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Playtime

  

Thematic Unit Title:

 

Playtime

Subject:

Leisure Activities

Goals:

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
4. Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

Standards:

1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
1.2 Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
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.
4.2 Students recognize that cultures use different patterns of interaction and can apply this knowledge to their own culture.

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information on leisure activities, demonstrate an understanding of leisure activities from target cultures, and apply this knowledge to their own culture.

Progress Indicators Goal 1:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 2:

 

1.1D Express likes and dislikes.
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.
1.2E Identify aural, visual, and context clues.
Use aural, visual, and context clues to derive meaning.
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.
2.1D Identify social and geographic factors that affect cultural practices.
Discuss social and geographic factors that affect cultural practices.

Progress Indicators Goal 3:

 

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.
Analyze the similarities and differences between the target culture(s) and the student’s own culture using evidence from authentic sources.
4.2B Identify similar and different behavioral patterns between the target culture(s) and the student’s own culture.
Compare and contrast similar and different behavioral patterns between the target culture(s) and the student’s own culture.
4.2C Identify the contributions of the target culture(s) to the student’s own culture.
Identify the impact of the contributions of the target culture(s) on the student’s own culture.

Progress Indicators Goal 5:

 

Essential Skills\Knowledge:

 

Topic specific vocabulary (related to narratives and fairy tales)
Present tense action verbs
Cultural background information 

Assessments:

Projects:
Students write a paragraph identifying leisure activities from the target culture meeting specified criteria.
Students survey leisure activities meeting checklist criteria.
Students make a collage of leisure activities from the target culture meeting specified criteria.
Oral Presentation:
Students present a pantomime of their favorite leisure activities meeting specified criteria.
Final Project:
Students plan, perform and videotape a skit depicting target culture leisure activities meeting specific rubric criteria. 

Instructional Strategies:

 

Research:
Students use the Internet and library resources to research leisure activities from the target culture.
Individual Activities:
Students write a paragraph identifying leisure activities from the target culture.
Students make a collage of leisure activities from the target culture.
Students present a pantomime of their favorite leisure activities.
Pair Activities:
Students survey leisure activities.
Graphic Organizer:
Students use a graphic organizer to compare, contrast, and analyze leisure activities.
Students use a graphic organizer to compare, contrast, and analyze leisure activities from the U.S. and the target culture.
Cooperative Learning:
Student groups plan, perform and videotape a skit depicting target culture leisure activities.

Resources:

Textbook
Internet
Library resources
Realia
Videotapes

Other Resources: