Spanish Immersion Pathway

The high school immersion pathway includes two classes delivered in Spanish (grades 9-11) and a senior capstone course that follow the same state standards and graduation requirements for all District 833 high school students. High school students will be able to take the rest of their graduation requirements in English within the course offerings of Woodbury High School. All Spanish Immersion courses in grades 9-11 qualify for weighted grade status.

Available At: Woodbury High School

This course is designed to increase proficiency in writing with a variety of text types such as: formal and informal letters, emails, brochures, pamphlets, reports, diaries, blogs, dialogues, presentations, essays, articles, interviews, police reports, short stories and critiques. Students will have opportunities to explore contemporary culture through a variety of texts (audio, visual and print). Units of study will center around aspects related to the following themes: social relationships, cultural diversity, global issues, health, means of communication, leisure, science and technology, and customs and traditions.

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This Spanish Immersion version of US History has been expanded to include examination of the transformation of the Americas (including North, Central and South America), from the initial European explorations into the Americas up to present day. Topics include Pre-Columbian events, the colonial period, the Revolution and events leading up to it, and the US Civil War and its the causes and reconstruction, western expansion, industrial foundations, the United States involvement in World War I, the 1920s and the causes of the Great Depression, World War II, the advent of the nuclear age and the Cold War. Students will gain an awareness of how history has helped to shape the Western Hemisphere.

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This Spanish Immersion version of Human Geography will examine the human experience on Earth at both the macro and micro-geographic levels. The class will focus on the interaction between various groups of people, between humans and the environment, and the consequences and contributions of humans on Earth. Topics include location, population, migration, culture, language, religion, ethnicity, political geography, economic development, industry, agriculture and urban geography.

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This course explores the culture, language, history and literature of Spanish speaking countries through the study of novels, short stories, theater, poetry and current events. Review of grammar with specific emphasis on areas typically problematic for native speakers is included. Through reading and viewing modern texts and media, special attention is paid to oral and written language development across a number of Spanish language registers. This course focuses on the principles of writing and the development of basic composition skills. Writing assignments will also focus on expansion of vocabulary and syntax and learning techniques for revision.

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This course emphasizes authentic communication in Spanish related to the various Spanish and Latin American literature. Students will read two works of authentic Spanish literature. A work of literature may include a novel, collection of poems or collection of short stories. Students will write a cohesive and coherent analytical or persuasive essay in reaction to a text or on a personal, academic, or cultural issue, with control of grammar and syntax. The goal is to be able to convey meaningful messages following the appropriate norms of spoken language, including a sense of registers, settings and adequate vocabulary.

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This Spanish Immersion version of World History is designed to develop knowledge of and appreciation for the contributions of many cultures and the collective wisdom of the human race. The ideas of Western and non-western civilization are studied as they have come to shape our present world.

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The purpose of this course is to give graduating Spanish Immersion students an opportunity to use their language skills and cultural understanding in a real world setting. The aim is for students to research and reflect upon the experience to demonstrate cultural and language growth beyond the classroom. This course is student-directed, allowing students to participate in experiential learning. Students will learn about local and global communities and have the opportunity to use their time and talents in various volunteer/service experiences.