ERIC Number: EJ888817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Family Communication Concepts through Family Stories: An Analysis of Stories and Rituals in David Bradley's "Harvest Home"
Dixson, Marcia D.
Communication Teacher, v20 n3 p82-84 Jul 2006
In this activity, students will be able to apply the concepts of stories and rituals to an analysis of the ritual in the short story "Harvest Home" by David Bradley, gaining understanding of how stories and rituals affect and reflect family values, power structures and identities. "Harvest Home" talks about the rituals involved in a Thanksgiving-like celebration, as well as two very distinct and different types of stories Bradley has been told by family members. The author has developed this activity for use in Family Communication. This is especially good for family communication taught online. [A list of references and suggested readings is included.]
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Teaching Methods, Power Structure, Values, Communication Skills, Online Courses, Literary Genres
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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