ERIC Number: ED378598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Journey through Fantasy Literature: A Resource Guide for Teachers. Volume II.
Herrin, Roberta T., Ed.; Davis, Sarah K., Ed.
Chronicling a year-long project to study fantasy literature, this book presents essays, teaching units, student writing models, and "jack tales." The project chronicled in the book consisted of a 4-week intensive study program for librarians and teachers of grades 2 through 7 throughout the Appalachian region, followed up by two more meetings during the following school year. "Connections," the first chapter of the book, presents essays and student products which illustrate the bond between fantasy and reality, including "Of Quests and Fantasy" (Jane Louise Curry), and "Truth on a Slant: The Psychic History of the Gender Wars in the Jenna Novels of Jane Yolen" (Robert J. Higgs). "Themes," the second chapter of the book, is comprised of brief essays and student products on the three most recurring themes--friendship, the hero, and "memento mori.""Approaches," the third chapter, represents the classroom application of the philosophical and literary ideas examined in the first two chapters, including "Alice and the Reader: Duo in Wonderland" (Ronald K. Giles), "Creative Dramatics with Third-Graders: Turning Narrative into Drama Using 'The Wind in the Willows'" (Robbin Sharpe Nuckolls), and "An Approach to 'The Hobbit'" (Jo Ann Hess). "Reflections," the fourth chapter, presents the reflections of participants, including "Lifelong Returns from the Fantasy Institute" (Earlene Misener) and descriptive information about the "Fantasy Fair" that concluded the year-long project. Appendixes list participants, staff, and mentors. Lists of 114 books, 189 articles, and 42 reference materials on fantasy literature are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: East Tennessee State Univ., Johnson City.