ERIC Number: ED243784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-14
Reference Count: 0
Teaching the Slave Experience: Using Popular Culture as Technique.
Chilcoat, George W.
Popular culture genres of the mid-nineteenth century--the anti-slavery almanac, dime novel, panorama, and propaganda play--provide secondary school teachers with an historical medium to help students understand the conditions of slavery. Following an introduction to the uses of these genres in teaching, separate sections contain historical background and a major student project related to each genre. Teaching procedures, student directions, layout guidelines, and evaluation questions and techniques are provided for writing an anti-slavery almanac, writing a dime novel, creating a panorama, and creating and performing a propaganda play. Diagrams and figures help students visualize the design for each project. (LP)
Descriptors: American Studies, Black Culture, Black History, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Humanities Instruction, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Popular Culture, Propaganda, Secondary Education, Slavery, Social History, Social Studies, Theater Arts, United States History, United States Literature
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Regional Conference (Phoenix, AZ, April 14, 1984). For related documents on using popular culture to teach American history, see SO 015 629-630.