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STATE GOAL 29: Use the target language to develop an understanding of the

customs, arts, literature, history and geography associated with the target
language.

Why This Goal Is Important: Understanding culture is integral to learning and understanding a
language. This goal emphasizes not only the process of learning about the country and its
culture, but also the fact that language and culture are inseparable. Through a range of materials
in print and other media, students gain a richer understanding of both culture and language.
Culture consists mainly of language, literature, fine arts, media, history and geography related to
various peoples in the world. Students need to develop an understanding of how customs and
traditions are shaped by speakers of language and how that language reflects those customs and
traditions.

A. Understand manners and customs of various target language societies.


STAGE ONE STAGE TWO STAGE THREE STAGE FOUR STAGE FIVE
BEGINNING BEGINNING INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED ADVANCED
INTERMEDIATE INTERMEDIATE
29.A.1 Use common 29.A.2 Demonstrate 29.A.3 Demonstrate 29.A.4 Demonstrate 29.A.5 Analyze and
forms of courtesy, activities (e.g., games, selected customs, target language interpret manners and
greetings and leave- songs and role manners and traditions expressions and levels customs within the
takings appropriate to playing) associated in societies associated of formality (e.g., age, social, academic and
the time of day and with the target with the target social status) work environments of
relationship (adult, language. language. appropriate for entry- selected target
peer, parent). level work and social language societies.
situations.

B. Understand music, dance, folk art, visual art, drama and architecture related to the
target language societies.
STAGE ONE STAGE TWO STAGE THREE STAGE FOUR STAGE FIVE
BEGINNING BEGINNING INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED ADVANCED
INTERMEDIATE INTERMEDIATE
29.B.1a Identify one 29.B.2a Identify 29.B.3a Identify and 29.B.4a Compare 29.B.5a Explain the
or more art forms (e.g., sample art works and explain ideas and themes that are cultural and historical
Japanese origami, their creators themes expressed in inherent to areas significance of
Spanish flamenco) associated with areas selected works of art where the target characteristic art forms
representative of areas where the target associated with target language is spoken as of a target language
where the target language is spoken. language societies expressed in different society.
language is spoken. using terms from the art forms.
target language.
29.B.1b Demonstrate 29.B.2b Describe 29.B.3b Understand 29.B.4b Compare and 29.B.5b Create an
one or more art forms selected art forms of and use the essential contrast selected art interpretive
representative of areas areas where the target target language forms of areas where presentation of a
where the target language is spoken vocabulary referring to the target language is selected art form
language is spoken using arts vocabulary tools, processes and spoken. based on research or
(e.g., dramatizing a from the target products in one or a field experience.
sample of childrens language. more of the art forms.
literature, performing a
song or dance).
C. Understand literature and various media of target language societies.
STAGE ONE STAGE TWO STAGE THREE STAGE FOUR STAGE FIVE
BEGINNING BEGINNING INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED ADVANCED
INTERMEDIATE INTERMEDIATE
29.C.1a Identify main 29.C.2a Read, retell 29.C.3a Read, 29.C.4a Compare and 29.C.5a Compare and
characters, settings and summarize discuss and write contrast the analyze literary
and events from selected literary works. about themes and characters, setting, themes, styles and
selected samples of settings of selected themes and plot of two perspectives across
childrens literature materials in the target or more literary works. authors and genres.
using audio and visual language with
cues. assistance of
glossaries, guided
questions or outlines.
29.C.1b Identify 29.C.2b Identify 29.C.3b Read, 29.C.4b Describe 29.C.5b Explain the
different types of sample literary works discuss and write characteristics, origins influence of historical
literature (e.g., poetry, and their authors about plot and form of and authors of various context on form, style
short stories, plays, representative of the selected literary works literary forms using and point of view for a
legends) in the target target language. as illustrated in comic target language variety of literary
language. books, youth literature vocabulary. works.
and abridgments in the
target language using
target language
vocabulary.
29.C.1c Identify 29.C.2c Summarize 29.C.3c Create simple 29.C.4c Comprehend 29.C.5c Compare
primary media sources the main points of print and/or non-print main ideas from target topics, types and
(e.g., television, radio, selected media media messages in language media in styles of media
CD/ROM, software, presentations in the the target language relation to everyday communication in
films, on-line target language. modeled on media life. areas where the target
resources, websites, examples (e.g., language is spoken.
periodicals) in the advertisements,
target language. posters, television,
radio, brochures,
websites).

D. Understand history of areas where the target language is spoken.


STAGE ONE STAGE TWO STAGE THREE STAGE FOUR STAGE FIVE
BEGINNING BEGINNING INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED ADVANCED
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29.D.1 Recognize 29.D.2 Use simple 29.D.3 Identify key 29.D.4 Compare and 29.D.5 Analyze
important people and history vocabulary to historical figures (e.g., contrast the influences different perspectives
events (e.g., special identify historical scientists, of historical figures of historical events
celebrations) in the concepts and trends mathematicians, and events and their using a variety of
history of areas where (e.g., rise and fall of inventors, business impact on the media and technology
the target language is the Roman Empire, leaders) and events development of their tools.
spoken. French Revolution). associated with areas countries.
where the target
language is spoken
and explain their
influence.
E. Understand geography of various target language societies.
STAGE ONE STAGE TWO STAGE THREE STAGE FOUR STAGE FIVE
BEGINNING BEGINNING INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED ADVANCED
INTERMEDIATE INTERMEDIATE
29.E.1 Identify and 29.E.2 Use maps, 29.E.3 Describe 29.E.4 Compare a 29.E.5 Describe how
use simple geography charts, digital images, geographical aspects target country with the migration, settlement
vocabulary (e.g., graphs and other (e.g., population United States using and colonization have
border, city, river, soil, geographic distribution, natural geographic affected the economy
equator) of the target representations to resources and main representations to and environment of
language. describe and discuss economic activities) of illustrate and explain country(ies) where the
the countries where areas where the target their economic nature. target language is
the target language is language is spoken. spoken.
spoken.