A Description of the Summer Orientation Program ZSL Web-Based Teaching Unit To be used in a summer orientation program for international freshman students at Iowa State University (ISU), and composed of eight weeks of lessons, the curriculum is designed for the purpose of familiarizing international freshmen with a variety of survival communication techniques that may be needed during the coming years of their stay at ISU. Five classes are offered each week, and are tied together on one specific topic/theme. Week Four, which is the sample lesson focused on this website, is about requesting help from police officers and doctors in emergencies. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Getting Settled: Housing American Food: Dining Halls and Shopping at Walmart On ISU Campus: American Classrooms and Idioms This week: Emergencies and Medical Terminology Beardshear Hall – SSN (Social Security Number) and Insurance Ames DOT (Department of Transportation): Driving in America Getting Drunk at a Bar: Legal Information in Iowa State Cross-Cultural Dating: Thanksgiving Visit to an American Family The table below demonstrates the content and the primary teaching and learning objective for each class day of Week Four. Week Four, Schematic Activity: Watch a video ---- An Unexpected Attacker Scenario Learning Objectives Monday Calling for Help How to request help from 911 in emergencies Tuesday At the Police Station How to report a crime to police officers Wednesday At the Hospital How to describe symptoms at the doctor’s office Thursday Getting a Diagnosis What is and how to get a prescription Friday At the Pharmacy How to get prescription medicine, and dealing with drug labels Epilogue: On the Way to Recovery The functionality of the technology-aided teaching unit requires a computer with Internet connection, a modern browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer 8 or above, or Safari), and speakers. The audio files require a Quicktime Plugin. Furthermore, students are required to have connectivity to a printer in order to print worksheets and homework handouts.