ERIC Number: ED044969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Voces de Olympo (Echoes from Mount Olympus). A Humanistic Approach to Latin for Children in the Sixth Grade: Teachers' Guide.
Masciantonio, Rudolph; And Others
This curriculum guide, developed for use in a sixth-grade FLES (foreign language in elementary school) program, embraces a visual-audiolingual approach to the teaching of Latin while providing a source of materials for the teaching of the culture of ancient Rome. The course is organized around eight major units on: (1) Jupiter and His Siblings, (2) The Origins of Gods and Man, (3) The Descendants of Jupiter, (4) The Myths in Nature, (5) Stories of Love and Advanture, (6) The Great Heroes, (7) The Story of Troy, and (8) The Founding of Rome. At the beginning of each unit the teacher is provided with an overview of the material to be taught. Each portion of a unit has specific objectives and suggested activities. Other goals of the course include extending the English verbal functioning of children through English vocabulary building based on Latin roots and affixes and broadening the cultural vistas of children through the study of classical antiquity and its impact on our world. The fifth-grade guide for this program ("How the Romans Lived and Spoke") is FL 001 986. (WB)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Classical Languages, Classical Literature, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Educational Methods, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Curriculum, FLES, Grade 6, Humanities Instruction, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Latin, Latin Literature, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA.
Note: Tentative edition