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Culture

  • D Students in Wisconsin will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied.

    • Beginning (Receptive - Imitative):

    • Developing (Imitative - Reflective):

      • D.1 Patterns of interaction: Students will interact with respect using culturally appropriate patterns of behavior in everyday informal and social situations

      • D.2 Cultural activities: Students will experience cultural and social activities common to students of similar age in the target cultures (such as holiday celebrations, school life, and pastimes)

      • D.3 Beliefs and attitudes: Students will identify some common beliefs and attitudes within the cultures studied and compare them to their own beliefs and attitudes

      • D.4 Historical influences: Students will begin to be able to explain historical and philosophical reasons for different patterns of interaction

    • Transitioning (Reflective - Interactive):

      • D.1 Patterns of interaction: Students will interact with respect according to the social and cultural requirements of most social and some formal contexts

      • D.2 Cultural activities: Students will compare and contrast activities from other cultures to their own in relation to home, school, community, and nation

      • D.3 Beliefs and attitudes: Students will discuss and compare beliefs and attitudes within the cultures studied and their own in relation to home, school, community and nation

      • D.4 Historical influences: Students will exhibit broader and deeper knowledge of historical and philosophical backgrounds that explain patterns of interaction

    • Refining (Interactive - Initiative):

      • D.1 Patterns of interaction: Students will interact in a variety of cultural contexts (formal/informal, social/work) with sensitivity and respect

      • D.2 Cultural activities: Students will examine the role and importance of various social activities within the cultures studied (such as religious celebrations, historical events, rites of passage)

      • D.3 Beliefs and attitudes: Students will explain how beliefs, perspectives, and attitudes affect the target countries' position on global issues

      • D.4 Historical influences: Students can discuss historical and philosophical backgrounds that have influenced a culture's patterns of interaction

  • E Students in Wisconsin will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cultures studied.

    • Beginning (Receptive - Imitative):

    • Developing (Imitative - Reflective):

      • 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

Connections

  • 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

Comparisons

Communities

  • 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