Spanish Level 1- Activities Designed for Online Instruction

🗺 Spanish Level 1, Activity 06: Las Ubicaciones / Locations (Online)

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Description: In this activity, students will be going over prepositions by playing a game of Kahoot and identifying places on a map of the Boise State University campus.
Semantic Topics: Spanish, novice, preposiciones, maps, preposiciones, mapas
Grammatical Structures: Prepositions, present tense of estar, preposiciones, el presente del verbo estar
Products: Maps (see cultural notes)
Practices: Using hand movements/gestures to demonstrate directions

NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards:

  • Standard 1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
  • Standard 1.2 Students understand and interpret spoken and written Spanish on a variety of topics.

Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

  • COMM 1.1 – Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinion

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can talk about the location of objects and the directions they move
  • I can present basic information about my community and university
  • I can name places on a map
  • I can navigate my campus and potentially other campuses around the world (Intercultural)

Materials Needed

Warm Up

Materials Needed for Warm Up

  1. Start by opening the Google Slideshow and introducing the Can-Do statements.
    Hola, ¿cómo están? Estoy ____. Vamos a empezar el lab de hoy con los can-do statements.
  2. Review the prepositions of place with the students.
    (You could use a mug/small box with a small item to demonstrate the location)
    Vamos a repasar las preposiciones en cuanto a localidad.
  3. Play a Kahoot game to practice the prepositions of place.
    Ahora vamos a jugar Kahoot para repasar las preposiciones.

Main Activity

Materials Needed for Main Activity

  • Google Slideshow
  • NOTE: If you would like to use a different map, such as your city or campus, you can make a copy of the slide show and insert a different set of maps.
  1. Using the slides with maps, ask questions about where certain buildings are in relation to each other.
    Vamos a ver un mapa de BSU y usar las preposiciones para describir la localidad de un lugar.
  2. The students should work together to describe the location. Have them try to use prepositions to describe where the place is at.
    Con un compañero describan la localidad.
    Por ejemplo; ¿Dónde está el edificio de educación en relación con Riverfront Hall? El edificio de educación esta cerca/a la izquierda del Riverfront Hall.
  3. Repeat with each slide

Wrap Up

  1. Ask the following questions as a wrap-up
  • ¿Dónde haces tu tarea en Boise State? (Where you do your homework at Boise State?)
  • ¿Cuál es tu restaurante favorito cerca de Boise State? (What is your favorite restaurant near Boise State?)
  • ¿Prefieres usar un mapa físico o una aplicación como el mapa de google? (Do you prefer to use a physical map or an app like Google Maps?)

End of Lab

  • Read can-do statements and have students evaluate their confidence with cards
  • Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation
  • Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future labs!

Can-Do Statements:

  • I can talk about the location of objects and the directions they move
  • I can present basic information about my community and university
  • I can name places on a map
  • I can navigate my campus and potentially other campuses around the world (Intercultural)


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