In addition to the trend of reading Twilight in junior high, high school and college classrooms (I get to read it myself this quarter, YAY!), one inventive student at at Illinois State University has created a lesson plan for incorporating Twilight into a middle school Social Studies curriculum.
The unit includes information on how to relate Twilight to lessons on Native American Cultures, Geography and Mythology in Junior High Social Studies classes.
The junior high social studies teacher can introduce the subject of Native American culture by discussing the Quileute Tribe in the Twilight books. The teacher can then introduce additional materials on the Quileute people still living in western Washington state. Finally, the teacher can introduce information on other Native Americans across the United States and the rest of the Americas.
If you’re interested, the entire article complete with a suggested reading list can be found at suite101.com.