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Thematic Unit Title:
What Should We Do This Weekend?
1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
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.
3.1 Students reinforce and further knowledge of other disciplines through foreign languages.
3.2 Students acquire information and perspectives through authentic materials in the foreign languages and within the cultures.
Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and acquire information and perspectives of leisure activities in the target culture.
Progress Indicators Goal 1:
Progress Indicators Goal 2:
1.1D Express likes and dislikes.
Qualify likes and dislikes.
Exchange personal feelings and ideas for the purpose of persuading others.
1.1E Express agreement and disagreement.
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.
Use different ways to express the same idea (circumlocution).
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.
2.1E Identify common words, phrases, and idioms that reflect the culture.
Interpret the cultural connotations of common words, phrases, and idioms.
Progress Indicators Goal 3:
3.1B Identify, through foreign language resources, information for use in other disciplines.
Analyze the information gathered through foreign language resources for use in other disciplines.
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:
Topic specific vocabulary
Present and future tenses of relevant verbs
Games and Songs
Students prepare dialogues depicting various leisure activities from the target culture meeting specified rubric criteria.
Students keep a leisure activity journal meeting specified criteria.
Students create jingles, rap songs, mobiles, or drawings of leisure activities meeting specified criteria.
Student groups develop a final project plan for teacher approval. After approval, students prepare and present the final project meeting rubric criteria.
Students participate in flashcard activities, board races, games, charades, songs, etc. to develop relevant vocabulary.
Students view and discuss videos of sporting activities.
Student pairs prepare dialogues depicting various leisure activities from the target culture.
Student pairs create jingles, rap songs, mobiles, or drawings of leisure activities from the target culture.
Student groups search the Internet for authentic materials for final project.
Student groups develop a final project plan for teacher approval. After approval, students prepare and present the final project.
Authentic Newspapers and Magazines