Monday, January 02, 2006

Seeing and Reading through the Culture of War

Seeing and Reading through the Culture of War. This is a good article on using war to teach students about history. It was written by Tracy Bilsing and Carroll Ferguson Nardone. It appeared in the Winter 2005 (Volume 9, Issue 4) issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly.

From the site:

Students often have trouble understanding culture outside their own generation. One of the ways that we can bridge the gap for students is to focus on a culture engaged in war—an event which permeates all aspects of society. Using emotionally and politically charged images provides a preliminary method for students to engage in analysis. Then literature emerging from war can serve as the conduit through which educators can more effectively teach students to analyze cultural influences shaped by war and its effects.

No comments: