ERIC Number: ED380954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Literature of the 1940s: A Decade of Change. A Language Arts Unit for Grades 7-9.
Moody, Connie; And Others
This language arts unit of study for high-ability junior-high students looks at the historical events and social issues of the 1940s through the literature of the decade, including novels, short stories, poetry, essays, letters, and newspapers. Numerous opportunities for reading, writing, listening, and speaking are incorporated into the unit. Each student poses a hypothesis, conducts research concerning some issue of significance that arises out of the literature that is studied, and makes both a written and oral presentation of the research. The unit is rich in materials that highlight the concept of change, such as John Hersey's "Hiroshima,""The Diary of Anne Frank," and Carson McCuller's "Member of the Wedding." This guide provides goals and outcomes, an assessment model, a list of musicians and artists whose works are suggested for use with the unit, a paper analyzing the concept of change, teaching models, 25 lesson plans, assessment forms, a list of 39 works used in the unit, a list of 41 resource materials and 10 videos, an annotated bibliography of 15 items on the concept of change, and a list of 31 computer software resources. (JDD)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Gifted, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Social Change, Social History, Social Problems, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Teaching Models, Twentieth Century Literature, United States Literature, Units of Study, Videotape Recordings
College of William & Mary, School of Education, Center for Gifted Education, 232 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185 ($20 plus 10% shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. School of Education.; Washington-Warren-Hamilton-Essex Counties Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Hudson Falls, NY. Southern Adirondack Educational Center.