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German Clap Dance

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Title:

German Clap Dance

URL:

https://www.oercommons.org/courseware/lesson/70591/overview

Content Source:

Other
OER Commons
Type: Interactive/Game

Overview:

This interactive German activity teaches students how to perform a traditional German clap dance. Videos of children performing the dances are provided along with written instructions for the dance. The included lesson plan encourages students to participate in the dance while listening to culturally appropriate music. While learning to present the dances students are introduced to products (music) and practices (dance) of the German culture. The lesson is geared toward upper elementary and middle school but could be adapted for older students who would enjoy the interactive experience as well.

Content Standard(s):
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Low Proficiency Range
4) Investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship among the products, practices, and perspectives of the target cultures.

a. Use appropriate gestures and oral expressions.

b. Identify typical activities, events, and celebrations of the target cultures.

Examples: Christmas, Carnival

c. Identify children's songs, poetry and rhymes from the target culture.

d. Observe and imitate simple patterns of behavior.

Examples: Table manners, greetings

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Cultures
Modes Of Communication:
interpersonal, interpretive, presentation
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • investigate and explain the practices and perspectives of the target culture.
  • identify activities and celebrations of the target culture.
  • observe and compare behavior patterns.
  • use gestures appropriately.
  • recognize songs/poetry in the target language.
    3-5
    Students:
    • investigate and explain the practices and perspectives of the target culture.
    • identify activities and celebrations of the target culture.
    • identify songs and poetry in the target language.
    • recognize key words and phrases in the target language.
    • observe and compare behavior patterns.
    • use appropriate gestures.

    6-8
    Students:
    • identify some products and practices of the target culture.
    • identify some basic cultural beliefs and values of the target culture.
    • identify familiar landmarks.
    • recognize some similarities and differences between cultures.
    • greet people with culturally appropriate customs.
    • use appropriate gestures.
    • identify songs/poetry in the target language.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • typical activities and events of the target culture.
  • children's songs, poetry, and rhymes from the target culture.

3-5
Students know:
  • typical activities and events of the target culture.
  • children's songs, poetry, and rhymes from the target culture.

6-8
Students know:
  • landmarks from target language.
  • information from target language.
  • cultural information linked to themes taught.
  • songs, poetry and rhymes from the target culture.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • identify cultural products such as music, art, sports, games, and entertainment.
  • identify cultural practices of the target culture.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • identify cultural products such as music, art, sports, games, and entertainment.
  • identify cultural practices of the targte culture.
  • identify common beliefs and attitudes within the target culture.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • identify patterns of social behavior and interactions typical of the culture.
  • identify cultural products such as music, art, sports, games, and entertainment.
  • identify cultural practices of the target culture.
  • analyze cultural perspectives.
  • identify common beliefs and attitudes within the target culture.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better understanding of my own language and culture.
  • the study of a foreign language develops insights into the nature of language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Low Proficiency Range
8) Acquire the ability to interact in the target culture beyond the classroom and set goals for life- long learning.

Examples: Foster a student-centered learning process by creating can-do statements with the help of their teachers.
Collect evidence to demonstrate achievement of goals such as self-assessment checklists, portfolios.
Perform for school or community celebrations.
Identify places in the community where the target language is used.
Listen to music and sing songs from the target culture.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communities
Modes Of Communication:
interperetive, presentation, interpersonal
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.

3-5
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.
  • set their own learning goals.

6-8
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places in their community where the target language is spoken.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • how to recognize cognates and borrowed words.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.

3-5
Students know:
  • how to recognize cognates and borrowed words.
  • proficiency levels.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.

6-8
Students know:
  • proficiency levels.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.
  • where the target language is spoken in the community.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • use cognates.
  • use borrowed words.
  • use background knowledge to aid comprehension.
  • use gestures and body language appropriately.
  • present information about themselves with one word or simple learned phrases.
  • sing songs in the target language.
  • label familiar words.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • use cognates.
  • use borrowed words.
  • use background knowledge to aid comprehension.
  • use gestures and body language appropriately.
  • present information about themselves with one word or simple learned phrases.
  • sing songs in the target language.
  • label familiar words.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • use cognates.
  • use borrowed words.
  • use background knowledge to aid comprehension.
  • use gestures and body language appropriately.
  • present information about themselves with one word or simple learned phrases.
  • sing songs in the target language.
  • label familiar words.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Mid Proficiency Range
4) Investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship among the products, practices, and perspectives of the target cultures.

a. Name practices observed in festivals, holidays, or daily life.

b. Identify landmarks and symbols of the target culture.

c. Identify similarities and differences between the target and home cultures.

d. Describe tangible products from the target culture.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Cultures
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • list holidays observed in the target culture.
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • compare home and target cultures.
  • use cuturally appropriate rehearsed behaviors.

3-5
Students:
  • list and describe some customs of holidays observed in the target culture.
  • identify products from the target culture to help them understand perspectives.
  • compare home and target cultures.
  • use cuturally appropriate rehearsed behaviors.

6-8
Students:
  • identify products and practices to help them them understand perspectives.
  • use cuturally appropriate rehearsed behaviors.
  • recognize culturally inappropriate behaviors.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • important target culture holidays.
  • how to recognize appropriate target culture behavior.
  • how to recognize inappropriate target culture behavior.
  • some target culture products.

3-5
Students know:
  • important target culture holidays.
  • how to recognize appropriate target culture behavior.
  • how to recognize inappropriate target culture behavior.
  • some target culture products.

6-8
Students know:
  • important target culture holidays.
  • how to recognize appropriate target culture behavior.
  • how to recognize inappropriate target culture behavior.
  • some target culture products.
  • important target culture landmarks.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • list holidays observed in the target culture.
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • compare native and target cultures.
  • use culturally appropriate rehearsed behaviors.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • list holidays observed in the target culture.
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • compare native and target cultures.
  • use culturally appropriate rehearsed behaviors.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • list holidays observed in the target culture.
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • compare native and target cultures.
  • use culturally appropriate rehearsed behaviors.
  • recognize cultural landmarks.
  • recognize and imitate cultural behaviors.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
  • understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
  • understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
  • understanding of my own language and culture.
  • the study of a foreign language develops insights into the nature of language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taughtaught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Mid Proficiency Range
8) Acquire the ability to interact in the target culture beyond the classroom and set goals for life- long learning.

Examples: Interact with speakers of the target language.
Attend or use media to view cultural events in the target culture.
Consider realistic and responsible use of media to further target language learning.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communities
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.

3-5
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.
  • set their own learning goals.

6-8
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places in their community where the target language is spoken.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • how to recognize cognates and borrowed words.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.

3-5
Students know:
  • how to recognize cognates and borrowed words.
  • proficiency levels.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.

6-8
Students know:
  • how to recognize cognates and borrowed words.
  • proficiency levels.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.
  • where the target language is spoken in the community.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places in their community where the target language is spoken.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places in their community where the target language is spoken.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places in their community where the target language is spoken.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice High Proficiency Range
4) Investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship among the products, practices, and perspectives of the target cultures.

a. Use appropriate gestures and etiquette from the target culture.

b. Observe and analyze patterns of behavior typical of the target culture.

c. Draw conclusions about target culture values based on authentic materials.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Cultures
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • identify practices from the target culture.
  • recognize target culture behaviors.

3-5
Students:
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • identify practices from the target culture.
  • recognize target culture behaviors.
  • compare target and native cultures.

6-8
Students:
  • communicate with others from the target culture showing basic cultural awareness.
  • use culturally appropriate rehearsed behaviors.
  • recognize culturally inappropriate behaviors.
  • analyze the target culture's values.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • some tangible products of the target culture.
  • some intangible products of the target culture.
  • some paractices related to teh target culture.
  • how to recognize culturally appropriate behaviors.

3-5
Students know:
  • some tangible products of the target culture.
  • some intangible products of the target culture.
  • some paractices related to teh target culture.
  • how to recognize culturally appropriate behaviors.

6-8
Students know:
  • some tangible products of the target culture.
  • some intangible products of the target culture.
  • some paractices related to teh target culture.
  • how to recognize culturally appropriate behaviors.
  • how to recognize culturally inappropriate behaviors.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • identify practices from the target culture.
  • recognize target culture behaviors.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • identify practices from the target culture.
  • recognize target culture behaviors.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • identify practices from the target culture.
  • recognize target culture behaviors.
  • communicate with others from the target culture while using culturally appropriate behaviors and refraining from using inappropriate behaviors.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
  • understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
  • understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
  • understanding of my own language and culture.
  • the study of a foreign language develops insights into the nature of language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
4) Investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship among the products, practices, and perspectives of the target cultures.

a. Engage in conversation demonstrating culturally respectful behavior.

b. Identify and research an area of interest in the target culture.

c. Participate in age-appropriate cultural practices such as games, sports, and entertainment.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Cultures
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • interact appropriately with people from the target culture.
  • identify and participate in culturally authentic practices.

3-5
Students:
  • interact appropriately with people from the target culture.
  • identify and participate in culturally authentic practices.
  • identify and anaylze products and practices of the target and native cultures.

6-8
Students:
  • compare products, practices and perspectives of the target culture related to every day life and personal interests.
  • interact appropriately with people from the target culture.
  • recognize there are significant differences in behavior across cultures.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • how to appropriately interact with others.
  • how to identify and participate in culturally authentic practices.

3-5
Students know:
  • how to appropriately interact with others.
  • how to identify and participate in culturally authentic practices.
  • how to identify and analyze products and practices.

6-8
Students know:
  • how to appropriately interact with others.
  • how to identify and participate in culturally authentic practices.
  • how to identify and analyze products and practices.
  • cultural differences, based on themes taught.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • interact appropriately with people from the target culture.
  • identify and participate in culturally authentic practices.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • interact appropriately with people from the target culture.
  • identify and participate in culturally authentic practices.
  • identify and analyze products and practices of the target language and native cultures.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • interact appropriately with people from the target culture.
  • compare products, practices and perspectives in the target language and native cultures.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better understanding of my own language and culture.
  • the study of a foreign language develops insights into the nature of language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
8) Acquire the ability to interact in the target culture beyond the classroom and set goals for life- long learning.

Examples: Travel (real or virtual) to museums to enhance cultural understanding.
Prepare a group performance for a school or community celebration.
Participate in world language club activities that benefit the school or community.
Draw from previously learned material to chart a path of forward progress.
Analyze reasons for success and failure and consider future actions.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communities
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.

3-5
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.
  • set their own learning goals.

6-8
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places in their community where the target language is spoken.
  • explore opportunities to use the target language outside the classroom.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • their own proficiency level.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.
  • where the target language is spoken in the community.
  • how to set their own learning goals.

3-5
Students know:
  • their own proficiency level.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.
  • where the target language is spoken in the community.
  • how to set their own learning goals.

6-8
Students know:
  • their own proficiency level.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.
  • where the target language is spoken in the community.
  • how to set their own learning goals.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize their own proficiency level.
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places in thier community where the target language is spoken.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • recognize their own proficiency level.
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places in thier community where the target language is spoken.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • recognize their own proficiency level.
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places in thier community where the target language is spoken.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Intermediate Mid Proficiency Range
4) Investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship among the products, practices, and perspectives of the target cultures.

a. Role-play culturally appropriate interactions in a variety of daily activities.

b. Use culturally appropriate verbal and nonverbal behavior among peers or mixed groups.

c. Explore, analyze, and present the how and why of common cultural practices and perspectives.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Cultures
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • interact with peers in a culturally appropriate way.
  • recognize products and practices from the target and native cultures.

3-5
Students:
  • interact with peers in a culturally appropriate way.
  • recognize products and practices from the target and native cultures.
  • compare and contrast products and practices from the target culture to gain insight to to target cultural perspectives.

6-8
Students:
  • analyze products, practices, and perspectives related to every day life and personal interest in the target and native cultures.
  • interact with peers from the target culture in an appropriate manner.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • products from the target culture.
  • practices from target culture.
  • perspectives of the target culture.
  • culturally appropriate behaviors.

3-5
Students know:
  • products from the target culture.
  • practices from target culture.
  • perspectives of the target culture.
  • culturally appropriate behaviors.
  • culturally inappropriate behaviors.

6-8
Students know:
  • products from the target culture.
  • practices from target culture.
  • perspectives of the target culture.
  • culturally appropriate behaviors.
  • culturally inappropriate behaviors.
  • how to analyze products and practices in relation to cultural perspectives.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • interact appropriately at a functional level in the target culture.
  • talk about products, practices, and perspectives in the target culture.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • interact appropriately at a functional level in the target culture.
  • investigate and explain on the relationship between the
  • products and perspectives of the target culture.
  • investigate and explain on the relationship between the
  • practices and perpsectives of the target culture.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • interact appropriately at a functional level in the target culture.
  • investigate, explain and reflect on the relationship between the products and perspectives of the target culture.
  • investigate, explain and refelct on the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the target culture.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
  • understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
  • understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
  • understanding of my own language and culture.
  • the study of a foreign language develops insights into the nature of language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Intermediate High Proficiency Range
4) Investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship among the products, practices, and perspectives of the target cultures.

a. Connect perspectives to associated products and practices.

b. Adapt language and behavior to the culture of the audience.

c. Analyze connections among products, practices, and perspectives based on research on a topic of interest.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Cultures
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • interact with peers in a culturally appropriate way.
  • talk about products and practices of the target culture.
  • talk about perspectives of the target culture.

3-5
Students:
  • interact with peers in a culturall appropriate way.
  • identify perspectives of the target culture as they relate to products and paractices of the target culture.

  • 6-8
    Students:
    • interact at a functional level in the target culture.
    • relate cultural perspectives to the products and practices of the target culture.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • products from the target culture.
  • practices from target culture.
  • perspectives of the target culture.
  • culturally appropriate behaviors.

3-5
Students know:
  • products from the target culture.
  • practices from target culture.
  • perspectives of the target culture.
  • culturally appropriate behaviors.
  • culturally inappropriate behaviors.

6-8
Students know:
  • products from the target culture.
  • practices from target culture.
  • perspectives of the target culture.
  • culturally appropriate behaviors.
  • culturally inappropriate behaviors.
  • how to analyze products and practices in relation to cultural perspectives.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • interact appropriately at a functional level in the target culture.
  • talk about products, practices, and perspectives in the target culture.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • interact appropriately at a functional level in the target culture.
  • investigate and explain on the relationship between the
  • products and perspectives of the target culture.
  • investigate and explain on the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the target culture.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • interact appropriately at a functional level in the target culture.
  • investigate, explain and reflect on the relationship between the products and perspectives of the target culture.
  • investigate, explain and refelct on the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the target culture.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better understanding of my own language and culture.
  • the study of a foreign language develops insights into the nature of language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Intermediate High Proficiency Range
8) Acquire the ability to interact in the target culture beyond the classroom and set goals for life- long learning.

Examples: Seek out authentic materials in the target culture related to student interest.
Play games or sports from the culture.
Complete Web Quests and report on a cultural event.
Reflect upon student's personal investment in the target language.
Consider tangible uses outside the classroom for learned material in the target language.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communities
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.

3-5
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.
  • set their own learning goals.

6-8
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places in their community where the target language is spoken.
  • recognize target language use in the professional world.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.
  • where the target language is spoken in the community.
  • their own proficiency level.
  • how to set their own learning goals.

3-5
Students know:
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.
  • where the target language is spoken in the community.
  • their own proficiency level.
  • how to set their own learning goals.

6-8
Students know:
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.
  • where the target language is spoken in the community.
  • their own proficiency level.
  • how to set their own learning goals.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize their own proficiency level.
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places in thier community where the target language is spoken.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • recognize their own proficiency level.
  • set their own learning goals.
  • make changes in studying habits to reach their goals.
  • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places in thier community where the target language is spoken.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • recognize their own proficiency level.
  • set their own learning goals.
  • make changes in studying habits to reach their goals.
  • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places in thier community where the target language is spoken.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
4) Identify practices of the target cultures.

a. Use basic appropriate gestures in common interactions.

b. Identify behaviors in a variety of environments.

c. Identify typical activities, events, and celebrations of the target cultures.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Culture
Modes Of Communication:
presentational
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • recognize practices common to formal and informal interactions.
  • identify products and practices to help understand cultural perspectives.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to appropriately greet and address a variety of people within the target culture.
  • which specific holidays, celebrations and events are important to the target language culture.
Skills:
Students are able to:
Novice Mid Level
  • address others in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • identify practices associated with specific target language culture events such as celebrations and holidays.
  • identify practices associated with the student's own events, celebrations, and holidays.
Novice High Level
Students are able to:
  • address others in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • identify practices associated with specific target language culture events such as celebrations and holidays.
  • identify practices associated with the student's own events, celebrations, and holidays.
  • investigate the relationship between cultural practices and perspectives.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
  • understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
5) Identify products of the target cultures.

a. Recognize arts, crafts or graphic representations of the target culture.

b. Identify the cultural elements found in music and short video clips.

c. Listen to, read, and identify the products from the target culture.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Culture
Modes Of Communication:
presentational
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • identify tangible products unique to the target culture.
  • list key cultural products such as paintings, songs, and dances.
  • recognize cultural products referenced in audio and written the target language recources.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • the tangible products that are important to their life and culture.
  • the tangible products that are important to the target language life and culture.
Skills:
Students are able to:
Novice Mid Level
  • list common target language cultural products such as paintings, songs, and foods.
  • watch video clips or music videos and identify cultural products.
  • describe basic craft products from target language countries.
Novice High Level
Students are able to:
  • list common target language cultural products such as paintings, songs, and foods.
  • watch video clips or music videos and identify cultural products.
  • describe basic craft products from target language countries.
  • investigate the relationship between cultural products and perspectives.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
  • understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
11) Identify opportunities to use the target language beyond the classroom environment.

a. Plan real or imaginary travel.

b. Attend or view cultural events in person or virtually.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communities
Modes Of Communication:
interpersonal & presentational
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • participate in and plan real or imaginary travel to the target language locations.
  • recognize how to apply for a passport and complete other travel documents.
  • particpate in and explore cultural events in person or virtually.
  • recognize and evaluate tools that make real and/or virtual exploration of the target language possible.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • the locations of the target language specific countries.
  • the key attractions within the target language specific countries.
  • the key celebrations within the target language specific countries.
Skills:
Students are able to:
Novice Mid Level
  • access important travel documents and safety information online.
  • use physical and online resources to identify and participate in celebrations within the target language countries.
Novice High Level
Students are able to:
  • access important travel documents and safety information online.
  • use online resources to evaluate hotels and attractions within target language countries.
  • use physical and online resources to identify and participate in celebrations within the target language countries.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.
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