I am a high school English teacher working on my M.A. in Linguistics. I am currently designing an elective Introduction to Linguistics course to be taught at the 11th and 12th grade level. I am looking to find out if there are any other courses being taught in American high schools that focus primarily on Linguistics. I am also looking for additional resources to help make Linguistics relevant to high school students.
I have chosen David Crystal's ''Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language'' as the text for the course and am currently writing lesson plans for a semester-long course.
I teach at Milwaukee School of Languages, a 6th-12th grade language immersion school, and I am hoping to make this course a reality within the next two years.
Any comments on programs that are already in place or advice on how to proceed would be appreciated.
Thank you, Suzi Loosen University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Discipline of Linguistics