ERIC Number: ED326666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Using Poetry To Teach Humanities in the Adult Literacy Classroom.
This article provides some practical information on use of poetry to teach such subject areas as history, literature, philosophy, social studies, minority and foreign studies, and the social sciences. Reference is made to the Watershed Foundation, which has a large collection of poetry on cassette tapes that feature the original authors reading and talking about their own work. Criteria are set forth for choosing poems to work with. Six poems by four poets are discussed, covering the topics of history, geography, race relations, family and heritage, and self-perception. Activities for each poem include independent student activity, teacher-assisted activity, or group activity. The poets whose works are included are Langston Hughes, Owen Dodson, Etheridge Knight, and Lucille Clifton. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (Salt Lake City, UT, October 28-November 3, 1990).