Language and Section: Spanish 11-01

Date: April 4, 2013

Class theme/topics discussed: Drugs

Goal of the class: Learn new vocabulary about drugs and talk about them.

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below)

I wrote four words on the board: “botellón” “porro” “colocado” and “chocolate”. I asked them what those words had in common. They though about it until someone came up with the word “drugs”. After that I asked them about the atmosphere about drugs on the campus. They talked about some of their experiences and told me some “funny” anecdotes about this issue on campus. We kept talking about how easy it is to get drugs on campus and what drugs are mostly consumed on each campus. After that I showed them a couple of videos on drug prevention in Spain:

I gave them a piece of paper with some questions about the advertisements. They worked in small groups and then we talked a little bit more in a big group. I asked them questions about the legalization of marihuana or the reasons why young people consume drugs and the effects of the “21-year-old” policy.

What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)

Youtube videos

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

Everything worked well. Students talked for the first half an hour and I was just keeping the conversation alive. I felt like they were more engaged with this issue since it is something that they have experiences with.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

I could have changed the direction of the conversation depending on what I thought it was important but I wanted to give them free rein.

 Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.

Here are the questions that I used related to the videos:

¿Qué ves en cada anuncio y qué historia se narra?
¿Crees que estos anuncios muestran situaciones reales? ¿Has visto alguna vez una situación parecida?
¿Qué quieren transmitir? ¿Lo hacen de una manera apropiada?
¿Qué anuncio crees que es más eficaz y por qué?
¿Cuál te ha llamado más la atención?
¿A quiénes están dirigidas estas campañas publicitarias? ¿Por qué crees que es así?
¿Cuál crees tú que es el mejor método para concienciar a las personas del abuso de drogas?
¿Cuáles son algunas de las razones por las que los jóvenes consumen drogas?