RUSSIAN IMMERSION - GRADE 10

Class Introduction:

PERSPECTIVES ON RUSSIA THROUGH LITERATURE AND MEDIA

(Взгляд на Россию через литературу и СМИ средства массовой информации)

COURSE OVERVIEW: The focus is to improve language skills and content knowledge through themes that are aligned with AP and IB. Students will read and write using authentic literary works and media: advertising, magazines, newspapers, and film.

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. Knowing ourselves and others
➢ Expending on stereotypes and prejudices, similarities and differences

2. Humor in Russian Daily Life
➢ Introduction to famous idioms, proverbs and sayings that were embedded to Daily life from the Russian History, literature, movie and cartoons, songs and reality shows.

3. Influence of the Media
➢ Introduction to the history of Russian advertising of 20th and 21st centuries. Creating posters, video clips and such.

4. Building Community Through Literacy/Drama
➢ Students will read short extracts from Russian famous play writers, watch feature movies based on classic Russian literary work, and write movie reviews.
➢ Students will participate in the service-learning project that is focused on building the community between West high students of the Russian Immersion program and program elementary students (Turnagain Elementary).