COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 61

October 1, 2002

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

website Resources for Teaching English and History and Social Science through Foreign Language

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the development of a website with instructional resources with connections in foreign language, English, history and social science. These instructional activities developed by teachers from across the commonwealth correlate the Standards of Learning for French, German, Latin, and Spanish with those in English and history and social science.

 

Language levels and connections between Standards of Learning are identified in each lesson and each lesson can be adapted to meet the needs of the students.

 

The purpose of the website is to provide resources to teachers to enhance awareness of connections among disciplines and the use of instructional strategies correlating the Standards of Learning for foreign language, English, and history and social science.

 

The website for Instructional Resources is available at:

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/Language/Resources/WRindex.html. The instructional activities are in Word format. Additional resources include links for assessment rubrics and general links helpful for foreign language instruction.

 

If you need additional information, please contact Faye Rollings-Carter (mailto:frolling@pen.k12.va.us), principal specialist for foreign languages, at (804) 225-2593.

 

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