

    Note: Even though it is suggested that each of the following tasks be assigned to one student, you may want to share the responsibilities in a different way. Feel free to divide the tasks the way you think is best for your group.

    ; One student from your group will interview adults who

    do NOT speak Spanish: parents, teachers, school

    administrators, school police officer(s), neighbors, and

    others. You will design interview questions to ask to

    determine what kinds of things that adults need to be

    able to say in Spanish but are unable to say now. Based

    on what the adults tell you, you will make a list of 5-10

    things that they want to learn to say in Spanish. Each

    of these words, phrases, expressions, and questions will

    be translated correctly into Spanish. Your entire group

    will work to accomplish this translation task.


    ; One of your neighbors may tell you that she is unable to

    tell her Guatemalan housekeeper to wash all of the

    windows on Friday because company is coming for the


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    ; Our school guidance director may tell you that she needs to know how to ask a parent to bring in a copy of his apartment lease agreement to prove residency when registering his child for school.

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    Note: Click on the picture below to go to Illinois’ Prairie State College website. Many different careers requiring knowledge of Spanish are listed on this site. You will be able to find lots of ideas to help you decide what kind of lesson you want to create.

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    ; One student will take the list of compiled questions (see above task) to consult bilingual speakers- of both Spanish

    and English- to find out how to say everything correctly in Spanish. This student will write down the correct translations into Spanish and will ask the bilingual speakers to proofread the student’s spelling of each

    translation. Remember to keep the new phrases as simple as possible!

    ; One student will design the layout/plan for a Keynote Presentation OR an iMovie which will include all translations that have been collected for your lesson. Your presentation must have an illustration of some kind for each phrase being taught. You may use still images (from a digital camera), clip art, or digital video footage OR a combination of all of the above. The presentation must also have each word, phrase, expression, and question written out in Spanish.

     Finally, your Keynote Presentation or iMovie must have an audio component. This means that one or more

    students in each group will be responsible for creating WAV (audio) files so that your Spanish lesson will be complete with the correct pronunciation of each new word, phrase, expression, or question.

    Your Spanish Lesson will consist of pictures, written text, and audio files that provide the correct pronunciation for each phrase. Choose the student in your group who has the best pronunciation to record the

    Spanish audio files.


    If you are making an iMovie, you will just record your soundtrack within the iMovie program. After you have imported all of your clips and added the titles (written text/the phrases you are teaching in your lesson), you will then record the “soundtrack” to provide the correct pronunciation to go with your presentation.

     If you are using Keynote to make your presentation, you will create your audio files in a different way.

Importing a file in Keynote:

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    You can place many different types of file on the slide canvas. You can drag graphics, movies, and sound files directly from the Finder to the slide canvas, or you can use the Place command to find the file.

To place a file:

    1. Choose Edit > Place > Choose and select the file you want.

    2. Click Place.

    Supported file types include all QuickTime and graphics formats (for example,

    MP3, Flash, QuickTime, PDF, TIFF, JPEG, and GIF).

    Click on the iMovie icon below for information on to record your audio files in iMovie and export them to the desktop using QuickTime. You will then be able to drag the QuickTime clip to your Keynote slides.

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    ; All students in your group will view your finished

    product and decide if the lesson is easy to follow and

    understand. Make adjustments as needed. Remember

    that many of the adults you are teaching have not had a

    Spanish class for over 20 years! Use pictures and

    video! Write out the phrases you’re teaching! Let

    them hear the correct pronunciation!


    You will begin working in your groups this week. At

    the end of two weeks, I will ask each group to turn in its lesson plan topic, along with a list of names of 2-3 Spanish/English speakers (bilingual) whom you will interview to find accurate translations for your project. After 4 weeks each group must turn in the actual script that will be presented in the lesson. At the end of the marking period, the final product will be submitted for a grade.