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•Used historically to describe masterpieces ofWestern European Literature•Now used to describe works written byinternational authors about internationalcountries/cultures
Anything written about a person or group ofpersons who is/are outside the dominant powerstructure of a country or region.Includes people:•of different color•of different religions•with different ethnic backgrounds•with developmental or physical disabilities•who define themselves as GLBTQ•from a geographically isolated area•of socioeconomically deprived background
Common Core: Students who are College and Career Ready in Reading… - “actively seek to understand other perspectives and cultures through reading”* and“…reading … works of literature representative of a variety of periods, cultures and worldviews, students can vicariously inhabit worlds and have experiences much different than their own”.** "Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects." Common Core State Standards Initiative. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Oct. 2012. <http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_ELA%20Standards.pdf>. p. 7
•Groves History – going beyond the dead whitemen’s canon•Summer reading for 9th and 11th gradestudents•Choice reading: •Multicultural during To Kill a Mockingbird •World literature for The Kite Runner unit•Multicultural and Holocaust literature courses