RUSSIAN IMMERSION - GRADE 9

Class Introduction:

RUSSIAN IMMERSION 9th GRADE COURSE:
Современная молодежь и культура (Contemporary Youth and Culture)

Course Overview: The focus is to improve language skills and content knowledge through themes of interest to young people. Examining these themes prepare students to compare and contrast aspects of the Russian-speaking world with their own.

Enduring Understanding: Students will understand that there are similarities and differences in youth perspectives in the Russian-speaking world.

The course consists of four thematic units:
1. Family and Friends
Students will understand how relationships shape individual and society
2. Multiculturalism and Society
Students will understand that language connects people in multiple ways and that cross-cultural skills are essential in today’s globalizing society.
3. Leaders and Heroes
Students will understand what qualities make a hero, leader and an idol.
4. Youth Culture
Students will understand that there exist many differences in roles and expectations among teens in various societies.