ERIC Number: ED227490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Providing a Background for British Literature.
DeLuca, Diana Macintyre
One consequence of teaching British literature far away from British shores is the loss of intimacy that comes from a shared culture. American teachers can help bring Britain into their classrooms by requesting audiovisual aids from the various museums and galleries in Britain that are willing to supply material. Among such sources are (1) Walton Films (specializing in districts and cities in the British Isles); (2) Pictorial Colour Slides (archeological and historical subjects); (3) the Imperial War Museum (Britain's wars since 1914); (4) The Museum of London; (5) The National Portrait Gallery; (6) The Museum of Costume (late Elizabethan era to the present); (7) The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust; (8) The Royal Shakespeare Theatre Gallery; (9) Jane Austen's House; (10) The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum; (11) Burns Cottage; (12) The Keats House; (13) The Bronte Parsonage; (14) The Dickens House Museum (London); and (15) The Dickens House Museum (Kent). Materials offered by these sources include slide sets, postcards, posters, cut-out models, publications, specific items, catalogs, cassettes, and brochures. (The paper also provides a description of each museum, a listing of materials available, and prices for some items.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: Paper presented at the combined Annual Meeting of the Hawaii Council of Teachers of English and the Hawaii State Council for the Social Studies Conference (12th, Honolulu, HI, November 6-7, 1982).