Global Challenges

Unit Profile
Student Level 
Middle (6-8)
Target Language 
Teaching Context 
Hybrid / blended
Target Proficiency Level 
Unit Themes 
Parts of the body and health
Performance Descriptors 
  • Basic factual conversation in highly familiar contexts
  • Answer simple, direct questions
  • Introduce oneself and exchange greetings
  • List, enumerate, identify
  • Use short, memorized phrases
  • Use formulaic expressions
  • Understand basic notices
  • Complete basic forms
Essential Question 
How do I stay healthy?
Unit Objectives and Standards
Objective 1 (Interpersonal) 
TEKS I: Negotiate meaning orally/in writing using a mixture of words, phrases ans some simple sentences
Objective 2 (Interpretive) 
TEKS II: Demonstrate understanding of authentic texts by identifying key words and details, inferring meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases, and identifying cultural practices
Objective 3 (Presentational) 
TEKS III: Present information orally/in writing using a mixture of words, phrases and some simple sentences
World-Readiness Standards
California Standards
Common Core Standards
Performance Assessment (Final Project/Assessment)
Performance Task 1 - Interpretive 

Lessons: 2,3,5

Performance Task 2 - Presentational 

Lesson: 6

Performance Task 3 - Interpersonal 

Lessons: 4

Final Project Instructions 

Create a dish using 8 mystery ingredients to present to the judges of Master Chef. Label the ingredients and provide a short description of the dish

Functions, Structures, Vocabulary and Culture

Ask and respond to questions
Express and exchange personal opinions or preferences
Articulate requests, offer alternatives, or develop simple plans
Participate in spoken & written conversation
Identify key words and details
Infer the meaning of unfamiliar words or phrases
State and support an opinion or preference
Describe people, objects, and simple situations


Quantity when cooking (cup, spoonful, metric system)
Pharmacy and Doctor’s office (prescription, appointment, illness, etc.)
Basic vocabulary related to illnesses (head, stomach, tooth, etc.)


Cultural concepts of medical treatment and prevention
Doctor’s office/ procedures
Description of meals
fitness habits, common illnesses & ways to treat them

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