This course examines selected short stories spanning a range of authors from Hawthorne, Maupassant, and Poe, through Henry James, Conrad, Aldous Huxley, and James Joyce, to Hemingway, E.B. White, and O'Connor in the context of how teachers might most effectively teach the works to students from K-12. However, the texts used are two of the most widely used short-story anthologies in U.S. High Schools. Students of this course will work on how to teach short stories through the lens of each major element of fiction and are categorized based on general themes for ease of planning. This course explores how teachers can generate fruitful, imaginative discussions of ideas and lessons in the classroom, and offers teachers an opportunity to brainstorm on how they would build upon or replace, the educational approaches to the stories mapped out in both texts. The pleasure and challenge of this course lies in finding new ways to show the relevance of classic stories to students' lives in a postmodern age that all too often forgets the importance of history.
This course is applicable towards the following certificate(s):
*Literature for the Classroom
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