Hamden Public Schools

Empower all students to communicate and acquire knowledge in order to appreciate other world cultures and participate effectively as global citizens

Middle School Year 1

ACTFL Can-Do Statements & Proficiency Benchmarks – Novice

Language Skills/Functions: Give basic/personal information about self and others. Simple comparisons. Simple opinions. Expressing needs.

Middle School Year 2

ACTFL Can-Do Statements & Proficiency Benchmarks – Novice

Language Skills/Functions: Give basic/personal information about self and others. Simple comparisons. Simple opinions. Expressing needs.

Self Portrait

Resources

Let’s Go Shopping

Resources

ASL • English • Italian • Spanish

Healthy Lifestyle

Resources

English •  Italian • Spanish

Let’s Celebrate

Resources

ChineseEnglish •  Spanish

Also look at specific holiday versions: Felices Fiestas

High School Year 1

ACTFL Can-Do Statements & Proficiency Benchmarks – Novice

Language Skills/Functions: Give basic/personal information about self and others. Simple comparisons. Simple opinions. Expressing needs.

Global Citizenship

Family & Friends

All Work & No Play

Schooling of the World

Tourism

High School Year 2

ACTFL Can-Do Statements & Proficiency Benchmarks – Novice

Language Skills/Functions: Give basic/personal information about self and others. Simple comparisons. Simple opinions. Expressing needs.

Let’s Go Shopping

Resources

ASL • English • Italian • Spanish

Healthy Lifestyle

Resources

Let’s Celebrate

Resources

ChineseEnglish •  Spanish

Also look at specific holiday versions: Felices Fiestas

High School Year 3

ACTFL Can-Do Statements & Proficiency Benchmarks – Intermediate

Language Skills/Functions: Start to narrate, series of events. Give information about self and others with some details. Comparisons. Give opinions and give supporting details.

Heroism & Historical Figures

Defining Beauty

What the World Eats

Housing & Lifestyles

Travel & Exploration

High School Year 4

ACTFL Can-Do Statements & Proficiency Benchmarks – Intermediate

Language Skills/Functions: Start to narrate, series of events. Give information about self and others with some details. Comparisons. Give opinions and give supporting details.

Art in the World Around Us

Protecting Our Environment

Social Justice

What’s Trending

Ready for the Future

High School Year 5

ACTFL Can-Do Statements & Proficiency Benchmarks – Intermediate

Language Skills/Functions: Start to narrate, series of events. Give information about self and others with some details. Comparisons. Give opinions and give supporting details.

National & Ethnic Identity

Education & Careers

Myths & Legends

Health & Medicine

Social Conscience

Resources

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COMMENTS FOR HAMDEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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28 Comments

  1. Megan Smith

    Yes, adding a section for Heritage Learners is possible.

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  2. Megan Smith

    Hello, Hamden Teachers! Have a question or need help finding something? Leave a comment below and we’ll be happy to help!

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  3. Kara Parker

    * MS buttons added
    * Removed “Go green” on both level two and changed to “Getting Around”
    * Will change all buttons to new title when you give the link and decide on titles.
    * resource title added about AT units
    * removed units that didn’t fit topic or proficiency level
    * Switched level 5 order of units

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  4. Kara Parker

    Hello Leah! I have one suggestion… I put those proficiency level descriptors at the top just to help during the planning. I don’t think they should stay there permanently since they are my cheat sheet, and not official. Instead, what if I link to the descriptors on ACTFL’s page?

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  5. Kara Parker

    Can you just comment here with units? If it’s some of the newer units, they are in progress and might not exist yet.

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  6. Kara Parker

    Ah! I didn’t check the English. I’ll fix those right now. Do you know, have the level 3 and 4 units been set?

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  7. Kara Parker

    This one worked for me. Let me know if it doesn’t, since that means there’s another issue.

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    • jkeenan

      This one (Planning a week in the city), still goes to Arabic…

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      • Kara Parker

        Based on your new unit recommendations, I don’t have “Week in the City” anywhere on the curriculum. Is that correct?

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        • jkeenan

          I think you took it off HMS but it should only have come off HHS. So HMS Y2 U5 should be Planning a week in the city and HHS Y2 U5 is the Ecotourism

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        • Kara Parker

          Added a week in city back on HMS.

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  8. Kara Parker

    I fixed all of them. Some of them are not created in English yet, so I put that note on there.

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  9. Kara Parker

    I’ll work on these this week! It might take just a bit to get those changes made. For “Let’s Go Shopping,” we don’t have one unit, but we have lessons where they buy/order mixed in different units. What are they shopping for in your unit?

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  10. Kara Parker

    While I’m in the code… do you want me to remove our notes? I’ll also rename the Year/Level headers.

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  11. Kara Parker

    Just a note, the Trash Problem unit has a part about recycled art. Not sure if you saw that.

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  12. Kara Parker

    Ok! Take a look and see if I got all of those changes correct.

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  13. Kara Parker

    Not at this time. However, if you look at the units for specific celebrations (birthdays, Day of the Dead, Thanksgiving, Happy Holidays, New Years, Love is in the Air, etc), there are a lot there that will give you a good start. We are giving Chinese and AP a lot of attention right now. Eventually we’ll get back into those other units.

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  14. Kara Parker

    Updated!

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  15. Kara Parker

    done

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  16. Kara Parker

    done

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  17. Kara Parker

    Done. For the Y4 U5, the Travel Industry looks like it would fit your goals. Yes, the unit is focused on one industry (travel), but the idea is that the teacher is using it as the input and the model. Then they can research their own field of interest.

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  18. Kara Parker

    done

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  19. Kara Parker

    Got them! Question. You put this earlier for the buttons:
    *Green HPS button should be above Adios Textbook “resource” – Titled: HPS Approved Curriculum – Unit 1 Heroism – Look at the first Y1 U1. It that what you want? I want to ask before I start changing these. Since the title is right above it, do you want the title again? Could be just “HPS Approved Curriculum” on each one?

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  20. jkeenan

    The topic for HMS Y2 U5 is “Let’s Eat!” Also, for this unit please add Saliendo de Tapas as a resource.

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  21. Kara Parker

    Alright! I think I got these last three comments updated. 🙂

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  22. Megan Smith

    Done!

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  23. Megan Smith

    Got it!

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  24. Beth

    Hola Kara y Megan,

    Espero que vosotras y sus familiares esteis todos bien.

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