ERIC Number: ED046918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
An Approach to Teaching Literature of the Generation Gap.
Illinois English Bulletin, v57 n8 p1-23 May 1970
A thematic literature unit on the generation gap utilizing a variety of materials and in-class activities helps students understand their generation and that of their parents, creates an awareness that parent-child conflict is not a new phenomenon, and emphasizes the inevitable cycle by which the younger generation becomes the older generation. The unit can utilize three approaches, each serving a different purpose: (1) to study literature about the generation gap which covers the entire span of literary history, expressing a wide range of viewpoints; (2) to present characters in a contemporary novel with whom the student can sympathize and identify; and (3) to promote an emotional response to literature through role playing. (Brief lists of supplementary reading suggestions and selected references are included as well as study guides on "Zooey" and "The Late George Apley.") (JMC)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Generation Gap, Identification (Psychology), Literary Criticism, Literature, Literature Appreciation, Parent Student Relationship, Relevance (Education), Role Playing, Secondary Education, Student Needs, Study Guides, Thematic Approach, Twentieth Century Literature, Youth Problems
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Association of Teachers of English, Urbana.