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ERIC Number: EJ1159336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Looking at Citizenship through a Literary Lens
Tavares, Laura
Educational Leadership, v75 n3 p74-78 Nov 2017
President Barack Obama once said he believes that he learned how to be a good citizen by reading novels. In this article, Laura Tavares looks at the ways that ELA teachers can use fiction to illustrate social and ethical awareness, humility, and a tolerance for difference--all traits that are necessary to be a good citizen. By putting themselves in other people's shoes through stories, students are able to explore motivations, influences, and circumstances that can translate into their history and social studies lessons.
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Language: English
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