ERIC Number: ED156609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
"What Are We Black Men Who Are Called French?"
LeSeur, Geta J.
This teachers guide for an eight-week unit on 20th century French African literature, is intended for use with heterogeneously grouped juniors and seniors. The unit is one in a series by the Public Education Religion Studies Center at Wright State University. The guide represents a thematic approach to literature well suited to team teaching with a social studies teacher. Students examine the effects of colonialism on literature and the West Indian movement of negritude, anglophile versus francophile approaches to literature. Three French West African novels, "The Dark Child,""House Boy," and "Radiance of the King," are studied in their cultural and historical context. These respectively represent the novel in autobiography form, diary form, and twist-ending form. Fifteen general goals are stated for the unit as well as eight specific learning skill objectives. Initiatory, developmental, and culminating activities are described. These include association games, African music, role playing, and films. Essays are recommended for general evaluation purposes, although such things as the dramatization of a scene are also suggested. Unit concepts, generalizations and subject matter are outlined. References for both teachers and students are listed, and various audiovisuals are recommended. The document concludes with a suggested team-teaching format. (BC)
Descriptors: African History, African Literature, Cross Cultural Studies, Grade 11, Grade 12, Heterogeneous Grouping, Learning Activities, Literary History, Religious Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, Team Teaching, Twentieth Century Literature, Units of Study, World Literature
Public Education Religion Studies Center, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45431 ($1.00, paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH. Public Education Religion Studies Center.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 012-024