Trip to Afghanistan _ S L

Unit Profile
Student Level 
College / University
Target Language 
Dari
Teaching Context 
Traditional
Target Proficiency Level 
Advanced
Unit Themes 
Social relationships and norms,
Nature and environment,
Social and regional customs,
Leisure and pastimes,
Clothing
Performance Descriptors 
  • Report, narrate and describe in all time-frames
  • Speak in paragraph-length discourse
  • Discuss a variety of topics limited to concrete discourse
  • Handle a situation with a complication
  • State an opinion
  • Paraphrase, summarize, compare
  • Understand main ideas and details of texts
  • Understand common idiomatic expressions
  • Deduce meaning in unfamiliar language passages
  • Make notes while someone is talking
Unit Objectives and Standards
Objective 1 
By the end of this week students will be able to talk in detail about events and experiences using future timeframe.
Objective 2 
By the end of this week students will be able to share their personal stories about trips to Afghanistan using paragraph discourse
Objective 3 
By the end of this week students will be able to confidently handle routine situations with an unexpected complication.
Objective 4 
By the end of this week students will be able to fully organize their travel plan.
Objective 5 
By the end of this week students will be able to discuss similarities and difference of cities in Afghanistan with the cities in the U.S.A and give a description of favorite cities to visit and explain why (in paragraph level)
World-Readiness Standards
Communication 
1.1 Interpersonal: Learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
1.2 Interpretive: Learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
1.3 Presentational: Learners present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media and adapting to various audiences of listeners, readers, or viewers.
Cultures 
2.1 Practices: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied.
2.2 Products: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cultures studied.
Connections 
3.1 Other disciplines: Learners build, reinforce, and expand their knowledge of other disciplines while using the language to develop critical thinking and to solve problems creatively.
3.2 Diverse perspectives: Learners access and evaluate information and diverse perspectives that are available through the language and its cultures.
Comparisons 
4.1 Languages: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.
4.2 Cultures: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.
Communities 
5.1 School and beyond: Learners use the language both within and beyond the classroom to interact and collaborate in their community and the globalized world.
5.2 Lifelong learning: Learners set goals and reflect on their progress in using languages for enjoyment, enrichment, and advancement.
California Standards
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Common Core Standards
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Performance Assessment (Final Project/Assessment)
Performance Task 1 - Interpretive 

Students will watch a video clip about popular places in Afghanistan and will internalize and interpret the idea in their own language.

Performance Task 2 - Presentational 

Students will be able to identify and tell few facts about some popular cities and places in Afghanistan in the Target Language.

Performance Task 3 - Interpersonal 

Students will interview their parents on the same topic and report their findings.

Functions, Structures and Vocabulary
Functions 

Get engaged in paragraph level conversation

Structures 

Learn past tense

Vocabulary 

Learn 10-14 new vocabularies

Rubrics
Task 1 - Interpretive
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Task 2 - Presentational
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Task 3 - Interpersonal
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