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Topic: Cultural practices 

Foreign Language

 Standard 4.  Understands traditional ideas and perspectives, institutions, professions, literary and artistic expressions, and other components of the target culture
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 1.Knows various age-appropriate cultural activities practiced in the target culture (e.g., games, songs, birthday celebrations, story telling, dramatizations, role playing)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows age-appropriate games of the target culture
     2.Knows age-appropriate songs of the target culture
     3.Knows how birthdays are celebrated in the target culture
     4.Knows age-appropriate stories told in the target culture
     5.Knows age-appropriate dramatizations of the target culture
   Benchmark 2.Knows simple patterns of behavior and interaction in various settings in the target culture (e.g., school, family, community) and how these patterns compare to those in one’s native culture
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows simple patterns of behavior in various settings in the target culture
     2.Knows simple patterns of interaction in various settings in the target culture
     3.Knows how behavioral patterns of the target culture compare to those in one’s native culture
     4.Knows how patterns of interaction of the target culture compare to those in one’s native culture
   Benchmark 6.Knows professions that require proficiency in the target language
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that some professions requires proficiencies in specific languages
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 1.Knows various age-appropriate cultural activities practiced in the target culture (e.g., adolescents’ games such as card games, board games, and outdoor games; sports-related activities; music; television)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows age-appropriate card games, board games, and outdoor games of the target culture
     2.Knows age-appropriate sports activities of the target culture
     3.Knows age-appropriate music of the target culture
     4.Knows age-appropriate television programs of the target culture
   Benchmark 2.Knows cultural traditions and celebrations that exist in the target culture and how these traditions and celebrations compare with those of the native culture (e.g., holidays, birthdays, "coming of age" celebrations, seasonal festivals, religious ceremonies, recreational gatherings)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows traditions that exist in the target culture
     2.Knows celebrations that exist in the target culture
     3.Knows how traditions of the target culture compare with those of the native culture
     4.Knows how celebrations of the target culture compare with those of the native culture
     5.Knows how holiday celebrations in the target culture compare to holidays in the native culture
     6.Knows how birthday celebrations in the target culture compare to birthdays in the native culture
     7.Knows how "coming of age" celebrations in the target culture compare to celebrations in the native culture
     8.Knows how seasonal festivals in the target culture compare to festivals in the native culture
     9.Knows how religious ceremonies in the target culture compare to ceremonies in the native culture
     10.Knows how recreational gatherings in the target culture compare to gatherings in the native culture
   Benchmark 3.NDE,28;Knows patterns of behavior or interaction typical of one’s age group in various settings in the target culture (e.g., dating, telephone usage, etiquette)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows patterns of behavior typical of one’s age group in various settings in the target culture
     2.Knows patterns of interaction typical of one’s age group in various settings in the target culture
     3.Knows patterns of behavior or interaction typical of one’s age group in dating situations
     4.Knows patterns of behavior or interaction typical of one’s age group when using the telephone
     5.Knows the etiquette typical of one’s age group in the target culture
   Benchmark 7.Understands the general relationship between cultural perspectives and practices (e.g., holidays, celebrations, work habits, play) in the target and native cultures
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the general relationship between cultural perspectives and practices in the target
     2.Understands the general relationship between cultural perspectives and practices in the native cultures
     3.Understands there is a relationship between holidays and celebrations in cultures
     4.Understands there is a relationship between work habits and play in cultures
   Benchmark 9.Knows how various community members use the target language in their work
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Know how the target language is utilized in the larger community
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands various patterns of behavior or interaction that are typical of one’s age group (e.g., extra-curricular activities, social engagements)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands various patterns of behavior that are typical of one’s age group
     2.Understands various patterns of interaction that are typical of one’s age group
     3.Understands various patterns of behavior or interaction that are typical of one’s age group when involved extra curricular activities
     4.Understands various patterns of behavior or interaction that are typical of one’s age group when involved in social engagements
   Benchmark 2.Understands the connections between socially-approved behavioral patterns and cultural perspectives
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows socially-approved behavioral patterns in the target culture
     2.Knows a relationship exists between socially-approved behavioral patterns and cultural perspectives
   Benchmark 4.Draws conclusions about the relationship and mutual influence between perspectives and practices in the target and native cultures
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Draws conclusions about the relationship between perspectives and practices in the target culture
     2.Draws conclusions about the relationship between perspectives and practices in the native culture
     3.Draws conclusions about the mutual influence between perspectives and practices in the target culture
     4.Draws conclusions about the mutual influence between perspectives and practices in the native culture
   Benchmark 10.Knows career options that require knowledge of the target culture and proficiency in the target language
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows career options that require knowledge of the target culture
     2.Knows career options that require proficiency in the target language