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NM.1 Communication: Communicate effectively in more than one language in order to function in a variety of situations and for multiple purposes.

NM.2 Cultures: To interact with cultural competence and understanding.

  • NM.2.1 Relating Cultural Practices to Perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied.

    • engage in age-appropriate and culturally appropriate practices.

      • NM.2.1.a use expressions for greetings, leave takings, and common classroom or social interactions.

      • NM.2.1.b participate in or simulate games, birthday celebrations, storytelling, and dramatizations.

      • NM.2.1.c express, either in simple language, symbols, or actions, the connections among cultural practices, products, and perspectives.

  • NM.2.2 Relating Cultural Products to Perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cultures studied.

    • observe and identify tangible products of the target culture.

      • NM.2.2.a identify and observe tangible products of the culture such as toys, dress, homes, monuments, currency, famous people, and art.

      • NM.2.2.b identify, discuss, and produce types of artwork, crafts, or graphic representations enjoyed or made by their peer group within the target culture such as models of monuments, mosaics, murals, traditional recipes, etc.

      • NM.2.2.c express, either in simple language, symbols, or actions, the connections among cultural practices, products, and perspectives.

NM.3 Connections: Connect with other disciplines and acquire information and diverse perspectives in order to use the language to function in academic and career-related situations.

  • NM.3.1 Making Content Connections: Learners build, reinforce, and expand their knowledge of other disciplines while using the target language to develop critical thinking and to solve problems creatively.

    • NM.3.1.A English Literacy and Social Studies

      • transfer literacy and analytic skills developed in English and Social Studies to apply with their emerging literacy in the target language.

        • NM.3.1.A.a read or listen to stories from the target culture and compare them to familiar stories from the same genre.

        • NM.3.1.A.b present short biographical sketches of people who have had a positive influence locally or globally.

        • NM.3.1.A.c read and view different text types and genres in order to interpret content.

        • NM.3.1.A.d identify and label maps of cities, states, or countries with civic and geographic features where the target language is used.

    • NM.3.1.B Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

      • explore and apply Math and Science "Practices" to help develop diverse approaches to language learning.

        • NM.3.1.B.a use appropriate tools strategically.

        • NM.3.1.B.b attend to precision.

        • NM.3.1.B.c look for and make use of structure.

        • NM.3.1.B.d look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

        • NM.3.1.B.e obtain, evaluate, and communicate information.

        • NM.3.1.B.f plan and carry out investigations in the target language.

        • NM.3.1.B.g use mathematics skills to convert U.S. dollars to the currencies of the target language countries in order to understand prices of items.

        • NM.3.1.B.h use mathematics skills to convert weights and measurements from the American system to the metric system in order to understand distances, quantities etc.

        • NM.3.1.B.i use authentic resources about a region or ecosystem introduced in science class to create a target language poster that highlights plants, animal life, geographical features, and weather in the area.

        • NM.3.1.B.j use science knowledge and skills to record daily temperatures and weather in different locations around the world based on location and time of year.

    • NM.3.1.C Arts

      • explore artistic expression through the target language.

        • NM.3.1.C.a interact with authentic examples of culture, such as music, art, dance, visual arts, architecture, and cultural movements or styles originating from target language countries.

        • NM.3.1.C.b identify key creators or innovators in the arts from target language countries.

    • NM.3.1.D Career, and Technical Education (CTE)

      • exercise foundational skills of career pathways, exhibited and communicated using their emerging proficiency in a language other than English.

        • NM.3.1.D.a act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee.

        • NM.3.1.D.b use technology to enhance productivity.

        • NM.3.1.D.c demonstrate creativity and innovation.

        • NM.3.1.D.d model integrity, ethical leadership and effective management, apply appropriate academic and technical skills.

        • NM.3.1.D.e attend to personal health and financial well-being.

        • NM.3.1.D.f communicate clearly, effectively and with reason.

        • NM.3.1.D.g employ valid and reliable research strategies.

        • NM.3.1.D.h work productively in teams while using cultural and global competence (see Culture and Communities).

  • NM.3.2 Acquiring Information and Diverse Perspectives: Learners access and evaluate information and diverse perspectives that are available through the target language and its cultures.

    • use authentic materials, i.e., those made by and for speakers of the target language, to access new information and gain diverse perspectives.

      • NM.3.2.a read, listen to, or talk about age-appropriate school content in the target language.

      • NM.3.2.b expand vocabulary through exploration of illustrations, infographics, video clips, websites, and print.

      • NM.3.2.c identify the main idea(s) of authentic target language texts on current events or familiar topics.

      • NM.3.2.d explore websites of schools in target language countries to identify courses, schedules, and special projects, and compare the information to their school's website.

      • NM.3.2.e identify, explore, and discuss authentic instructional websites, materials, news media, short texts, and videos created for speakers of the target language.

NM.4 Comparisons: Develop insight into the nature of language and culture in order to interact with cultural competence.

  • NM.4.1 Language Comparisons: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.

  • NM.4.2 Cultural Comparisons: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.

    • accept differences between the target language culture and their own.

      • NM.4.2.a demonstrate and compare/contrast appropriate gestures and oral expressions for greetings, leave takings, and other common social interactions in the target cultures and their own.

      • NM.4.2.b compare daily routines and celebrations (i.e., birthdays and holidays) in the target cultures to their own.

      • NM.4.2.c compare/contrast tangible products (i.e., toys, sports, equipment, and food) of the target cultures to their own.

      • NM.4.2.d compare/contrast expressive products (i.e., rhymes, songs, and folktales) of the target cultures to their own.

NM.5 Communities: Communicate and interact with cultural competence in order to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world.

  • NM.5.1 School and Global Communities: Learners use the language both within and beyond the classroom to interact and collaborate in their community and the globalized world.

    • Communicate and interact with cultural competence in order to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world.

      • NM.5.1.1 Learners share their knowledge of language and culture with other language learners.

      • NM.5.1.2 Learners interact on a regular basis through digital media tools available to them, either individually or in school communities.

      • NM.5.1.3 Learners engage in language and culture-related events and projects within both real and virtual communities at both the local and global level.

        • NM.5.1.a attempt to interact in the target language with members of their community.

        • NM.5.1.b identify professions that require proficiency in the target language.

        • NM.5.1.c exchange basic information about themselves, their studies, or their family, with speakers of the target language and/or students in other classes, in face-to-face or virtual settings, such as social media, instant messaging, and video conferencing, etc.

  • NM.5.2 Lifelong Learning: Learners set goals and reflect on their progress in using languages for enjoyment, enrichment, and advancement.

    • Communicate and interact with cultural competence in order to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world.

      • NM.5.2.1 Learners use everyday skills and activities to access various entertainment and information sources available to speakers of the other language.

      • NM.5.2.2 Learners explore opportunities for personal enrichment and/or professional advancement through online and digital resources or through travel to countries where the target language is spoken.

      • NM.5.2.3 Learners maintain and increase their proficiency and cultural knowledge to prepare to live and work in the increasingly multilingual communities of the 21st century.

        • NM.5.2.a interpret materials and/or use media from the target language and culture for enjoyment.

        • NM.5.2.b play sports or games from the culture.

        • NM.5.2.c listen to music, sing songs, or play musical instruments from the target culture.

        • NM.5.2.d exchange information about topics of personal interest.