Sixth Grade World Language Themes
Trimester 1:
Becoming a community

Trimester 2:
My life in and out of school

Trimester 3:
Beyond the shopping bag

Guiding Questions:

  • How can I be a leader of my own learning as a language scholar?

  • What are the different ways I can describe people and their importance to me?


Guiding Questions:

  • How do kids my age around the world spend their time?

Guiding Questions:

  • How do my clothes shopping choices impact the people of Spanish/French-speaking countries?

Final project:
After listening to a Spanish/French-speaking McAuliffe community member describe his/her family, scholars interview a member of their own family and create a poster featuring the person. Scholars have an unscripted conversation in which they share information about the people they profiled. The posters are then shared with the family members.
Final project:
Scholars explore texts and audio sources in which children of target language countries describe their typical day. Pairs then compare and contrast their daily routines in conversation. Finally, scholars prepare a website or video showing “A Week in my Life at McAuliffe,” taking responsibility for photography and filming, writing narration, and technical production of the final product.
Final project:
After learning how to negotiate the clothes shopping experience in a Spanish or French-speaking country, scholars examine the origins of their clothing and identify the Spanish and French speaking countries where it was made. Adding to what they learned in their Humanities expedition “Me, My Stuff, and Why,” scholars create a children’s book that tells the story of how two items of clothing made the journey from the factory to their closets.

Below are examples of exemplary student work. Click each photo to enlarge.

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