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Kloehn, Lori W. – English Journal, 2009
In this article, the author discusses how she developed an innovative, interdisciplinary unit in eighth-grade English that links with the history teacher's Civil War studies. When constructing lesson plans, the author needed to rely on her sympathetic connection with students. To determine the best way to help students learn, the author had to ask…
Descriptors: Imagination, War, Interdisciplinary Approach, United States History
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Epstein, Shira Eve – English Journal, 2009
When students take a stance on authentic social issues in their English classrooms, they have the opportunity to imagine their world as otherwise. Along with attention to other intellectual skills and civic skills, educators should prioritize the development of imagination, as it is "crucial" if students are to "project and embrace a vision for…
Descriptors: Imagination, Social Action, English Instruction, Student Projects