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Lascaux: La Vie en Caverne!

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Title:

Lascaux: La Vie en Caverne!

URL:

https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans/lascaux-la-vie-en-caverne

Content Source:

Edsitement
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

This highly interactive activity is perfect for elementary-aged novice mid and novice high learners studying French. Students are introduced to the caves throughout France as they learn of their geological and cultural importance. As they explore the caves and the cave paintings virtually they keep detailed field notes. Along the way, students learn basic vocabulary related to cave exploration.  After completing their research students work together to create their own classroom cave-wall art.

Content Standard(s):
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
5) Link target language and other subject areas to acquire information and begin to develop diverse cultural perspectives.

a. Acquire vocabulary related to age-appropriate school content.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Connections
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • use the target language to learn (about) other school topics.
  • use the target language to connect to other disciplines.

3-5
Students:
  • use the target language to learn (about) other school topics.
  • use the target language to connect to other disciplines.

6-8
Students:
  • use the target language to learn (about) other school topics.
  • use the target language to connect to other disciplines.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • information specific to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • information specific to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • information specific to theme taught.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • use information taught in the target language in other aspects of their lives.
  • use the target language to learn information about other subject areas.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • use information taught in the target language in other aspects of their lives.
  • use the target language to learn information about other subject areas.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • use information taught in the target language in other aspects of their lives.
  • use the target language to learn information about other subject areas.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • world language learning offers opportunities to uncover big ideas in and about other disciplines.
  • strategies used to acquire a language are transferable to other areas of learning throughout life.
  • a second language facilitates the acquisition of information about the world outside our experiences.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • world language learning offers opportunities to uncover big ideas in and about other disciplines.
  • strategies used to acquire a language are transferable to other areas of learning throughout life.
  • a second language facilitates the acquisition of information about the world outside our experiences.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • world language learning offers opportunities to uncover big ideas in and about other disciplines.
  • strategies used to acquire a language are transferable to other areas of learning throughout life.
  • a second language facilitates the acquisition of information about the world outside our experiences.
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
Novice High Proficiency Range
5) Link target language and other subject areas to acquire information and develop diverse cultural perspectives.

a. Acquire and expand vocabulary related to age-appropriate school content.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Connections
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • use the target language to learn (about) other school topics.
  • use the target language to connect to other disciplines.

3-5
Students:
  • use the target language to learn (about) other school topics.
  • use the target language to connect to other disciplines.

6-8
Students:
  • use the target language to learn (about) other school topics.
  • use the target language to connect to other disciplines.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • information about other school subjects can be learned in the target language.
  • how to apply material learned in the target language to other classes.

3-5
Students know:
  • information about other school subjects can be learned in the target language.
  • how to apply material learned in the target language to other classes.

6-8
Students know:
  • information about other school subjects can be learned in the target language.
  • how to apply material learned in the target language to other classes.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • use information taught in the target language in other aspects of their lives.
  • use the target language to learn information about other subject areas.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • use information taught in the target language in other aspects of their lives.
  • use the target language to learn information about other subject areas.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • use information taught in the target language in other aspects of their lives.
  • use the target language to learn information about other subject areas.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • world language learning offers opportunities to uncover big ideas in and about other disciplines.
  • strategies used to acquire a language are transferable to other areas of learning throughout life.
  • a second language facilitates the acquisition of information about the world outside our experiences.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • world language learning offers opportunities to uncover big ideas in and about other disciplines.
  • strategies used to acquire a language are transferable to other areas of learning throughout life.
  • a second language facilitates the acquisition of information about the world outside our experiences.

    • 6-8
      Students understand that:
    • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
    • world language learning offers opportunities to uncover big ideas in and about other disciplines.
    • strategies used to acquire a language are transferable to other areas of learning throughout life.
    • a second language facilitates the acquisition of information about the world outside our experiences.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice High Proficiency Range
8) Acquire the ability to interact in the target culture beyond the classroom and set goals for life- long learning.

Examples: Conduct research and report on a cultural topic.
Identify professions that require proficiency in another language.
Determine the "what" and "how" of their future 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.
  • 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.

3-5
Students know:
  • where the target language is spoken in the community.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.
  • proficiency level descriptions.

6-8
Students know:
  • where the target language is spoken in the community.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.
  • proficiency level descriptions.
  • what proficiency level is needed for certain professions.
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 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.
  • make changes in studying habits to reach their goals.
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.
Tags: Art, Caves, Communities, Connections, Culture, French, Geology, Novice High, Novice Mid, Products, Virtual Field Trip
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