1. Target language 目標語言
strait, means, slavery, Spain, majority, Catholic, Mexico, immigration, percentage, Denmark, Danish, aircraft, Korea, Korean, Pakistan, Pakistani, mix, mixture, nationality, racial, the Bering, by means of, the Pacific Islands, make a life
However, it is likely that Native Americans were living in California …
Of the first Spanish to go to …, the majority were …men who…
This is why …as a first or second language.
Many died or returned home, but … to make a life for…
Although Chinese immigrants, it was the building of… that brought…
It is believed that before long… so … that …, but…
2. Ability goals能力目標
Enable the students to talk about the history of California.
3. Learning ability goals 學能目標
Enable the students learn how to talk about the history of California.
Enable the students learn how to talk about the important events in Californian history.
Enable the students to explain the reasons why California is such a multicultural community in the 21st century.
Skimming, scanning and discussion;
A recorder, a computer and a projector and some pictures.
Show students a map of America and ask them to find the location of California.
Introduce some history and geography knowledge about the USA.
United States of America is composed of a federal district - Washington DC and 50 states. All the states except for Hawaii islands are situated in mainland America. It has a population of about 2,900 million. Its area is 9,370,000 sq km. The climate of USA is mainly temperate in nature but in Hawaii and Florida, it is tropical
3. Show students some pictures about the USA
4. Ask students to have a competition about the general knowledge of USA.
e.g △ Which state is the largest one in the US
A. New York B. Texas C. Los Angeles
△ How many stars are there on the American flag
A. 52 B. 50 C. 13
△ Which city is known as the "Big Apple"
A. New York B. Chicago C. Los Angeles
△ In which year was the constitution written
A. 1779 B. 1789 C. 1799
△ What language do most state names come from
A. Spanish B. English C. Native American's
△ When is American Independence Day
A. June 4th B. July 4th C. D. August 14th
5. Ask students to read the passage and choose the correct answer.
① . Which of the following doesn't belong to the character of California
A. It has the largest population of America.
B. It's the most multi-cultural city
C. It was once ruled by Spain in the 17th century.
D. It's the third largest state in the USA.
② From the third part, we can learn that______
A. the majority of Native Americans were religious.
B. California got rid of the Spanish government in 1846.
C. The United States got the control of California through negotiation.
③ What happened after the American-Mexican war
1) gold was discovered in California.
2) adventures from Europe and Africa went there to dig gold.
3) most of adventures died or returned home.
4) California became the 31st state of America in 1850.
A. 1) 2) B. 1) 3)
C. 2) 3) D. 1) 4)
④ 4.What's the author mainly discuss in part5
A. The different immigrants and their own life in California.
B. The reason why immigrants came to California.
C. The place of origin of immigrants and the time of their arrival.
D. What the immigrants did to American's society.
6. Ask students to read the passage again and fill in the blanks.
In the 18th century, California was governed by Spanish __1__(invade). Spanish soldiers first arrived in South America in the early 16th century when they fought_2__ the native people and took their land. Two centuries later, Most lands of __3__(south) part of America was occupied by Spanish, the Northwest coast _4___(include). The _5_(major) of the first Spanish were __6_(religion), they taught Catholic religion to the natives. In 1821, California _7__(belong) to Mexico. __8__, in 1846 the United States won the war of Mexico, they had to return California to the United States but Spanish culture still makes great influence _9__ the United States. This is the reason why over 40% of _10_(California) regard Spanish as a first or second language.
7. Ask students to have a role-play.
A: a reporter of a magazine
B: an American student
A is interviewing B in the hall about California.
Questions: When did people first arrive there
what's the population of California
what's the climate and landscape like there
A: Excuse me, I'm XX of a foreign magazine. May I ask you some questions ……
Step 4 Homework
8. Ask students to go over the new words.