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Greek Education Kindergarten Curriculum

CODE: GRK-121423

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The Direct Archdiocesan District Office of Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has recently published a Curriculum for Kindergarten for the teaching of Greek as a second language to children of this age group. Based on the developmental needs and the learning abilities of the kindergarten child, the Kindergarten Curriculum places an emphasis on oral communication and, at the same time, aims at instilling in the young learners a sense of pride, love, and respect for the Greek cultural heritage and the Christian Orthodox Faith. The Kindergarten Curriculum is divided into 13 units, one of which refers to major religious holidays and customs. Each unit consists of the following: the general goal, the objective of each lesson, recommended activities and materials, basic vocabulary, phrases for oral communication practice, and a vast list of resources (songs, poems, stories, and games) to help teachers introduce each unit. Teachers are advised to use the Curriculum as a “guide.” They may adapt it to the particular needs and abilities of their students and use various resources to achieve the general goal and the learning objectives of each lesson. The publication of the Kindergarten Curriculum was made possible due to a generous grant from the “Stavros S. Niarchos” Foundation and is offered gratis to all schools. Only shipping will be billed.

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