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Put It On the Schedule

  

Thematic Unit Title:

 

Put It On The Schedule

Subject:

School

Goals:

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
5. Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World

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.
5.1 Students apply language skills and cultural knowledge within and beyond the school setting.

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students provide and obtain information about school, demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and practices of education in the target culture, and apply language skills within and beyond the school setting.

Progress Indicators Goal 1:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 2:

 

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.
2.1A Identify and react to cultural perspectives and practices in the culture studied.
Describe and analyze cultural characteristics and behaviors of everyday life.
2.1C Identify some commonly-held generalizations about the culture studied.
Analyze some commonly held generalizations about the culture studied.

Progress Indicators Goal 3:

 

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.
Establish connections with the target culture through the use of technology, media, and authentic sources.

Essential Skills\Knowledge:

 

Topic specific vocabulary (relating to school, calendar, numbers, time)
Relevant verbs
Knowledge of cultural practices

Assessments:

Vocabulary Test
Written Project:
Students develop a class schedule using the practices of the target culture.
Oral Presentation:
Students groups plan and perform a skit depicting school experiences from the target culture meeting rubric criteria.

Instructional Strategies:

 

Internet Research:
Students search the Internet to discover school customs from the target culture.
Cooperative Learning:
Student groups use games to strengthen vocabulary development.
Student groups develop activities to practice telling time.
Student groups develop a class schedule using the practices of the target culture. 
Student groups develop school-year calendars from the target culture.
Students groups label classrooms on a school map.
Student groups design a dream school.
Student groups plan and perform a skit depicting school experiences from the target culture including typical student conversations such as: What’s your next class? What time do you have math? What’s your favorite class? Etc.

Resources:

Textbook
Internet
Library resources
Realia
Videotapes
Community resources

Other Resources:

Exchange Students