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Just DON’T Do It!

  

Thematic Unit Title:

 

Just DON’T Do It!

Subject:

Teen Alcoholism

Goals:

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

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.
2.2 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and products/contributions of the cultures studied.

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students engage in conversations to demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and practices of teen alcoholism of the cultures studied.

Progress Indicators Goal 1:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 2:

 

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).
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.
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.
Evaluate some commonly held generalizations about the culture studied.
2.1D Identify social and geographic factors that affect cultural practices.
Discuss social and geographic factors that affect cultural practices.
Analyze social and geographic factors that affect cultural practices.
2.1E Identify common words, phrases, and idioms that reflect the culture.
Interpret the cultural connotations of common words, phrases, and idioms.
2.2B Identify and explain how the needs, behaviors and beliefs of the culture that are reflected in the products/contributions of the culture.
Discuss and analyze external factors which affect products and contributions.

Progress Indicators Goal 3:

 

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Progress Indicators Goal 5:

 

Essential Skills\Knowledge:

 

Topic specific vocabulary (drinking, alcoholism)
Topic specific verbs
Question words
Cultural background information
Background information regarding laws related to teen drinking
Internet and multimedia technology background

Assessments:

Written Project:
Peer evaluation of anti-drinking ads meeting rubric criteria
Debate:
Class debate on “Which country’s drinking laws and anti-drinking campaigns are more effective?” meeting specified criteria.
Multimedia Presentation:
Student groups prepare multimedia presentations meeting rubric criteria including cultural practices, laws, anti-drinking campaigns, drunk driving, and statistics relative to teen alcoholism in the target culture and comparison and analysis of this information.

Instructional Strategies:

 

Internet Research:
Students use the Internet to gather information and statistics relative to teen alcoholism in the target country and in the U.S.
Students use the Internet to research teen treatment facilities in the target country and the U.S.
Cooperative Learning:
Student groups research information on teen alcoholism by viewing and discussing magazine ads, TV commercials, anti-drinking campaigns, laws related to teen drinking, community interviews with relevant authorities, and statistics from the target culture and the U.S.
Class debate on “Which country’s drinking laws and anti-drinking campaigns are more effective?”
Student groups prepare multimedia presentations including cultural practices, laws, anti-drinking campaigns, drunk driving, and statistics relative to teen alcoholism.
Graphic Organizer:
Students use a graphic organizer (such as a comparison chart) to compare, contrast, and analyze the information and statistics gathered from research.

Resources:

Textbook
Internet
Library resources
Realia
Videotapes
Guest Speakers
Community resources

Other Resources:

Interviews
Foreign and American Ads and Commercials