Hamden Public Schools

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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.

Myths & Legends

National & Ethnic Identity

Education & Careers

Health & Medicine

Social Conscience

Resources

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14 Comments

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Kara Parker

    Added a week in city back on HMS.

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  6. Beth

    Hola Kara y Megan,

    Espero que vosotras y sus familiares esteis todos bien.

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  7. Kara Parker

    Hi Janice! Same to you! I have those switched around now.

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    • jkeenan

      Good afternoon Kara,
      Hope all is well. I just noticed, that although the resource for Myths and Legends was moved to the first position, the rest of the info stayed the same (ie. the title shows National and Ethnic Identities and the Hamden Approved Curriculum is off). Please let me know if you need additional information in order to fix this.
      And just for clarification the order of units should be as follows:
      Unit 1 Myths and Legends
      Unit 2 National and Ethnic Identities
      Unit 3 Education and Careers
      Unit 4 Health and Medicine
      Unit 5 Social Conscience

      Thanks so much!

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      • Kara Parker

        Got it! Check it out now. I can’t see your links, so make sure I moved those correctly as well.

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  8. Kara Parker

    Done!

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  9. Kara Parker

    I have 2 suggestions for you to look at for that Level 1 Unit 3 “All work, no play”. First, the “Kites” would be great for middle school. If you want that, I could get those handouts for Chinese and Italian pretty quickly. Second, now that I’ve seen your unit goals, here is a page that has some ideas for a future unit called “the Weekend” that we want to make one day. https://www.adiostextbook.com/english/weekend/

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  10. Valeria Guarino

    Hello!
    Would anyone be able to grant me access to the Hamden documents for the first unit for Spanish 3 ?
    Thanks!

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    • Kara Parker

      Hello Valeria! Those Hamden documents are owned by Hamden, so you’ll need to ask Beth for access. Let me know if you need anything else from us.

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  11. jkeenan

    I know there is currently nothing for the Year 3 Unit 2 Defining Beauty, but here is a resource that was fun for students and you could do a lot with…
    https://youtu.be/24dADrO_4QE

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