Connections Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
Connections Standard 3.1: Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language. Standard 3.2: Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures. page 47
Youve got … 1. Locate a partner teacher. 2. Decide on the topic(s). 3. Determine time frame.
Email Projects Age and language level will determine the depth of engagement in these topics – here are some typical themes for which email exchanges seem ideal: SchoolDaily Life FoodFamily FriendsTravel Free TimeWeather SeasonsYouth ClothingShopping CareersMovie Schedules/Ads/reviews TV Listings and showsMusic Tourist attractions Prejudice WarLove StereotypesCuisine Page 53
Interdisciplinary Units Heidi Hayes Jacobs page 56 Identify the organizing center Brainstorm associations related to the organizing center using the disciplines Devise a set of essential questions to frame the unit as a scope and sequence Generate activities and assessments under each essential question for implementation
Comparisons Develop Insights into the Nature of Language and Culture
Comparisons Standard 4.1: Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own. Standard 4.2: Students demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own. page 61
Using the Venn Diagram Cultural Practices -- US and Target Culture Two stories by the same author Two stories with same theme by different authors Point of view: characters of a story
Communities Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World
Communities Standard 5.1: Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting. Standard 5.2: Students show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment. page 107
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