Lions, Tigers, and Bears – Oh My!
|Thematic Unit Title:||
Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!
|Goals:||2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
5. Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World
|Standards:||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.
3.2 Students acquire information and perspectives through authentic materials in the foreign languages and within the cultures.
5.1 Students apply language skills and cultural knowledge within and beyond the school setting.
|Contexts\Outcomes:||Students recognize the interdependence of the animals with the culture studied and in the world.|
|Progress Indicators Goal 1:|
|Progress Indicators Goal 2:||
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.
|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.
|Progress Indicators Goal 4:|
|Progress Indicators Goal 5:||
5.1B Locate connections with the target culture through the use of technology, media, and authentic sources.
Topic specific vocabulary
Students create an animal mime for classmates to guess in the target language.
Students compose and perform a song about an animal.
Students plan a present a “Hunter In Pursuit” skit.
Students write a report in the target language about an animal.
|Other Resources:||Target Culture Government Publications
Field Trips to the Zoo and/or Wild Safari