A Literary Exploration of Liberty: Using Young Adult Literature to Teach the American Revolution

Engstrom, Hayley (2010) A Literary Exploration of Liberty: Using Young Adult Literature to Teach the American Revolution. Undergraduate thesis, Fort Lewis College.

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    Abstract

    Young adult literature has been growing in popularity over the last several years, but only more recently has it been gaining recognition as an influential and valuable genre of literature in today’s society. Even adults have tuned into the market, devouring books such as J.K Rowlings’ Harry Potter series, Stephanie Meyer’s The Twilight Saga, and Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials at almost as rapid a rate as their teenage children. It is only logical that many of these great reads are finding their way into classrooms across the country. Historical fiction is a genre of young adult literature that has proven itself a great addition to a social studies classroom. As the genre continues to grow in both quantity and quality, history teachers of all grades are looking to young adult literature to add to their class quest for historical inquiry.

    Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
    Created by Student or Faculty: Student
    Subjects: School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences > Honors Program
    Department of Teacher Education
    Depositing User: Brian Slone
    Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2012 11:49
    Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 13:13
    URI: http://eprints.fortlewis.edu/id/eprint/30


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