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Help me give my students access to the Young Adult novel, Dreamland Burning, to learn about their own state's history.
I teach 11th grade American Literature to primarily low class and middle class students in a small, rural community. Many of my students hold part time jobs in order to support themselves and their families.
Some students are on a college track while others are on track to begin working straight out of high school.
My classes are about building lifelong skills through critical thinking and writing. They are a lively group of kids, and they look forward to learning more about themselves and their world through discussions and the study of literature.
I teach in a small community in Oklahoma. Through history classes and some Classic Literature, students learn about our country's past and current struggles of racism and prejudices. While my school has many class sets of Classic Literature, we do not have the funds to purchase engaging Young Adult Literature (YAL). Studies have shown that YAL offers students an engaging and meaningful opportunity to apply critical thinking skills to more current texts.
The novel, DreamLand Burning, by Jennifer Latham, offers a glimpse into our own state's dark history with the Tulsa Race Riots.
Through the reading, analyzing, and activities based off of this novel, my students will learn not only about their own state's history, but also themselves. This novel touches on a dark past and a current issue in today's society and will create opportunities to reflect and discuss racism and prejudices in the United States.
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