ERIC Number: ED342024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Illumination Rounds: Teaching the Literature of the Vietnam War. Theory & Research into Practice (TRIP).
Johannessen, Larry R.
Based on the idea that the Vietnam War is highly significant as a vehicle for studying the power of language, engaging in critical thinking, and probing American values in a time of crisis, this book presents a rationale for exploring the literature that emerged from that conflict and offers a framework for exploring it. The book outlines a large array of classroom activities and assignments designed to help students inquire and form their own conclusions, and supplies extensive information on resources for teachers and students. After a section on theory and research, the book offers activities based on researching the war; teaching poetry; drama and film; personal narratives; teaching novels; and character analysis in novels. The book also includes selected and annotated resources for classroom use, a list of 59 works cited, and 25 student activity sheets. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, High Schools, Higher Education, Literature Appreciation, Popular Culture, Thematic Approach, Twentieth Century Literature, United States History, United States Literature, Vietnam Veterans, Vietnam War
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.