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ERIC Number: ED013811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 244
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Reference Count: 0
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A CURRICULUM FOR ENGLISH, GRADE 6, UNITS 58-70.
Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Curriculum Development Center.
GRADE-SIX UNITS OF THE NEBRASKA ENGLISH CURRICULUM CULMINATE THE ELEMENTS OF ALL PREVIOUS UNITS AND POINT TOWARD A MORE ANALYTICAL STUDY OF LITERATURE. "THE SEVEN VOYAGES OF SINBAD" IS USED TO REVIEW THE FOLK-TALE "PSEUDO-GENRE." LEWIS CARROLL'S "ALICE" STORIES AND "A WRINKLE IN TIME" ILLUSTRATE THE FANCIFUL TALE AT ITS BEST. "BIG RED" COMPLETES THE UNITS ON ANIMAL STORIES, AND "THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER" INTRODUCES THE BASIC NOVEL FORM. A STUDY OF NORSE MYTHS REITERATES DEVICES USED IN MYTHS AND PRESENTS THE FIRST SERIOUS STUDY OF MYTHOLOGY AS LITERATURE. "THE HOBBIT," WITH TOLKIEN'S USE OF MYTHIC CHARACTERS AND CONCEPTIONS, ILLUSTRATES MANY LEVELS OF SYMBOLIC MEANING. "THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS," AN EPIC FABLE, INTRODUCES A SATIRIC, HUMOROUS, AND ALLEGORICAL REPRESENTATION OF SOCIETY. THE STORIES OF KING ARTHUR AND ULYSSES, BUILT AROUND A SINGLE HERO, POINT TO THE PLACE OF THE HERO IN THE EPIC FORM. CULTURES OUTSIDE THE CHILDREN'S EXPERIENCE ARE SEEN IN "THE SECRET OF THE ANDES" AND "HANS BRINKER." A BIOGRAPHY, "CARTIER SAILS THE ST. LAWRENCE," ENHANCES BOTH LITERATURE AND HISTORY THROUGH ITS INCLUSION OF EXCERPTS FROM LOGBOOKS. THE FINAL UNIT, ON THE POEMS OF ROBERT FROST, DEMONSTRATES SOME OF THE BASIC TOOLS NECESSARY FOR THE READING AND UNDERSTANDING OF POETRY. THIS MANUAL IS AVAILABLE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS, 215 NEBRASKA HALL, LINCOLN, NEBRASKA 68508. (SEE ALSO TE 000 048, TE 000 054, AND TE 000 055.) (JB)
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Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Curriculum Development Center.
Identifiers: NEBRASKA CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT CENTER