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Cultures and Communities

  • NNL7-8:4 Students demonstrate understanding of the customs, beliefs, cultural differences, and traditions by

    • NNL7-8:4.1 Describing, comparing and contrasting products and practices in target culture and own culture (e.g., use of money, school schedules, vacations).

    • NNL7-8:4.2 Identifying and describing symbols of cultural expression. (e.g., eagle on Mexican flag; fleur de lis; rising sun).

    • NNL7-8:4.3 Recognizing acronyms and abbreviations.

  • NNL7-8:5 Students demonstrate skills representative of the customs, beliefs, and traditions of another culture by

    • NNL7-8:5.1 Dramatizing, or presenting various products and practices (e.g., a meal, a celebration).

    • NNL7-8:5.2 Using authentic words and gestures in cultural games, role plays and skits, including folktales and proverbs.

    • NNL7-8:5.3 Demonstrating use of authentic cultural objects and practices related to presented materials and activities.

Connections and Comparisons

Curiosity, Cooperation and Challenge—Approach to Learning

  • NNL7-8:8 Students show understanding of how knowing another language and culture influences lifelong choices by

    • NNL7-8:8.1 Participating in authentic games, sports and activities (music, crafts) planning a trip, attending or viewing a cultural event, exploring international websites, to foster enjoyment of learning the language.

    • NNL7-8:8.2 Responding creatively to learning challenges (e.g., art, music, re-enactments, poems, etc.).

    • NNL7-8:8.3 Appreciating and accepting challenges inherent in the learning (e.g., trying multiple times, using different methods, recognizing frustration as a component of learning, being willing to accept limited communication, taking risks, recognizing ethnocentrism, participating in simulated cultural environment).

    • NNL7-8:8.4 Using a variety of strategies/techniques to address those challenges (e.g., technology, role playing, dance, art, music, media, reading and writing, categorizing, classifying, associations, roots, synonyms, antonyms).

    • NNL7-8:8.5 Applying problem solving skills (e.g., using words that are familiar, accessing prior knowledge, consulting authentic resources; communicating directly in target language).

    • NNL7-8:8.6 Taking responsibility for setting and adjusting goals for self (e.g., managing time and meeting deadlines).

  • NNL7-8:9 Students employ appropriate social strategies in language learning by

    • NNL7-8:9.1 Using peers and advanced or native speakers to practice and validate language use.

    • NNL7-8:9.2 Cooperating in a group or partnership to maintain an environment of safety, confidence, mutual esteem, and support.

    • NNL7-8:9.3 Responding constructively as members of a partnership, group and audience.