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ERIC Number: EJ791662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2745
Mingling "Fact" with "Fiction": Strategies for Integrating Literature into History and Social Studies Classrooms
Turk, Diana B.; Klein, Emily; Dickstein, Shari
History Teacher, v40 n3 p397-406 May 2007
In this article, the authors offer a series of strategies to help teachers integrate literature into their history and social studies classrooms without losing the flavor or essence of either the literature they are using or the history they are trying to teach. None of the presented approaches is mutually exclusive of the others, and several may be combined together in effective ways. Each does ask for a different focus, however, and thus invites a different way of looking at a piece of literature, requiring classes to press literature into service for different historical understandings. Following this discussion of strategies, they provide a case study example, using Sherman Aalexie's "Reservation Blues", to illustrate their points. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A