Using Twilight to Incorporate Secondary Social Studies Concepts within English


  • Karen Bostic Bellevue Public Schools Bellevue, NE
  • Jennifer Frederick


Twilight, Secondary Social Studies, English


Twilight’s vampire/werewolf based, romance triangle between Edward, Bella, and Jacob has young adults across the globe are enthralled.  Likewise, secondary teachers throughout the world continue to attempt teaching a multitude of social studies, as well as English and language arts concepts in a manner in which their students can not only relate to and comprehend, but also retain.  Through the use of the contemporary, adolescent novel, Twilight students of both genders can become active participants in their own learning.

Throughout her tale, Stephanie Meyer refers to a number of geographical locales, primarily in the northwestern part of the United States, the Quileutes Native American tribe, a variety of national landmarks, as well as numerous other geographic locales and time frames throughout the world history.  This offers secondary English teachers a plethora of possibilities for using a current literary fascination to enhance their teaching while incorporating social studies concepts and engaging their students in deeper learning.

With this in mind, consider some of the authors’ suggestions for using Twilight in the secondary English or language arts classroom.  While all may not fit a single study, one may incorporate many, whether as a novel study or simply a pull out piece from contemporary literature.



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How to Cite

Bostic, K., & Frederick, J. (2013). Using Twilight to Incorporate Secondary Social Studies Concepts within English. Asian Journal of Education and E-Learning, 1(4). Retrieved from