Title: ¡A La Restaurante!
This is an activity to test the strength of the students. It allows students to exercise everything that they have learned throughout the school year. It is suitable for Spanish I-Spanish IV students. It is an end-of-the-year activity and can be used as a project or final exam. Students will take a field trip to a Mexican restaurant and speak in total Spanish to test their knowledge of the language.
Standard(s): [LOE] ML2 (9-12) 11: Communicate in a variety of ways with speakers of the target language on topics of interest.
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: Pen Pal Mania!
In this lesson, students will use the target language to correspond with a native speaker. This is an excellent activity for students in second semester of second year or higher.
Standard(s): [TC2] CA2 (9-12) 13: Demonstrate collaborative skills using curriculum-related content in digital environments.
Title: Health Expressions auf Deutsch
The lyrics to a song provide help for beginner German students to learn and recall some common German health expressions. Since it to the melody of "This is the Song That Never Ends."
Standard(s): [LOE] ML1 (9-12) 8: Identify similarities and differences between words in the target language and in English, including pronunciation, intonation, stress patterns, and simple written conventions of language.
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: 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: French Connections
The goals of this EDSITEment lesson are to strengthen student perceptions of the real-world importance of mastering a foreign language, to give students at all levels practice in reading and writing French, to engage lower level students in using their knowledge of French to plan a tour of Paris, and to engage upper level students in using their knowledge of French to compare French and American journalism.
Standard(s): [LOE] ML4 (9-12) 10: Utilize language skills and cultural knowledge to demonstrate practical life applications.