ERIC Number: ED310407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-8
Reference Count: N/A
Vietnam in the English Classroom.
Johannessen, Larry R.
Vietnam War literature offers students a unique mix of themes which in many ways speak directly to them as, perhaps, no other literature is able to. This literature can help them better understand literature, history, the world they live in, and themselves, as well as the Vietnam War. A sequence of classroom activities (beginning with an "oppinionnaire," to introduce themes and interpretive problems), with accompanying materials, shows how literature on the Vietnam War can be successfully integrated in the university-level English classroom, helping students learn how to analyze and write about literature. A student essay is the final activity and calls for an analysis of character and effective use of evidence and explanation of evidence to support the student writer's viewpoint. (A bibliography of critical works on Vietnam War literature, appendixes containing examples of classroom activities, and the student "opinionnaire" are attached.) (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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