COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 30

April 16, 2002

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Web-Based Resources for Teaching English and History and Social Science through Foreign Language

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce an initiative for developing Web-based instructional resources with connections in foreign language, English, history and social science. These instructional activities will be developed correlating the Standards of Learning for French, German, Latin, and Spanish with those in English and history and social science and will include instructional models for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.

 

Middle and high school principals are encouraged to identify foreign language teachers who are already connecting their instructional activities in foreign language with the disciplines of English or history and social science. Please encourage teachers to submit activities that correlate the Foreign Language Standards of Learning with ninth-grade English, eleventh-grade English, World History and Geography I or II, and/or U. S. History. If the activity proposal submitted is approved for inclusion in the final document, participants will receive a letter of verification for 15 hours of participation that may be submitted to their school divisions for re-certification consideration. Teachers whose instructional activities are included in the final product will also be acknowledged for their contributions.

 

Copies of the template, instructions for submitting the activities, and two sample instructional activities are attached:

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/administrators/principals_memos/2002/ems030a.doc

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/administrators/principals_memos/2002/ems030b.pdf

 

 

Instructional activities must be submitted by June 25, 2002, to Faye Rollings-Carter (mailto:flsol@mail.vak12ed.edu), associate director of foreign language and ESL, at (804) 225-2593.

 

 

 

 

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