Becoming a community
My life in and out of school
Beyond the shopping bag
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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.
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.
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.