Teaching Resources

for Crosscurrents of Children's Literature

published by Oxford University Press



There are many different ways you might arrange a syllabus based on Crosscurrents of Children's Literature: An Anthology of Texts and Criticism. These sample syllabi prepared by Melody Green provide outlines for readings, assignments, and additional print resources for 15-week courses with different types of focus. You can find a growing array of Internet resources to supplement course assignments, from full reproductions of older children's books and illustrations to modern e-books, audio and video readings of oral and written literature, author web sites with book trailers and reading guides, and online journal articles. Some examples related to the contents of Crosscurrents are listed on our links pages. If you would like us to link to your syllabus or other teaching materials, please contact Tina L. Hanlon.

Teaching Resources

Sample Syllabus One: History of Children's Literature

Sample Syllabus Two: History of Young Adult Literature

Sample Syllabus Three: The American Experience in Children's Literature

Sample Syllabus Four: Censorship and Awards

Sample Syllabus Five: Gender in Young Adult Literature

Sample Syllabus Six: Genres of Children's Literature

Sample Syllabus Seven: Book to Film

Sample Syllabus Eight: Issues of Children's Literature

Author and Illustrator Links

Oral Tradition Links

Cover art: Invitation au rêve, by A. Martins de Barros

Contact Tina L. Hanlon with questions or comments on this site.

Updated: August 16, 2010   |   Return to Home Page: Crosscurrents of Children's Literature