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Lesson 28: Prepare for a Socratic Seminar

Lesson 28: Prepare for a Socratic Seminar

Students consider the question: “Should the English language be fixed like the French language, or should it be fluid, meaning that new words and new senses of words can freely enter the language?” Then they prepare speaking notes from "Gathering Earth's Daughters" by Simon Winchester and Chapter One of The American Language by H.L. Mencken in order to support or defend their point-of-view in a Socratic seminar.