ERIC Number: ED370815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Literature of War and Peace. Section I: "...What They Are Running From and To, and Why."
Bettendorf, Joline; And Others
This 4-5 day curriculum unit is designed for use in English and language arts classrooms, grades 7-12 and junior college. While it is the first section in a series of five on the literature of war and peace, it can be used with or without the other four sections. Each section of the series focuses on a different genre of the literature of war and peace, and the literature in each section has common sub-themes. In this section, students analyze symbols, a political cartoon, and two modern fables. The terms and process of literary analysis as well as the theme of war and peace are introduced in this section. The handouts and activities contained in the lessons provide an opportunity for students to develop writing skills and to understand better various literary styles and techniques. Six appendices are as follows: (1) Introduction to the literature of war and peace series; (2) Related activities; (3) Connections to textbooks; (4) Connections to California's Model Curriculum Standards; (5) Bibliography; and (6) Educational philosophy. (DB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Conflict, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, English Curriculum, High Schools, Language Arts, Literary Criticism, Literature, Peace, Two Year Colleges, Units of Study, War
SPICE Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, Littlefield Center, Room 14, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5013 ($9.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Note: The five volumes of this curriculum unit are SO 022 381, SO 022 384, and SO 022 393-395.