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Respect and Responsibility

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Curriculum Mapping

Classical Languages Stage 4
Syllabus links Opportunities for learning

Outcome 4.MBC.1:

A student demonstrates understanding of the interdependence of language and culture.

Students learn about:

  • the significance of the changes that have occurred in languages through cross-cultural contact
  • ways in which language and behaviour reflect important aspects of the culture

When teaching students about the interdependence of language and culture, opportunity exists to examine the way in which words may be directly derived from or may have evolved from other languages. Students identify words and phrases in ancient languages and compare them with English and community languages. They develop awareness of the impact of cultural, social and linguistic aspects of classical languages on modern day society.

Students may be able to engage with the complexity of social connection and intercultural values through reflecting on the relationships of words used in different cultural and historical settings.

Dimensions of respect and responsibility:

Outcome 4.MBC.2:

A student demonstrates knowledge of key features of the culture of [Language]-speaking communities.

Students learn about:

  • the importance of tradition to a sense of cultural identity and diversity within the culture
  • representations of the ancient world and culture
  • the contribution of ancient civilisations to modern society
  • collecting and interpreting electronic information, with consideration of its ethical use, in order to identify and reflect on representations of culture

Through the study and discussion of ancient cultures and communities, students examine the importance of tradition to a sense of cultural identity and diversity within their own and other cultures. They learn to identify and understand ancient lifestyles by exploring, eg home life, education and literature, religious practices, economy, slavery and the role of women. Opportunity exists for students to explore the ways in which the culture and achievements of the ancient world have contributed to the modern world, for example in relation to religion and political and social systems. Students learn to research and present information on [Language]-speaking communities using a range of information and communication technologies, demonstrating responsible and ethical behaviour in its use.

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