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Topic

Ecosystems

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

World Languages, Spanish

Duration

90 minutes

Regional Focus

Global

Format

Google Docs, Google Slides

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El Juego de Peces (Cambio Climático y la Pesca #1)

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Feb 28, 2024
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Synopsis

In this lesson, students play a game about fishing, write a story about what happened, and learn how climate change impacts fish populations.

 

Step 1 - Inquire: Students describe photos depicting different ways of fishing and discuss their knowledge and experience of fishing.


Step 2 - Investigate: Students play the fish game, a role-play about a fishing community.


Step 3 - Inspire: Students make connections between a news report about climate change and the results of the fish game and create a comic strip to tell the story.

Accompanying Teaching Materials
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Positives

  • This lesson includes hands-on, student-led communicative tasks and an authentic Spanish language listening activity.

  • The fish game allows students to practice their extemporaneous speaking skills while learning about the impact of decision-making on communities.

  • By playing the fish game, students encounter the economic, ecological, and social challenges of sustainable fishing.

Additional Prerequisites

  • This is Lesson 1 of 3 in our Cambio Climático y la Pesca unit.

  • This lesson is meant for students with an intermediate-low Spanish language proficiency level. However, novice-high level students can play the game by using the support materials in the Differentiation section below.

  • Teachers can use paper clips or scraps of paper to represent the fish in the game to help students visualize their “catches” and the fish remaining in the lake.

Differentiation

  • Students who need a review of basic grammatical concepts can complete the Grammar Review before playing the game.

  • Students with novice-high proficiency levels can use the useful phrases included at the end of the El Juego de Peces Student Packet to help them interact in Spanish during the game. 

  • The tira cómica activity in the Inspire section can be modified to incorporate advanced grammar, such as the use of past tenses or the present tense subjunctive.

Scientist Notes

In this lesson, students play the Fish Game to investigate sustainable fishing practices. This lesson passes our scientific review process.


En esta lección, los estudiantes juegan El Juego de Peces para investigar prácticas de pesca sostenible. Esta lección pasa nuestro proceso de revisión científica.

Standards

Primary Standards

  • World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages (ACTFL)
    • Communication: Communicate effectively in more than one language in order to function in a variety of situations and for multiple purposes.
      • 1.1 Interpersonal Communication: Learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
      • 1.2 Interpretive Communication: Learners understand,interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.

Supporting Standards

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • HS-LS2-7 Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
  • World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages (ACTFL)
    • Communication: Communicate effectively in more than one language in order to function in a variety of situations and for multiple purposes.
      • 1.3 Presentational Communication: Learners present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media and adapting to various audiences of listeners, readers, or viewers.

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