ERIC Number: ED176331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Guide: Irish Literature and Related Arts, Grades 11 and 12.
Malloy, Ione M.
Developed to meet the needs and interests of eleventh and twelfth grade inner city students who demand that literature be relevant to life, this curriculum guide provides material for a minicourse in Irish literature that aims at a comprehensive exposure to Irish culture through Irish literature, historical accounts, music, and art. It contains detailed guides for helping students to learn about the following: three plays; the novel "The Informer" by Liam O'Flaherty; a film version of "The Informer"; Brendan Behan's autobiographical story, "Borstal Boy"; four short stories; seven films; the development of Irish family trees; the Irish newspaper; limericks; two poems; art; and music. Supplementary materials include suggestions for teaching approaches for the minicourse, a first-day handout to stimulate students' interest in Ireland, suggestions for a "slide tour" of Ireland, biographical information about Brendan Behan and about 15 Irish patriots honored by the Irish government with commemorative postage stamps, an account of the early Irish-American connection, a crossword puzzle related to Ireland, and a selected bibliography of print publications and phonograph records about Ireland. Appendixes provide information about the Irish uprising from 1916 to 1922 and words to a phonograph record of songs about the uprising; an outline of Irish history; an educational bulletin about Northern Ireland; and review questions for filmstrips about Ireland. (GT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boston Public Schools, MA.
Identifiers: Ireland; Irish Literature