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Shopping in Beijing

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Title:

Shopping in Beijing

URL:

https://www.oercommons.org/authoring/53942-shopping-and-bartering-mandarin-chinese-novice-mid/view

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Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

This novice mid to novice high Chinese activity allows students to simulate shopping experiences in China. An included powerpoint clearly identifies the can-do statements and links to an English language video that identifies the key shopping locations in Beijing. After an introduction to the cultural aspects of shopping, students simulate a shopping experience in the classroom. Fake Chinese money is included in the provided link, teachers should print numerous copies to pass out to students. Students will use this money to negotiate the prices of the items that are identified on the included shopping cards. 

Content Standard(s):
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
1) Communicate and share on familiar topics with a variety of words, phrases, and simple sentences in the present time frame.

a. Greet and leave people in a polite way.

b. Exchange basic information about self and others.

c. Exchange basic information about their everyday lives.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Novice Mid Level
Students:
  • greet and leave people in a polite way.
  • introduce themselves and others.
  • answer a variety of simple questions.
  • make some simple statements in a conversation.
  • ask simple questions.
  • list basic descriptions about themselves and people they know.
  • list basic information about their everyday life.

Novice High Level
Students:
  • exchange some personal information.
  • exchange information using texts, graphs, or pictures.
  • ask for and give sample directions.
  • make plans with others.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • culturally appropriate ways to greet and leave others.
  • how to introduce themselves and provide basic information.
  • question words and how to recognize them in conversation.
  • how to describe themselves in first person.
  • how to describe others in third person.
Skills:
Students are able to:
Novice Mid Level
  • use basic greetings.
  • introduce themselves.
  • respond to yes/no questions.
  • respond to either or questions.
  • answer who, what, when where.

Novice High Level students are able to:
  • use basic greetings.
  • introduce themselves.
  • respond to yes/no questions.
  • respond to either or questions.
  • answer who, what, when where.
  • say age.
  • say what one likes/dislikes.
  • talk about places.
  • talk about times and dates.
  • Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    Novice Mid Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    Students understand that:
    Novice High Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level I
    6) Connect with other disciplines while using the target language.

    a. Use math skills to convert English measurements to metric system and to convert currencies.

    b. Locate cities, states, and countries where the target language is spoken.

    c. Describe weather in different locations around the world.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Connections
    Modes Of Communication:
    interpretive
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • identify the target language speaking countries and capitals on a map.
    • use exchange rates to calculate prices within the target language culture.
    • identify geographical influences on weather patterns in the target language countries.
    • use the metric system to identify measurements within tht the target language culture.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • the importance the metric system plays in measurements throughout the world.
    • that weather patterns are dependant on geographical locations.
    • currency changes from country to country and exchange rates are variable
    • where the target language is spoken.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • use map skills to identify countries and geographical features around the world.
    • identify resources needed to calculate exchange rates and measurments.
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • use map skills to identify countries and geographical features around the world.
    • identify resources needed to calculate exchange rates and measurments.
    • investigate other disciplines using the target language language.
    Understanding:
    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: 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
    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.
    Tags: Beijing, Chinese, Communication, Connections, Culture, Interpersonal Conversations, Money, Negotiation, Novice Low, Novice Mid, Numbers, Shopping, Simulation
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