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ERIC Number: ED247764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-21
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Latin Vibes Curriculum: Sixth and Seventh Grades.
Lederer, Debra; And Others
A sixth- and seventh-grade program "Latin Vibes," developed in response to a rising demand within the community for more student understanding of the evolution of the English language, is outlined. The courses for each grade chronicle the influences of Latin and the romance languages on the development of English over the centuries. The program focuses on cultural and linguistic elements, beginning with a discussion of verbal and nonverbal communication in the animal and human worlds and including historical and cultural aspects of ancient Roman life. Latin-based vocabulary in many different fields (sports, medicine, politics, space, art, music, literature, family life, and music), Latin abbreviations and forms, and mythology and the zodiac. Vocabulary development is emphasized both for speaking and writing skills and for developing students' ability to understand more sophisticated written material. Each of the course outlines consists of a listing of several broad goals and many specific objectives within each goal and a list of instructional materials used. Notes on scheduling and evaluation of the curriculum are also included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A