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The Somos Curriculum for Novice learners

Novice (Levels 1-2), Intermediate (Levels 2-4)
50 Pages

SOMOS 1 Unit 15 is a seven-day unit designed to introduce students to Argentina and several of its cultural products. Specifically, students will learn about the tango and about gauchos.


  • trabaja
  • vive solo
  • necesita


  • discussion activities for introducing core vocabulary
  • a math cross-content activity
  • a reading about the tango
  • song lyrics activities for a modern tango
  • artist biography in Spanish for the modern tango
  • a TPRS story script
  • story activities
  • a Spanish-language reading about gauchos
  • comprehension questions
  • discussion questions
  • CLOZE song lyrics for Chamamé de los esteros
  • background reading about the Chamamé genre (in Spanish)
  • song lyrics activities for Chamamé de los esteros
  • video viewing guides for 2 authentic videos
  • video discussion questions
  • a reading assessment
  • answer keys
  • detailed lesson plans
  • daily warm-ups
  • a slideshow with all readings & warm-ups
  • 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 printables, to be completed in Google Slides

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. 
  • The Somos Curriculum can be purchased individually, in bundles, or as a complete set. To view all the options click here.
  • We start Spanish 2 with El gaucho and it is just the right place to start. Excellent unit to review present tense. 

    Alma R.
  • Super detailed, and students enjoy the variety of activities. The teacher plans and notes are always helpful too.

    Gina G.
  • Implementing the "Somos" Curriculum is one of the best decisions I have made as a teacher! My students are getting SO MUCH out of it!!!

    Srta Kimberly
  • Very useful, complete, varied, interesting and a fun resource. Totally worth it!

    Victoria M.
  • I love this! I love Argentina and this rich, cultural unit is perfect to flesh out my "Cono sur" unit on Argentina/Uruguay/Paraguay/Chile. I also use Martina's Hombre más humilde mini unit and it works great too. The readings and other fun activities in this unit made it enjoyable for students to work with at home during distance learning, but I'm already incorporating it into plans for when we're IN the classroom next year too!

    Deirdre K.

Somos 1 Unit 15


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