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Tune In…

  

Thematic Unit Title:

 

Tune In…

Subject:

Culture

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.
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.
2.2 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and products/contributions of the cultures studied.
3.2 Students acquire information and perspectives through authentic materials in the foreign languages and within the cultures.

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students acquire information and perspectives through holidays, artists, and musicians through authentic materials in the foreign languages and within the cultures.

Progress Indicators Goal 1:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 2:

 

1.1C Express state of being.
Create simple descriptions within a context.
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.
Evaluate some commonly held generalizations about the culture studied.
2.2A Identify the relationship between cultural perspectives and products/contributions as represented in expressive forms of the culture studied; such as, art, literature, music, dance, etc.
Analyze the relationship between cultural perspectives and products/contributions as represented in expressive forms of the culture studied; such as, art, literature, music, dance, etc.
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.
2.2C Identify the expressive forms of the target culture.
Analyze the expressive forms of the target culture; such as, art, literature, music, dance, etc.
2.2D Identify objects, images and symbols of the target culture.
Explain objects, images, and symbols of the target culture.
Analyze the cultural significance of objects, images, and symbols of the target culture.
2.2E Recognize the contributions of the target culture.
Analyze the contributions of the target culture.
Evaluate the effects of the target culture’s contributions on other societies.

Progress Indicators Goal 3:

 

3.2A Extract information from sources intended for native speakers of the language.
Analyze and apply information from sources intended for native speakers of the language.
3.2B Use authentic sources to identify the perspectives of the target cultures.
Use authentic sources to analyze the perspectives of the target cultures.

Progress Indicators Goal 4:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 5:

 

Essential Skills\Knowledge:

 

Topic specific vocabulary
Verbs- present and past tense
Question words
Styles of art and music
Background information on target cultures, art and music

Assessments:

Vocabulary Quiz
Participation Projects (must meet specified criteria):
A student dictates a description of an art print or artist to another student draws a duplicate without looking.
A student creates a work find or crossword puzzle and exchanges with a partner.
Student pairs make a collage of art from the target culture. (Peer Evaluation)
Student pairs create a costume from the target country for an 18-inch oak tag doll. (Self Evaluation)
Oral Presentation:
Students research a specific game from the target country and teach it to the class in the target language meeting rubric criteria.

Instructional Strategies:

 

Solo Activities (Extra/done outside of class):
Reports
Portfolio
Research and impersonate an artist
Pair Activities:
A student dictates a description of an art print or artist to another student draws a duplicate without looking.
A student creates a work find or crossword puzzle and exchanges with a partner.
Student pairs make a collage of art from the target culture.
Student pairs create a costume from the target country for an 18-inch oak tag doll.
Group Activities:
Scavenger Hunt
Extend A Story
Trivia Game
Field Trip
Students research a specific game from the target country and teach it to the class in the target language.
Students listen to music from target cultures.
Students prepare food from the target culture and create a recipe book.
Students create an instrument.
Students take a nature hike, collect items found on the hike, make a collage, and label the items in the target language.

Resources:

Textbook
Internet
Library resources
Library research
Realia
Videotapes
Posters
Community resources
Teachers from other disciplines

Other Resources:

Art, History, and Music Departments
Art Prints