ERIC Number: ED296607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Foreign Language/Intercultural Program. Living in Our Host Nation (Eighth Grade). DS Manual 2650.8.
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 eighth grade guide contains units geared to a better understanding of the host nation--its history, economic system, institutions, community services, holidays, customs and traditions, art, literature, music, and ecology. The guide is illustrated with student art. (MSE)
Descriptors: Art, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Community Services, Cross Cultural Training, Curriculum Guides, Dependents Schools, Ecology, Economics, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Grade 8, History, Holidays, Junior High Schools, Literature, Music, Second Language Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns
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.