2.- Answer the following question about excursions
What kinds of places of interest can you visit in
What kinds of excursions can you take in Mexico?
List three places you can visit on a weekend.
List one place you can go for 3 or 4 days.
List two places you can go for a week or more.
Make a list of the items you will need if you are
going to camp and hike.
3.- Now select a place you want to go for an excursion,
and give the information you can find. You may not find all the information
Name of the site and location.
Which Mexican state is the site in?
List the towns (from the first to the last) that
you are going to pass through to get to your site.
What is the area like where your site is?
What kind of public services do they have at this
Make a list of the equipment you need to have with
How many days are necessary in order to know the
4.- Did you find all of the information that you expected
in #3? Put a check mark beside each item in #3 above that you found. Put
an X in front of each item you did not find.
5.- List here words that are similar to words in English.
6.- List here words that are not like English but
that you understand by context.
7.- List words that you do not understand.
Repeat #3 with three other excursions and sites.
1.- You and a friend have 4 free days and decide to
go for an excursion in Mexico. List all the places that you can visit in
3 to 4 days in the order that you want to see them.
2.- Discuss with your partner your preferences for
the place you want to visit, and then decide which site you both are going
3.- Explain how can you get to the place you have
4.- Discuss with your partner the equipment that you
both are going to take with you depending the time of the year, the activities
you are going to do, and the public services that you will find in the site.
Your teacher may ask you to prepare in Spanish one
or more of the following:
Write a diary entry about your excursion and what
you thought about the site you visited.
Write a song with all the things you have seen during
Make a map with the roads that you have to take
in order to arrive to the site.
Draw an ad advertising the place you visited.
Write a guide with your advice and tips you think
will help other people who want to make the same excursion,
Calculate the cost of the trip if you spent 300
pesos for buses, 500 pesos for food, 200 pesos in film, and 100 pesos for
souvenirs. You can use the currency converter at http://www.travel-for-less.com/oa.html
or figure 10 pesos to the dollar.
Dramatize the place you have visited for your classmates
so that they can guess what kind of environment you have been to.
Dramatize the activities you have done for your
classmates to guess what did you did.
EXCURSIONES EN MEXICO
Teacher Lesson Plan
Level: I, II, III
Grade level: 9-12
Read information about excursions in Mexico.
Approach the geography of Mexico
Learn different Mexican landscapes.
Recognize description of a place, location, public
services, equipment, length and measure of time and distances.
Computer with access to the World Wide Web, a print-out
of excursions ads on website or travel guides in Spanish.
Standard #1.1: Students engage in conversations,
provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange
Standard #1.2: Students understand and interpret
written an spoken language on a variety of topics.
Standard #1.3: Students present information, concepts,
and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.
Standard #2.1: Students demonstrate an understanding
of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures
Standard #2.2: Students demonstrate an understanding
of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture
Standard #3.1: Students reinforce and further their
knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.
Standard #3.2: Students acquire information and
recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are available only through the
foreign language and its cultures.
Standard #4.1: Students demonstrate an understanding
of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and
Standard #4.2: Students demonstrate an understanding
of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and
Standard #5.1: Students use the language both within
and beyond the school setting.
Standard #5.2: Students show evidence of becoming
life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment.
Multiple Intelligences Addressed
Ask students to list what information they have
about excursions and Mexico.
Ask students to share what experiences they have
and share their likes and dislikes.