ERIC Number: ED033108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Focus on Teaching the Humanities.
Sheridan, Harriet W., Ed.
Minnesota English Journal, v4 n2 p23-50 Apr 1968
Six articles on the problems in planning and executing a high school humanities program are collected here. Wallace Kennedy gives a partial listing of Minnesota teachers and schools that offer humanities in grades 11 and 12. Fred E. H. Schroeder takes up the problems of defining "humanities," selecting good teachers, preparing an interdisciplinary approach, funding the program, and organizing courses. Betty S. Stainer sketches the philosophy and development of units and materials used in a program in 12-grade humanities at Lincoln High School, Bloomington, Minnesota. Martin C. Wiltgen surveys three ways of structuring humanities courses (historical, philosophical, and aesthetic approaches) and evaluates methods of teaching them. David Wee describes the plans, activities, and results of a summer institute in the humanities for talented secondary school students. William D. Elliott presents a case for teaching more world literature written in English, such as Henry Handel Richardson's Australian trilogy, "The Fortunes of Richard Mahoney." (LH)
Descriptors: Course Organization, Cultural Activities, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, English Instruction, English Literature, Financial Problems, Fine Arts, Humanities Instruction, Instructional Materials, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Secondary Education, Summer Programs, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Council of Teachers of English.