Italian / Year 3 and 4 / Understanding language and culture / Understanding the interrelationship of language and culture

Curriculum content descriptions

identify connections between Italian language and cultural practices (AC9LIT4U04)

  • explaining the practices contained in texts to someone unfamiliar with Italian, for example, alla mensa scolastica; le vacanze estive; la passeggiata

  • showing awareness that some cultural expressions have no equivalent in the English language, for example, Buon onomastico, La Pasquetta, Ferragosto, Carnevale, Santo Stefano, Il Presepe

  • recognising similarities and differences between the meaning of signs and symbols in everyday life, for example, using Roman numerals, currency, toilet signs, and street signs such as Senso Unico and Zona Pedonale

  • exploring representations of information, such as symbols used in cultural expressions of First Nations Australians, and making connections with those of Italian language and culture
  • observing language used across generations such as noticing differences in words used by grandparents, parents and young people, and suggesting why these differences occur
  • observing the connection between some names and regional and family connections or religions
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural Understanding
ScOT terms

Italian peoples,  Cultural identity,  Personal identity,  Cultural interaction,  Italian language

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