ERIC Number: ED417607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Latin Curriculum Guide.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.
North Carolina's Latin curriculum guide describes the overarching concepts for Latin study, particularly at the secondary level, and outlines what students should know and be able to do at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. It is designed to provide directions to school districts as they plan and/or continue to improve their Latin language program. It does not prescribe course content, but is designed to be expanded in the local course curriculum. Introductory sections provides background information on national educational and foreign language standards, curriculum origins, considerations in local program design at both elementary and secondary levels, language and cultural components, instructional strategies and techniques, targeted cognitive skills, the role of grammar and translation, use of technology, and the organization of the guide. The guide itself is organized around four goals: communication (understanding written Latin); culture (knowledge and understanding of the Greco-Roman culture); connections/comparisons (relating Latin and the Greco-Roman world to one's own language and culture); and communities (participation in a wider community of languages and cultures). For each of these goal areas, general performance objectives and more specific performance objects and sample activities and assessments are detailed. Supporting materials are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina