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World Language Thematic Units

THEMATIC UNIT TITLE

SUBJECT AREA

GOALS ADDRESSED

Advertising

Advertising

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
4. Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

And Miles to Go Before I Sleep

Travel

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English

And the Grand Prize Is a Free Trip to...

Travel

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
5. Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World

Batter Up!

Sports

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

Clothing Makes the Man

Clothing

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English

Cool, Bad, or Phat

Shopping

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

Discovering Civilizations

Civilizations

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

Discovering Latin American Civilizations

Civilizations

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

Do I Need My Coat Today?

Weather/Clothing

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
4. Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

Do the Dishes or...Pay!

Food/Restaurants

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
5. Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World

Do You Know “Smelly Cat”?

Friends

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English

Do You Want Fries With That?

Eating Out/
Restaurants

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
5. Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World

Do You Want to Dance?

Dance

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
4. Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

Doctor, Doctor, Who Needs a Doctor?

Body Parts

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
4. Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

Fairy Tales

Conflict Resolution

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

Automobile

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
4. Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

Good Looks? Good Taste?

Food

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

Got Health? or...If You Wear Out Your Body, Where Will You Live?

Health

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

Have It Your Way!

Food

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

Health -It Does a Body Good

Health

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

Hop, Skip & Jump!

Sports

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
4. Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture
5. Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World

How Do I Look?

Shopping, Clothing, Friends/Teenagers

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

I Do, Do You?

Wedding

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

I’m Lost & I Can’t Get Out

Maps

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English

I’ve Got a Life Too!

Leisure Activities

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

If I Were You...

School Cultures

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
4. Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium

Travel

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
4. Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

Just DON’T Do It!

Teen Alcoholism

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

Let’s Go To... (Vamos a Ecuador)

Travel

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

Let’s Have Our Cake and Eat It, Too!

Food/Nutrition

2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
4. Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

Lights! Action! Camera!

TV Entertainment

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

Lions, Tigers, and Bears - Oh My!

Animals

2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
5. Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World

Live Long and Prosper

Health

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

Love Boat

Vacations

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

Luxury vs. Necessity

Possessions

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

Mall Madness

Shopping

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

Nice Pants!

Clothing and Shopping

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

Party On!

Holiday Celebrations

2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
4. Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

Planes, Trains, Automobiles

Transportation

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

Playtime

Leisure Activities

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
4. Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

Put It On the Schedule

School

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
5. Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World

School of My Dreams

School

2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
5. Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Shopping

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

Shopping - A Necessity or Luxury?

Shopping

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
4. Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

Show Me the Money

Careers/Professions

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

Show Me the Money, Too!

Careers

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

Third Rock From the Sun

Nature/Outdoor Activities

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
5. Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World

To Skip or Not to Skip

Daily Routines

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English

Tommy or Not Tommy?

Clothing

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
4. Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

Tune In...

Culture

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

What Should We Do This Weekend?

Leisure Time

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

What’s Up, Doc?

Health/Health Careers

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
5. Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World

Where Do I Fit In?

Clothing

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
5. Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World

Where in the World?

Travel

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

Where’s Walled?

Transportation

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
5. Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World

Who Slept Here?

Historical Sites

2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
5. Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World

Who’s on 1st? Who’s on 2nd?

Sports

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

Would You Like to Dance?

Social Customs

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
4. Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby

Childhood

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English

You’re Not in Kansas Anymore

Immigration

2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
5. Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World