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Leccion 1: La fiesta [New York City]
Plot: Juan meets Kathy at his birthday party in New York; he shows her the map and challenges her to a contest of who can find the treasure first.
1. Singular Nouns: Gender and Articles
2. Nouns and Articles: Plural Forms
Present Tense of –ar verbs and negation; interrogative words
Atlas cultural: Hispanics in the United States
Thematic Vocabulary: En la universidad, En la clase
Leccion 2: El detective [New York City]
Plot: Juan hires a Spanish-speaking detective, David Collins, to assist in following Kathy and solving the mystery of the map.
4. Present Tense of ser
5. Adjectives: Gender, Number, and Position
6. Present Tense of –er and –ir Verbs
Atlas cultural: Spain
Thematic Vocabulary: En la biblioteca, La familia
Leccion 3: En Simancas [Spain]
Plot: David Collins travels to Simancas [Spain] where he interviews the Simancas Archives' librarian, but he has just missed Kathy. The librarian hands him a clue left by Kathy, indicating that she has gone to Cuba.
7. Possessive Adjectives (Unstressed)
8. tener, venir, preferir, querer, and poder
9. Ir; ir + a + Infinitive
Atlas cultural: Cuba
Thematic Vocabulary: En el zoo y el jardin botanico, En el banco
Leccion 4: En el banco [Spain]
Plot: While changing money in a Cuban bank, David discovers by chance that Kathy has just exchanged a large amount of money for Mexican pesos. The clues seem to point to Mexico, but David returns to New York to regroup and study the evidence.
10. Saber and conocer; Personal a
11. Present Tense of Stem-Changing Verbs
12. Reflexive Pronouns
Atlas cultural: Mexico
Thematic Vocabulary: En la oficina, En casa
Leccion 5: La carta [Cuba]
Plot: David now knows that Kathy went to Mexico and through more clues now he also knows she will travel to Colombia next.
13. Present Progressive: estar and –ndo
14. Summary of the Uses of ser and estar
Atlas cultural: Puerto Rico
Thematic Vocabulary: En el consultorio del médico, En la agencia de viajes
Leccion 6: La confusion [Mexico]
Plot: David goes to Mexico in search of Kathy. He finds another clue in a Mexican travel agency that Kathy has singled out. There David finds another clue left by Kathy which shows that she has already moved on to Colombia.
16. Direct Object Pronouns
17. Indefinite and Negative Words
18. Formal Commands
Atlas cultural: Colombia
Thematic Vocabulary: En el restaurante, Ir de compras (I)
Leccion 7: El tablon de anuncios [Colombia]
Plot: David realizes that he needs to fly to Colombia to meet Kathy in a popular Bogota restaurant. She's not there but he does find a message left on the bulletin board of this trendy cyber culinary spot. David returns to New York to regroup.
19. Indirect Object Pronouns; dar and decir
Preterite of Regular Verbs and of dar, hacer, ir, and
Atlas cultural: Bolivia, Paraguay
Thematic Vocabulary: El clima y el calendario, Correos y teléfonos
Leccion de Repaso (review lesson)
Review of plot up to now
Atlas cultural: Costa Rica, El Salvador
Leccion 8: La perrita [Colombia/New York]
Plot: Meanwhile, Kathy has already returned to New York and left another clue, a little puppy by the name of "Kati." Kathy has thrown the detective off the trail, again.
22. Irregular Preterites
23. Preterite of Stem-Changing Verbs
24. Double Object Pronouns
Atlas cultural: Venezuela
Thematic Vocabulary: Ir de compras (II), En el hotel
Leccion 9: Al teléfono [Venezuela]
Plot: Kathy was really headed for Venezuela all along. David tries to catch up with her at her Caracas hotel but, again, just misses her. She is off to Chile now.
25. Imperfect of Regular and Irregular Verbs
26. Using the Preterite and Imperfect
Atlas cultural: Chile
Thematic Vocabulary: El transporte (I), El transporte (II)
Leccion 10: El engaño [Chile]
Plot: David catches up to Kathy in Chile at a train station but then in trying to follow her, he misinterprets her clue and mistakenly takes a train to Peru instead of Ecuador. He discovers his error after the train has pulled out from the station.
27. Past Participle Used As an Adjective
28 Perfect Forms: Present Perfect Indicative
Atlas cultural: Peru
Thematic Vocabulary: El transporte (III), El periodico, la radio y la television
Leccion 11: La pregunta [Chile/New York]
Plot: David regroups in New York, trying to recover from his mistaken side trip. He and Juan examine her clue carefully and realize that she is now in Ecuador. David takes a plane for Ecuador.
29. Tú commands
30. Reciprocal Actions with Reflexive Pronouns
Atlas cultural: Ecuador
Thematic Vocabulary: En el mapa, Actividades profesionales
Leccion 12: La tienda de ropa (El ladron) [Ecuador]
Plot: Again, David is a day late to catch Kathy in Ecuador. The next clue she has left points to Uruguay.
31. Present Subjunctive: An Introduction
32. Use of the Subjunctive: Influence
33. Use of the Subjunctive: Emotion
Atlas cultural: Uruguay
Thematic Vocabulary: Espectaculos, Deportes
Leccion 13: La universidad [Uruguay]
Plot: In Uruguay, David goes to the university to consult with a famous archaeologist. With reference to the map, this expert points David in the direction of an old parchment housed in the Ancient History Museum of New York City. Back to New York goes our tireless detective, outwitted, once again, by Kathy.
34. Use of the Subjunctive: Doubt and Denial
35. Subjunctive After Nonexistent and Indefinite Antecedents
Atlas cultural: Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala
Thematic Vocabulary: En el museo, En la farmacia
Leccion 14: El museo [New York]
Plot: The document examined in the New York Museum finally sends both Juan and David to Iguazú [Argentina], where the last map with all the clues is to be found.
36. Subjunctive After Conjunctions of Contingency and Purpose
37. Subjunctive and Indicative After Conjunctions of Time
Atlas cultural: Argentina
Thematic Vocabulary: En el quiosco, En la peluqueria, la lavanderia, la merceria, la drogueria
Leccion 15: El cofre [Argentina]
Plot: Kathy has found the last map in an old chest in an Iguazú Museum [Argentina] and now has all the clues to solve the mystery but she can't make any sense of them.
38. Future Verb Forms
39. Conditional Verb Forms
Atlas cultural: Honduras, R. Dominicana
no additional vocabulary
Leccion 16: El encuentro [Argentina]
Plot: The resolution of the treasure hunt takes place at Iguazú. Working together, all three of them--Kathy, Juan, and David--solve the mystery of the map and collect its treasure