Recontextualizing the Teaching of Ancient Greek within the New Standards for Classical Language Learning

Major, Wilfred E.
Abstract of Article: 

The New Standards should be an opportunity to make fresh choices about the introductory practices and exercises for beginning and intermediate Greek. These should emphasize the connections that exist to other areas of a student’s educational experience. Work with transliteration and exercise is one especially good way to make these connections early. Topics and authors beyond the Classical period but with broad recognition (e.g. the Bible, Alexander the Great) and STEM-related readings (Aristotle and Euclid, for example) should become core readings.