Writing America: Clasroom Literacy and Public Engagement

Writing America: Clasroom Literacy and Public Engagement

by Sarah Robbins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807745278

ISBN-13: 9780807745274

Pub. Date: 12/02/2004

Publisher: Teachers College Press

This practical volume addresses teachers' most immediate and constant wish-to engage students in meaningful learning. Written by teachers affiliated with the National Writing Project, this engrossing collection presents examples of classroom-based community studies projects that showcase teachers' reflective practice in action, models for professional growth,

Overview

This practical volume addresses teachers' most immediate and constant wish-to engage students in meaningful learning. Written by teachers affiliated with the National Writing Project, this engrossing collection presents examples of classroom-based community studies projects that showcase teachers' reflective practice in action, models for professional growth, collaborative staff development programs, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807745274
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
12/02/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Acknowledgmentsix
Prologue: Keeping and Creating Teachers' Learning Communities1
1Overview: Classroom Literacies and Public Culture8
Part ICommunity Studies in the Classroom25
2Discovering the Power of My Place: Personal Journeys to a Community Focus27
3From Personal Research to Community Learning39
4A City Too Busy to Reflect? Public History, Controversy, and Civic Engagement50
5Uncovering a Region's Past to Build Community Today: Collaborative Learning About Cherokee Heritage64
6I Belong to This Place: Claiming a Neighborhood Landmark74
7Composing Communities: College Students Become Real Research Writers83
Part IIPublic Literacy Projects and Civic Culture97
8Learning to Write as a Community: Embracing Collaborative Process and Product99
9Writing a Museum110
10Building Community Through Performance Activities119
11Composing History: Linking Community Stories in a Music-Drama-Documentary132
12History Happened Here: Engaging Communities of Students and Teachers143
Afterword: Keeping and Creating American Communities: American Studies in Theory and Practice157
About the Editors and the Contributors163
Index167

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