ERIC Number: ED296608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Language/Intercultural Program. Appendix. DS Manual 2650.9.
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 appendix contains a variety of activities not specifically designed for one grade level but useful at all levels as a supplement to contents of the grade-level guides. These include a bank of foreign language and intercultural activities designed for 5- and 10-minute classroom intervals; suggested questions for interviewing a new student; planning ideas and projects for host country study trips; planning ideas for a host nation club; suggestions for creating a host nation scrapbook; ideas for an intercultural activity day; sports activities; suggestions for planning a volksmarch; suggestions for an international arts festival; and other thematic suggestions for host nation activities. (MSE)
Descriptors: Art, Athletics, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cross Cultural Training, Culture Contact, Curriculum Guides, Dependents Schools, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Student Organizations, Study Abroad, Travel, Worksheets
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 017 511-519.