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World Book Day Assembly - what we owe language

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An assembly for World Book Day discussing the importance of language and it's impact on our daily lives. Exploring etymology and cross-curricular links.

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World Book Day Assembly - what we owe language

  1. 1. World Book Day: Thursday 7th March Literacy Week
  2. 2. Do you recognise any of these?
  3. 3. How about these? “Beware of the green-eyed monster” “Whatever our souls are made of his and mine are the same” “Always” "Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other." “Vanish into thin air” “Eaten out of house and home” “swagger” “Uncomfortable”
  4. 4. Why are stories important to humanity? Understanding the world around us Passing down our cultures Teaching us about each other and how to live Capturing the elusive and eternal
  5. 5. What we owe language: Ancient and Modern Prominent Arabic literature began to appear around the 6th century, although it should be noted that this pertains to written literature. Coming from a strong oral background, Arab cultures originally passed down legends, stories, and poetry orally and through memorization.
  6. 6. Stories and language are a way for humans to make sense of the world around them and to leave their mark on the world. Words are immortal whilst statues turn to dust. What we owe language: Ancient and Modern
  7. 7. “My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings; Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!” Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away. Percy Shelley What we owe language: Ancient and Modern
  8. 8. Language: Pheonix: famous Greek navigator Pheonician empire: Modern day Lebanon Created the Pheonician alphabet. Which gives us Phonics = sounds What we owe language: Ancient and Modern
  9. 9. Science: Sun God Helios Son of Titan Hyperion Which gives us Helium Roman equivalent is Sol which gives us Solar Solitary Soliloquy What we owe language: Ancient and Modern
  10. 10. The Story of the Sun Apollo lets his young son, Phaeton, take the reigns of his sun chariot Helios asks what could go wrong?
  11. 11. The Story of the Sun
  12. 12. Geography: Greek God Epaphus married Nilus’ daughter Memphis. They have a daughter called Libya. She had a son called Aegyptus. Now recognised more widely as Egypt. What we owe language: Ancient and Modern
  13. 13. Do you recognise any of these?
  14. 14. Why are stories important to humanity? Understanding the world around us Passing down our cultures Teaching us about each other and how to live Capturing the elusive and eternal
  15. 15. Why are stories important to humanity? If you don’t think reading and language is important or relevant, look at the world around you

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