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Identify how culture, ethnicity, and historical eras are represented in literary text. 0501.8.16
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- Alaska Native Stories: Using Narrative to Introduce Expository Text - Students compare and contrast the two types of text in terms of fiction and nonfiction. The narrative stories provide students with a context to begin studying a content area topic, and thus, this lesson emphasizes the integration of curriculum.
- Bear's Race with Turtle - Indian myth
- Cavalier Poetry and Drama - introduction to the literary movement that flourished from 1625 to 1649
- Children's Books Online in a variety of languages - posted by artist and designer, Asbjorn Lonvig in Denmark
- Exploring World Cultures Through Folk Tales - foster an atmosphere of inquiry and appreciation for other cultures as students learn about and read various folk tales from around the world.
- Gothic, Novel, and Romance: Brief Definitions - explanations and examples of these types of literature.
- How Buzzard Got His Clothing - Indian myth
- The Metaphysical Poets - a study guide to be used as a way in to the study of metaphysical poetry
- My Family Traditions: A Class Book and a Potluck Lunch - analysis of this book about a Mexican-American family, students write descriptions of the book's pictures and discuss what family traditions are. They then create a class book, which includes their artwork.
- "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" - by Langston Hughes - lesson plan - gain understanding on interpreting author's viewpoint, figurative language, historical perspective, cultural perspective [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
- Promoting Cultural Values Through Alphabet Books - begin by reading alphabet books about a variety of cultures, including D is for Doufu: An Alphabet Book of Chinese Culture. They then select a culture to study and work in groups to conduct research into the history and symbols of their selected culture.
- The Role of Oral Tradition - These traditions account for the ways things are and often the way they should be, and assist people in educating the young and teaching important lessons about the past and about life
- Seven directions: Making connections between literature and American Indian history - lesson plan; uses picture books to integrate American Indian culture and belief systems with language and visual arts
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