Subject:

Automobile

Thematic Scenario:

Start Your Engines

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions regarding automobiles and driving..

Learn from Selected Countries/Cultures:

Obtaining a driver's license
Driving etiquette
Rules of the road
Car manufacturers and models
Fuel types and costs
Other types of transportation

Strategies:

Compare and Contrast Cultural Similarities/Differences:
Obtaining a driver's license
Driving etiquette
Rules of the road
Cooperative Learning:
Student groups write and perform an automobile commercial that describes a specific model from a selected country.
Research:
Find out where the auto manufacturer is based, where the car is actually produced, and countries where the car is sold.
Forms of transportation other than automobiles.
Pair Activities:
Students work in pairs to write and perform a dialog in which they are negotiating to purchase a a car, using culturally-correct practices for the selected country.

Assessments:

Traditional:
Written Quiz
Checklist
Performance:
Skit with rubric assessment
Portfolio:
Create advertisement or brochure

Resources:

Internet
Videotapes
Posters
Pictures of automobiles
Calendars featuring car pictures