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German: Foreign Language Autobiographies
Students, using German language skills, create "intranet" encyclopedia entries about themselves in the year 2040. The include their future accomplishments and trade entries with fellow students. They then translate the autobiographies into English prior to reading the German versions to the class.
8th - 12th Languages 3 Views 6 Downloads
Gaining Familiarity With Haitian Creole
Students investigate the concept of Haitian Creole. They first fill out a worksheet asking for prior knowledge. Then students compare and contrast the languages of English, French, and Haitian Creole. They define Creole and discuss its use in modern society.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
New Review How Languages Evolve
Do all languages have a common ancestor? Although no one yet knows the answer to that big question, the narrator of this short, animated video explains how linguists use migration patterns, geological features, and word clues to investigate the evolution of language families and dialects.
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 5 Downloads
Say Hello! Around the World
Hello! Bonjour! Paivaa! Ni hao! Teach learners of all ages how to say hello in several different languages. There are project ideas for younger learners and older learners. Kids love learning a different language, even if it's just this simple greeting.
2nd - 8th Languages 6 Views 132 Downloads
New Review Figurative Language Packet
A definitive resource for your figurative language unit includes several worksheets and activities to reinforce writing skills. It addresses poetic elements such as simile and metaphor, personification, hyperbole, and idioms, and provides several activities for kids to practice their skills.
6th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Importance of Speaking Another Language
Students evaluate how important it can be to speak a language other than their own. They analyze the role language plays in bridging cultural differences and compare their reasons and see if the class can reach a consensus on the question of whether learning another language is important.
6th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 9 Downloads
African Language Diversity
Students research characteristics of Africa such as size, number of countries, topography, and total population. They explore language diversity within Africa and discuss how language differences have led to cooperation and conflict within Africa.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
Languages in a Globalized World
Students explore language changes that may occur in a globalized world. In this language lesson, students read the linked articles about globalization and the protection of languages. Students also examine statistics and conduct further research about the preservation of languages.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 34 Downloads
Advanced Spanish : Maggie's Earth Adventures
Young scholars play the online activity "Maggie's Earth Adventures" from the scholastic website. In this foreign language activity, students use this website to learn Spanish and English vocabulary. This activity lists a number of games included and what each one works on.
3rd - 5th Languages 7 Views 53 Downloads
Language Recognition and Language Families
Students debate the pros and cons of bilingualism in the United States and in the classroom. Students investigate how language reflects and influences culture, and focus on how to make language acquisition easier for students.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 176 Downloads
Mother's Day Word Search: World Languages
Engage your learners in foreign language with this word search about Mother's Day. They find the word for mother in the puzzle in 16 different languages. The languages range from Maori to Yiddish to Punjabi. There is a word bank (with the countries listed as well).
4th - 5th Languages 3 Views 27 Downloads
A Free EFL/ESL Lesson Plan on Prepositions
Students examine the usage of prepositions in English and build language accuracy. In this ESL lesson, students review common English prepositions and are also introduced to new and uncommon English prepositions. Students complete a student handout on prepositions.
K - 12th Language Arts 74 Views 288 Downloads
In the Leaves
Students recognize that printed material provides information. For this Chinese language lesson, students identify Chinese characters and symbols using a set of folding cards that have pictures, characters and words. Students listen orally to In the Leaves by Huy Voun Lee.
K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
New Review Songwriting Skill - Using Figurative Language: Miley Cyrus - “Driveway”
Miley Cyrus' "Driveway" provides young lyricists with an opportunity to identify figurative language in songs. After a guided practice exercise, individuals use the provided worksheets to find examples in the song and to add images to more literal lines.
5th - 10th Language Arts 20 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable