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ERIC Number: ED013820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 427
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Reference Count: 0
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A CURRICULUM FOR ENGLISH, STUDENT PACKET, GRADE 8.
Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Curriculum Development Center.
THE EIGHTH-GRADE STUDENT PACKET OF THE NEBRASKA ENGLISH CURRICULUM BEGINS WITH A UNIT ON "THE MAKING OF HEROES, THE NOBLEMAN IN WESTERN LITERATURE" WHICH LEADS STUDENTS TO QUESTION WHAT MAKES A HERO, WHAT HE IS LIKE, AND HOW HE EXISTS IN LITERATURE. AFTER READING A NUMBER OF BRIEF SELECTIONS FROM SUCH WORKS AS "THE AENEID,""SIR GAWAIN," AND "THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT," STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BECOME COGNIZANT OF THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ANCIENT, CHRISTIAN, AND MODERN HEROES. WITH THIS BACKGROUND, THE STUDENT MOVES ON TO THREE RELATED UNITS--"THE EPIC HERO,""THE JOURNEY NOVEL HERO," AND "THE HISTORICAL NOVEL HERO"--EACH FOCUSING ON CHARACTERISTICS AND VARIETIES OF HEROES IN THESE GENRES. THE FINAL LITERATURE UNIT, "THE HERITAGE OF THE FRONTIER," INVESTIGATES THAT LOCALE WHICH FREQUENTLY GIVES BIRTH TO HEROES AND HEROIC ACTIONS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. IN THE LANGUAGE UNITS, STUDENTS ARE INTRODUCED TO THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND THE STUDY OF SENTENCE SYNTAX AND SEMANTICS--AREAS WHICH FOLLOW NATURALLY FROM THE STUDY OF FORM CLASSES AND LEXICOGRAPHY IN THE SEVENTH GRADE AND ANTICIPATE THE UNITS ON SYNTAX AND THE USES OF LANGUAGE IN THE NINTH GRADE. UNITS INCLUDE INTRODUCTORY OVERVIEWS, STUDY AND DISCUSSION QUESTIONS, SUPPLEMENTARY READING LISTS, TOPICS FOR COMPOSITION, A BOOK REVIEW OUTLINE, AND EXERCISES. LITERARY SELECTIONS NOT READILY AVAILABLE IN TEXTBOOKS ARE REPRINTED IN THE STUDENT PACKET. THIS MANUAL IS AVAILABLE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA CURRICULUM CENTER, 231 ANDREWS HALL, LINCOLN, NEBRASKA 68508. THE RELATED TEACHER PACKET FOR GRADE EIGHT IS TE 000 061. (DL)
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Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Curriculum Development Center.
Identifiers: NEBRASKA CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT CENTER