ERIC Number: ED370819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Literature of War and Peace. Section V: The Individual and the State.
Bettendorf, Joline; And Others
This 14-16 day curriculum unit is designed for use in English and language arts classrooms, grades 9-12 and community college. While it is the fifth 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 the text of a play and discuss the relationship of the individual to the society in which he or she lives. In addition, this section focuses on the comparison of drama with other literary forms. Students relate the presentational style of the play to the intentions of the playwright while learning to visualize the play in performance. A reading of "The Firebugs" introduces the discussion of an individual's responsibility to society and government, and of the constructive and destructive nature of an individual's behavior. 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 English/Language Arts Frameworks and Model Curriculum Standards; (5) Bibliography; and (6) Educational philosophy. (DB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Conflict, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, Drama, 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 ($29.95).
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.