Where in the World?
|Thematic Unit Title:||
Where in the World?
|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.
1.2 Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
1.3 Students convey information, concepts, and ideas to listeners and readers for a variety of purposes.
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.
3.2 Students acquire information and perspectives through authentic materials in the foreign languages and within the cultures.
|Contexts\Outcomes:||Students acquire information through authentic materials and engage in conversations while traveling to the target city.|
|Progress Indicators Goal 1:|
|Progress Indicators Goal 2:||
1.1B Express basic courtesies.
|Progress Indicators Goal 3:||
3.2A Extract information from sources intended for native speakers of the language.
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|Progress Indicators Goal 5:|
Vocabulary relevant to traveling
Students write postcards using relevant vocabulary and proper form.
Students create and illustrate a travel brochure.
Students write and perform a skit depicting a travel experience encountered in the target city. (Rubric used to measure criteria.)
Each student group chooses a target city and uses the information they have researched to orally present clues about the city including facts about the city and its inhabitants, map coordinates, and other relevant travel information so the rest of the class can guess the target city they are depicting.
Students view and discuss videos of the target city.