Voces Spanish Novice Content Outline

Voces was designed by carefully analyzing the ACTFL National Standards and then creating quality content to match these standards. Below you will find the Scope and Sequence of Voces Spanish Novice and a chart illustrating how often our content meets the ACTFL National Standards. Each chapter in this title includes multiple videos (vocab, grammar and culture), games, presentations, speaking activities, workbook activities, listening mastery exercises and mini-quizzes. The culture in each chapter revolves around the Spanish-speaking country in the chapter title. Each chapter also has information about the title country including a map of the county and a picture of its flag. Statistics on each country explain area, capital, terrain, climate, population, ethnic groups, languages, major industries and agriculture.

Scope and Sequence: Vocabulary, Grammar and Culture
Chapter Number and Title Vocabulary Grammar Culture
1: Mexico Alphabet, greetings, numbers 0-30 Punctuation, "I," hay Stereotypes and Prejudices, Day of the Dead, The Culture of Corn, Mal de ojo
2: Guatemala The classroom Gender and nouns, hay, indefinite and definite articles, plural nouns Antigua, Guatemala; Military in the Streets; Ethnic Makeup of Guatemala; Guatemalan Forced Evictions and the Greater Good
3: El Salvador Family, adjectives, question words, numbers 30-1,000 Subject pronouns, ser and estar, possessive adjectives, to have The Ring of Fire, La casa comunal
4: Honduras Clothing and accessories, colors, in a store Demonstrative adjectives, regular -AR verbs Honduras and the Peace Corps; Tegucigalpa and Hurricane Mitch; Markets in Honduras; El mayoreo; Roatán, Honduras
5: Nicaragua Weather and calendar Regular -ER and -IR verbs Diriamba, Nicaragua; Far Northwest Nicaragua Climate; Mechapa, Nicaragua
6: Costa Rica Food and drink, restaurant To like, indirect object pronouns (with gustar), preferences, stem-changing verbs, wants and needs Foods of Costa Rica; Coffee-picking; Riches of the Costa Rican Wilderness; Beaches of Costa Rica; Guanacaste, Costa Rica; La romería
7: Panama Diet and nutrition Comparisons of inequality, the comparative, the superlative Panama and the "Zonies," 1989 Political Corruption and Civil Dissension in Panama, Panamanian Cuisine, The Panama Canal
8: Colombia Sports and pastimes Irregular verbs, negative and indefinite words Paragliding in Colombia; Apartado, Colombia; The Coca-Cola Company in Colombia; Botos (pink dolphins)
9: Venezuela Body parts Stem-changing verbs, estar, doler Hugo Chávez; Caracas, Venezuela; Ruletear; Art in Venezuela; Baseball in Venezuela
10: Ecuador Daily routine Reflexive verbs, additional irregular verbs (caer, dar) Cultural Makeup of Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador; Prejudice in Ecuador; Farming in Ecuador
11: Peru At home, household chores, on the phone Prepositions and contractions, obligations, "need to," deber Spanish Conquest of the Inca; Peruvian Kitchens; Spirit Cleansing; Artifacts of Machu Picchu and Yale University; New Year's Eve in Huancayo, Peru; Pachamanca (Andean meal)
12: Bolivia In your city Estar and location, direct object pronouns (and placement of direct object pronouns), the personal "a" Bolivia and Child Miners, Bolivian Homemade Yogurt Dessert, The Aboriginal Peoples of Bolivia, Foods of Bolivia, Bolivia's Natural Gas Reserves, Salar de Uyuni, Revolutions in Bolivia
13: Chile Transportation, giving directions Formal commands, common spelling changes, formal commands with direct object pronouns The Transantiago, What Do You Know About Chile?, The Mapuche Peoples of Chile, Artwork Made of crin
14: Paraguay Feelings and emotions Tener idioms, ponerse Gestures and Greetings in Paraguay, The Shopping District of Ciudad del Este, Ancestral Land vs. Progress, La danza de la botella, Pombero and Luisón
15: Argentina Careers Saber and conocer La Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, At a Café in Buenos Aires, Junín de los Andes, The Housing Crisis in Buenos Aires, An asado in Buenos Aires
16: Uruguay Nature, geography and vacations Ir + a + infinitive, indirect object pronouns, redundant pronouns La costa de Uruguay, School or Work in Uruguay?, Dairy farms and dulce de leche, Italian Influence in Uruguay
17: Dominican Republic Travel, currency and hotel With you/with me Tourism in the Dominican Republic, Baseball and Sugar, Batey, Décimas, Boca Chica Fishing Village, El mondongo
18: Cuba Animals ----- El dengue, Political Refugees Fleeing from Castro's Communist Regime, Castro and Corruption in Cuba, La libreta Ration Book, Orishas
19: Puerto Rico Technology Reciprocal actions, the present progressive Innovators, Inventors and Places of Importance in Puerto Rico; Folkloric Music; The Christmas Holiday and octavitas; The Future of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; Arroz con gandules; Vieques, Puerto Rico: Roaming Horses and the Bio-bay Experience
20: Equatorial Guinea Environment Present subjunctive with impersonal expressions Environmental Problems and Equatorial Guinea, The Peoples of Equatorial Guinea, The Political System and President of Equatorial Guinea
21: Spain Question words, verbs like gustar, negative and indefinite words Hay que and tener que, ser and estar, subjunctive, ponerse, reciprocal actions, verbs like gustar, negative and indefinite words Spain and Nationalism, Interesting Etiquette of Spain, "Spain: Where It All Began," "Globalization of Culture," Saint George, Las plazas (Markets)
22: United States of America Holidays ----- Hispanics in the United States, The U.S. and Illegal Immigration, A Colombian's Experience on NYC Transit, "To Be Cuban-American," A Mexican's First Thanksgiving Celebration

Alignment to ACTFL National Standards
ACTFL National Standards Number of times standard is achieved in Voces™ Spanish I
Communicate in Languages Other Than English
Standard 1.1: Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions. 142
Standard 1.2: Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics. 262
Standard 1.3: Students present information, concepts and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics. 149
Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
Standard 2.1: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied. 80
Standard 2.2: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied. 115
Connect With Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
Standard 3.1: Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language. 160
Standard 3.2: Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures. 33
Develop Insight Into the Nature of Language and Culture
Standard 4.1: Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own. 225
Standard 4.2: Students demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own. 85
Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World
Standard 5.1: Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting. 86
Standard 5.2: Students show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment. 31