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Mall Madness

  

Thematic Unit Title:

 

Mall Madness

Subject:

Shopping

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.
1.3 Students convey information, concepts, and ideas to listeners and readers for a variety of purposes.
3.1 Students reinforce and further knowledge of other disciplines through foreign languages.

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students engage in conversations, convey/acquire information in a wide range of possible social interactions in a mall.

Progress Indicators Goal 1:

 

1.1B Express basic courtesies.
Incorporate appropriate gestures into conversations.
Converse using language and behaviors that are appropriate to the setting
1.3A Give directions, commands, and instructions.

Progress Indicators Goal 2:

 

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.
3.1B Identify, through foreign language resources, information for use in other disciplines.
Analyze the information gathered through foreign language resources for use in other disciplines.

Progress Indicators Goal 4:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 5:

 

Essential Skills\Knowledge:

 

Vocabulary (needed for courtesies, introductions, directions, stores, and food court)
Relevant verbs
Knowledge of cultural practices
Design strategies

Assessments:

Exchange Rate Quiz
Written Project:
Students keep a “trip to the mall” journal meeting specified criteria including self-evaluation.
Students perform an evaluation of mall designs created by classmates meeting rubric criteria.
Oral Presentations:
Students role play giving and following directions at the mall meeting checklist criteria.
Students work in groups to create a radio jingle for mall advertisement meeting specified criteria.
Students plan and role play “At the Mall” meeting rubric criteria. 
Students role play impromptu situations “At the Mall” meeting rubric criteria.

Instructional Strategies:

 

Cooperative Learning:
Students work in groups to design a mall.
Students work in groups to create a radio jingle for mall advertisement.
Pair Activities:
Students role play giving and following directions at the mall.
Small Group Activities:
Students write and role play introductions and small talk used at the mall.
Students research currency exchange rates on the Internet and price items.
Talking Carousel:
Students practice introductions and small talk.
Oral Presentations:
Students plan and role play “At the Mall.”
Students role play impromptu situations “At the Mall.” 

Resources:

Textbook
Internet
Library resources
Examples/Samples/Models
Teachers from other disciplines (art-design elements and ideas)

Other Resources: