ERIC Number: ED044415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Elective English Program of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, High School: Philosophy, Student Catalogue, and Sample Units.
Kaukauna Joint District 2, WI.
An approach to a language, literature, and composition curriculum designed to help students develop both an ability to think and an appreciation of themselves is summarized. Materials include (1) a listing of the main features of a communications curriculum from elementary through secondary school, (2) a rationale for the curriculum, which indicates that the high school student be required to fulfill a certain number of English credits, yet be allowed to elect from ungraded, 3-, 6-, or 9-week units, (3) an annotated student catalogue of more than 100 course offerings (one-third of which are offered each semester), including such units as a 3-week unit on humor and language, a 6-week workshop on classroom leadership, and 9-week units on the classics, poetry of the 1960's, and the existentialist and society, and (4) two sample 6-week units for upperclassmen--one on the sentence and paragraph which uses transformational generative grammar techniques to develop a sense of sentence structure, and the other, a drama workshop which provides general and specific unit objectives, week-by-week unit plans, and suggestions for ways to handle a basic plot germ, conflict, setting, dialogue, and play analysis. (JB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Drama, Elective Courses, Elementary Education, English Curriculum, Individualized Instruction, Language, Literature, Paragraph Composition, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Sentence Structure, Student Needs, Thematic Approach, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kaukauna Joint District 2, WI.