Tue 22 Nov, 2016 06:27 am
In the following passage from an article, the author suggests that teaching through songs may expand students' cultural knowledge.
However, I do not quite understand the sentence which I put in brackets. Could you explain that to me please?
"Songs can be used in discussions of culture. They are a rich mine of information about human relations, ethics, customs, history, humor, and regional and cultural differences. [A song can be part of a unit that also contains poems, video footage, or still photographs.] Recordings of freedom songs from the civil rights movement can be a powerful accompaniment to watching Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech on video, for example"
In terms of teaching, a unit may refer to a particular course. That is, the amount of teaching to students in the time frame of one term/semester.
Thank you for your response, but, in fact, I would like to understand the meaning of the whole sentence, what the author wanted to convey. It means that there might be some poems, video footages, etc. connected with a song?
It means that songs,videos,poems, or other ways can be used. The songs are not connected directly to the poems or videos; rather, they are connected to the subject matter being taught.
So if songs, videos, photographs etc. form a unit, what is the meaning of "unit" in this context?
Read my post above for the meaning of a teaching unit.
I have read it, but I am afraid that the meaning of "unit" in this context means something different.
A unit in the context you have given is a teaching unit.
Is there a translator at a higher level in your country who can help you?
Thus, if songs, poems, videos, etc. are part of a specific unit, they are somehow connected thematically and might be used by a teacher to talk about some cultural apsects?