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Unit 1

Theme: Human Ingenuity Topic: Innovation in Technology

Six lessons include practice of reading comprehension skills (choice of feature articles, short story); oral communication skills (short explanation, expressing views); listening comprehension skills (conversation, audiobook); writing skills (opinion, use of new vocabulary, infographic).

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: practice a variety of receptive and productive skills, flex critical thinking skills, reflect on learning.

LIFE SKILL: to discover how to control the impact of new technology.

GUIDED INQUIRY: How does constant innovation in technology affect our lives?

Unit 2

Theme: Identity Topic: Lifestyles

Six lessons include practice of reading comprehension skills (articles, lyrics); oral communication skills (short explanation, reflection, TV show); listening comprehension skills (TEDx talk, rap songs, TV show); writing skills (transcription of TEDx talk or lyrics, use of new vocabulary, choice of blog, review, article or public commentary).

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: practice a variety of receptive and productive skills, flex critical thinking skills, reflect on learning.

LIFE SKILL: understand the variety of lifestyles and how they might impact our lives.

GUIDED INQUIRY: How have lifestyles around the world changed because of internet and impacted our own lives?

Unit 3

Theme: Social Organizations Topic: Education

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: practice a variety of receptive and productive skills, flex critical thinking skills, reflect on learning. LIFE SKILL: GUIDED INQUIRY:

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: practice a variety of receptive and productive skills, flex critical thinking skills, reflect on learning.

LIFE SKILL: 

GUIDED INQUIRY: 

Unit 4

Theme: Sharing Our Planet Topic: Are we too late to save it?

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: practice a variety of receptive and productive skills, flex critical thinking skills, reflect on learning. LIFE SKILL: GUIDED INQUIRY:

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: practice a variety of receptive and productive skills, flex critical thinking skills, reflect on learning.

LIFE SKILL: 

GUIDED INQUIRY: 

Unit 5

Theme: Experiences Topic: Life stories

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: practice a variety of receptive and productive skills, flex critical thinking skills, reflect on learning. LIFE SKILL: GUIDED INQUIRY:

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: practice a variety of receptive and productive skills, flex critical thinking skills, reflect on learning.

LIFE SKILL: 

GUIDED INQUIRY: 

 

Each collaborative unit integrates a wide variety of both receptive and productive skills, as well as soft skills needed in today’s world – teamwork, collaboration, astute assessment of responses, thoughtful language of opinion, agreement and disagreement. 

Unit 6

Theme: Human Ingenuity Topic: Entertainment

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: practice a variety of receptive and productive skills, flex critical thinking skills, reflect on learning. LIFE SKILL: GUIDED INQUIRY:

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: practice a variety of receptive and productive skills, flex critical thinking skills, reflect on learning.

LIFE SKILL: 

GUIDED INQUIRY: 

Unit 7

Theme: Identity Topic: Beliefs & Values

Six lessons include practice of reading comprehension skills (list, feature article, professional blog); oral communication skills (short explanation, reflection, analysis & comparison, long explanation); listening comprehension skills (conversation); writing skills (summary, use of new vocabulary, professional blog).

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: practice a variety of receptive and productive skills, flex critical thinking skills, reflect on learning.

LIFE SKILL: understand own identity and that of others.

GUIDED INQUIRY: How culture defines us, while identity, beliefs & values impact our lives.

Unit 8

Theme:Social Organizations Topic: Relationships

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: practice a variety of receptive and productive skills, flex critical thinking skills, reflect on learning. LIFE SKILL: GUIDED INQUIRY:

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: practice a variety of receptive and productive skills, flex critical thinking skills, reflect on learning.

LIFE SKILL: 

GUIDED INQUIRY: 

Unit 9

Theme: Sharing the planet Topic: Global issues: child trafficking & exploitation

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: practice a variety of receptive and productive skills, flex critical thinking skills, reflect on learning. LIFE SKILL: GUIDED INQUIRY:

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: practice a variety of receptive and productive skills, flex critical thinking skills, reflect on learning.

LIFE SKILL: 

GUIDED INQUIRY: 

 

Unit 10

Theme: Experiences Topic:

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: practice a variety of receptive and productive skills, flex critical thinking skills, reflect on learning. LIFE SKILL: GUIDED INQUIRY:

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: practice a variety of receptive and productive skills, flex critical thinking skills, reflect on learning.

LIFE SKILL: 

GUIDED INQUIRY: 

Including critical analysis of texts and insightful research, each skill is practiced in conjunction with one another to provide an overall authentic experience that enhances intercultural understanding and builds a growth mindset through perseverance and grit.

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