ERIC Number: ED362017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Arlington: My New Home.
The guide integrates social studies content with English language instruction for limited-English-speaking secondary school students. It is intended for new arrivals to Arlington County (Virginia), and provides survival vocabulary and information about the community, while building on students' prior knowledge. An introductory section provides suggestions for classroom instruction with these materials and related materials designed for the same population. Each lesson begins with a concept known to students and outlines language structures to be taught, related readings, targeted study skills, vocabulary, instructional notes, classroom activities, and visual aids or reproducible worksheets to be used to build on that concept. The 17 concepts on which the materials focus include and extend these: We are members of a community (classroom, school, family, and neighborhood); we learn about the physical and social characteristics of a new community by comparing it with the one from which we came; and the local community provides many different services for its members (housing, transportation, recreation, health, government, and others). Emphasis is on reading, writing, speaking, and map skills. (MSE)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Community, Community Characteristics, Community Cooperation, Community Resources, Community Services, Cultural Pluralism, Employment, English (Second Language), Family (Sociological Unit), Geography, Housing, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, Local Government, Map Skills, Recreational Facilities, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Social Studies, Transportation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Arlington County Public Schools, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia (Arlington)