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Students do a reading in Spanish that discusses the products of the Rain Forest that are commonly used in the household. They research other products that are commonly used. This lesson is designed to be a part of a reading lesson in Spanish with the idea if making connections as stated in the Foreign Language Standards.
Intended to be used along with the first chapter of An Introduction to Language textbook, this PowerPoint is full of linguistic terminology that is not necessarily explained. This tool can be used to complement a lecture or a text, but definitely does not stand alone. A wide variety of concepts are covered, the main idea being that language is symbolic and creative, with myriad uses.
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 identification questions about world languages. Students have 5 minutes to complete the quiz.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, learners respond to 4 short answer questions about language and communication themes from Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Eighth graders examine the linguistic and cultural impact of the Arabic language and Islamic culture on the Spanish language. They analyze and label maps, listen to and differentiate between Spanish and Arabic music, and compare and contrast modern Eastern and Western popbmusic with traditional flamenco music and modern pop fusions.
Students relate the written form to the spoken form of familiar language (e.g., simple greeting, basic vocabulary, numbers, dates, time). They practice counting objects, identifying numbers when presented on flash cards in random order and reading number words in the target language. They indicate correct answers by writing the number next to the word.
Students explore the vocabulary for making statements about the weather in various cities. They respond with the use of the appropriate interpretive strategies to show the directions in the taget language for placing weather symbols on 10 citites.
Designed to be implemented in any language classroom, this plan provides a project description, desired outcomes, assessment suggestions, and Internet resources. Each learner compiles photographs and written text to create a book about him or herself. After printing, they have a project to share with classmates and friends! Consider assigning this project at the start of the school year. 
Students study some important people and events in French culture. They complete a worksheet and circle every item that is associated with France. They respond to written cues identifying the country's language and culture.
Young scholars practice counting objects in French to reinforce their math skills and the French language. They listen to stories read in French and participate in sequencing activities.
Students investigate the many cultures that are represented in America. In this American culture activity, students look at the food, languages, music, and traditions that immigrants have contributed to the face of America. They complete activities from worksheet which include developing a menu from a multicultural restaurant.
Learners analyze the impact of human activity (e.g., population density, pollution) to a country where the target language is spoken. They prepare a three paragraph essay and describe the impact of pollution on the environment and the economics of a country where the target language is spoken.
Students play the online activity "Maggie's Earth Adventures" from the scholastic website. In this foreign language lesson, students use this website to learn Spanish and English vocabulary. This lesson lists a number of games included and what each one works on. 
In just short of four minutes, music, cartoon images, and pictures help your youngest Spanish language learners memorize basic animal vocabulary. They learn gato, perro, pájaro, and pez with the help of two silly dinosaurs. This is a free video lesson, but you can subscribe to access more lessons. 
The question posed to the class is, "What makes a group?" The answer to that question results in a better understanding of the nature of culture. Race, location, religion, language, and group identification are explored as children pair up and consider how these traits define various regions in Europe. Two worksheets and an informational text guide them as they explore the topic of European language and religion, culminating in a reflective journal entry. 
Students reflect on their own language learning experience and interests. They research language learning and brainstorm ideas in preparation for creating brochures on language learning technology.
High schoolers analyze a short story by an author in the language that they are studying and collaborate on the transition of the story into a movie. Listening comprehension skills are emphasized in this lesson.
Sixth graders use their prior knowledge of vocabulary for the continents, oceans, some countries, basic directional words (e.g., north, south), prepositions of location, basic land forms (e.g., mountains, island), and basic geographical terms to practice language.
Young scholars solve simple math problems in the target language using words instead of numberals. They use the appropriate interpretive strategies to compute in the taget language. Students use complex language structures to solve the computational problems.
Students name or label some pictures of important people and events from areas where the target language is spoken. They study prominent people in history and identify individual pictures of prominent people from the target culture(s). They write the name of the person on their worksheet.