ERIC Number: ED341951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Kaleidoscope: Children Viewing the World through Books of the Late '80's.
Corboy, Margaret; And Others
This paper presents nine sets of books which focus on specific contemporary international issues, and which have been used successfully with upper elementary grade students. The paper shows how the books (including picture books), which include subjects such as the preservation of the environment, world peace, endangered animals, and the coming of age in different cultures, can serve as a springboard for indepth discussions of other cultures and a vehicle for extension activities such as music, art, drama, writing, and cooking. The paper arranges the books in text sets according to theme: (1) people the world over; (2) creation stories--world views; (3) promotion of peace among nations; (4) the conflict between greed and giving; (5) overcoming fear; (6) preservation of natural resources; (7) compassion in the face of adversity; (8) the Cinderella story from many cultures; and (9) endangered animals. First, the focus of each theme is described, then suggested readings are offered, and finally additional activities are listed. (PRA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Text Sets; Trade Books
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (36th, Las Vegas, NV, May 6-10, 1991).