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Topic: Expressive and utilitarian forms of culture  

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 3.Knows familiar utilitarian forms of the target culture (e.g., toys, dress, types of dwellings, typical foods, currency) and how they compare to those in one’s native culture
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows familiar utilitarian forms of the target culture
     2.Knows toys in the target culture
     3.Knows the typical dress in the target culture
     4.Knows different types of dwellings in the target culture
     5.Knows typical foods of the target culture
     6.Knows the currency of the target culture
     7.Knows how utilitarian forms of the target culture compare to those in one’s native culture
   Benchmark 4.Knows basic expressive forms of the target culture (e.g., children’s songs, simple selections from authentic children’s literature, types of artwork or graphic representations enjoyed or produced by the peer group in the culture studied, dances) and how they compare to those in one’s native culture
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows basic expressive forms of the target culture
     2.Knows children’s songs of the target culture
     3.Knows simple selections from authentic children’s literature of the target culture
     4.Knows types of artwork or graphic representations enjoyed or produced by peer groups in the culture studied
     5.Knows dances of the target culture
     6.Knows how expressive forms of the target culture compare to those in one’s native culture
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 4.Knows a variety of age-appropriate utilitarian forms of the target culture (e.g., educational institutions or systems, means of transportation, various rules as they apply to the peer group in the culture being studied), their significance, and how these forms have influenced the larger community
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows a variety of age-appropriate utilitarian forms of the target culture
     2.Knows a variety of age-appropriate utilitarian forms of the target culture, such as educational institutions or systems
     3.Knows a variety of age-appropriate utilitarian forms of the target culture, such as means of transportation
     4.Knows a variety of age-appropriate utilitarian forms of the target culture, such as various rules as they apply to the peer group in the culture being studied
     5.Knows the significance of various utilitarian forms of the target culture
     6.Knows how various utilitarian forms of the target culture have influenced the larger community
   Benchmark 5.Knows a variety of age-appropriate expressive forms of the culture (e.g., popular music and dance; appropriate authentic texts, such as children’s magazines, comic books, children’s literature, folktales; the use of color; common or everyday artwork such as designs typical of the culture’s clothing, pottery, ceramics, paintings, architectural structures) and how these expressive forms compare with those of the native culture
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows a variety of age-appropriate expressive forms of the culture
     2.Knows a variety of age-appropriate expressive forms of the culture, such as popular music and dance
     3.Knows a variety of age-appropriate expressive forms of the culture, such as authentic texts
     4.Knows a variety of age-appropriate expressive forms of the culture, such as the use of color
     5.Knows a variety of age-appropriate expressive forms of the culture, such as common or everyday artwork
   Benchmark 6.Understands the general relationship between cultural perspectives and expressive products (e.g., music, visual arts, literature) in the target and native cultures
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the general relationship between cultural perspectives and expressive products in the target culture
     2.Understands the general relationship between cultural perspectives and expressive products in the native culture
     3.Understands the general relationship between cultural perspectives and music in the target culture
     4.Understands the general relationship between cultural perspectives and music in the native culture
     5.Understands the general relationship between cultural perspectives and visual arts in the target culture
     6.Understands the general relationship between cultural perspectives and visual arts in the native culture
     7.Understands the general relationship between cultural perspectives and literature in the target culture
     8.Understands the general relationship between cultural perspectives and literature in the native culture
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Knows age-appropriate utilitarian forms of the target culture (e.g., social, economic, and political institutions; laws), how they are reflected in American culture, and their significance
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows age-appropriate utilitarian forms of the target culture, such as social institutions
     2.Knows age-appropriate utilitarian forms of the target culture, such as economic institutions
     3.Knows age-appropriate utilitarian forms of the target culture, such as political institutions
     4.Knows age-appropriate utilitarian forms of the target culture, such as laws
     5.Knows how utilitarian forms of the target culture are reflected in American culture
     6.Knows the significance of utilitarian forms of the target culture
   Benchmark 5.Understands age-appropriate expressive forms of the target culture (e.g., literature; popular books; periodicals; videos; commercials; fine arts such as music, dance, design, painting, theater) and their significance in the larger community
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands age-appropriate expressive forms of the target culture
     2.Understands age-appropriate expressive forms of the target culture, such as literature
     3.Understands age-appropriate expressive forms of the target culture, such as popular books
     4.Understands age-appropriate expressive forms of the target culture, such as periodicals
     5.Understands age-appropriate expressive forms of the target culture, such as videos
     6.Understands age-appropriate expressive forms of the target culture, such as commercials
     7.Understands age-appropriate expressive forms of the target culture, such as fine arts
     8.Understands the significance of utilitarian forms of the target culture in the larger community
   Benchmark 6.Draws conclusions about the relationship and mutual influence between perspectives and expressive products (e.g., literature, periodicals, music, theater, visual arts) in the target and native cultures
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Draws conclusions about the relationship between perspectives and expressive products in the target culture
     2.Draws conclusions about the relationship between perspectives and expressive products in the native culture
     3.Draws conclusions about the mutual influence between perspectives and expressive products in the target culture
     4.Draws conclusions about the mutual influence between perspectives and expressive products in the native culture
     5.Know expressive products of the target culture, such as literature, periodicals, music, theater and visual arts
     6.Know expressive products of the native culture, such as literature, periodicals, music, theater and visual arts