Teaching Migrant Youth Literature in a Secondary I School Using Drama Activities
Seminar paper from the year 2019 in the subject Didactics - English - Literature, Works, grade: 7, University of Frankfurt (Main), language: English, abstract: The following term paper deals with teaching migrant youth literature in a foreign English language classroom by using drama strategies in a 10th grade of a secondary I school. The second chapter of this term paper analyzes the term literature and defines its subgenres novel and young adult literature. Referring to that, the second chapter concludes with the analysis and description of migrant youth literature since it is fundamental for this term paper.
The third chapter explains the importance of teaching literature in a foreign English language classroom by using drama strategies with the focus on migrant youth literature. For this purpose, the novel "Be Strong, My Abela" is taken into consideration for teaching a 10th grade of a secondary I school in migrant youth literature. The term paper ends with a conclusion about the necessity of teaching migrant youth literature in a foreign English language classroom.
The process of migration is an intensely personal experience. It seems easy for societies who live in peace and are well-off to judge people who migrate to the countries they live in. However, no one knows how painful it feels to leave a place that home for years. Literature is a cultural artifact that enables readers to cross borders. Migrant youth literature offers students the possibility to have an insight across the borders that are constructed by society. Besides that, migrant youth literature offers an intercultural and multilingual map of the world that redraws boundaries by building bridges between people.