Standards and Benchmarks - Grade 1*

(Last Update: August 1, 2006)

1. Note: As this project is piloted and it becomes clear what can really be taught and accomplished in the time frame, these Standards and Benchmarks may change.

2. The Topics and specific objectives are:

3. Culture is built in where possible, with photos, stories, music.

4. With respect to the national standards for world languages (Communication, Culture, Connections, Coomparisons, Communities):

Standard 1.1 Interpersonal Communication

Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.

Standard 1.2 Interpretive Communication

Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.

Standard 2.1 Cultural Practices and Perspectives

Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and practices of the cultures studied.

Standard 2.2 Cultural Products and Contributions

Standard 3.1 Connections to Other Disciplines

Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.

Standard 3.2 Use of Authentic Sources

Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its culture.

Standard 4.1 Linguistic Comparisons

Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.

Standard 4.2 Cultural Comparisons

Students demonstrate understanding of the concepts of culture through comparisons of the target cultures and their own.

Standard 5.1 Language Beyond the Classroom

Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting.

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*(For this overview of Standards and Benchmarks, I have used as a guideline for organization the following source: http://www.bv229.k12.ks.us/forlang/Community/curric_old/First.htm .)


Authors: Eileen M. Zeitz

Date: August 5, 2005


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