ERIC Number: ED210680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Language & Literature. Curriculum Handbook.
Livonia Public Schools, MI.
The global education curriculum presented in this booklet is offered as a model, of integrated, interdisciplinary English studies, that involves participants in cultural, scientific, ecological, and economic issues while promoting student awareness of the nature and development of world literature, languages, the arts, and their interrelationships. Three multidisciplinary sequences are offered for English instruction at the secondary level. The first sequence deals with the past, from the creation of the cosmos to the middle ages in human history; the second sequence concerns the discovery and colonization of the United States in relation to the rest of a developing world; and the third sequence deals with the skills, the attitudes, the facts, and the concepts needed to face a future filled with alternatives. The descriptions and outlines of each of these sequences include possible course schedules that integrate English with other disciplines (such as the social sciences), general and specific course objectives, descriptions of units of study within the sequence, and lists of sample activities and reading assignments. A concluding section offers a rationale for applying the global approach to foreign language instruction and suggested sequences for teaching Spanish within the global approach. (RL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Livonia Public Schools, MI.