Batter Up!

Thematic Unit Title:  

Batter Up!

Subject: Sports
Goals: 1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
Standards: 1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and practices of cultures studied and use this knowledge to interact effectively in cultural contexts.
3.2 Students acquire information and perspectives through authentic materials in the foreign languages and within the cultures.
1.2 Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
Contexts\Outcomes: Students exchange opinions on sports, acquire sports information through authentic materials, and demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices of sports in the target culture
Progress Indicators Goal 1:
Progress Indicators Goal 2:  

1.1F Respond to one-on-one interactions.
Exchange information with peers and others.
1.1G Ask and answer simple questions.
Provide and request clarification.
1.1H Make and respond to simple requests.
2.1A Identify and react to cultural perspectives and practices in the culture studied.
Describe and analyze cultural characteristics and behaviors of everyday life.
2.1B Recognize and interpret language and behaviors that are appropriate to the target culture.

Progress Indicators Goal 3:  

3.2B Use authentic sources to identify the perspectives of the target cultures.

Progress Indicators Goal 4:
Progress Indicators Goal 5:
Essential Skills\Knowledge:  

Topic specific vocabulary (relating to sports, descriptive adjectives)
Relevant verbs including likes/dislikes
Asking questions
Knowledge of sports
Cultural background knowledge

Assessments: Vocabulary Quiz
Students read sport schedules in target culture newspaper (hard copy or Internet copy) meeting specified criteria.
Students keep a sports journal in the target language.
Oral Presentation:
Students participate in spontaneous sports conversations from the target country meeting rubric criteria.
Instructional Strategies:  

Individual Activities:
Students use an authentic newspaper from the target country, or search the Internet, to locate and decipher sport schedules.
Students keep a sports journal.
Cooperative Learning:
Students participate in vocabulary games.
Students learn authentic cheers from the target culture.
Students listen to radio broadcasts of sports games in the target language.
Students teach a sport game to classmates from the target culture.
Students compare team statistics of winning/losing the game they were taught.
Students participate in spontaneous sports conversations from the target country using situation cards provided by the teacher.

Resources: Textbook
Library resources
Other Resources: Newscasts
Updated December 27, 2019 10:16am