Grade: Senior
Subject: Language

#288. Regions of Spain

Language, level: Senior
Posted Fri Jun 11 07:29:09 PDT 1999 by Glenda Schweitzer (gschweitzer@indeek12.ia.us).
Jefferson High School, Independence, Ia, USA
Materials Required: Internet
Activity Time: one 90 minute block
Concepts Taught: navegating the Web

the Regions of Spain

level: Spanish III or IV
time frame: one 90 minute block
author: Glenda Schweitzer gschweitzer@Indee k12.ia.us

STANDARDS:
Communicates in language other than Spanish
Connects with other subject areas and acquires information
Uses technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from Internet

COMPLEX THINKING SKILLS:
investigation
comparing
classifying

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS:
Knowledgeable person-can access and apply information
Collaborative learner-contributes and encourages as a team member
Technology literate-applies technology to tasks

CONTENT:
Student can demonstrate basic computer literacy
Student is able to navegate the Web
Student is familiar with the location and names of regions of Spain
Student will have additional information to choose a specific region for future individual project-creating a promotional brochure

PRACTICE ACTIVITIES and INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES:
Paired activities-research and scavenger hunt
Jigsaw-pairs report out to rest of class

ASSESSMENT:
Teacher scored participation points of time on task of pairs
Teacher scored discussion of completed hunt
Observation

TEACHER NOTES:
Prior to lesson introduction I will determine the students' basic computer and Internet knowledge. Depending upon the results, I will model the use an/or pair students
according to their abilities.

Students will have already mastered the physical map of Spain regarding location
of regions and know that they are comprised of provinces

The web sites will be bookmarked on the student computers previous to the lesson

The scavenger hunt will be written in Spanish for the class. (It is now in English
because of the adult audience to which it was first presented.)

"Reporting out" of section B on the hunt may be done the following day in class
if task lasts the full 90 minutes.

As a culmination of this lesson, students will be more acquainted with the regions
and better able to choose one for a future, individual project: producing a tri-fold
brochure including one scanned picture to promote travel or industry of the region.
STUDENT NOTES:

Each student must have on file a signed "Acceptable Use Policy" form of the
Independence CSD

Each student pair will have one copy of the scavenger hunt. A second one will be
photocopied at the conclusion of lesson so each individual has a copy.

Students are expected to equally share the workload: e.g. driving computer,
scanning for answers, writing, and translating.

Each student pair will do only 2-3 regions in Part B of hunt. Pairs will report out their
information to rest of class so each pair will have a completed scavenger hunt.

Web sites bookmarked:
Regions of Spain (http:/www.ozemail.com.au/~spain/regions.htm)
Classifies regions into 5 geographical areas, listing regions and
cities within them; and gives general information and points of interest for
each.

SpainData (http:/www.spaindata.com/directorio/english/tourism/regions)
Lists the 15 regions of Spain with a color graphic of the region's territory
with statistics, general information and points of interest about the region
and the cities within it.


SCAVENGER HUNT: THE REGIONS OF SPAIN

Directions: Pairs will be determined.
With your partner complete Part A
Also with your partner, do only the regions assigned to you in Part B. You will
then report your findings to the rest of the class, and they to you, so each
person will have a completed copy.

PART A: Using the bookmarks,go to the website Regions of Spain
http://www.ozemail.com.au/~spain/regions.htm

Why are there 5 "different" Spains?


List the regions classified as part of..
Green Spain


Mediterranean Spain


Southern Spain


Inland Spain


Island Spain


Match the region to the following statements. Write the region in the blank:
famous for orange groves ________
important port of Vigo ___________
rich in rias and seafood ____________
7 volcanic islands _______________
setting of DON QUIJOTE ____________
walled city ___________
famous for sherry (wine) _____________
celebration of Las Fallas (fiesta of St. Joseph) _____________
birthplace of the conquistadors _____________
located on meseta ________________
second largest population region ________________
produces one of finest wines in the world ________________
site of la Alhambra ______________
home of El Greco ______________
Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Carbrera _____________
famous Roman aqueduct ____________
heritage of the Moors ______________
caves of Altamira ______________
Guadalquiver River _________________
most industrialized eastern region ______________
birthplace of El Cid ________________
most important tourist area-Torremolinos _________________
Mudejar school of arquitecture ________________
two of its cities are in Africa _____________
city of Bilbao ____________
Christian stronghold during the Middle Ages _______________
site of the Prado and el Retiro _______________
Fiesta of San Fermin (running of the bulls) _________________


PART B: Locate website Spain Data
http://www.spaindata.com/directorio/english/tourism/regions

Regions No. of Provinces Capital city Interesting fact
Andaluca

Aragn

Asturias

Balearic

Canary

Cantabria

Castilla-la Mancha

Castilla-Len

Catalonia

Extremadura

Galicia

Madrid

Navarra

Pas Vasco

Rioja

Valencia