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Let’s Go To… (Vamos a Ecuador)

  

Thematic Unit Title:

 

Let’s go to… (Vamos a Ecuador)

Subject:

Travel

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 demonstrate an understanding of the relationship among the perspectives, practices, and products of traveling in the target culture.

Progress Indicators Goal 1:

 

1.1A Express basic needs.
Elaborate on needs.
Interact in basic survival situations.
Incorporate appropriate gestures into conversations.
Converse using language and behaviors that are appropriate to the setting
1.1B Express basic courtesies.
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.
Give and follow directions in a familiar context.

Progress Indicators Goal 2:

 

2.1A Identify and react to cultural perspectives and practices in the culture studied.
Analyze the relationship between cultural perspectives and products/contributions as represented in expressive forms of the culture studied; such as, art, literature, music, dance, etc.

Progress Indicators Goal 3:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 4:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 5:

 

Essential Skills\Knowledge:

 

Topic specific vocabulary (relating to restaurant, hotel, greetings, directions)
Internet skills
Math skills for currency exchange
Time expressions
Knowledge of target culture

Assessments:

Vocabulary Quiz
Currency Exchange Quiz
Written Projects:
Students create travel brochures from the target country meeting checklist criteria.
Students keep a travel journal meeting specified criteria.
Students make maps showing the path of their trip through the target country meeting specified criteria.
Students create a display depicting souvenirs from their travels meeting specified criteria.
Students write postcards to family or friends describing travel adventures meeting specified criteria. 
Oral Presentations:
Student groups create and perform restaurant scenarios meeting rubric criteria.
Student groups create and perform hotel scenarios meeting rubric criteria.

Instructional Strategies:

 

Research:
Students use available resources, including the Internet, to research dance and music from the target culture.
Students use available resources, including the Internet, to research passport and customs regulations.
Students use available resources, including the Internet, to research currency exchange rates.
Pair Activities:
Students create travel brochures from the target country.
Students keep a travel journal.
Students make maps showing the path of their trip through the target country.
Students create a display depicting souvenirs from their travels.
Students write postcards to family or friends describing travel adventures. 
Cooperative Learning:
Student groups create and perform hotel scenarios.
Student groups create and perform restaurant scenarios.

Resources:

Textbook
Internet
Library resources
Videotapes
Cassette tapes

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