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Unit 15: All about yesterday

Childhood games and toys, cultural practices relating to children; family crests. Oral and written description of past events; interviewing; group project and presentation. The unit lasts for 5 days.

Objectives

Students will be able to:
  • Work in teams to create and present a bulletin board or poster board that describes and illustrates a fictional family's personal history and describes what each member of the family was like as a youth
  • Describe events that occurred in the past related to school, family, leisure activities, likes and dislikes, food and customs, professions and work and the arts
  • Communicate via short oral paragraphs, using adverbs of time and other linguistic elements related to organizing and linking sentences into a paragraph format

Lessons

Meeting the ACTFL national standards

Students:
  • 1.1: Engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
  • 1.3: Present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.
  • 2.1: Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between practices and perspectives of the culture studied.
  • 3.2: Acquire information and recognize distinct viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures.
  • 4.2: Demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the language studied and their own.

Meeting the World Language Content Standards for California Public Schools

Students will:
  • Make requests
  • Understand and express ideas
  • Describe and compare
  • Express emotions
  • Speak face to face
  • Listen to classmates
  • Communicate effectively with some errors during Stage Two functions

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