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AP Literatura Española Curriculum Map

Unit 1 - Introduction to AP testing - Unit length - one week

Content
  • Understand the structure of the AP Spanish literature test.
  • Review good test - taking skills
  • Take practice tests
  • Create personal glossary of literary terms in preparation for the test.
Skills
  • Examine sample copies of previous AP tests
  • Review scoring methods of AP readers
  • Review multiple choice test taking strategies
  • Create personal list of literary terminology
Assessments
  • literary analysis of summer reading assignment with AP test format

 

Unit - 2 Medieval and Golden Age Literature - Unit length -eight weeks

Content

  • Gain cultural understanding and awareness of medieval and golden ages.
  • Read various samples of medieval and golden age literature from the AP reading list.
  • Compare and contrast the works from the reading list.
  • Identify various literary devices used in the specified works.

Skills

  • Read and discuss literary works on the AP list.
  • Compare, contrast and analyze the works.
  • Write literary analyses
  • Practice AP multiple choice type questions

Assessments

  • Quizzes
  • Writing analyses of selected readings

Readings

  • Romance de la perdida de Alhama (Anónimo)
  • Romance del Conde Arnaldos (Anónimo)
  • Lazarillo de Tormes (Anonimo)
  • El ingenioso hidalgo, don Quijote de la Mancha (Cervantes)
  • En perseguirme, mundo, ¿qué interesas? -and other selected poems(Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz)
  • Soneto CLXVI (Luís de Góngora y Argote)
  • Conde Lucanor (Juan Manuel, Infante de Castilla)
  • Naufragios:Capítulo XII (Álvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca)
  • Heráclito cristiano- Miré los muros de la patria mía (Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas)
  • El burlador de Sevilla (Tirso de Molina)
  • Soneto XXIII (Garcilaso de la Vega)                                                                    

Activities

  • Adapt stories to the 21st century point of view
  • Make maps of locations from readings, show routes of exploration
  • Investigate pre-Columbian civilizations for presentations
  • Illustrate people described in poems
  • Hold debates
  • Find modern day examples of characters from contemporary novels and television

 

Unit 3 - Nineteenth century literature - Unit length - nine weeks

Content

  • Survey the literary movements of the nineteenth century (romanticism, realism, and modernism)
  • Read representative works of nineteenth century literature.
  • Compare and contrast the poetry of the early nineteenth century with that of the later part of the century.
  • Analyze poetry of the nineteenth century
  • Review literary devices used in nineteenth century literature.

Skills

  • Read and discuss literary works on the AP list
  • Compare, contrast and analyze the works.
  • Write literary analyses

Assessments

  • Quizzes and tests
  • Writing analyses
  • Essays

Readings

  • Adios, Cordera (Leopoldo Alas)
  • Rima IV, - No digáis que agotado su tesoro (Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer)
  • Rima XI, Yo soy ardiente, yo soy morena (Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer)
  • Rima LIII, Volverán las oscuras golondrinas (Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer)
  • Cantos de vida y esperanza, (colección), Cantos de vida y esperanza, (colección), Cantos de vida y esperanza (Rubén Darío)
  • Canción del pirata (José de Espronceda
  • En una tempestad (José Maria Heredia)
  • Vuelva usted mañana (Mariano José de Larra)
  • Dos patrias (José Marti)
  • El alacrán de Fray Gómez (Ricardo Palma)
  • Las medias rojas ( Emilia Pardo Bazán)

Activities

  • Write a parody of "En una tempestad"
  • Investigate pirates and their relationship with the law; also investigate their roles in literature and in film, after reading "Canción del pirata.
  • Write additional verses for poems
  • Dramatize selected poems
  • Make maps of the Spanish colonies from before and after the independence wars of Latin America.
  • Select common English expressions and write a "tradición" about its' origin, in the style of Ricardo Palma
  • Compare the main character of "Las medias rojas" with modern day women who broke from traditional roles.

 

Unit 4 - Twentieth Century Spanish Literature - Unit length - 18 weeks

Content

  • Understand the link between Spain's history and its' literature
  • Survey the three distinct moments in Spanish literature as defined by its' history (prewar, postwar, and post Franco Spain)
  • Read representative works of twentieth century literature.
  • Analyze representative samples of twentieth century literature.
  • Compare and contrast representative works.
  • Analyze the role of film in twentieth century literature
  • Compare and contrast works of literature to film and historical events.
Skills
  • Read and discuss literary works on the AP list.
  • Compare, contrast and analyze the works.
  • Write literary analyses
Assessments
  • Quizzes and tests
  • Writing analyses of selected readings
  • Essays
Readings
  • Dos palabras (Isabel Allende)
  • El sur, La muerte y la brújula ( Jorge Luís Borges)
  • A Julia de Burgos ( Julia de Burgos)
  • Autorretrato ( Rosario Castellanos
  • Continuidad de los parques, La noche boca arriba (Julio Cortazar)
  • Chac Mool (Carlos Fuentes)
  • La casa de Bernarda Alba, dos romances del Romancero Gitano (Federico García Lorca)
  • Tres cuentos de la lista siguiente: Un día de estos, El ahogado mas hermoso del mundo, La prodigiosa tarde de Baltazar, Un señor muy Viejo con unas alas enormes, La viuda de Montiel, La siesta del Martes (Gabriel García Marques)
  • Balada de los dos abuelos, Sensemaya (Nicolás Guillén)
  • He andado muchos caminos, La primavera besaba, Caminante, son tus huellas (Antonio Machado)
  • Las ataduras (Carmen Martín Gaite)
  • Oda a la alcachofa, Residencia en la Tierra 2, Walking around, Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada Poema 15 (Pablo Neruda)
  • El hijo (Horacio Quiroga)
  • No oyes ladrar los perros (Juan Rulfo)
  • Peso ancestral, Tu me quieres blanca (Alfonsina Storni)
  • Mi caballo mago (Sabine Ulibarrí)
  • San Manuel Bueno, martir (Miguel de Unamuno)
  • El delantal blanco (Sergio Vodanovic)
Activities
  • Investigate the time period in which Walking around takes place.  Discuss the politics between the US and Latin America.
  • Debate the ethics of a public religious leader deceiving the public about his beliefs after reading San Manuel Bueno, martir.
  • Prepare a response to the poem, "Tu me quieres blanca"
  • Investigate the feminist movement in Latin America, and compare it to the situation in Spain and the United States.
  • Investigate the origin and customs of the gypsies after reading the works of Lorca.
  • After reading "Oda a la alcachofa", illustrate, dissect, and taste an artichoke, and then write an ode to another vegetable.
  • After reading "autorretrato", students will write their own self-portraits.