“Get Up Offa That Thing”: African American Middle School Students Respond to Literature to Develop a Framework for Understanding Social Action

  title={“Get Up Offa That Thing”: African American Middle School Students Respond to Literature to Develop a Framework for Understanding Social Action},
  author={Cynthia A. Tyson},
  journal={Theory \& Research in Social Education},
  pages={42 - 65}
  • C. Tyson
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • Theory & Research in Social Education
Abstract The use of children's literature in urban social studies classrooms to facilitate students' engagement in literate behaviors and simultaneously develop a framework for understanding social action is an under -researched area. This paper discusses the use of literature for children and young adults in an urban middle school language arts and social studies block as a pedagogical strategy to facilitate understandings of social action. The African American students' responses to… Expand
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