Young Adult Lit/Crit

March 26, 2008

How have YOU changed? Allison’s Seminar

Filed under: Uncategorized — allison @ 7:13 am

Remember 10 years ago, before war with Iraq; before war with Afghanistan; before you had to take your shoes off, your belt off, and practically lose your pants in airports?

You might have many memories from before September 11, 2001, but your students may not. Especially junior high students. Current seventh graders were only 5 or 6 years old when 9/11 occurred. 12th graders were only 10 or 11 years old. It seems crucial that these young adults understand the incident that changed the world, and how the world was changed. My seminar attempts to give them a good look at 9/11, and the events that occurred afterwards.

My seminar looks at texts that create a historical record of 9/11; novels, short stories, poems, and other short forms that show what it was like to be involved; biographies and memoirs of women from Afghanistan; novels about living in Afghanistan; a film about a village struck by war; and graphic novels that deal with both 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan.

Clearly this topic offers many possibilities, but the ultimate goal is for students to better understand the world we live in and how we got here. I know, this seems like a huge task, but we can do it. The texts suggested in this seminar can help students take huge steps toward understanding our world.

I hope some of you are interested! Feel free to sign up here 🙂




  1. I would love to be part of your seminar, Allison. Sign me up!

    Comment by jexter1 — March 26, 2008 @ 12:11 pm

  2. […] Please sign up for seminars with Allison!! She needs two more […]

    Pingback by Politics in the Classroom « Young Adult Lit/Crit — March 27, 2008 @ 8:20 am

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