AP THEME: Families & Communities
CONTEXT: Human Geography, Family Structure
CONNECTIONS: Global Challenges/Contemporary Life
In AP® we were a little crunched on time for our Familias & Comunidades unit due to multiple snow days this winter. I also knew that I would be missing three days for professional development so I was working really carefully to choose my next steps. I landed on Cajas de cartón by Francisco Jimenez. I decided reading the short story (chapter 9 of the full book) would give my students and I a good bases to work with despite the lack of face to face time we would be having. On a side note, I purposefully leave Familias & Comunidades and Vida Contemporánea as my last two units before the end of the year and thus the AP® exam because they are the ones that come up the most often in our lower levels and the topics and themes that my students are most familiar with coming into AP®.
The resources I created below all stemmed from this copy of the short story from Mike McVeigh. So when I reference "Page 3" for example, it is coming from page 3 of the copy linked above. The story can also be found in the textbook/workbook Albums with more footnoted vocabulary so in the future I'll probably use that format instead.
While you'll see that some of the activities we completed are taken from Mike's guide, I have also included reading tasks for "Page 1" and "Page 3". The "Page 4" read-along photos are perhaps my favorite because the images provide students with so much more input than the text on its own. There are SEVERAL resources for this wonderful text (that's part of the reason that I chose it!). My plan is to show at least part of the documentary Cosecha and hopefully include at least one song study. What are your must-use accompanying resources to go along with Cajas de cartón?
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