ERIC Number: ED033941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Teachers' Study Guide: Stereotypes in English Literature: Shylock and Fagin; The Jew in the Middle Ages. The Image of the Jew in Literature.
Mersand, Joseph; And Others
The position of the Jew in the Middle Ages and the Jewish stereotype as it appears in "The Merchant of Venice" and "Oliver Twist" are the subjects of this publication. An introductory essay analyzes the characters of Shylock and Fagin, and a study guide continues this discussion and presents suggested classroom activities, discussion topics, and a bibliography for teachers and students. A 4-week model instructional unit presents a narrower range of specific learning activities, evaluation techniques for the teacher, and a listing of books, movies, recordings, and other enrichment aids. A concluding two-part essay summarizes Jewish history in the Middle Ages and the evolution of the Jewish stereotype in that period. (LH)
Descriptors: Characterization, Cultural Background, English Instruction, English Literature, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Stereotypes, Jews, Judaism, Medieval History, Minority Groups, Religious Cultural Groups, Secondary Education, Social Discrimination, Teaching Guides
Publications Dept., Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, 315 Lexington Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016; or Archdiocese of New York, Superintendent of Schools, 31 E. 50th St., New York, N.Y. 10022 (free)
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Authoring Institution: Catholic Archdiocese of New York, NY.; B'nai B'rith, New York, NY. Anti-Defamation League.
Identifiers: Merchant of Venice; Oliver Twist