This 18 minute film was the final project for a class taught during block 3, 2014 entitled "Cultural and linguistic diversity in the San Luis Valley." The course explored the cultural and linguistic heritage of the San Luis Valley of Colorado as a platform for understanding and working with diverse learners in various contexts. Through practicum work with English language learners in Center School (in the town of Center, Colorado) the students experienced the connections between culture, language acquisition and education. The film documents their two weeks of practicum work in the Valley.
Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 35, Slang of the day - D. Russ Wood include: 1 7-page, typewritten article “The Slang of the Day,” dated August 3, 1901, written by D. Russ Wood.
Children will attain the greatest proficiency in second languages when bilingual children’s literature is incorporated into the curriculum and learning environment, such as the school or classroom library. Additionally, semi-bilingual children’s texts will be more effective at introducing English to ELL students than fully-bilingual texts, because the format of the text forces the students to read more of their second language.