ERIC Number: ED341611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Literature for History-Social Science. Kindergarten through Grade Eight.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
The use of literature in the history-social science curriculum has been found to be an effective means of generating students' interest, enhancing their understanding, and enriching the curriculum. This annotated guide contains listings of books to be used in teaching students in grades K-8 that have been selected as particularly helpful in the study of history and geography. The use of literature of the historical period being studied as well as about that period is emphasized. This guide is offered as a resource of titles for use by curriculum specialists, teachers, librarians, and resource personnel when planning a curriculum. While produced specifically for California teachers, the guide should be useful to teachers everywhere. A wide variety of books are listed in the guide including historical fiction, biography, fables, myths and legends, folktales and fairytales, nonfiction, poetry, plays and songs. (DB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Geography Instruction, History Instruction, Reading Materials, State Curriculum Guides
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 ($5.25 plus tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.