- What are universal experiences?
- How do they relate to concerns of the adolescent reader/writer?
- How does geography shape/influence/impact human experience?
- How does the need for story cross cultural boundaries?
- How does personal experience reflect cultural experience?
- How does reading literature give the student an appreciation of the concept of global citizenry?
- How, through literature, can students understand their responsibility to the world as well as to their own country?
- How can literature help students understand issues of children's rights/spirituality and the impact of religion/international
environmental issues on the immigrant experience?
- How does the study of global literature foster empathy with others?
- How can the integration of global literature enhance students' understanding of themes in American literature?
- What is the American Dream from the perspective of the American national vs. that of the immigrant?
- What forces (societal, political, etc.) work toward enabling the achievement of the Dream for the American national vs. the immigrant?
- What forces (societal, political, etc.) work to thwart the achievement of the Dream for the American national vs. the immigrant?
- What does it mean to be an American (how has the definition changed)?
Lesson Plans for Select Resources