ERIC Number: ED351227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Teaching World Literature in the Global Classroom: A Theme Guide to K-12 Curricular Resources, Activities, and Processes.
Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
This guide is for educators who wish to improve existing curricular frameworks concerning teaching about world literature. The guide is anchored by four goal statements for student learning: (1) to increase students' appreciation of oral literary traditions as a means for better understanding themselves and others; (2) to examine the written literary traditions of various cultures as sources of information about the structure, customs, beliefs, and values of the culture; (3) to examine the treatment of a few chosen universal themes prevalent in world literature (war and peace; generation gap; nationalism and literature); and (4) to foster literary appreciation and enhance creativity. Sample activities, separated by grade level, are organized to correspond to each of the four goals. Resources that teachers might use in conducting the activities are suggested. Four sample lesson plans also are included: (1) Animal Proverbs: (2) Proverbs in Context; (3) Proverb Pairs; and (4) War Poetry. Supplemental resources, organized by each of the four goals, are listed. (DB)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Learning Activities, Proverbs, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods, World Literature
Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), Littlefield Center, Room 14, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5013 ($12.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Note: For related documents, see SO 022 376, SO 022 380, and ED 247 149.