ERIC Number: ED043018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Inquiry Into Change. Social Science and Linguistic Projections: Upper Elementary; An Inquiry and Language Development Program for Migrant Children. Units One-Five. (Standard English as a Second Language or Second Dialect for Spanish-Background Children).
Curtis, Wilfred M.; Hartmann, John F.
These preliminary materials for teachers of Spanish-speaking or nonstandard English-speaking migrant children are prepared in answer to a need felt by the Michigan Migrant Primary Interdisciplinary Project for additional oral language material on the upper elementary level. The linguistic content of these materials, designed to provide tools for teachers to help these children develop the oral language they need for the school setting, are based on a contrastive analysis of Spanish and English. This package of five units (of five lessons each) presents the following concepts to be developed in the classroom: (1) People, influenced by their culture, may use the same natural environment in different ways; (2) People tend to concentrate where there are job opportunities and other advantages; (3) A mobile people tend to develop a way of life that differs from that in established communities; (4) Civilizations change when they meet a new culture; and (5) As large numbers of people move to urban areas, a revolution takes place in the expectations of these people. Suggested grammatical structures and teaching techniques for presenting them are provided for each lesson. (AMM)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Course Content, Cultural Context, Disadvantaged Youth, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High School Students, Migrant Education, Social Sciences, Spanish Speaking, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, TENL
Michigan Migrant Primary Interdisciplinary Project, 3800 Packard Road, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48104
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Note: First draft