Who am I? Who do I hope to be?
Telling Our Stories
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Scholars watch a short video about a hero of the target language culture, identifying key biographical details and the values that person embodies. Scholars then reflect on the values they personally uphold through their actions. In an unscripted conversation, they introduce themselves to a peer and talk about their values. Scholars then prepare two scrapbook pages that present who they are today and who they hope to be in the future. The pages are collected into a class scrapbook.
Scholars examine infographics and articles about the leisure activities of young people in various target language countries, inferring the reasons for similarities and differences between countries. They then choose one activity to research in more depth and prepare a presentation in which they describe the practices of the target culture and the perspectives of its people. Finally, scholars have an unscripted conversation with a peer in which they compare the cultures they studied and discuss their own preferred leisure activities.
After exploring the storytelling traditions of the French/Spanish-speaking world, scholars apply their knowledge of a storytelling genre to create their own illustrated book.