Every year I design a year long unit in to use with my students. There are five units covered in a year tied to a central theme - this year the theme is "Our Global Community". We have already covered France (and saw Les Mis) and Mexico (and held a Fiesta Navidad. Come the return to school after break we will begin learning about Chine (later in the year we will learn about S. Africa and Australia).
I have been busily researching, creating Boardmaker/Classroom Suite/Clicker 5 activities and Power Point presentations. Once I am done I will post everything to the correct activity sharing group (Yahoo Boardmaker Group/Google Boardmaker Group/Intellitools Activity Exchange/Learning Grids). I will post a zip file of all of the materials I create in every format at Kate's Curriculum Group. As a preview below are two of my Power Point Presentations.
(I bought myself the PCS Metafiles from Boardmaker for Christmas so the Power Points have Mayer-Johnson symbols in them. I was very excited to use them!)