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   View Standards     Standard(s): [WLAN] WL3 (7-12) 3 :
3) Present information on familiar topics in a variety of time frames using varied vocabulary and more complex sentence structure.

a. Express needs, wants, and preferences.

b. Present information based on topics of interest or personal experiences.

c. Give oral presentations using a variety of formats.

[WLAN] WL3 (7-12) 7 :
7) Acquire information related to diverse perspectives in the target culture.

a. Compare how current events are reported in target culture and locally.

b. Compare advertisements from target culture and local media.

[WLAN] WL3 (7-12) 9 :
9) Compare products, practices and perspectives of the target culture and the native culture in a variety of time frames.

a. Compare activities and events of the target culture to the native culture.

b. Compare cultural practices in the target culture to the native culture.

Subject: World Languages (7 - 12)
Title: Current Events

In this lesson, the students will use authentic websites and digital resources to report on the current events happening in the target culture. The students will read the article in the target language, make a summary of the article, and determine what products, practices, or perspectives of the target culture can be identified in the article. Then, students will make a comparison between the reporting of the current event in the target culture and the same or similar event in the native culture. Students may present their current event in the target language and compare similar events in other target language countries through class or small group discussions.

This activity was created as a result of the World Languages Course of Study Resource Development Summit.

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