Subject:

Leisure Activities

Thematic Scenario:

I've Got a Life Too!

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students obtain information and exchange ideas on leisure activities, demonstrate an understanding of leisure activities from selected cultures, and apply this knowledge to their own culture.

Learn from Selected Countries/Cultures:

Cultural background information
Background information on typical leisure activities in selected cultures

Strategies:

Individual Activities:
Each student writes a haiku or concrete poem about leisure activities.
Students write a paragraph identifying leisure activities from the selected culture.
Students make a collage of leisure activities from the selected culture.
Students present a pantomime of their favorite leisure activities.
Pair Activities:
Students view and discuss videos of sporting activities.
Student pairs create jingles, rap songs, mobiles, or drawings of leisure activities from the target culture.
Students work in pairs to conduct Internet research to obtain cultural background information and authentic materials about leisure activities in the selected culture.
Graphic Organizer:
Students use a graphic organizer to compare, contrast, and analyze leisure activities from the U.S. and the selected culture.
Cooperative Learning:
Students work in groups to compare and contrast Internet information from the selected culture, debate, discuss, and reach a consensus about leisure activities in the selected culture.
Students work in groups to compile and chart the results of the survey.
Student groups plan, perform and videotape a skit depicting selected culture leisure activities.

Assessments:

Written Project:
Students keep a journal of leisure activities.
Students write letters to a prospective exchange student including pertinent information about family, school, activities, etc.
Students write a paragraph identifying leisure activities from selected culture meeting specified criteria.
Students survey leisure activities meeting checklist criteria.
Students graph information gathered through a survey.
Students make a collage of leisure activities from selected culture meeting specified criteria.
Oral Presentation:
Students present a pantomime of their favorite leisure activities meeting specified criteria.
Student groups create a skit "What To Do In Your Free Time" meeting rubric criteria.
Final Project:
Students plan, perform and videotape a skit depicting target culture leisure activities meeting specific rubric criteria.

Resources:

Internet resources/research
Library resources/research
Authentic cultural materials
Videotapes