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Introduction to Wisconsin Standards
for Learning World Languages

Connections and Communities: Remember...

Consider the following questions in terms of your classroom experiences either teaching or observing in language learning classrooms?

  1. Consider the themes taught in a language classroom, how could you connect them to other disciplines?
  2. What target culture perspectives gained by students may influence their work and contributions in other disciplines?
  3. What opportunities do students have to connect with the target culture community? Of these opportunities, how often might they be in the target language?
  4. How would students be better prepared to function in a global community as a result of what they learn in a language class?

The Connections standards create a context that brings the curriculum of other disciplines into the classroom. Likewise, students take insights from the language classroom out into the classrooms of other disciplines.

The Communities standards ask students to connect with people who use the language in their school, work or daily life.

Personal Reflection: Please copy and paste the following question into your word processor or download the word document containing the questions. Then answer the questions and save it for your professional development portfolio.

Connections & Communities: Remember-Reflection: Word Document

  1. Referencing your thoughts from the previous questions, describe an activity or activities where connections and/or communities play an integral role in student learning.
  2. How is the role of connections and/or communities demonstrated by students?
  3. What evidence is there to show meaningful application of knowledge gained through connections and/or communities?

Next: Connections & Communities: Learn


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