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|Goals:||2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
4. Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture
|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.
3.1 Students reinforce and further knowledge of other disciplines through foreign languages.
4.2 Students recognize that cultures use different patterns of interaction and can apply this knowledge to their own culture.
|Contexts\Outcomes:||Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and practices of traditional holiday celebrations and use this knowledge to interact effectively in cultural contexts.|
|Progress Indicators Goal 1:|
|Progress Indicators Goal 2:||
2.1A Identify and react to cultural perspectives and practices in the culture studied.
|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:||
4.2A Identify the similarities and differences between the target culture(s) and the student’s own culture using evidence from authentic sources.
|Progress Indicators Goal 5:|
Specific vocabulary for each topic
Students create a story about a holiday celebration from target culture and share it during “Storytelling Time” meeting specified criteria.
Student groups prepare an oral presentation using the graphic organizer as a visual to explain the analysis and comparison in the target language meeting specified Peer Evaluation criteria.
Student groups reenact a holiday celebration from the target culture including food, traditional costumes, music, dance, games, history, etc.
|Other Resources:||Native Speakers