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1 European Languages SS6G11 The student will describe the cultural characteristics of Europe.

2 SS6G11 a. Explain the diversity of European languages as seen in a comparison of German, English, Russian, French, and Italian.

3 Essential Questions Why is it important for countries within Europe to have the same languages? How does the diversity of languages in Europe reflect its unique cultural characteristics?

4 Vocabulary Diversity- Comparison- Dialects- differences (races and cultures) looking at the similarities and differences of things a variation of a language

5 German German is the official language of ________ and ________. It is also spoken in Switzerland, eastern part of France, Luxembourg, Italy, and parts of Eastern Europe. Many ________ are spoken in Germany and other nations of Europe. Austria Germany dialects

6 English English is the official language of ____________. It is spoken differently from region to region. English lends itself to having different _____________. People in the __________ _________ speak English but it sounds different than that spoke in Britain. Britain accents United States

7 Russian Russian is the official language of __________. Russian is known as a ____________ (a branch of Indo-European) language. It is the largest native language in ___________. Russian is also spoken widespread outside of Russia. Russia Slavic Europe

8 French Known as a ‘__________ language.’ French is the official language of ___________. It is also spoken widely in Belgium and Switzerland. romance France

9 Italian Known as a ‘____________ language.’ Italian is the official of ________. It is spoken in Switzerland, also. romance Italy

10 What is difficult about different countries having different languages? Why is it important for countries within Europe to have the same languages? How does the diversity of languages in Europe reflect its unique cultural characteristics?


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