ERIC Number: ED296606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Foreign Language/Intercultural Program. Exploring Our Host Nation (Seventh Grade). DS Manual 2650.7.
Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC.
The curriculum guides for foreign language and intercultural education programs in United States dependents schools overseas provide instructional ideas designed to promote learning about the language and culture of the host nation. The series, covering kindergarten through eighth grade, was written by host nation teachers, classroom teachers, and curriculum coordinators representing the five regions of dependents schools. At each level, instructional units focus on aspects of the host culture, with host country language instruction objectives included in each unit. A variety of instructional activities are suggested, to be used as desired by teachers. The seventh grade guide contains units geared to understanding the host nation--its geography, environment, economics, food, customs and traditions, holidays, arts and crafts, sports and leisure, educational system, and current events. The guide is illustrated with student art. (MSE)
Descriptors: Art, Athletics, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cross Cultural Training, Curriculum Guides, Dependents Schools, Economics, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Folk Culture, Food, Foreign Countries, Geography, Grade 7, Junior High Schools, Leisure Time, Second Language Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see FL 017 511-520.