The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Traditional Literatures
The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Traditional Literatures This companion resource starts with an introduction to Scottish Traditional Literature. This resource then goes into detail about genres, time periods and traditions of Scottish Literature. The resource provides key figures from this area and their interaction with literature. The resource discusses Scotland’s input to traditional culture and expression through their literary works including folklore, legend, ballad, and song. This would be a practical resource for literature, geography and history teachers to supply to students researching a specific region or culture of literature. Teachers could assign groups different places to study the history of literature in that particular culture. Students could then use this resource to create a presentation, project, or report to present to the class and teach the class about their assigned region and the importance and norms of literature in that region. Students could compare the literature from different regions to find similarities and differences. Teachers could also use this resource to inspire students to create their own versions of Scottish folklore, legends, ballads, and songs. Edinburgh offers many titles similar to this one including: Scottish Women’s Writing, Twentieth-Century Scottish Literature, Scottish Drama, and Contemporary Scottish Poetry.
Grades: 9 and up. Subject(s): Literature. Overall rating: 8.
The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Traditional Literatures. (n.d.). Retrieved October 30, 2016, from http://eds.a.ebscohost.com/eds/ebookviewer/ebook/bmxlYmtfXzY0Njk4Nl9fQU41?sid=2a51a11d-8a72-43d9-8834-6f13302dcd9b@sessionmgr4009&vid=19&format=EB&rid=1