Why Not In English Class?

Our thanks to Bloggity Blog Blog for the post More Than Just a History Lesson for encouraging a taste of Civil Rights History in English class…

“Although I know that there will be English teachers who won’t like to teach a book like this and see it better fit in a history class, we as English teachers do teach history as a number of the books we decide to use in our class will be tied to a different era than what our students are familiar with.  Knowing that we’ll have to teach them a bit of history to better understand those books, why not choose a book like Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice and let the book do the explaining for us, allowing us to focus on how we can use it to enhance our students reading, writing, researching and cognitive skills”


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