Title: Russian Calendar: Seasons and Months
The purpose of this lesson is to acquire appropriate calendar vocabulary for future use in exercises, dialogues and everyday conversations. This lesson should be followed by a series of lessons on perfecting the knowledge of the newly acquired vocabulary, learning how to use it in speech situations, identifying and giving out the dates and days of the week for particular events, etc.
Standard(s): [LOE] ML1 (9-12) 9: Compare holidays and celebrations of a target culture with those of the United States.
Title: Greeting Exchange auf Deutsch
This is a great "first day of first-year German" activity. Using the melody to "Are You Sleeping" introduce students to a typical exchange of greetings. If taught on the first day of school, students will be able to "speak German" immediately.
Standard(s): [LOE] ML1 (9-12) 5: Use appropriate target language vocabulary and nonverbal behavior in a variety of social situations and familiar settings.
Title: Body Parts auf Deutsch
This lesson is good for first-year students learning the German words for body parts. Using music and the Internet, students will practice vocabulary and pronunciation.
Standard(s): [LOE] ML (6-8) 8: Relate vocabulary of the target language to vocabulary of other subject areas.
Title: German Food and Eating Customs
Working in small groups, students plan and serve a typical German supper, using the studied vocabulary to express their needs and opinions. Presentations of cultural customs, cultural differences, and menus make efficient use of limited computer access. (The lesson is easily adapted to other culture studies.)
Standard(s): [TC2] CA2 (9-12) 11: Critique digital content for validity, accuracy, bias, currency, and relevance.
Title: Touring Our School Through Two Languages
This lesson will help students combine the tools of technology with language skills to communicate with non-English speaking students in the community.
Standard(s): [LOE] ML2 (9-12) 4: Recite from memory skits, poems, short narratives, or songs in the target language, using appropriate pronunciation and intonation.
Title: Musical Illusion
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about auditory illusions. One study examined what a particular musical illusion reveals about the infant brain. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Standard(s): [LOE] ML4 (9-12) 7: Compare the complex elements of the target language and English.