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Thematic Unit Title:
Have It Your Way!
1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
3.2 Students acquire information and perspectives through authentic materials in the foreign languages and within the cultures.
Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, exchange opinions and acquire information and perspectives about food and social events through authentic materials in the target language and within the target culture.
Progress Indicators Goal 1:
Progress Indicators Goal 2:
1.1A Express basic needs.
Elaborate on needs.
Interact in basic survival situations.
1.1B Express basic courtesies.
Incorporate appropriate gestures into conversations.
Converse using language and behaviors that are appropriate to the setting
1.1C Express state of being.
Create simple descriptions within a context.
Create detailed oral descriptions within a context.
1.1D Express likes and dislikes.
1.1E Express agreement and disagreement.
Describe a problem.
Make suggestions and recommendations.
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.
Use different ways to express the same idea (circumlocution).
Ask and respond to open-ended questions.
Use a variety of language strategies to convey meaning (short, responsive comments; pause fillers; circumlocution).
1.1H Make and respond to simple requests.
Progress Indicators Goal 3:
3.2A Extract information from sources intended for native speakers of the language.
Progress Indicators Goal 4:
Progress Indicators Goal 5:
Topic specific vocabulary (food, menu, social events)
Basic conversational skills
Currency exchange rates
Cultural background for social events
Menu and price reading
Use of general rubrics (examples given in NE Frameworks p. 160-161) to measure success of participation and learned material.
Students use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast American traditions with target culture festivities.
Students work in groups to plan a party from A to Z meeting rubric criteria including interactions, decorations, invitations, music, menus, entertainment, etc. characteristic to the target culture.
Students work in groups to plan and perform a skit portraying social experiences characteristic of the target culture meeting rubric criteria.
Each student conducts Internet research to obtain cultural background information about social events in the target culture.
Students use a graphic organizer to arrange and analyze information from the Internet.
Students work in groups to compare and contrast Internet information from the target culture.
Students, in groups, use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast American traditions with target culture festivities and share findings with the class.
Students work in groups to plan a party from A to Z including social interactions, decorations, invitations, music, menus, entertainment, etc. characteristic to the target culture.
Students work in groups to plan and perform a skit portraying social experiences characteristic of the target culture.
Own Experiential Background