Monday, May 13, 2013

Kenneth C. Davis Hosts #sschat TONIGHT on Twitter

literatureWhen looking at the recent "Recommended Reading List for College Bound Students" from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Kenneth C. Davis, author of the popular Don't Know Much About series, was struck by how dated the selections seemed. The most recent addition to the fiction list—Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solutide—was published in 1967, and the latest in the nonfiction arena includes John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage, published in 1957.

While Davis agrees that these are certainly classic titles, he wants to engage teachers in conversation about the "new classics"ones that represent even greater diversity in race, class, and gender, and confront the issues of the last 50 years in this country and around the world.

Davis wants to know what "new classics" you use in your classroom. So join in on twitter tonight (May 13) at 7pm ET, using #sschat.

And to check out his blog post on the chat, please click here.

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