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School of My Dreams

  

Thematic Unit Title:

 

School Of My Dreams

Subject:

School

Goals:

2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
5. Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World

Standards:

2.2 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and products/contributions of the cultures studied.
5.1 Students apply language skills and cultural knowledge within and beyond the school setting.

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and contributions of education in the target culture, and apply cultural knowledge within and beyond the school setting.

Progress Indicators Goal 1:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 2:

 

2.2B Identify and explain how the needs, behaviors and beliefs of the culture that are reflected in the products/contributions of the culture.
Discuss and analyze external factors which affect products and contributions.

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 items, expressing feelings)
Relevant verbs
Sentence patterns for asking questions
Knowledge of cultural practices

Assessments:

Vocabulary Quizzes
Projects:
Students make a drawing of the ideal school building of the target culture meeting specified criteria.
Students write a school song meeting specified criteria.
Oral Presentation:
Student groups debate pros and cons of U.S. schools vs. schools from the target culture meeting checklist criteria.
Student groups plan and perform a skit depicting life in the school of their dreams meeting rubric criteria.

Instructional Strategies:

 

Internet Research:
Students search the Internet to investigate school systems from the target culture.
Graphic Organizer:
Students use a graphic organizer to compare, contrast, and analyze school systems in the target culture.
Cooperative Learning:
Student groups develop games to strengthen vocabulary development.
Students make a drawing of the ideal school building of the target culture.
Students write a school song.
Student groups debate pros and cons of U.S. schools vs. schools from the target culture.
Student groups plan and perform a skit depicting life in the school of their dreams.

Resources:

Textbook
Internet
Library resources
Videotapes

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