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Somos 1 Unit 14

The Somos Curriculum for Novice learners

Beginner (Level 1), Novice (Levels 1-2)

Did you know that in Bolivia, children can live in prisons with their parents??

In this 7-day unit for Spanish 1, students will learn consider children's rights through the lens of this controversial law in Bolivia.


  • no debes [hacer]
  • el niño escucha
  • lo que hace


  • a story script, personalized questions, practice sentences, etc. to introduce the vocabulary
  • a song with lyrics activity, reading, and discussion questions
  • activities to review and discuss the story
  • a reading activity to reinforce vocabulary
  • a cultural reading assessment about the Niños prisioneros de Bolivia
  • a video viewing guide
  • a comprehensible article from 2018 with activities about the Palmasola prison riots
  • a writing assessment with rubrics embedded
  • answer keys
  • detailed daily lesson plans for 7 days' worth of lessons
  • a slideshow with daily warm-ups and projectable versions of all readings
  • a complete unit overview with abbreviated daily plans, can-do statements, World Readiness standards, Common Core alignment, AP themes, Essential questions, and Proficiency Orientation
  • NEW IN 2020: Paperless/Digital versions of all student worksheets (available 8/14/20)

All slideshow presentations are editable and compatible with Google Slides.

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The Somos Curriculum® is a Proficiency-oriented curriculum for Novice and Intermediate Spanish learners that is designed for middle and high school courses. Instruction in The Somos Curriculum® focuses on language acquisition or implicit language development rather than explicit teaching and practice of grammar and vocabulary. Lessons are highly communicative and conducted primarily in the target language. 

With detailed daily lesson plans, target-language scripts, tutorials for making input comprehensible, student activities, assessments, and suggestions for differentiation, The Somos Curriculum® is the most complete Spanish curriculum on the market, and it is no surprise that it is used in more than 100,000 language classrooms worldwide.

  • Learn more about the Somos Curriculum here
  • Click here to view the Somos 1 Curriculum Map. 
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  • coolest unit ever. I LOVED learning about this when I visited Bolivia and it was so helpful to organize my memories into a premade unit for class

    Deirdre K.
  • We just started this unit on Monday, and it is going VERY well! Thanks for this amazing unit that ties in an important cultural topic taking place in Bolivia.

    Beth L.
  • This (as always) was such a fun and engaging lesson with a cultural twist.

    Samantha S.
  • My students were extremely engaged when learning about this material. This has to be one of my favorite SOMOS units!!! You will not be disappointed. I passed my first formal observation with flying colors last school year. Needless to say, my AP was amazed by the contents and quality of this lesson. THANK YOU MARTINA AND TEAM!

    Blanca Cordova
  • As always, this is an engaging unit. I find that the Somos materials I have used, this chapter included, give students of all ability levels a chance to participate and show what they know. The folder of "paperless" activities is especially helpful because I can post them to my Google classroom. 

    Mary C.

Somos 1 Unit 14


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