ERIC Number: ED367145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Language and Culture in Middle School American History Classes. ERIC Digest.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.
This digest provides a brief overview of a research project carried out by the National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning on integrating language and culture in the social studies. It is suggested that there is a need to understand the academic language competencies necessary for students to function successfully in the social studies classroom before integrated language and content lessons are developed. The development of an instructional unit by middle school teachers and project researchers around the theme of protest and the American Revolution is described, and one lesson is provided for illustration. A discussion on teacher strategies for implementing the unit is included. Information on where to obtain the unit and the full research report is also provided. (VWL)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, English (Second Language), Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Research Projects, Second Language Learning, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, United States History, Units of Study
ERIC/CLL, 1118 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Content Area Teaching; ERIC Digests
Note: For the report on which this digest is based, see FL 021 898. This digest is based on a report published by the National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning, University of California, Santa Cruz, "Integrating Language and Culture in Middle School American History Classes," by Deborah J. Short.