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Curriculum, OS/MAISA 

Common Core Initiative

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Overarching Questions and Enduring Understandings

What makes up a city?

 

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Unit Abstract

 

In this unit of study, students identify and locate components of a city. They describe places in the community orally and in writing. They also exchange information about the city by asking for and giving directions. Additionally, they compare communities in the USA and China. Through the study of this unit, students compare common modes of transportation in the USA and China. As a result of this unit of study, students demonstrate understanding of both oral and written communication about communities.

 

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Expectations/Standards
MI: World Languages (2007)
Novice High (N)
Communities
5.2 Personal Enrichment
Students show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.
5.2.N.a Willingly use the target language within the classroom setting
Intermediate Low & Mid (M)
Communication
Identifying and Describing
1.1.M.SL.f Share a detailed description of places and things beyond their immediate environment or in the target culture
Identifying and Describing
1.1.M.RW.f Share a written detailed description of places and things beyond the student’s immediate environment or in the target culture
1.2 Interpretive Communication
Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
Interpretive Language -Listening (L) or Signed (SL)
1.2.M.L.a Demonstrate understanding of oral classroom language in the target language on familiar topics
1.2.M.L.b Understand interpersonal communication, spoken messages, and group discussions in the target language on familiar topics related to family, school, and community
1.3 Presentational Communication
Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.
Presentational Language -Speaking (S) or Signed (SL)
1.3.M.S.c Present brief oral reports about personal experiences, school, and community happenings in target language
Presentational Language-Writing (W)
1.3.M.W.a Illustrate and present materials in the target language such as an informational brochure or instructions for accomplishing a task
1.3.M.W.b Create original compositions or journal entries in the target language
1.3.M.W.c Present brief written reports about personal experiences, school, and community happenings in the target language
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Unit Level Standards
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Essential Questions
Essential/Focus Questions

1. What makes up my city?

2. How do I find things in a city?

3. How do I ask for and give directions?

4. How do means of transportation compare between China and the USA?

 

Content (Key Concepts)

Grammar and patterns:

Zai…(de)+direction words: e.g. zai jiaoshi de qianmian.

Describe location using direction and location words: [shang, xia, qian, hou, zuo, you, dong, nan, xi, bei, li, wai]+bian/mian/tou, pangbian, zhongjian

Comparative sentences with “mei you” / “bu bi”: mei you wo gao, bu bi wo gao

Indicating degree (mei you)….name: e.g. Didi mei you gege name shuai.

Dao+place+qu+action: e.g. dao sushe qu liao tian

guo: e.g. qu guo zhongguo cheng

Reduplication of verbs: e.g. liao liao tian

As soon as…then…/Yi…..jiu….: e.g. Wo yi shang ke jiu xiang shuijiao.

A li B hen yuan/buyuan/henjin

Inquire about and give directions:

· How to get ….? / zenme qu ….?/ dao …. zenme zou?

· Take/go to…., turn….., go straight, and then you are there./ Shang…., wang…guai, yizhi zou, jiu daole.

Describe location: shang, xia, qian, hou, zuo, you, dong, nan, xi, bei, li, wai, pangbian, zhongjian, li, cong, wang

Identify places: huodong zhongxin, shu dian, yundong chang, di fang, zhongguo cheng, shizi lukou, xuexiao, tushuguan, gongyuan, yiyuan, chengshi, fangzi, yinhang, chaoshi, shangdian, gouwu zhongxin, youju, jiaotang, jie/lu, bowuguan

Express actions using verbs: guai, zhuan, shang, ting shuo, guo, gai

Adverb: yizhi

Culture:

Common modes of transportation: bicycle, motorcycle, bus, taxi

 

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Unit Assessment Tasks

Sample Performance Assessments

 

1. Create and label an ideal community. Write a description of your community including a comparison of distance between your home and 3 community places. Present it to the class (1.1.M.SL.f, 1.3.M.W.a).

2. Using the map provided, orally describe the location of five places in the community (1.3.M.S.c).

3. Your friend is coming to spend the weekend with you. Write an email giving him/her directions on how to get to your home from the bus station/airport (1.1.M.RW.f).

4. You are participating in a road rally. Look at the map provided, listen to the clues and highlight each city that is identified (1.2.M.L.a, 1.2.M.L.b).

5. You are organizing a road rally and must create mystery directions for the players. Starting in Detroit, write directions on how to get to 5 different cities. Include distance in miles as well as the four directions North, South, East, and West (1.1.M.RW.f).

6. You are interviewing for work at a travel agency. They want to hire some who has extensive travel experience. You must provide an essay on where you have traveled. Write a paragraph telling about your travel experience (1.1.M.RW.f, 1.3.M.W.c).

7. Your friend is upset with you because you never showed up for his/her party. Write an email to apologize and explain how you got lost (1.1.M.RW.f, 1.3.M.W.b).

8. Your friend from Beijing is planning to spend the summer with you. Write an email telling about places in your community/city that you plan to show him/her (1.3.M.W.b).

9. Your school district will be receiving some Chinese exchange students next month. You have been asked to create a brochure about your school community/city to send to them. Include a brief description of each place mentioned (1.3.M.W.a).

 

 

Skills (Intellectual Processes)

Identifying

Describing

Comparing

Inquiring

 

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Lesson Plan Sequence
Lesson Plans (Sequence)
 
Resources

Recommended (not required) Instructional Resources

 

Teacher Resources

Integrated Chinese, Level 1 Part 2. Second Edition. Boston, MA: Cheng & Tsui Company, 2005, pp. 53-79.

 

Integrated Chinese, Level 1 Part 2. Third Edition. Boston, MA: Cheng & Tsui Company, 2009, pp. 63-100.

 

Learn Chinese with Me, Book 1. First Edition. Beijing, China: People’s Education Press, 2003, pp.189-198.

 

Learn Chinese with Me, Book 2. First Edition. Beijing, China: People’s Education Press, 2003, pp. 214-228.

 

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