SOMOS 1

Bring together language and culture in your beginning Spanish courses. When taught in sequence, SOMOS 1 units will fill two full years of instruction.

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UNIT 1

Dice

Try SOMOS - free! Launch your year with simple stories and the classic children's song "Los pollitos dicen" in the first days of Spanish 1.

CORE VOCABULARY:

este es, un muchacho/una muchacha, se llama, dice, me llamo, cómo te llamas

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UNIT 2

El encierro de toros

Introduce students to the Running of the Bulls in Week 2 – all in Spanish!!

CORE VOCABULARY:

corre, ve, camina

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UNIT 3

Cierra la puerta

Capture students' attention with a simple, fun story and a compelling short film. 

 

CORE VOCABULARY:

abre la puerta, nunca cierra, son [las ocho]

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UNIT 4

La universidad

Unpack the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" through the exploration of professions and  prestigious universities in Spanish speaking countries.

 

CORE VOCABULARY:

habla, toma, quiere ser

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UNIT 5

La corrida de toros

Bullfighting is as controversial as it is iconic. This seven-day unit introduces students to different perspectives on bullfighting, allowing them to consider it from an insider's view.

 

CORE VOCABULARY:

tiene, está enojado, va a, su hermano, su novio

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UNIT 6

Siéntate

Try SOMOS for FREE with this story-based, TPR-rich unit will get your students up and moving!

CORE VOCABULARY: 

se sienta, se levanta, le grita

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UNIT 7

Los castells de Tarragona

Tarragona's famous Human Towers will take your students' breath away!

 

CORE VOCABULARY:

le ayuda, simpático, tiene que, no puede

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UNIT 8

La comida latina

Examine the Latin influence on the American diet before wrapping up the unit with a love song to Elote!

 

CORE VOCABULARY

busca, encuentra, sabes

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UNIT 9

El Cucuy

In the US, children fear the Boogeyman. In Spanish speaking countries, they fear El Cucuy ("El Coco"). 

 

CORE VOCABULARY:

mira, tiene miedo de, hacia

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UNIT 10

Como agua para chocolate

Begin scaffolding comprehension of important literary works early! Students will learn about food and emotions and how they come together in one iconic (and school appropriate) scene from Como agua para chocolate. 

 

CORE VOCABULARY:

está triste, llora, come, el lobo, tiene hambre

Too racy? Use this alternate topic instead!

UNIT 11

Deportes en los países que hablan español

From baseball to soccer to basketball, your students will love learning about what sports fan-dom looks like in different Spanish-speaking countries.

 

CORE VOCABULARY:

quiere jugar, juega un deporte, eres

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UNIT 12

El cortejo

"First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes..." - or does it? Explore traditional dating customs in Spanish speaking countries, and compare them to your students' own!

 

CORE VOCABULARY:

no conoce a nadie, sale de, agarra la mano

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UNIT 13

Los piropos and "El chico del apartamento 512"

One of Selena's biggest hits, "El chico del apartamento 512" is cherished by her fans around the world. In this unit, the popular song is a hook that spirals into an exploration of the tradition of piropos and, through the use of carefully scaffolded authentic resources, discussion about how they relate to the topics of sexual harassment and sexism.

CORE VOCABULARY

el hombre, una mujer, piensa que, bonita, quieres salir, conmigo

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UNIT 14

Los niños prisioneros de Bolivia

Did you know that in Bolivia, children can live in prisons with their parents? Consider children's rights through the lens of this controversial law in Bolivia.

CORE VOCABULARY

no debes, hace, el niño, escucha, lo que

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UNIT 15

Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo y La Guerra Sucia

Introduce students to the history of Argentina's Guerra Sucia and the incredible organization, Las madres de la Plaza de Mayo.

CORE VOCABULARY:

una mujer vieja, su hijo, desaparece, guerra

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UNIT 16

El gaucho argentino

Pique students' interest by unpacking the familiar and often stereotyped figure of the gaucho. Is he more than just a cowboy from south of the border?

CORE VOCABULARY:

trabaja, vive solo, necesita

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UNIT 17

La inmigración indocumentada

Undocumented immigration is one of the most important topics facing nations around the world. Without taking sides or injecting personal opinion, this unit presents the common experience of undocumented migrants as they seek to cross the southern US border.

CORE VOCABULARY:

llega, un país, regresa, allí, lleva

 

All materials are included in both past and present tense.

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UNIT 18

Las supersticiones españolas

Compare common U.S. superstitions with those of Spain!

 

CORE VOCABULARY:

devuelve, le da, esto le parece, extraño

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UNIT 19

Biblioburro

Learn why Luis Soriano invented Biblioburro, a "donkey library", to provide access to books and education to children in rural Colombia.

CORE VOCABULARY:

pone, encima de, viene, un pueblo, toda la gente, libros, lee, biblioteca

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UNIT 20

Ladrones

Crime and criminals - they're everywhere!

 

CORE VOCABULARY:

deja, mismo/misma, tienda, lleva [una camisa]

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UNIT 21

Una aventura de camping

Get a FREE taste of SOMOS with this lighthearted storytelling unit.

 

CORE VOCABULARY:

se despierta, oye algo, se duerme, durante la noche

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UNIT 22

Los tres cerditos

Teach your students the familiar story of "Los tres cerditos" and begin to expose them to the past tense as they interact with the story in both tenses.

 

CORE VOCABULARY:

el cerdito, teme, sopla, feroz, toca, déjame, termina, construye, con cuidado

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UNIT 23

El Camino de Santiago

Take your students on a personal pilgrimage of reflection and self discovery as they learn about El camino.

 

CORE VOCABULARY:

quiere ir, sigue, se queda

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UNIT 24

IN PROGRESS

UNIT 25

El Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad

Your students will feel lucky as they learn everything there is to know about the Spanish Christmas Lottery. 

 

CORE VOCABULARY:

cuesta demasiado, compra, vende

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UNIT 26

El Sistema Solar

Connect your class with other disciplines through this study of the Solar System and space exploration

 

CORE VOCABULARY:

nació, fue, el primero, el último, propio

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UNIT 27

La siesta

This yawn-free unit presents the beloved tradition of the siesta– and might leave your students campaigning for a daily nap time at school! T

 

CORE VOCABULARY:

hay que, vuelve a, poco a poco, se aburre

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INCLUDED PRODUCTS

When you purchase the SOMOS 1 Complete Curriculum Bundle, you also gain immediate access to the following resources. When units are purchased individually, these are not included, but are recommended as additional purchases:

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Bundle Purchasing Options

Buying the full curriculum is the best bang for your buck. If you aren't ready to purchase SOMOS 1 in its entirety and be prepared for 2 full years of teaching Spanish 1, you might consider purchasing some of our smaller bundle options.

BUNDLE 1

UNITS 1-5

$5 OFF

SOMOS 2

Keep the continuity and keep it comprehensible with SOMOS 2.

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