This unit serves as a means for students to explore various aspects of the popular culture of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Students will be encouraged to communicate with parents, guardians, grandparents, and other adults to learn about life in past decades. Students will see how some trends have been repeated over the years and how they have become popular once again. Historic events, fashion, cars, popular social activities, Francophone music, and dances are all discussed through reading and listening activities.
Final Task: Students work in small groups to create a presentation of the popular culture of a chosen decade to an audience. Students will choose four to five categories from the following: news events, fashion and style, cars, music, and dance. Presentations may involve dancing, PowerPoint for video slides, background music or composed music, student artwork, dramatic voices, or acting.
Age appropriate, full-colour and motivating themes, containing opportunities for speaking, listening, reading, and writing, presented in a variety of formats. Also included are models of final tasks, video clips, learning strategy boxes, and examination of grammar in Quete-language boxes. A mini reference hand-book "Mini-guide", located at the back of the student book, includes literacy strategies, additional infomation related to the theme, and a summary of all language structures presented in the unit.
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