What Was it Like? Teaching History and Culture Through Young Adult Lilterature / Edition 1

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This practical book is a resource for teachers who want to engage their students with young adult literature. The author presents in-depth, instructional units centered on historical conflicts and texts that will help students to better understand other cultures and time periods. An array of active learning strategies place students close to the featured novel or memoir while meeting standards and addressing a broad range of critical thinking skills.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807747117
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 7/27/2006
  • Series: Language and Literacy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Active learning in theory and practice 5
2 Overcoming economic hardship and physical disability during the great depression (1929-1939) 24
3 Hunger of body, hunger of heart : Mexican American young adult authors portray migrant farm experiences (1940s-1960s) 53
4 Bearing witness to the horror of the holocaust (1939-1945) : children who suffered and survived 77
5 Deterioration of family and culture : the impact of Japanese internment (1941-1945) 99
6 Korean perseverance during the Japanese occupation (1910-1945) 120
7 Literature of the civil rights movement (1950s-1960s) : snapshots, speeches, and travels that challenged young adults and changed them forever 146
8 The plight of the American soldier and children left behind in Vietnam (1959-1975) 170
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