T OP NOTCH 3 C ULTURAL LITERACY U NIT 1 Task: Open ears, open minds. Journal entry: Reflection on how culturally literate ss are Unit 1: Cultural Literacy
T OP NOTCH 3 H EALTH MATTERS U NIT 2 Task: Role play Portfolio entry: Doctor’s office role play Journal: First video expericen reflection Unit 2: Health matters
T OP NOTCH 3 GETTING THINGS DONE U NIT 3 Task: We can do it for you (infomercial) Jorunal entry: infomercial Portfolio: Reflection on class infomercials Unit 3: Getting things done
Critical Analysis media samples (content, accuracy, info, projection of biases & stereotypes, and visual construction. Ss will develop their own media products including a mini- documentary about traditions in the world, and a news clip Ss will write a short biography of a famous character and read a short story.
T OP NOTCH 3 L IFE CHOICES U NIT 4 Task:Biographies Journal entry: Biography documentary script Unit 4: Life choices
T OP NOTCH 3 HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS U NIT 5 Task: Citizens of the word Portfolio entry: Documentar y about traditions Unit 5: Holidays and traditions
T OP NOTCH 3 D ISASTERS AND EMERGENCIES U NIT 6 Students will explore ways in which news are presented and understand that different media reports diverse points of view. They will learn how to question the media reports that they are presented with and to examine bias and neutrality in the media. Students will exercise reporting the same news from different perspectives
T OP NOTCH 3 D ISASTERS AND EMERGENCIES U NIT 6 Create a news report Scripts from Different perspectives Film Self and peer assessment
T OP NOTCH 3 B OOKS AND M AGAZINES U NIT 7 Students will approach readings not only to know what a test says, but also how that text portrays the subject matter from the author’s point of view. They will see that there is a description of facts but also an interpretation made by the author, which may vary from theirs.
T OP NOTCH 3 B OOKS AND M AGAZINES U NIT 7 Discuss reading behaviors Preview and choose a book Write Critical reading reflection Reflect on reading habits Learn to choose a simplify reader
T OP NOTCH 3 C OURSE SIX Students will research about and discuss the impact of the internet on history, and the advantages and disadvantages of ecoturism. They will use critical media literacy skills to approach new media such as the internet. They will also analyze the rules of interaction and positions stated in talk shows. They will create their own talk show as a means to express their perspectives on world issues reflected in their local contexts
T OP NOTCH 3 I NVENTIONS AND T ECHNOLOGY U NIT 8 Students will reflect upon the impact of technology communication. They will explore how people communicate through new media such as the internet and will also develop criteria to judge the reliability of information they are exposed to in these media. Students will learn about and discuss the internet and its social impact.
T OP NOTCH 3 I NVENTIONS AND T ECHNOLOGY U NIT 8 Familiarize with YouTube Evaluate pros and cons Realiability Quality Interactivity social impact Upload sts’ videos to YouTube Reflection about the historical impact of internet
T OP NOTCH 3 C ONTROVERSIAL ISSUES U NIT 9 Students will become aware of global issues and analyze the information about these issues that they encounter in the media. They will be able to assume a critical stance towards the information by examining different perspectives and contrasting those perspectives.
T OP NOTCH 3 C ONTROVERSIAL ISSUES U NIT 9 Choose and Research About local issue Analyze different perspectives Create and present a talk show
T OP NOTCH 3 E NJOYING THE WORLD U NIT 10 Students will consolidate their knowledge gathering information and consider different perspectives in order to have informed discussions, make conclusions or take decisions. Students will search for information on ecoturism, and classify it according to advantages and disadvantages for the different groups implied. They will also evaluate the effects of the video portfolio project in their language learning experience.
T OP NOTCH 3 E NJOYING THE WORLD U NIT 10 Describe ecoturism in Colombia Risks Advantages Disadvantages Discuss impact of video portfolio project