WLG500: AP Spanish Language and Culture

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

Our online AP Spanish Language and Culture course is an advanced language course in which students acquire proficiencies that expand their cognitive, analytical and communicative skills. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course prepares students for the College Board's AP Spanish Language and Culture exam. It uses as its foundation the three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational) as defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century.

The course is designed as an immersion experience and is conducted almost exclusively in Spanish. In addition, all student work, practices, projects, participation, and assessments are in Spanish.

The course is based on the six themes required by the College Board, namely,

  1. Global challenges
  2. Science and technology
  3. Contemporary life
  4. Personal and public identities
  5. Families and communities
  6. Beauty and aesthetics

The course teaches language structures in context and focuses on the development of fluency to convey meaning. Students explore culture in both contemporary and historical contexts to develop an awareness and appreciation of cultural products, practices, and perspectives. In addition, students participate in a forum where they are able to share their own opinions and comments about various topics and comment on other students' posts. The course also makes great use of the Internet for updated and current material.

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Course Length

Two Semesters

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Strong success in WLG300: Spanish III, or success in WLG400-AVT: Spanish IV (or equivalents), and teacher/school counselor recommendation.

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Course Outline

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Listen, read, understand, and interpret a wide-variety of authentic Spanish-language materials and sources.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication using Spanish.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Use Spanish to connect with other disciplines and expand knowledge in a wide-variety of contexts.
  • Develop insight into the nature of the Spanish language and its culture.
  • Use Spanish to participate in communities at home and around the world.

Semester 1

Table providing curriculum detail for High School Spanish Culture Semester 1. Navigate on row headings to choose a course topic, then on column headings to find details for each unit.
Unit Unit Theme Unit Topics Grammar Culture, History, and Literature


Personal Identity


Personal Interests

Personal Beliefs

Present Tense- (Regular/ Irregular)

Gustar& Other Verbs

Servs. Estar with Adjectives



Las posadas

Spanish in Africa


Families and Communities

Family Structure

Customs and Values

Education Communities

Progressive Tenses



Preterite vs. Imperfect


Movie Ratings in Other Countries

History: Dictadura de Francisco Franco

Literature: Don Quijote


Beauty and Aesthetics

Beauty and Creativity

Fashion and Design

Language, Literature, and Architecture

Pronominal Verbs (reflexive, reciprocal)

Porvs. Para

Pronouns (object, subject)

Double object pronouns

African influence in Latin America (food, dancing, vocab, etc.)

Garifunas of Central America

El arte de Diego Rivera

Literature: Sensemayá (Nicolás Guillén)


Midterm and AP Spanish Exam Practice


Contemporary Life



Social Customs and Values

Present Subjunctive

Noun Clauses

Adjective Clauses

Adverbial Clauses

Monarchy in Spain

Torres humanas

History: Cortés, la malinche, y la bandera de México.

Literature: Don Quijote


The Family and its Interaction with the World

Social Networking

Human Geography

Global Citizenship

Indirect Commands

Direct Commands

Present Perfect Indicative (regular / irregular)

Present Perfect Subjunctive.


El tren de las nubes

Literature: Poema 20 (Pablo Neruda)


Global Challenges

Population and Demographics

Economic Issues

Environmental Issues

Future - with probability

Conditional -with probability


Relative pronouns

Cuba: Cars, Embargo, and Rafts

Nazca Lines

History: Che Guevara (early life)

Literature: Don Quijote

Final Exam and AP Exam Practice


Semester 2

Table providing curriculum detail for High School Spanish Culture Semester 2. Navigate on row headings to choose a course topic, then on column headings to find details for each unit.
Unit Unit Theme Unit Topics Grammar Culture, History, and Literature


Science and Technology

Access to Technology

Effects of Technology on Self and Society


Past Subjunctive

Noun Clauses

Adjective Clauses

Adverb Clauses

Political Party Structure in Mexico

History of the Mexican flag

Literature: Quiroga


Life Outside of Work

Travel and Leisure



Passive Voice (ser)

Passive se

Unintentional se

Haber& Perfect Tenses (including subjunctive)

Mexican Candy

Velazquez: Auto-retrato

Literature: Sor Juana

Literature: Don Quijote


Social Development

Social Welfare

Social Conscience

Philosophical Thought and Religion

Hypothetical Situations (if/ then)

Past Participles (ser, estar, haber)

Diminutive & Augmentatives

Comparatives & Superlatives

Bailes hispanos: cumbia, salsa, y merengue

Literature: Los maderos de San Juan

Literature: Las cartas de Cristobal Colón

Midterm and AP Spanish Exam Practice


Public Identity

Heroes and Historical Figures

National and Ethnic Identities

Alienation and Assimilation


Another Compound Form

Indicative vs. Subjunctive

Review of Tenses & Moods


Mexican Restaurant/ Kitchen

History: Cuba (Bay of Pigs)

Hisotry: Puerto Rico (Guantanamo Bay)

Literature: Don Quijote

AP Exam Practice
Final Projects
Final Exam
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Lesson Scheduling

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling