TITLE

Social Studies and Foreign Language: A Partnership

AUTHOR(S)
Bragaw, Donald H.; Zimmer-Loew, Helene
PUB. DATE
December 1985
SOURCE
Education Digest;Dec1985, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article informs that teachers of second languages and teachers of social studies share a weighty responsibility to help students move toward global understanding and multicultural awareness. Second-language teachers have long heard that language is culture and culture is language." Education for global awareness provides the language teacher with a vehicle for weaving language and culture together. Changes have appeared in social studies programs as well. Older texts that took students to exotic lands to meet strange, unusual people who ate unheard-of foods and dressed in odd costumes have been replaced by materials that highlight cultural diversity in more positive ways. This cultural approach provides an intellectual link between the two subject areas that can be recognized and shared. Initial cooperation between the social studies and language teachers could begin by using curricular complements. Bringing in a volunteer parent or community member into the school for brief second-language experiences can be another means of increasing empathy for other peoples in other cultures.
ACCESSION #
18689837

 

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