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Fiesta San Antonio
& How It Relates to you

7th Grade

Overview of unit plan's scope and objectives
1). Students will gain a greater understanding of the History and significance of Fiesta

2). Students will be able to make personal connections with the cultural and community significance of Fiesta.

3). Students will engage in higher order thinking skills by utilizing multiple relatedness between the Fiesta History and daily activities.
By: Sarah Sanchez, Mairi Vannella, and Stacey Mazuca
English Language Arts and Reading Objectives
Art Objectives
English Language Arts and Writing Objectives
TEKS 110.19 B Reading Knowledge and Skills
(1) Students read grade-level text with fluency and comprehension.
(3) Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding (analyze how place and time influence the theme or message of a literary work).
(7) Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the varied structural patterns and features of literary nonfiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding.
(9) Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about the author's purpose in cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding.
(8) Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about how an author's sensory language creates imagery in literary text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding.
(4)(F) support from teachers & students to develop 
grade level reading/enhance understanding
English: (v) research

* SWBAT read articles and pieces from a certain time period in relation to Fiesta.
* SWBAT draw conclusions about the purpose, culture, and setting of the work based upon historical and contemporary evidence.
* SWBAT analyze and describe common themes in different narratives.

TEKS: 117.35. Art, Grade 7

(7.1) Perception. The student develops and organizes ideas from the environment.

: illustrate ideas from direct observation, imagination, personal experience, and school and community events

(7.2) Creative expression/performance. The student expresses ideas through original artworks, using a variety of media with appropriate skill.

: Create artworks based on direct observations, personal experience, and imagination

Produce drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures, ceramics, fiberart, photographic imagery, and electronic media-generated art, using a variety of art materials and tools in traditional and experimental ways.

(7.3) Historical/cultural heritage. The student demonstrates an understanding of art history and culture as records of human achievement.

: Analyze ways that international, historical, and political issues influence artworks

: Analyze selected artworks to determine cultural contexts

: Identify career and avocational choices in art.

(7.4) Response/evaluation. The student makes informed judgments about personal artworks and the artworks of others.

: Analyze and compare relationships, such as function and meaning, in personal artworks

: Analyze original artworks, portfolios, and exhibitions by peers and others to form conclusions about formal properties, historical and cultural contexts, and intent.
TEKS 110.19 B Writing Knowledge and Skills
(14) Students use elements of the writing process (planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing) to
(16) Students write about their own experiences.
(23) Research and Gathering Sources.
C (5) all instruction delivered in English must be linguistically accommodated (communicated, sequenced, and scaffold) commensurate with the student's level of English language proficiency.
Writing 1. (A) Compose a variety of texts that demonstrate clear focus, the logical development of
ideas in well-organized paragraphs, and the use of appropriate language that advances the author’s purpose.
English: (v) research

*SWBAT: Students will be able to write a personal narrative that has a clearly defined focus and communicates the importance of or reasons for actions and/or consequences.
*SWBAT: Students will be able to plan, develop, revise and edit drafts for publication
*SWBAT: Students will be able to relate the theme (Fiesta) in a way that is meaningful to them

Resource Bank
Reading Bank
A Timeline of Fiesta

Information on The Battle of Flowers

Fiesta Medals

Kristin Valadez Quade: An Interview

The Battle of Flowers Parade
Art Bank
* Visual Resource & Historical Background

* Visual References & Historical Background

*Blog on steps for making a cardboard float

*Online Glossary of Art Terms

*How to Write A Good Artist Statement
Writing Bank
All about Personal Narratives

Student Model of a Personal Narrative

Research more about Fiesta and history

Research more about the Battle of the Flowers and other parades

Research more about "Festivals" using popular hash- tags on social media. this will broaden student familiarization with festivals while exploring different cultures and their experiences in hopes to relate to their own experiences.
Students will be using the resource banks to accomplish unit objectives by:
~ Accessing visual examples of topics being discussed and presented
~ Allowing themselves to go more in depth with each topic by taking advantage of additional links within the websites listed
Technology's Role
Technology can help expand students understanding of the content material.

Technology as a source is an engaging research tool that is different from other research methods.

Students are able to make the connection between classes by seeing how the theme is Inter- related across disciplines.
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