ERIC Number: ED033114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Mar-28
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Sequence and Uniformity in the High School Literature Program.
Sauer, Edwin H.
A good, sequential literature program for secondary school students should deal simultaneously with literary forms, with the chronological development of literature, and with broad themes of human experience. By employing the abundance of teaching aids, texts, and improved foreign translations available today, an imaginatively planned program can help students discover themselves as well as become aware of their cultural heritage and rapidly changing world. In grades 7-9, such a program should include mythology from all periods and cultures, the literature of the great heroes from Agamemnon to Robert E. Lee, and the mystery or cycle plays of the English Middle Ages. In grades 10-12, the lyric poem, satire and irony, the comic and tragic hero, the comedy of manners, the "problem" drama, the historical romance, the social novel, the novel of sensibility, the theme of movement, and such non-literary components as current events may be covered. (JB)
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Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Detroit Bureau of School Studies, Inc., MI.
Note: Address before the 13th Annual English Conference of the Metropolitan Detroit Bureau of School Studies, Detroit, Michigan.