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Vamos Unit 2 | Faroles | Exploratory Spanish

The Vamos Curriculum™ for Exploratory Spanish

Beginner (Level 1)
10 days

Vamos™ is a proficiency-oriented curriculum designed for Exploratory Spanish courses. As an Exploratory curriculum, Vamos has three primary objectives:

  1. development of linguistic proficiency
  2. exposure to products, practices, and perspectives from a range of Spanish speaking communities
  3. fostering interest in continuing language study


Unit 2 of The Vamos Curriculum assumes that students are in the early days of their Spanish learning journeys and have already completed Vamos Unit 1. Each day is filled with communicative, target language activities that build connections within the classroom and between the classroom and the outside world. 

Core Verbs: hace, tiene, son, niños

Featured Country: Costa Rica

Cultural Focus: El Desfile de Faroles in Costa Rica (an Independence Day parade)

Throughout the course of this unit students will learn about the geography of Costa Rica, communicate about what they have and don't have in a community building game, engage in cooperative storytelling, play games, connect with their own culture through talking about patriotic symbols, and learn facts about Costa Rica's iconic Lantern Parade and patriotic symbols: all in the target language! Content is scaffolded to build confidence in students as they get their first taste of a language class!


  • activities for introducing vocabulary
  • activities based on a song and video
  • a TPRS® story script
  • an interactive Storybuilder presentation
  • story-based activities
  • a lyric sheet
  • an informational text
  • authentic videos
  • the materials to games
  • a slideshow including daily warm-ups
  • complete lesson plans
  • a student printables files
  • answer keys
  • detailed activity instructions
  • Tic Tac Bingo game
  • Paperless worksheets
  • a complete unit overview with abbreviated daily plans, can-do statements, World Readiness standards, Common Core alignment, AP themes, Essential questions, and Proficiency Orientation

All unit materials are stored in a Google Drive folder that is accessed via a clickable link in the purchased Licensed Access Document. Materials may be downloaded and editable files converted to Powerpoint or modified in Google Suite.

Look for more units from The Vamos Curriculum coming soon!

Other Units in the Vamos Curriculum: 

  • My students loved using this resource. Very engaging!!

    Elena López - Aprendemos juntos
  • I have been waiting for something like the Vamos curriculum for years and am so thrilled that this resource exists. As a K-8 Spanish teacher, I loved Somos for my older students, but found that I struggled to find something that fit for my 4th-5th crowd. This is it! It is comprehensible, fun, and culturally relevant. I also love that many of the games/activities in Vamos are also in Somos, getting students ready for what they will experience in grades to come. My students and I are having so much fun!

    Stephanie M.
  • Excellent! Excellent! This resource is well organized, time saver for the teachers, fun and engaging for the students. My classes are learning so much without even noticing. They loved the games and stories. Language structures are easy to get because of the repetitions. No more hard grammar lessons or vocabulary lists.

    Mireya O.

Vamos Unit 2 | Faroles | Exploratory Spanish


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