Products, Practices and Perspectives
Culture and the 3Ps in the Language Classroom: RESOURCES
||The ACTFL Culture standards promote an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives, and the products and perspectives of the culture studied. It is through the intersection of these “three Ps” that students can gain a deeper and more robust understanding of the target culture. By incorporating realia and other authentic materials into language lessons, teachers can provide students with culturally-relevant themes and topics through which to acquire language, culture and content.
- ACTFL Culture Standards: Gain Knowledge & Understanding of Other Culture
- 2.1: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied.
- 2.2: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied.
- Images depicting the 3 Ps: on left, the "Why, How, and What" questions, on right, an example of the 3 Ps as explored through the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead:
- More information about the 3 Ps
- Examples of products, practices and perspectives from the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
- Video examples of Culture-based thematic teaching can be viewed online at learner.org; especially "Rooted in Culture" video and accompanying study guide
- Review sheet from the National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC): "Soundbites - Language and Culture are Inseparable"
- Some Japanese examples of the 3 Ps from the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ)
- Some Spanish examples about Venezuela of the 3 Ps from SUNY Cortland
- Article: "The Evidence Base for the Cultures Standard: Foreign Language" from the Ohio Department of Education.
- PowerPoint presentation: "Products, Practices and Perspectives: Culture in the Language Classroom"
- Sources for Realia
- Examples of realia: on left: tickets, flyers, receipts; on right, examples of photos that depict cultural products and practices.