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Where’s Walled?

  

Thematic Unit Title:

 

Where’s Walled?

Subject:

Transportation

Goals:

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
5. Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World

Standards:

1.2 Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
5.1 Students apply language skills and cultural knowledge within and beyond the school setting.

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on transportation in the target culture, and apply language skills and cultural knowledge within and beyond the school setting.

Progress Indicators Goal 1:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 2:

 

1.2C Read and respond to developmentally appropriate material.
Derive meaning from selected authentic materials.
1.2E Identify aural, visual, and context clues.
Use aural, visual, and context clues to derive meaning.

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 transportation, signs, directions )
Relevant future tense verbs
Asking questions
Formal and informal conversation
Knowledge of foreign currency

Assessments:

Projects:
Students apply various map skills using maps from the target country meeting specified criteria.
Students recognize and use various transportation signs meeting specified criteria.
Oral Presentation:
Student groups plan and perform sample airport conversations from the target country meeting checklist criteria.
Student groups plan, perform, and videotape clips depicting authentic life on the road experiences meeting rubric criteria.

Instructional Strategies:

 

Pair Activities:
Students search the Internet for authentic maps and transportation signs from the target country.
Students use the Internet to interview target country people about transportation practices.
Students make audiocassettes of sample airport conversations in the target country.
Cooperative Learning:
Student groups plan, perform, and videotape clips depicting authentic life on the road experiences.

Resources:

Textbook
Internet
Library resources
Videotapes

Other Resources:

Travel Books
Authentic Maps
Audiocassettes