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Culturally Authentic Photos from Mexico

  Classroom Resource Information  

Title:

Culturally Authentic Photos from Mexico

URL:

http://capl.washjeff.edu/browseresults.php?langID=12

Content Source:

Other
Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon
Type: Other

Overview:

This resource is a hidden gem for Spanish teachers. It is a collection of over 900 images that each portray a different aspect of the products, practices, and perspectives of the Mexican culture. A description of each photo is provided in English and Spanish. These photos can be used to integrate culturally authentic resources into any lesson. The photos are organized by topics which include: Art & Architecture, Banking & Money, Business & Industry, City Life, Clothing, Dates & Festivals, Food & Drink, Free Time & Entertainment, Health & Fitness, House & Home, Jobs & Careers, Nature, Public Officials, School & University, Shopping, and Transportation.

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
7) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native cultures.

a. Compare gestures used to greet family, friends, and acquaintances.

b. Compare and contrast tangible products of the native and target cultures.

Examples: Food, clothing, toys, and children's stories

c. Compare simple behavior patterns in the native and target cultures.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • compare gestures used in the home and target cultures.
  • compare and contrast tangible products (food, clothing, etc.).
  • compare behavior patterns of the home and target cultures.

3-5
Students:
  • compare and contrast gestures used in the home and target cultures.
  • compare and contrast tangible products (food, clothing, etc.).
  • compare and contrast behavior patterns of the home and target cultures.

6-8
Students:
  • compare gestures used in the home and target cultures.
  • compare and contrast tangible products (food, clothing, etc.).
  • compare behavior patterns of the home and target cultures.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • what tangible products are associated with target and native cultures.

3-5
Students know:
  • what tangible products are associated with target and native cultures.

6-8
Students know:
  • what tangible products are associated with target and native cultures.
  • what intangible products are associated with target and native cultures.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize tangible products.
  • recognize culturally appropriate behaviors.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • recognize tangible products.
  • recognize intangible products.
  • recognize cultural practices of the target and native cultures.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • recognize tangible products.
  • recognize intangible products.
  • recognize cultural practices of the target and native cultures.
  • analyze cultural perspectives of the target and native cultures.
Understanding:
K-2 Students understand:
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
  • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
  • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
  • other understanding 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
7) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native cultures.

a. Compare and contrast intangible products of the native and target cultures.

Examples: Songs, rhymes, folktales

b. Analyze the daily routines and celebrations (holidays) of the native and target cultures.

c. Observe and identify cultural patterns of meal times.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize similarities and differences in products of the target and native cultures.
  • compare/contrast the daily routines of the target and native cultures.

3-5
Students:
  • identify similarities and differences in products and practices of the target and native cultures.
  • compare/contrast the daily routines of the target and native cultures.

6-8
Students:
  • analyze similarities and differences between native and target culture litterature.
  • identify and analyze cultural patterns in every day life in the target and native cultures.
  • analyze cultural behavior patterns in the target and native cultures.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • facts related to the target culture based on themes taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • facts related to the target culture based on themes taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • facts related to the target culture based on themes taught.
  • how to recognize appropriate cultural behaviors.
  • how to recognize inappropriate cultural behaviors.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize similarities and differences in products from the target and native cultures.
  • compare and contrast daily routines.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • recognize similarities and differences in products from the target and native cultures.
  • compare and contrast daily routines.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • discuss differences between the target and native cultures.
  • understand cultural behavior patterns.
  • analyze cultural products, practices and perspectives.
Understanding:
K-2 Students understand:
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
  • ther understanding will depend on theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
  • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
  • other understanding 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
Novice High Proficiency Range
7) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native cultures.

a. Hypothesize about relationships between cultural practices and cultural perspectives.

b. Identify cultural patterns of behavior in a variety of settings.

c. Speculate as to why certain products originate in a particular culture.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • identify on similarities and differences between products and practices in the target and native cultures.
  • identify cultural behavior patterns in target and native cultures.

3-5
Students:
  • identify similarities and differences between products and practices in the target and native cultures.
  • compare and contrast products and practices in the target and native cultures.
  • identify cultural behavior pattern in target and native cultures.

6-8
Students:
  • reflect on similarities and differences between products, practices and perpectives in their target and native cultures.
  • identify cultural behavior pattern in target and native cultures.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • similarities and differences between target and native cultural products.
  • similarities and differences between target and native cultural practices.
  • similarities and differences between target and native cultural perspectives.

3-5
Students know:
  • similarities and differences between target and native cultural products.
  • similarities and differences between target and native cultural practices.
  • similarities and differences between target and native cultural perspectives.
  • appropriate cultural behaviors.

6-8
Students know:
  • similarities and differences between target and native cultural products.
  • similarities and differences between target and native cultural practices.
  • similarities and differences between target and native cultural perspectives.
  • appropriate cultural behaviors.
  • inappropriate cultural behaviors.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • identify cultural behavior patterns in the target and native cultures.
  • identify similarities and differences between the cultures.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • identify cultural behavior patterns in the target and native cultures.
  • identify similarities and differences between the cultures.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • identify cultural behavior patterns in the target and native cultures.
  • reflect on similarities and differences between the cultures.
Understanding:
K-2 Students understand:
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
  • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
  • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
  • other understanding will depend on 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
7) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native cultures.

a. Compare and contrast verbal and nonverbal behaviors in a variety of activities.

b. Analyze the role of family in the native and target cultures.

c. Critique the role of social networking in the target culture.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize the use of verbal and non verbal behaviors in the target and native cultures.
  • identify similarities and differences on a variety of topics such as family and social media.

3-5
Students:
  • recognize and compare the use of verbal and non verbal behaviors in the target and native cultures.
  • describe similarities and differences on a variety of topics such as family and social media.

6-8
Students:
  • reflect on the use of verbal and non verbal behaviors in the target and native cultures.
  • analyze similarities and differences on a variety of topics such as family and social media.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • various cultural practices.
  • various cultural products (tangible).

3-5
Students know:
  • various cultural practices.
  • various cultural products (tangible/intangible).
  • various cultural perspectives.
  • how to compare cultures.

6-8
Students know:
  • various cultural practices.
  • various cultural products (tangible/intangible).
  • various cultural perspectives.
  • how to compare various cultural products and practices in trlation to cultural perspectives.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize the use of verbal and nonverbal behaviors.
  • identify similarities and differences on a variety of topics.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • recognize and compare verbal and nonverbal behaviors.
  • describe similarities and differences on a variety of topics.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • analyze similarities and differences on a variety of topics.
  • reflect on the use of verbal and nonverbal behaviors.
  • Understanding:
    K-2 Students understand:
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
    • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.

    3-5
    Students understand that:
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
    • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.

    6-8
    Students understand that:
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
    • other understanding 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 Mid Proficiency Range
    7) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native cultures.

    a. Compare and contrast the preparation for and choice of careers in the native and target cultures.

    b. Compare and contrast cultural attitudes toward youth and aging.

    c. Identify and analyze the tangible and intangible products of the target culture.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    K-2
    Students:
    • describe tangible products of the target and native cultures.
    • recognize different cultural attitudes on a variety of topics.
    • talk about careers in the target and native cultures.

    3-5
    Students:
    • explain similarities and differences in education systems.
    • analyze cultural attitudes on a variety of topics.

    6-8
    Students:
    • explain similarities and differences in education systems.
    • analyze cultural attitudes on a variety of topics.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    K-2
    Students know:
    • tangible products of the target culture.
    • practices of the target culture.
    • vocabulary related to careers.

    3-5
    Students know:
    • tangible/intangible products of the target culture.
    • practices of the target culture.
    • perspectives of the target culture.
    • vocabulary related to careers.

    6-8
    Students know:
    • tangible/intangible products of the target culture.
    • practices of the target culture.
    • perspectives of the target culture.
    • vocabulary related to careers.
    Skills:
    K-2
    Students are able to:
    • explain similarities and differences in the target and native cultures.
    • compare and contrast education systems in the native and target cultures.

    3-5
    Students are able to:
    • investigate similarities and differences in the target and native cultures.
    • explain similarities and differences in the target and native cultures.
    • compare and contrast education systems in the native and target cultures.

    6-8
    Students are able to:
    • investigate similarities and differences in the target and native cultures.
    • explain similarities and differences in the target and native cultures.
    • reflect on the similarities and differences in the target and native cultures.
    • analyze information about education systems in the native and target.
    • cultures.
    Understanding:
    K-2 Students understand:
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
    • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.

    3-5
    Students understand that:
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
    • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.

    6-8
    Students understand that:
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
    • other understanding will depend on 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
    7) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native cultures.

    a. Weigh the importance placed on individual needs versus community needs in native and target cultures.

    b. Investigate products, practices, or perspectives of the target culture through research.

    c. Critique social, economic, and political institutions of the target culture.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    K-2
    Students:
    • compare and contrast cultural products, parctices and perspectives.
    • identify political institutions of target culture countries.

    3-5
    Students:
    • compare and contrast cultural products, parctices and perspectives.
    • identify political institutions of target culture countries.
    • research the role of the individual vs community in the native and target cultures.

    6-8
    Students:
    • analyze socio-economic political institutions through investigation of the target culture product, practices and perspectives.
    • reflect on the role of the individual vs community in the native and target cultures.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    K-2
    Students know:
    • products of the target and native cultures.
    • practices of the target and native cultures.
    • perspectives of the target and native cultures.
    • how to compare cultural products, pratices and perspectives.
    • political institutions of the target culture.

    3-5
    Students know:
    • products of the target and native cultures.
    • practices of the target and native cultures.
    • perspectives of the target and native cultures.
    • how to compare cultural products, pratices and perspectives.
    • political institutions of the target culture.

    6-8
    Students know:
    • products of the target and native cultures.
    • practices of the target and native cultures.
    • perspectives of the target and native cultures.
    • how to compare cultural products, pratices and perspectives.
    • political institutions of the target culture.
    Skills:
    K-2
    Students are able to:
    • compare and contrast cultural products, practices, and perspectives.
    • identify political institutions of target language culture countries .

    3-5
    Students are able to:
    • compare and contrast cultural products, practices, and perspectives.
    • identify political institutions on target language culture countries.
    • research the role of the individual vs community in the native and target cultures.

    6-8
    Students are able to:
    • compare and contrast cultural products, practices, and perspectives.
    • analyze socio-economic political institutions through investigation of the target culture product, practices and perspectives.
    • reflect on the role of the individual vs community in the native and target cultures.
    Understanding:
    K-2
    Students understand that:
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
    • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.

    3-5
    Students understand that:
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
    • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.

    6-8
    Students understand that:
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
    • other understanding 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
    9) Identify products, practices, and perspectives of the target culture and the native culture.

    a. Identify daily routines in the target culture and the native culture.

    b. Identify celebrations in the target culture and the native culture.

    c. Identify games, stories, songs, and rhymes from the native culture and those from the target culture.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Modes Of Communication:
    presentational
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • identify the difference between the terms products, practices, and perspectives.
    • list items or products important to the target language culture.
    • list actions or practices that are important to the target language culture.
    • recognize why these products and practices are important to the target language culture (perspectives).
    • identify celebrations important to the target language culture.
    • identify products and practices associated with celebrations in the target language culture.
    • recognize games, stories, songs, and rhymes that are significant to the target language culture.
    • identify products, practices, and perspectives that are important to their own personal culture.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Student know:
    • how to identify important cultural products, practices, and perspectives that are important within their own personal lives.
    • how to use present tense verbs to describe what people do.
    • how to use adjectives to describe nouns.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • identify the products, practices, and perspectives that are unique to native culture.
    • identify the products, practices, and perspectives that are unique to the target language culture including celebrations, music, games, and rhymes.
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • identify the products, practices, and perspectives that are unique to native culture.
    • identify the products, practices, and perspectives that are unique to the target language culture including celebrations, music, games, and rhymes.
    • compare and contrast native and target culture products, practices and perspectives.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • there are similarities and differences in the characteristics of the target culture and their own.
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
    • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level II
    4) Identify perspectives through practices of the target cultures.

    a. Use appropriate gestures in common interactions.

    b. Describe behaviors in a variety of environments.

    c. Describe perspectives related to celebration of traditional religious and national holidays.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Culture
    Modes Of Communication:
    presentational
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • recognize how perspectives are influenced by formal and informal.
    • identify actions unique to the target language culture, especially in typical events, and celebrations.
    • describe how a celebration is viewed by the target language culture.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to appropriately greet and address a variety of people within the target culture.
    • how to explain why specific holidays, celebrations and events are important to the target language culture.
    Skills:
    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.
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students are able to:
    • address others in a culturally appropriate manner.
    • dentify and explain practices associated with specific target language culture events, celebrations, and holidays.
    • identify and explain 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.
    • similarities and differences in the practices of another culture often stem from the perspective of that culture.
    • other understandings will vary according to theme taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level II
    5) Identify perspectives through products of the target cultures.

    a. Describe products of the target culture.

    b. Describe arts, crafts, or graphic representations of the target culture.

    c. Describe the cultural elements found in music and short video clips.

    d. Listen to, read, and describe the products in a variety of texts.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Culture
    Modes Of Communication:
    presentational
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • recognize how tangible products are shaped by the perspective of a culture.
    • Explain key cultural products such as paintings, songs, dances, music, and videos.
    • Discuss why cultural products are important to a culture based on textual resources.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • a tangible or intangible product is influenced by the target language life and culture.
    • the perspective of a the target language culture is interconnected with the products of the culture.
    Skills:
    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.
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students are able to:
    • utilize common target language cultural vocabulary to discuss paintings, songs, foods, etc.
    • investigate and explain the relationship bewtween cultural products and perspectives.
    • investigate and explain the realtion between cultural practices and perspectives.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • similarities and differences in the products of another culture often stem from the perspective of that culture.
    • 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 II
    9) Compare products, practices, and perspectives of the target culture and the native culture.

    a. Compare daily routines in the target culture and the native culture.

    b. Compare celebrations in the target culture and the native culture.

    c. Compare games, stories, songs, and rhymes from the native culture and those from the target culture.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:

    Students:
    • compare and contrast daily life activities in the target and native cultures.
    • compare and contrast holiday celebrations and traditions in the target and native cultures.
    • compare games, fairy tales, songs, and rhymes from the target and native cultures.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how people in the target culture tend to spend their days.
    • what holidays are celebrated in the target culture and how they are celebrated.
    • a few games, fairy tales, songs, and rhymes in the target culture.
    Skills:
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • identify the products, practices, and perspectives that are unique to native culture.
    • identify the products, practices, and perspectives that are unique to the target language culture including celebrations, music, games, and rhymes.
    • compare and contrast native and target culture products, practices and perspectives.
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students are able to:
    • compare and contrast daily life activities in the target and native cultures, such as schooling, working, freetime activities, and daily routines.
    • compare and contrast holiday celebrations and traditions in the target and native cultures.
    • identify games, fairy tales, songs, and rhymes from the target culture and compare them with those of the native culture.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • daily routines may differ between cultures as a result of several contributing factors.
    • different cultures may celebrate holidays in diverse ways.
    • different cultures may celebrate different holidays.
    • different cultures have original games, stories, songs, and rhymes.
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
    • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level III
    4) Investigate perspectives through practices of the target cultures.

    a. Examine how behaviors in the target culture relate to and reflect different types of relationships.

    b. Interact through role-play in a variety of familiar environments.

    c. Participate in hands-on activities related to cultural practices.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Culture
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational Modes of communication
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • explore the perspectives of the people based on variou practices of a the target language culture.
    • interact, by using the target language in culturally appropriate ways across a variety of familiar situations.
    • create or participate in activities related to cultural practices.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • a variety of the target language specific vocabulary.
    • verb conjugations in a variety of time frames.
    • to incorporate background knowledge of cultural events studied in earlier levels.
    Skills:
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students are able to:
    • address others in a culturally appropriate manner.
    • identify and explain practices associated with specific target language culture events, celebrations, and holidays.
    • identify and explain practices associated with the student's own events, celebrations, and holidays.
    • investigate the relationship between cultural practices and perspectives.
    Intermediate Mid Level
    Students are able to:
    • identify how a culture's beliefs and ideas are demonstrated by how they interact with one another.
    • communicate with one another in culturally appropriate ways in a variety of familiar contexts.
    • investigate, analyze and reflect on the relationship of cultural products to perspectives.
    • investigate, analyze and reflect on the relationship of cultural practices to perspectives.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • language and culture are inextricably linked together.
    • a culture's perspectives will be reflected in their practices and products.
    • 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 III
    5) Investigate perspectives through products of the target cultures.

    a. Explain the importance of products of the target culture.

    b. Explain arts, crafts, or graphic representations of the target culture.

    c. Explain the cultural elements of music and short video clips.

    d. Listen to, read, and explain the purpose of products from a target culture.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Culture
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational Modes of communication
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • explain the importance of products of the target culture.
    • analyze and describe arts, crafts and graphic representations of the target culture.
    • identify and describe cultural influences in music and video analyze the purpose of prodcuts from the target culture through
    • listening and reading activities.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • a variety of the target language specific vocabulary.
    • verb conjugations in a variety of time frames.
    • to incorporate background knowledge of cultural products studied in earlier levels.
    Skills:
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students are able to:
    • utilize common target language cultural vocabulary to discuss paintings, songs, foods, etc.
    • investigate and explain the relationship bewtween cultural products and perspectives.
    • investigate and explain the realtion between cultural practices and perspectives.
    Intermediate Mid Level
    Students are able to:
    • identify how a culture's beliefes and ideas are reflected in their products by describing the target culture's art, crafts, music, dance, etc..
    • analyze and clarify the purpose of the products from a target culture.
    • investigate and explain the relationship bewtween cultural products and perspectives.
    • investigate and explain the realtion between cultural practices and perspectives.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • language and culture are inextricably linked together.
    • a culture's perspectives will be reflected in their pracitces and products.
    • 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 III
    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.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational Modes of communication
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:

    Students:
    • can compare the products, practices and perspectives of the target culture and native culture using the target langauge in a variety of time frames.
    • compare activities and events of the target culture and native culture using the target language.
    • compare cultural practices of the target culture and the native culture using the target language.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • the target language Vocabualry for specific purposes.
    • verb conjugations in a variety of tenses.
    • how to identify the products, practices and perspectives of target and native cultures.
    Skills:
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students are able to:
    • compare and contrast daily life activities in the target and native cultures, such as schooling, working, freetime activities, and daily routines.
    • compare and contrast holiday celebrations and traditions in the target and native cultures.
    • identify games, fairy tales, songs, and rhymes from the target culture and compare them with those of the native culture.
    Intermediate Mid Level
    Students are able to:
    • use the target langauge to identify and compare the products, practices and perspectives of the target culture.
    • use target langauge to compare activities and events of the target culture and native culture.
    • use target langauge to compare the practices of target and native culture.
    • identify games, fairy tales, songs, and rhymes from the target culture and compare them with those of the native culture.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
    • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level IV
    4) Investigate perspectives through practices of the target cultures.

    a. Explain how behaviors in the target culture relate to and reflect different types of relationships.

    b. Interact through role-play in a variety of familiar and unfamiliar environments.

    c. Plan hands-on activities related to cultural practices.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Culture
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • explore perspectives related to cultural practices.
    • model realistic situations that would occur in the target culture based on prior knowledge of the cultural perspectives and inferences for unknown situations.
    • recreate cultural practices based on what they have learned.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • background knowledge of the target culture.
    Skills:
    Intermediate Mid Level
    Students are able to:
    • identify how a culture's beliefs and ideas are demonstrated by how they interact with one another.
    • communicate with one another in culturally appropriate ways in a variety of familiar contexts.
    • investigate, analyze and reflect on the relationship of cultural products to perspectives.
    • investigate, analyze and reflect on the relationship of cultural practices to perspectives.
    Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • interact appropriately in various contexts with members of the target culture.
    • investigate, analyze and reflect on the relationship of cultural products to perspectives.
    • investigate, analyze and reflect on the relationship of cultural practices to perspectives.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • language and culture are extricalble linked.
    • 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 IV
    5) Investigate perspectives through products of the target cultures.

    a. Analyze the importance of products of the target culture, related to arts, crafts, and graphic representations.

    b. Analyze the cultural elements of music and short video clips.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Culture
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • Analyze the importance and impact of products of the target culture in the contexts of arts, crafts, and graphic representations.
    • Analyze cultural products in the context of music and short videos.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • background knowledge of the target culture.
    Skills:
    Intermediate Mid Level
    Students are able to:
    • identify how a culture's beliefes and ideas are reflected in their products by describing the target culture's art, crafts, music, dance, etc..
    • analyze and clarify the purpose of the products from a target culture.
    • investigate and explain the relationship bewtween cultural products and perspectives.
    • investigate and explain the realtion between cultural practices and perspectives.
    Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • investigate the products and perspetives of a target culture.
    • investigate the beliefs (perspectives) associated with the target culture's products in the contexts of arts, crafts, graphic representations, music, and short videos.
    • investigate and explain the relationship bewtween cultural products and perspectives.
    • investigate and explain the realtion between cultural practices and perspectives.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • language and culture are inextricably linked.
    • 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 IV
    9) Compare products, practices, and perspectives of the target culture and the native culture in a variety of time frames and moods.

    a. Compare and contrast personal experiences of the target culture to the native culture.

    b. Explain cultural practices in the target culture.

    c. Compare products in the target culture to the native culture.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • make comparisons between the products, practices and perspectives of the target culture of the target culture and their native culture.
    • explain practices of the target culture.
    • compare and contrast their own experiences within the target and native culture.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • how to identify and distinguish between products, practices and perspectives of culture.
    Skills:
    Intermediate Mid Level
    Students are able to:
    • use the target langauge to identify and compare the products, practices and perspectives of the target culture.
    • use target langauge to compare activities and events of the target culture and native culture.
    • use target langauge to compare the practices of target and native culture.
    • identify games, fairy tales, songs, and rhymes from the target culture and compare them with those of the native culture.
    Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • compare and contrast the products, practices and perspectives of the target culture to their native culture in a variety of time frames and moods in the target language.
    • communicate in the target language in a variety of time frames and moods.
    • use target langauge to compare activities and events of the target culture and native culture.
    • use target langauge to compare the practices of target and native culture.
    • identify games, fairy tales, songs, and rhymes from the target culture and compare them with those of the native culture.
    • identify and use borrowed words and cognates in the language they are learning and their own, and hypothesize about their origins.
    • compare and analyze idiomatic expressions in the language they are learning and their own, and hypothesize about their origins.
    • compare language appropriate to specific social groups and situations in the language they are learning and their own. compare syntax functions (e.g., word order and inflections) to express meaning in the target language and in English).
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • the products, practices and perspectives of culture are intertwined.
    • a culture's perspectives are present in its products and practices.
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
    • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level V
    4) Analyze perspectives through practices of the target cultures.

    a. Analyze how behaviors in the target culture relate to and reflect different types of relationships.

    b. Interact through simulated real-world situations in a variety of familiar and unfamiliar environments.

    c. Design hands-on activities related to cultural practices.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Culture
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students:
    • analyze how behaviors in the target culture relate to and reflect different types of relationships.
    • interact through simulated real-world situations in a variety of familiar and unfamiliar environments.
    • design hands-on activities related to cultural practices.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • background knowledge of the target culture.
    Skills:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • interact appropriately in various contexts with members of the target culture.
    • investigate, analyze and reflect on the relationship of cultural products to perspectives.
    • investigate, analyze and reflect on the relationship of cultural practices to perspectives.
    • use culturally appropriate verbal and nonverbal behavior in daily activities among peers or mixed groups.
    • present to others how (and why) common cultural practices and procedures are carried out.
    • role play a variety of situations from the target culture, using culturally appropriate behaviors and expressions.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • language and culture are inextricably linked.
    • 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 V
    5) Analyze perspectives through products of the target cultures.

    a. Analyze the importance of products of the target culture, related to government, education, religion, and economics.

    b. Interact with music and short video clips.

    c. Listen to, read, and analyze the function of products used in selected texts.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Culture
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students:
    • analyze the importance of products of the target culture, related to government, education, religion, and economics.
    • interact with music and short video clips.
    • listen to, read, and analyze the function of products used in selected texts.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • background knowledge of the target culture.
    Skills:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • nvestigate the products and perspetives of a target culture.
    • investigate the beliefs (perspectives) associated with the target culture's products in the contexts of arts, crafts, graphic representations, music, and short videos.
    • investigate and explain the relationship bewtween cultural products and perspectives.
    • investigate and explain the realtion between cultural practices and perspectives.
    • analyze the function of everyday objects produced in the culture.
    • compare and analyze perspectives reflected in news reports, social media, pamphlets, advertisements, etc.
    • discuss perspectives reflected in creative works of the culture.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • language and culture are inextricably linked.
    • 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 V
    9) Compare products, practices, and perspectives of the target culture and the native culture using varied vocabulary and more complex sentence structure.

    a. Compare and contrast customs and traditions of the target culture to the native culture.

    b. Compare and contrast behaviors related to health and wellness.

    c. Compare and contrast the importance placed on individual needs versus community needs.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students:
    • make comparisons between the products, practices and perspectives of the target culture of the target culture and their native culture.
    • analyze practices of the target culture.
    • compare and contrast their own experiences within the target and native culture.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • how to identify and distinguish between products, practices and perspectives of culture.
    Skills:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • differentiate between when to use formal and informal register.
    • ecognize and understand idiomatic expressions in listening and reading.
    • use idiomatic expressions appropriately in speaking and writing.
    • communicate in the target language in a variety of time frames and moods.
    • compare and contrast the role and importance of family in the target cultures to their own.
    • compare and contrast school schedules, course offerings, and attitudes toward school in the target cultures to their own.
    • compare and contrast career choices and preparation in the target cultures to their own.
    • compare and contrast entertainment and leisure options in the target cultures and their own.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
    • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.
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