The dynamic, exciting story of the English language... why we talk the way we do, say the phrases we do, spell the way we
do, and even think the way we do!
Hear the exciting adventure of our English forefathers! Two major invasions, one huge cultural revolution, two hundred years
of a French-only mandate!
The Celtic peoples inhabited England of over 1000 years; why don't we speak Celtic?
The Romans dominated Britain for over 400 years; why don't we speak Latin?
French was the mandated language for over 200 years, yet we don't speak French! Why?
Discover this, plus much more in this Family Workshop!
The History of English, though not usually taught, will delight your children, give them greater understanding of why we speak
and spell the way we do, why English is the most used language in the world today, as well as giving a fascinating look at
the actual history of England.
To contact the hostess, Joanna Goddard, scott_Joanna@yahoo.com
Everyone is welcome to participate!
*Character Cards of people who changed history!
*Word Expert Cards- Places, things, or other important concepts which shaped English history.
Dress up in costume of Medieval England, or another era if you wish!
A FAMILY WORKSHOP for 4th grade and up!
Children must be accompanied by a grownup. No drop-offs. This class is a fun, interactive way to teach history and language
to your children, while you're learning with them!
Immensely helpful for anyone who teaches English:
Homeschoolers-- classroom teachers
Elementary grades-- Junior high-- or Senior high
Teachers of SWR or other Spelling or Grammar programs
Recommended seminar preparation:
Read chapter 2 of The Story of English by Robert McCrum, or chapter 4 of The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson. This will help
you to better enjoy the seminar!
For children: Read The Journey of English by Donna Brook, and/ or Hastings by Philip Sauvain.
Available at most libraries
When: Thursday, October 11, 2006
12:30-5:30 PM; Registration: 12 noon
Where: Grace Baptist Church
353 River Road Hudson, MA 01749
(NOTE: this seminar will be held a day prior to the SWR seminar, also taught by Mary Tanksley. )
Click here for info about SWR in this area:
WHAT IT IS:
A family workshop, for children 4th grade and up. Younger children may come, but remember this is a 4-hour workshop! (with
3 breaks). Please keep your little ones quiet.
Everyone is welcome to participate! Dress up in costume of Old England, or another era if you wish!
Participation cards will be distributed to those who wish to have a small speaking part:
Character Cards of people who changed history!
Word Expert Cards- Places, things, or other important concepts which shaped English history.
Specify which you'd like when you sign up!