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I Do Do You?

  

Thematic Unit Title:

 

I Do, Do You?

Subject:

Wedding

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.
1.2 Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
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.
2.2 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and products/contributions of the cultures studied.
3.1 Students reinforce and further knowledge of other disciplines through foreign languages.

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students engage in conversation, provide, obtain, and record information, and demonstrate an understanding of this event in the target culture.

Progress Indicators Goal 1:

 

1.1B Converse using language and behaviors that are appropriate to the setting
1.1C Create simple descriptions within a context.
Create detailed oral descriptions within a context.
1.1F Exchange information with peers and others.
1.1G Give and follow directions in a familiar context.
1.2B Make an identification based on simple oral and/or written descriptors.
Analyze information based on complex oral and/or written descriptors.
Derive meaning from selected authentic materials.
1.2F Comprehend and respond to simple personal written communications; such as, notes, invitations, and letters.
1.2G Identify main ideas and key words in oral and written material.
1.3A Give directions, commands, and instructions.
1.3B Give a description orally and in writing using simple phrases.
Give a description orally and in writing using complex sentences.
1.3C Write a personal communication; such as, a note, letter, or invitation.

Progress Indicators Goal 2:

 

2.1A Identify and react to cultural perspectives and practices in the culture studied.
2.1B Recognize and interpret language and behaviors that are appropriate to the target culture.
Produce language and behaviors that are appropriate to the target culture.
2.1C Identify some commonly-held generalizations about the culture studied.
Analyze some commonly held generalizations about the culture studied.
2.1D Identify social and geographic factors that affect cultural practices.
2.2B Identify and explain how the needs, behaviors and beliefs of the culture that are reflected in the products/contributions of the culture.
2.2A Identify the relationship between cultural perspectives and products/contributions as represented in expressive forms of the culture studied; such as, art, literature, music, dance, etc.
2.2C Identify the expressive forms of the target culture.
2.2D Identify objects, images and symbols of the target culture.

Progress Indicators Goal 3:

 

3.1A Identify and apply, within a familiar context, information and skills common to the foreign language classroom and other disciplines.
Transfer and apply, within a limited context, information and skills common to the language classroom and other disciplines.

Progress Indicators Goal 4:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 5:

 

Essential Skills\Knowledge:

 

Wedding vocabulary
Budget basics
Grammar appropriate to level of class

Assessments:

Portfolio Project:
Students plan and perform the following projects meeting specified criteria:
Students research and present four wedding customs to the class.
Students make and address an invitation.
Students write a wedding announcement for the newspaper.
Students make paper flowers.
Students create a wedding budget.
Students translate a recipe for cake or punch.
Students role play setting up the wedding services.
Students plan, implement, and videotape a wedding reception for their parents.

Instructional Strategies:

 

Research/Oral Presentation:
Students research wedding customs from the target culture and present them to the class.
Individual Projects:
Students make and address an invitation.
Students write a wedding announcement for the newspaper.
Students make paper flowers.
Pair Activities:
Students create a wedding budget.
Students translate a recipe for cake or punch.
Cooperative Learning:
Students role play setting up the wedding services.
Students plan and implement a wedding reception for their parents.

Resources:

Textbook
Internet
Library resources
Library research

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