ERIC Number: ED046955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Course Guide for Afro-American Literature.
Gearring, Ronald L.; And Others
Illinois English Bulletin, v58 n2 pl-26 Nov 1970
This course guide describes a one-semester, junior and senior, elective course in Afro-American literature, organized generally by genre and based on a required reading list of eight paperback books. An introduction points out the importance of including black literature in all 4 years of required English classes, rather than offering only a special course, in Illinois high schools. An article, "The Un-literature Literature Course--Afro-American Literature," written by the teacher, discusses class activities, from role-playing sessions to formal readings, which aim at establishing a sense of freedom of views among blacks and white. The course is designed to go beyond the limits of traditional literature courses to include the study of historical events and influences, and to create a sense of "the black experience." Student comments on the course are included. After a statement of the high school's educational philosophy, the guide takes up course organization; cognitive, affective, and psychomotor objectives; teaching-learning activities; evaluation or assessment techniques; and learning resources, both print and nonprint. A selective bibliography for teachers of Afro-American literature is included. (DD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Evanston Township High School, IL.