This 24-page file explains the diversity of European languages as seen in a comparison of German, English, Russian, French, and Italian (as outlined by the Georgia Performance Standards -- SS6G11a). The presentation includes basic notes about each language family. There is an interactive activity, as well as two handouts that are included with this lesson.
~Guess the Language posters, teacher directions, and student handout – slides 2-10
~Comparing Language Families Questions Strip – slide 14
~Brain Break (write your name in Cyrillic) – slide 20
~European Language Family Notes – slides 15-23
*This file is aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards for sixth grade Social Studies:
SS6G11 The student will describe the cultural characteristics of Europe.
a. Explain the diversity of European languages as seen in a comparison of German, English, Russian, French, and Italian.
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