Exploring African Life and Literature: Novel Guides to Promote Socially Responsive Learning

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International Reading Association, Jun 26, 2007 - Education - 376 pages
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In today’s interconnected and global society, socially responsive learning is an integral part of educational excellence. This book encourages socially responsive learning by showing you how to use traditional African folk tales and quality children’s books, young adult novels, classic literature, and film media about Africa as the mode for examining diversity, equity, and human rights issues in high school and university classrooms.

Each Novel Guide chapter in this unique and remarkable resource offers the following features to provoke critical thinking and challenge students to become socially responsive learners:

- An overview of the novels and activities how those activities are aligned with standards

- An exploration of each novel’s social and historical context

- About the author descriptions and plot summaries

- “Making Connections” question sets

- A critical exploration of themes

- “Teacher Talk” questioning strategies

- Cross-curricular activities

- A “Making-A-Difference Project”

The literature explored in this book helps students and teachers to expand not only their concept of global issues and awareness of what is at stake when various kinds of injustice are ignored but also how they may become activists on the global scene, citizens who can make a positive difference in the world.

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