AP Spanish Language
For new and experienced AP teachers, this workshop includes College Board resources, released exams and student samples
At every AP Spanish Language workshop held by the College Board, each participant receives a copy of the Workshop Handbook, which contains:
- AP Spanish Language Course Description
- AP Course Audit information
- Sample syllabus for AP Spanish Language and a Syllabus Development Guide
- AP Spanish Language free-response materials (student samples, scoring guidelines and commentary)
- Multiple-choice questions and answers from the AP Spanish Language 2010 Released Exam
Materials also include an introduction to course and exam revisions slated for the 2013–2014 school year. Participants will receive:
- The Curriculum Framework for the revised AP Spanish Language and Culture course
- Activities that both explore the structure of the redesigned course and suggest appropriate instructional strategies and practices.
After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Align their instruction with the goals of the AP Spanish course
- Identify the skills and knowledge that the exam will assess, and identify the tasks and materials for which students might need more preparation
- Draft a syllabus that meets the curricular requirements for the course
- Make equitable access a guiding principle in designing instruction
- Understand upcoming changes to the course and exam slated for 2013-2014
Curriculum Module: Sin fronteras: El movimiento de las poblaciones en el mundo
This curriculum module provides a series of activities to engage students and teachers with a topic of key importance in today's society: immigration. To answer the question, Why do people immigrate? one must understand the reasons for emigration. This issue, as well as the way immigration affects people in the United States and other nations, is central to our changing and complex sociocultural patchwork of human geography. How do people either accommodate or assimilate to their new countries and cultures? What impact do they have on their communities? How do they change the faces of their communities as they attempt to assimilate into them? These issues are intricately linked to themes in the new AP Spanish Language and Culture Curriculum Framework, among them global challenges, families and communities, and public and personal identities. Organizing concepts within the themes — citizenship, identity, social consciousness and assimilation — guide instruction. Drawing from authentic print, audio and video resources, the lessons in this curriculum module show how to develop students' skills in the three modes of communication through a variety of distinct activities and assessments aimed at answering the question, Why do people immigrate?
- Lesson 1: El movimiento de las poblaciones en el mundo
- Lesson 2: Los flujos migratorios y sus efectos
- Summative Assessment
Note: Curriculum module materials reflect important topics in AP courses, and the materials are meant to provide teachers with resources and classroom ideas. However, curriculum module materials should not be taken as an indication that a particular topic will appear on the AP Exam.