Welcome to Daniel Sparler's teacher page

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If you wish to speak with Daniel, please visit him during school hours in the Humanities Office, or leave a voice mail for him on the school's telephone system.  You are also welcome to call him at his residence, prior to 9 p.m., at the home telephone number listed in The Northwest School Handbook and Directory. If you are unable to reach Daniel in person or by telephone, you may contact him by email at daniel.sparler@northwestschool.org.

This page will provide information on assignments relating to Daniel's three 2016-17 classes. Under the Documents tab at left you can find course descriptions and class expectations.




Humanities 12 Latin-American Studies


* For THURSDAY, 25 May. 1. Cuba map due. 2. Read and prepare to discuss the essay "The Harsh Angel," on Ernesto "Che" Guevara, in Alma Guillermoprieto's Looking for History. Also read the next essay in the collection, "A Visit to Havana."


 Advanced Spanish (12th grade)


Spanish III (11th grade)


* PARA VIERNES, 24 DE MAYO: Hacer Ejercicios 5 y 6, página 157 en Aula 2 Internacional. 

Corrections are also due on the Proyecto Foto + Actividades assignment from last week.


Here are two easy-to-use sources for definitions en español:


IMPORTANTE--If you miss class for any reason you must compensate for the lost instructional time in Spanish. Here’s what to do:

1. Choose a news article in Spanish from any of the sources listed below.

2. Print out the article you choose (In order to save paper you will probably need to cut and paste it into a Word document –eliminating photos, advertisements and other irrelevant items). IMPORTANT NOTE: As with any academic assignment, you must correctly and clearly identify the source. State in the header the following items: A. Name of publication. B. Date of publication      C. Name of author.

3. Read the article.

4. Write a brief, one-paragraph summary of the article in Spanish.

5. Write a second paragraph (also in Spanish) reflecting on the subject, why it interests you, what your opinion is of the matter, how you react emotionally, etc.

6. Finally, list at least 10 new vocabulary words in the article that you find useful and important. Include their meaning in English.

7. Turn in your work, along with the printout of the article, when you return to class.


 New York Times en español: http://www.nytimes.com/es/

 Miami Herald: http://www.elnuevoherald.com/

 CNN en español: http://cnnespanol.cnn.com/

 Univisión: http://www.univision.com/noticias

 Excelsior (México DF): http://www.excelsior.com.mx/elecciones-eu-2016#view-1

 El País (Madrid): http://elpais.com/elpais/portada_america.html?cp=2

 BBC Mundo: http://www.bbc.com/mundo

 Página 12 (Buenos Aires): https://www.pagina12.com.ar/temas/3795-la-era-trump

 La Tercera (Santiago de Chile): http://www.latercera.com/canal/mundo/