ERIC Number: EJ424990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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A Backward Glance at the Immigrant Milieu: The Immigrant Novel as Method.
Chilcoat, George W.
OAH Magazine of History, v4 n4 p39-42 Spr 1990
Proposes having students write an "immigrant novel" as an alternative to a research paper, allowing them to develop awareness and understanding of the immigrant experience in U.S. history. Students use historical research methods, gain perspective on the immigration experience, and understand concepts. Outlines methods for guiding students through researching and creating their novel. (NL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Writing, Cultural Awareness, Ethnic Groups, Historiography, History Instruction, Immigrants, Literary Genres, Novels, Personal Narratives, Primary Sources, Research Papers (Students), Secondary Education, Social History, Teaching Methods, United States History, United States Literature, Writing Assignments
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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