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ERIC Number: ED119466
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov-28
Pages: 5
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The Classical Greek Program in the School District of Philadelphia.
Masciantonio, Rudolph
Classical Greek is taught as an elective to over 200 students in seven secondary schools of the School District of Philadelphia. In the past decade the restoration of Greek studies to the classical curriculum was called for, and in 1968 a Greek Curriculum Committee was established in Philadelphia to develop a program and instructional materials. Because most extant Greek texts were aimed at college students and utilized the traditional grammar-translation approach, the committee developed its own materials based on the following principles: (1) Greek civilization, literature, history and culture should relate to the students' experience. The Hellenic effect on art, architecture, government, law, medicine and literature should be emphasized. (2) The course should be an instrument of general education of value to students of all backgrounds and abilities, as an end in itself. Instruction should be lively and dramatic. (3) Direct method and aural-oral teaching should be employed. (4) English vocabulary building through Greek stems should be stressed. Levels Alpha and Beta of the course, entitled "The Ancient Greeks Speak to Us," have been completed so far. Locally developed materials include teachers' guides, programed texts, tapes and visual cue cards. Certain commercially available aids are also used. (CHK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)