ERIC Number: ED057062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Literature by Afro-Americans.
Turner, Darwin T.; Stanford, Barbara Dodds
Brief prescriptions are offered for the teaching of Afro-American Literature, and specific materials that might be used in conventionally structured high school literature courses are suggested and discussed in relation to the historical periods in which they were created. Following this, a selected reading list of literature by Afro-Americans for the teacher of Grades 7-12 is provided. A high school teacher then presents detailed and specific suggestions about illustrative approaches to materials by and about Afro-Americans. Works that can be used in thematic units for students in junior high school are discussed first, and an approach to one example of each of three kinds of works--a novel, a poem, and an essay--is outlined, this being aimed at high school students. The lessons presented contain a detailed analysis of the three works with suggestions for dealing with the work in the classroom. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Black Literature, Books, Curriculum Design, English Curriculum, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Lesson Plans, Literature Programs, Secondary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Thematic Approach
The National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Stock No. 38658: $1.50 prepaid)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL. ERIC Clearinghouse on the Teaching of English.
Note: NCTE/ERIC Studies in the Teaching of English