Basic Curriculum for Grade 5-6
- Mathaino Ellinika 5 (A + B) – Text Book and Exercise Book by Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus
- Margarita 5 by university of Crete
- Emeis kai oi alloi Epipedo 2, by University of Crete
*Parents should provide opportunities for children to use Greek at home.
Listening / Speaking
- Carry on conversation with teacher and other students in Greek on a variety of topics.
- Oral presentation in Greek – topics to be determined by teacher
- Individual and/or group projects, formal and informal
- Supplementary: songs, poems, word games
- View videos relating to mythology
- Selected lessons from texts selected above.
- Word study: vocabulary lists, frequent review
- Dictionary use to find word meanings
- Improve handwriting skills: Copy passages from text
- Keep a journal: 4-6 sentence diary entries to be written both at home and at school
*emphasis will be on expression, not on correct spelling or grammar
- Creative writing: Write one paragraph consisting of 4-6 sentences
- Dictation: 2 – 3 sentences from story
- Stress correct spelling of noun and verb endings, adjective-noun agreement
- Use of linking words
- All parts of speech
- Nouns: Concrete, abstract, ισοσύλλαβα/ανισοσύλλαβα
- All declensions, singular/plural
- Adjectives: comparative degree, agreement with nouns, singular and plural
- Decline adjectives ός, ή, ό, ιά/-υς, -ιά. –υ
- Adverbs of place-time
- Verbs: -First and second conjugations
- Past and future simple and continuous tenses
- Active-Passive Voice
Culture / Mythology / Geography
- Ancient Greek civilizations: Minoan, Mycenian. Athens, Sparta.
- Peloponesan wars, The oracle at Delphi, Myth of Atlantis
- Videos: Μυθολογία
- Map study: review geographical divisions, important islands, main cities, mountains, rivers, seas, foreign borders, ancient sites.
- The products of Greece for trade (olives, oil, cotton, fruit, etc.)
- Suggested project: bristol-board map of Greece, showing cities, geographical divisions, rivers, mountains, products, ancient sites
- History and religion based activities
- My roots: an individual project based on a city or region, home of student’s grandparents or parents.
- geographical location, land features (mountains, rivers, etc.)
- places of interest
- historical interest of the area
- common occupations, way of life, products for trade
- population, climate
- Resources: Internet, interviews (relatives, friends), travel brochures, family photos
- Personal writing: Student – describes the above city/region in his/her own words
- express personal feelings about his/her roots
- Oral/Visual/Written components required
"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all"