This unit was designed utilizing the Realidades 3 Textbook from Prentice Hall for a Spanish 3 level class. I also included some differentiation for Spanish 3 Pre-AP along with supplemental activities at the end of the unit. The goal of the unit was to have students investigate in an authentic manner the positive and negative effects of tourism on Spanish-speaking countries.
Throughout their investigations, students are exposed to and expected to use the preterite and imperfect tense in a real-world context through camping and tourism. One of the other goals of the unit is to have students create a presentation in Spanish within their cooperative groups about a disastrous camping trip or one of the six aspects of ecotourism. (I teach and work mainly in Cooperative Learning Groups in my classroom which can be homogeneously or heterogeneously grouped according to the activity.)
Arnold, Carol, "Días inolvidables (Cápitulo 1-1) [9th-12th grade]" (2010). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. 127.