ERIC Number: ED461277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Los Arboles Hablan: A Spanish Language Curriculum Unit Based on the Study of Latin American Rain Forests.
Zuman, John P.
"Los Arboles Hablan," a video-based curriculum that promotes the learning of Spanish as a second language through study of the Latin American rain forests is described. The 12-session unit was designed for use at the middle school level and integrates science, social science, and environmental education with content focusing on the Amazon rain forest, virgin forests of Chile, and Costa Rica's cloud forest. In the videotape, students are introduced to two Hispanic-American teenagers who act as guides throughout the materials as they learn about and become concerned about the rain forests. The students communicate with relatives in Latin America and eventually go on their own expeditions to the rain forests. Classroom activities are designed to complement the videos. An accompanying teacher's guide was also developed. The report describes the video, student, and teacher materials; the day-by-day class activities; the process and results of field testing the materials; student and teacher feedback, and classroom observations. (Includes the Fall 1997 issue of the "Los Arboles Hablan Newsletter" and order form for the video-based curriculum unit.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Center for Research in Education, Arlington, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Chile; Costa Rica