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Unidad 1 Etapa 1 Pasatiempos Contexto

In Pasatiempos, you learned to talk about where you went and what you did, discuss leisure time, and talk about airplane travel. Think about the last time that you took a trip. Was it a vacation trip? Did you have everything you needed? If you traveled in an airplane, what information was useful to you? Francisco travels to several cities in the United States where Spanish speakers have made contributions to cultural, politics and business.


Explore the following links to think more about the ways in which Spanish speakers have contributed to life in Los Angeles since a Spaniard founded it in 1781 naming it Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Ángeles. You might want to keep a notebook nearby to jot down ideas as you think about the following questions:

  • How do some places in Los Angeles reflect the long connection that this city has had to Spanish-speaking culture?
  • Would it be advantageous for a business owner in Los Angeles to advertise in English and in Spanish? Think of two reasons why.
  • If you were a tourist from Latin America, what places would you want to visit in Los Angeles? How do you think they might be similar to your country of origin? How might they be different?
  • What are some of the themes in Chicano artwork?
  • How is the theme of place reflected in Chicano artwork? (Hint: Use examples to support your answer.)

Proyecto CEMA--Graphic arts???Chicano (English/Spanish) aeronave.html
A great site for looking at contemporary artwork from Los Angeles!

Calle Olvera (Spanish/English)
Explore historic Calle Olvera in Los Angeles.


On your own or with a classmate, sketch a map of Los Angeles to be used during a school celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Visitors and residents of Los Angeles will be looking at your map. Look at your notes and at a map of Los Angeles for visual reference. You can use one in an atlas or go to one on the web. (You might go here)

On a piece of posterboard, draw an outline of the map of Los Angeles. Show as many places as possible connected to the Spanish-speaking heritage of Los Angeles. Using information from your texbook and from the Exploración, show features like businesses and organizations by using icons and creating a legend for the users. Also include major geographical features, like mountains and rivers. Share your map with a group of classmates to see what they included in their map. Combine your versions to produce as complete a map as possible, or save them in your portfolios.