ERIC Number: ED370817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Literature of War and Peace. Section III: Why War?
Bettendorf, Joline; And Others
This 13-day curriculum unit is designed for use in English and language arts classrooms, grades 7-12 and junior college. While it is the third 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 poetry to determine how perceptions of war change in response to poetry to determine how perceptions of war change in response to changed experience in a community. The poems also are used to examine how war affects and changes the values of individuals. By researching how wars were fought during the time periods in which the poems were written and by connecting the historical descriptions with the writers' experiences, students understand the impetus behind the writing of poems. 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. Seven appendices are as follows: (1) Introduction to the literature of war and peace series; (2) Optional assignments; (3) Related activities; (4) Connections to literature and textbooks; (5) Connections to California's English/Language Arts Frameworks and Model Curriculum Standards; (6) Bibliography and reading list; and (7) Educational philosophy. (DB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Conflict, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, English Curriculum, High Schools, Language Arts, Literary Criticism, Literature, Peace, Poetry, 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 ($21.95).
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.