This Study Guide is the companion to the English language version of the 5-DVD video series THE BURIED MIRROR, written and narrated by the famous Mexican writer and social commentator, Carlos Fuentes.
This Study Guide uses the English narrative of THE BURIED MIRROR video series (Carlos Fuentes), to give students practice in writing clearly and effectively. Most activities involve replies which test student comprehension as well. A reply thus requires understanding the question and the reference in the film narrative. Some activities may need only a sentence or two for an adequate reply. Others will specifically ask students to write a paragraph. All activities will test student ability to write sentences employing correct grammar.
This guide emphasizes narrative writing: how to write effective sentences, paragraphs and even entire essays. Each program begins with a writing emphasis on a specific topic:
Program 1: Writing Effective Sentences
Program 2: Boldness and Creativity in Developing Effective Sentences
Program 3: Writing Entire Paragraphs
Program 4: Writing an Entire Essay
Program 5: Writing Summaries
Since all activities derive from Fuentes film series on Hispanic culture and history, students will benefit from film (and transcript) content as they develop written answers for these activities.
Alternately, instructors of Hispanic Culture and Civilization will find that the film series, transcript and Study Guide provide excellent source material for teaching about Spain and Latin America. Students with limited (or no) knowledge of the Spanish language will thus have access to the unique content of THE BURIED MIRROR.
Finally, because the film series ends its coverage in 1992 and many important changes have taken place since then, a special section will provide a guide to students to write their own summary of that period, both for Spain and Latin America.
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John Robertson (M.A. in TESOL) teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) at Santa Barbara City College in Santa Barbara, California. He spent much of his career teaching children in the upper elementary and middle school grades. Having lived and taught in Mexico, Egypt, Indonesia, and Malaysia for a total of fifteen years, he is deeply interested in the various peoples and cultures of the world both understanding them, and explaining them to others. John seeks out opportunities to tutor students in his other love, history. He has written curriculum for his schools and district as well as for the California State Department of Education and the National Center for History in the Schools. In addition, John has evaluated history textbooks for the California State Department of Education.
David J. Curland is Senior Instructor Emeritus, Department of Romance Languages, University of Oregon . He was involved in the early application of film and video to the foreign language classroom and is the author of several instructional video series: LA CATRINA (1992, P/H) and its sequel EL ULTIMO SECRETO (1997 P/H) as well as their accompanying novellas. The original workbook to accompany The Buried Mirror was co-authored by Prof. Juan Epple, Jim Heinrich and Curland. EL ESPEJO ENTERRADO. (1994, McGraw-Hill) . He was awarded two Fulbright lectureships: University of Madrid (1972-73) and University of Seville (1977-78).
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Book Description Microangelo Educational Media, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110982221762