Author:
Rachael Haverstick, Douglas Knepp
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Middle School
Tags:
  • Career Education and Work
  • Career Readiness
  • Career and College Readiness
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • World Language Education
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    Why Learn a Second Language

    Why Learn a Second Language

    Overview

    Middle and High School educators across Lebanon County, Pennsylvania developed lesson plans to integrate the Pennsylvania Career Education and Work Standards with the content they teach. This work was made possible through a partnership between the South Central PA Workforce Investment Board (SCPa Works) and Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU13) and was funded by a Teacher in the Workplace Grant Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. This lesson plan was developed by one of the talented educators who participated in this project during the 2019-2020 school year.

    Title of Lesson:   Why Learn a Second Language                

    Course Name:    Spanish

    Grade Level:       6-8

    Author’s Name:  Knepp

    Author’s School District:  Palmyra Area SD

     

    PA Academic Standards for World Languages

    12.5.1 World Languages in the COMMUNITY (PERFORMANCE INDICATORS)

    12.5.1.S2.A - Use target language skills to communicate interactively for practical purposes and for personal enjoyment of the resources in the local community. 

    • Career exploration
    • Local celebrations
    • Entertainment (e.g. movies, plays, concerts, museums)

    12.5.1.S2.B - Use target language skills to communicate interactively for practical purposes and for personal enjoyment in the national community. 

    • Career exploration
    • Ethnic celebrations
    • Entertainment (e.g., movies, plays, concerts, museums)

    12.5.1.S2.C - Use target language skills to communicate interactively for practical purposes and for personal enjoyment in the global community.

    • Career exploration
    • Travel/study/work abroad
    • International cultural events and activities
    PA Academic Standards for Career Education and Work

    13.1: Career Awareness and Preparation

    13.1.8A - Relate careers to individual interests, abilities, and aptitudes.

    13.1.8B - Relate careers to personal interests, abilities and aptitudes.

    Learning Objectives
    • Understand the current population trends in terms of Spanish Population Growth
    • Identify the benefits of learning a 2nd language in career exploration
    • State specifically how a second language will assist individuals in their career of choice
    Conceptual Background
    N/A-  This is an introductory lesson.  All things will be explained through the lesson.
    Instructional Procedure
    PacingInstructional Procedure

    Day 1 - 10 Minutes

    Day 1-  10 Minutes

    Day 1/2-  45 Minutes

    Day 2-  

    5 Minutes

    Day 2-  5 minutes

    Question-  You have been offered your dream job.  A job in your field that you have been working towards for the past 10-15 years.  The job is located in Switzerland and will require a relocation of your family.  Are you accepting this job position.  Why or Why not?

    Grab Devices and Open up Poll Everywhere.Make sure all devices are connected and see the first question.Click on share, open results, etc

    Click on the first question and give students time to answer.   After each answer, stop and ask students for their thoughts.  Why?  Does this surprise them?  What are their reactions to these answers?  What does it mean for us?  Continue conversation by providing students with appropriate/relevant information.

    Repeat of question 1….

    Question-  You have been offered your dream job.  A job in your field that you have been working towards for the past 10-15 years.  The job is located in Switzerland and will require a relocation of your family.  Are you accepting this job position.  Why or Why not?

    3-2-1 Closing Activity

      
    Formative Assessment
    3-2-1 Out the Door3- Things you learned2-  Things that Surprised You1-  Way your mindset has changed
    Materials Needed
    1-  Electronic Device (Laptop, Ipad, Phone w/ internet access)2-  www.pollseverywhere.comPoll Everwhere Questions:
    • The United States population is 321.7 million. How many residents of the US are Hispanic?
    • By 2060, what percentage of the US population will be Hispanic?
    • Why do you think there is a large influx of individuals trying to come to the USA?
    • Where does the US rank in terms of Spanish Speaking Populations in the world?
    • How many states have at least 1 Million Hispanic Residents?
    • T or F-   In 2009, The state in the US that had the largest increase in Hispanic Population in 1 year was in PA?
    • What percentage of the Hispanic Population living in the US over age 5 speak English at home?
    • What percentage of Hispanic Americans have graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree?
    • In 2015, what percentage of all Elementary students were Hispanic?
    • What percentage of School aged Students in Lebanon County are Hispanic?
    • What percentage of School aged Students in PA are Hispanic?
    • What is 1 profession you are considering in the future?
    • What is one way that learning a second language can benefit you in that career?
    • Name 1 profession that learning a second language CAN NOT benefit you?
    References