ERIC Number: ED042743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
History of the English Language.
Regional Curriculum Project, Atlanta, GA.
This curriculum guide, developed for pre-kindergartners through grade 12 as part of the total English curriculum, is concerned with the English language as it is now known and as it evolved from its Indo-European roots. Materials include (1) an overview of the origin and development of the English language from Old English through middle English to modern English, (2) a design for teaching sequentially the underlying principle that the English language has changed drastically from its beginnings and is being changed now, (3) 23 items of selected knowledge to be grasped during the course of study, from the simplest concept of English as a member of a language family to the more complex concept, the historical and cultural influences contributing to language changes, and (4) recommended learning experiences, which at an elementary level provide such activities as hearing and discussing a recording and improvising a meeting between a Viking and an Englishman; on the junior high level, charting family trees and researching the Teutonic Conquest; on the high school level, examining an example of modern English for its syntax and tracing word origins in "The Oxford English Dictionary." (JB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Diachronic Linguistics, Elementary Education, English, English Curriculum, Ethnic Origins, Indo European Languages, Instructional Materials, Kindergarten, Language, Language Classification, Language Usage, Middle English, North American English, Old English, Preschool Education, Secondary Education, Sequential Approach
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Authoring Institution: Regional Curriculum Project, Atlanta, GA.