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Thematic Unit Title:
Do You Want Fries With That?
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
1.3 Students convey information, concepts, and ideas to listeners and readers for a variety of purposes.
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.
5.1 Students apply language skills and cultural knowledge within and beyond the school setting.
Students convey information, demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and practices of cultures studied, and apply language skills and cultural knowledge using proper etiquette eating at a target culture restaurant.
Progress Indicators Goal 1:
Progress Indicators Goal 2:
1.3E Present prepared material to an audience.
Speak or write spontaneously.
2.1A Identify and react to cultural perspectives and practices in the culture studied.
Describe and analyze cultural characteristics and behaviors of everyday life.
Identify differences in cultural practices among same-language cultures.
Progress Indicators Goal 3:
Progress Indicators Goal 4:
Progress Indicators Goal 5:
5.1A Identify the target language in the student’s daily life.
Share knowledge of target language with others.
5.1B Locate connections with the target culture through the use of technology, media, and authentic sources.
Establish connections with the target culture through the use of technology, media, and authentic sources.
5.1C Locate resources in the community to research the target culture.
Use resources in the community to research the target culture.
Topic specific vocabulary
Phrases needed to order in a restaurant
Verbs needed to order in a restaurant (i.e. want, need, would like)
Knowledge of cultural practices
Knowledge of currency
Knowledge of video technology
Student groups create menus meeting specified criteria.
Student groups plan, perform, and videotape a skit “Eating in a Restaurant in …” meeting specified rubric criteria including self-analysis.
Students use the Internet to research most recent currency conversion for the target culture.
Student groups interview and/or survey students on their favorite foods.
Student groups create menus for restaurants in the target culture.
Student groups plan, perform, and videotape a skit “Eating in a Restaurant in …” imitating a restaurant from the target culture.
Students use a graphic organizer to compare, contrast and analyze results of favorite food survey.
Local Restaurants (from the target culture)
Target language menus and cookbooks