COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 130

September 27, 2002

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

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

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to provide teachers and school divisions with a website of instructional resources with connections in foreign language, English, history and social science. These instructional activities are lessons developed by foreign language teachers from across the commonwealth and are intended to serve as models for various instructional strategies. The website includes instructional activities correlating the Standards of Learning for French, German, Latin, and Spanish with those in English and history and social science and includes instructional activities for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.

 

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 this website is to enhance teachers content knowledge and awareness of connections among disciplines and their 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 about the website for instructional resources, please contact Faye Rollings-Carter (frolling@pen.k12.va.us), specialist for foreign language, at (804) 225-2593.

 

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