This PowerPoint contains images and videos that presents and explains Día de Independencia. It also contains conversation questions for students to compare and contrast the the differences between the 4th of July celebrations and traditions in the US with those of Mexico the 16th of September.
American Heritage, American Experience is the title of Module 12 of the ESL course. Lessons on American symbols, celebrations, school systems, states, capitals are among topics covered in this module. Discussions on the meaning of ‘heritage’ and assignments sharpen student awareness of the American culture. Prompts also urge students to compare and contrast their different native cultures to American culture.
This lesson is part of a sequential unit. In this lesson we celebrate by creating a hat that expresses the ideas of caring relationships and working together that were explored in this unit.
During this learning experience students will analyze and discuss a variety of sources related to Juneteenth and Independence Day. They will compare and contrast the two holidays and grapple with the question, “How do different people and groups celebrate freedom and independence in the United States?”
Students will learn about the Carnival holiday in Germany, as well as what it is called in the different parts of Germany. Students will also give their opinions on a variety of different topics that go with this celebration.
In this lab students will learn about and discuss Karnaval.
In this activity, students will watch a series of short videos about traditions and celebrations surrounding Lunar New Year . After each video, students will answer and talk about a few discussion questions relating to the videos.
In this activity, students will be discussing parties. First, they will use pre-made party invitations to try to convince fellow students to attend their party, and then students will pair up to discover their partner’s ideal party.
In this activity, students will discuss Spain's New Year's 12 grape tradition, going on dates in their own city, and their own holiday traditions. This activity could be modified from focusing primarily on the L1 culture to the L2 culture in order to integrate more culture into the activity. This activity is more conversation-based and less culture-based, though it does discuss some Spanish traditions.
In this activity, students will discuss Spain's New Year 12 grape tradition, going on dates in their own city, and their own holiday traditions. This activity could be modified from focusing primarily on the L1 culture to the L2 culture in order to integrate more culture into the activity. This activity is more conversation based and less culture based, though it does discuss some Spanish traditions.
Typical celebrations include annual holidays or special events in one's life. Some of these special events can include weddings or other religious events such as baptisms or bar mitzvahs. Special events can also include special days or parties such as a Quinceañera. A Quinceañera can be compared to a Sweet 16; however, it is celebrated on a fifteenth birthday. In this seminar read more about a Quinceañera and the details of this typical celebration.ACTFL StandardsCommunication: Interpersonal Communication, Presentational CommunicationCultures: Relating Cultural Practices to PerspectivesCommunities: School and Global CommunitiesLearning TargetI can write about a typical celebration.Habits of MindCreating, imagining, innovatingCritical Thinking SkillConstruct Meaning
In this activity, students will practice using basic travel vocabulary like ‘to take’ and ‘to go on vacation’, constructing sentences with a wide variety of possible nouns. They will then transition into an open discussion about travel and holidays in general, with questions provided to guide the discussion. They will wrap up the discussion by sharing things or people that they are thankful for.
The students will warm up with a review of holiday-related vocabulary. They will then be asked open-ended questions regarding holidays and traditions and answer them in pairs or small groups