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Who’s on 1st? Who’s on 2nd?

  

Thematic Unit Title:

 

Who’s on 1st? Who’s on 2nd?

Subject:

Sports

Goals:

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

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.

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and practices of sports and use this knowledge to interact effectively in cultural contexts.

Progress Indicators Goal 1:

 

1.2A Respond appropriately to directions, instructions, and commands.
Respond appropriately to a series of directions, instructions, and commands.
1.2B Make an identification based on simple oral and/or written descriptors.
1.2C Read and respond to developmentally appropriate material.
Derive meaning from selected authentic materials.
Interpret and analyze cause and effect, relationships, and sequences in authentic materials.

Progress Indicators Goal 2:

 

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.
2.1E Identify common words, phrases, and idioms that reflect the culture.
Interpret the cultural connotations of common words, phrases, and idioms.

Progress Indicators Goal 3:

 

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Progress Indicators Goal 5:

 

Essential Skills\Knowledge:

 

Sports vocabulary (including basketball, soccer, baseball)
General knowledge of cultural diversity in sports
Participate in a game using the target language
Knowledge of sports figures from target culture

Assessments:

Vocabulary Quiz
Verbal Quiz-During the sports games referees will issue yellow and red penalty cards to players for talking outside of the target language.
Written/Oral Project:
Students write a report and present it to the class of sports figures from the target culture meeting rubric criteria.
Students play a game of Team Jeopardy meeting specified criteria.

Instructional Strategies:

 

Pair Activities:
Students play Concentration Game using pictures/words.
WWW Searches:
Students research, write and present a report on sports figures from the target culture.
Cooperative Learning:
Students play a game of Jeopardy using vocabulary and grammar pertaining to unit.
Peer Analysis:
Students play soccer, baseball, and/or basketball. Students will rotate referee positions. Referee will present yellow and red penalty cards to students talking outside of target language.

Resources:

Textbook
Internet
Library resources
Library research
Realia
Videotapes
Teachers from other disciplines (P.E.)

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