Washington World Languages

Learning to communicate in languages of the world helps students in Washington become global citizens, ready for life in the interconnected world of the 21st century. This group contains resources contributed by district leaders in this field.
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Chinese Musical Instruments Lesson

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This is a Connections Standards lesson for Chinese high school students. Learners will be able to: • Identify a base of vocabulary on Chinese musical instruments and develop interpersonal communication skills through discussions of the key elements of Chinese musical instruments. • Develop interpretive skills through reading articles and watching video clips about Chinese musical instruments. • Write an essay about Chinese musical instruments. • Gain knowledge of traditional Chinese musical instruments through Internet research on both English and Chinese language websites. • Gain knowledge of cultural products of Chinese music instruments and their relationship with the Chinese cultural perspective of “harmony but not uniformity”. • Make connections with other subjects, such as music, geography, history and religion. • Compare the linguistic difference between the Chinese characters for pipa 琵琶 and guitar 吉他. • Discuss the major characteristics of Chinese musical instruments and compare and contrast them with those of musical instruments from other cultures in terms of structures, finger movements, hand positions, cultural symbols, etc. • Apply what students learn from this unit to their own musical learning and personal entertainment in the future. • Explain their understanding of the Chinese cultural concept of “harmony but not uniformity”. • Create a presentation for the community to promote Chinese musical instruments. • Connect with the sister school in Chongqing, China to learn more about Chinese musical instruments.

Material Type: Assessment, Lesson

Author: Angela Davila

Project Runway - Art Integration in World Language

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C 1.3 Communications, Cultures, and Connections with ART INTEGRATION * Learners will communicate in written and oral formats in a Presentational Mode with focus on grammar and pronunciation. * Students also incorporate skills of critical thinking, spatial organization, design aesthetics, negotiating ideas within a cooperative group setting.

Material Type: Assessment, Lesson

Author: Barbara Soots