What’s Up Doc?


Thematic Unit Title:


What’s Up, Doc?


Health/Health Careers


1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
5. Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World


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


Students engage in telephone and personal conversations, provide and obtain personal health information, express feelings on health, exchange opinions on health careers.

Progress Indicators Goal 1:


Progress Indicators Goal 2:


1.1A Express basic needs.
1.1C Express state of being.
1.1G Ask and answer simple questions.
1.2B Make an identification based on simple oral and/or written descriptors.
1.2G Identify main ideas and key words in oral and written material.

Progress Indicators Goal 3:


3.1B Identify, through foreign language resources, information for use in other disciplines.
3.2A Extract information from sources intended for native speakers of the language.

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.

Essential Skills\Knowledge:


Topic specific vocabulary (body parts, health symptoms, health careers)
Present and future tense of verbs
Question words
Cultural information 


Vocabulary Quiz
Written homework assignments
Oral Presentation:
Individual students present interview results to the class.
Students work in pairs to write and perform a rap about health meeting rubric criteria. 
Students work in pairs to create and present a dialog on health meeting rubric criteria.

Instructional Strategies:


Students keep a journal about health and reactions to health career information meeting specified criteria.
Students prepare, ask, and record questions to health professionals presenting the findings to the class.
Internet Research:
Students gather information about health and health careers in the target culture.
Pair Activities:
Students work in pairs to create and present a rap.
Students work in pairs to create and present a dialog on health.
Cooperative Learning:
As a class, students compare and contrast interview data.
As a class, students compare and contrast health information and analyze personal health.


Library resources
Guest Speakers
Community resources

Other Resources:

Health Professionals

Updated August 22, 2017 3:57pm