Welcome back to History in 3 Minutes Podcast. Today we are going to digress and take a look at the topic called “Language”.
- A language is a symbol system
- Each language is made up of sounds, gestures, characters, and letters
- For example, the gesture of a smile is made by flexing the muscles at the sides of the mouth
- Children learn the sounds of letters by listening to the teacher and looking at their mouth
- Language sets people apart from animals
- When we learn the language, we acquire a new tool
- This tool helps us establish relationships, convey information, and interpret experiences
- In the United States, the word “my” can be used to emphasize the individual and not the group
- For example, my mother, my school, my school bus, and my country
- Language is the most important symbol system people have created
- The English language comes from Latin
So, Homeschoolers: your vocabulary words to look up today are symbol, language, sounds, gestures, characters, letters, information, and Latin.
Younger students: print each vocabulary word five times. Draw a picture. Write a sentence using your vocabulary word.
Older students: Write each vocabulary definition five times. Sketch an illustration and write a summary. Imagine you are learning a new language. Explain which language you want to learn and why.
All students – read out loud what you wrote. You can look for a future word search for review. That’s all folks. Bye. Bye!