Subject:

Vacations

Thematic Scenario:

Pack Your Bags

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between the perspectives and practices of cultures studied and use this knowledge to interact effectively when visiting target city locations.

Learn from Selected Countries/Cultures:

Knowledge of cultural practices
Geographic locations
Currency exchange
Safety factors
Products of target country
Climate and clothing

Strategies:

Internet Research:
Students visit prospective cities of the target culture to discover climate, currency rates, products available, current events, lodging, restaurants, festivals, etc.
Graphic Organizer:
Students use a graphic organizer to arrange and analyze information gathered about the chosen target cities.
Cooperative Learning:
Students work in groups to create a flea market in the target cites and provide other students with a flea market "experience."

Assessments:

Quizzes:
Geographic locations of cities
Written Project:
Students keep a journal, meeting rubric criteria.
Oral Presentation:
Student groups create a flea market in the target culture, including products available, food, and music, meeting rubric criteria.
Final Project:
Students experience a day at the flea market in other target cities. Following the flea market experience, students describe a purchase they made, a culinary delight they encountered, and share a song they learned in the target cities.

Resources:

Internet
Library resources
Videos
Music
Actual currency