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Unit 19: Virtual voyage
Computer and travel vocabulary; review of conditional and imperfect; oral and written paragraphs.
The unit lasts for 10 days.
Students will be able to:
- Discuss the proper use of the Internet
- Plan a travel itinerary with a team of classmates
- Simulate making travel agency reservations for a tour and hotels
- Write a daily journal about traveling in the target language country or countries
Meeting the ACTFL national standards
- Students will work collaboratively.
- Students will engage in conversations.
- Students will work in groups.
- Students will understand both teacher and student presentations.
- Students will perform a simulation of a visit to a travel agency.
- Students will write a travel diary
- Students will understand the role of travel in the target culture.
- Students will become familiar with the appropriate use of the Internet in the target culture.
- Students will make connections between skills they are learning in the use of the Internet and their progress in communicating in the target language.
- Students will learn about the target culture and geography from authentic sources.
- Students compare the life of the target culture with their own.
- Students use the community as a resource.
- Students use the target language to discuss the projects with their classmates.
- Students create a context for using the target language in the classroom.
Meeting the World Language Content Standards for California Public Schools
- Content Stage III:
- Students address concrete and factual topics related to the immediate and external environment, including:
- Media, Internet
- Cultural and geographic aspects of travel
- Geographically and culturally appropriate clothing
- Effects of technology in the modern world
- Communication Stage III:
- Students use planned language (paragraphs and strings of paragraphs.)
- Functions Stage III:
- Students describe, narrate, explain, state an opinion.
- Students produce and present an oral and written product in a culturally authentic way.
- Cultures Stage III:
- Students use products, practices and perspectives in culturally appropriate ways.
- Structures Stage III:
- Students use paragraph-level discourse (text structure) to produce formal communications.
- Settings Stage III:
- Students use language in informal and some formal settings.
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