E.3 Mutual influences: Students will identify some historical and contemporary influences from other cultures that are significant in their own culture such as explorers and settlers, music, and sports
E.4 Geography: Students will identify countries, regions, and geographic features where the target language is spoken
E.1 Objects and symbols: Students will compare objects and symbols, such as flags or currency, from other cultures to those found in their own culture
E.2 Contributions: Students will identify major contributions and historical figures from the culture studied that are significant in the target cultures
E.3 Mutual influences: Students will identify some historical and contemporary influences from other cultures that impact today's society such as the democratic form of government and environmental concerns
E.4 Geography: Students will explain the impact of the target country's geography on daily life
Transitioning (Reflective - Interactive):
E.1 Objects and symbols: Students will research the historic background of objects and symbols and how they came to represent certain cultures
E.2 Contributions: Students will examine the role and significance of the contributions of other cultures in today's world
E.3 Mutual influences: Students will discuss how historical and contemporary influences from other cultures shape people's views of the world and their own attitudes toward issues facing the world
E.4 Geography: Students will explain the impact of the target country's geography on the people's beliefs, perspectives, and attitudes
Refining (Interactive - Initiative):
E.1 Objects and symbols: Students will connect objects and symbols of other cultures to the underlying beliefs and perspectives
E.2 Contributions: Students will examine the role and significance of other cultures on the target culture
E.3 Mutual influences: Students will explain the impact of a culture's views on what is happening and could happen in the world today
E.4 Geography: Students will evaluate the target country's geography with respect to the impact on politics, economics, and history
F Students in Wisconsin will reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through a language other than English.
F.1 Speaking and writing: Students will use topics and skills from other school subjects to discuss and/or write in the language studied
F.2 Reading and listening: Students will read material, listen to and/or watch programs in the language studies on topics from other classes
F.3 Accessing resources: Students will access resources in the language studied on topics being discussed or researched in other classes
G Students in Wisconsin will acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are available only through a language and its cultures.
G.1 Popular media: Students will read, view, listen to, and talk about subjects contained in popular media from other countries in order to gain a perspective on other cultures
G.2 Accessing resources: Students will access information in the language studied in order to gain greater insight about other cultures and/or their own
H Students in Wisconsin will demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.
H.1 Structures: Students will identify cognates (words similar to English), word roots, prefixes, suffixes, and sentence structure to derive meaning
I Students in Wisconsin will demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.
I.1 Cultural variations: Students will discuss the meaning of perspectives, products, and practices in different cultures
I.2 Comparisons: Students will compare the form, meaning, and importance of certain perspectives, products, and practices in different cultures
I.3 Characteristics of culture: Students will understand the concept of culture as they compare other cultures to their own
J Students in Wisconsin will use the language both within and beyond the school setting.
J.1 Service: Students will provide service to their school and community through such activities as tutoring, teaching, translating, interpreting, and assisting speakers of other languages
J.2 Outreach: Students will participate in activities where the ability to communicate in a second language may be beneficial, including business internships, exchange programs, and sister city projects
J.3 Communication: Students will exchange information with people locally and around the world through avenues such as penpals, e-mail, videos, speeches, and publications
K Students in Wisconsin will show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.
K.1 Media: Students will use various media in the language studied for study, work, or pleasure
K.2 Careers: Students will investigate careers where skills in another language and/or cross-cultural understanding are needed
K.3 Understanding: Students will deepen their understanding of other cultures through various avenues; such as cuisine, sports, theatre, dance, and art
K.4 Further learning: Students will look for opportunities to learn more about languages and cultures
K.5 Intercultural Experiences: Students will travel to communities where the language studied is spoken and/or host someone from a country where the language studied is spoken