Subject/Level: Italian, Level 1
Unit: Clothing and Shopping
Prior Learning: Students are familiar with expressing prices in euros and dollars.
Learning Objectives: Students will be able to research currencies used in Italian-speaking countries and develop further understanding of exchange rates.
Standards: Cultures, Comparisons, Connections
L1: Demonstrate command of conventions and grammar when writing and speaking.
L2: Demonstrate command of conventions of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
L6: Acquire and apply general academic and specific vocabulary necessary for college and career readiness; use language independently to increase fluency.
W1: State and support opinions using evidence from a text.
W7: Conduct research in order to answer focused questions and demonstrate understanding of the subject under investigation.
W9: Use concrete evidence from literary or information texts to support conclusions and written statements.
W10: Write frequently on a variety of topics for a variety of purposes.
Materials Used: anticipatory set, currency conversion chart, student computers with Internet access, reflection/closure
Estimated Time: 60 minutes
1. Students research the various currencies used in Italian-speaking countries.
2. Students are introduced to currency conversions and exchange rates.