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: French Internet Clothes Shopping
Students practice clothing vocabulary and computer spreadsheet skills by visiting authentic French online clothing catalogs. They choose articles of clothing for purchase for themselves and family members and create a spreadsheet to record and calculate information. They also visit a currency exchange rate website for the current rate of Euros to American dollars. This lesson could easily be used for any target language, once vocabulary for clothes, colors, and family relationships are mastered.
Standard(s): [TC2] CA2 (9-12) 5: Utilize advanced features of spreadsheet software, including creating charts and graphs,
sorting and filtering data, creating formulas, and applying functions.
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.
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.