ERIC Number: ED241404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Using Children's Books in Social Studies: Early Childhood through Primary Grades.
Schreiber, Joan E.
Arranged in three parts, this booklet provides teachers at the early childhood and primary grade levels with guidelines for using children's literature in social studies instruction. Chapter 1 discusses rationale and procedure. Separate subsections emphasize the significant role reading books can play in developing a child's self-concept, examining similarities and differences among children and among cultures, examining peer group and family interactions, considering careers, dealing with change, and establishing a framework for history study. The relationship between children's literature and social studies skills development is treated in chapter 2. Examples of ways in which reading books lend themselves to map skill development and skits are provided. The bulk of this booklet is a sample bibliography, contained in chapter 3. Over 350 children's books, compiled on the basis of students', teachers', and social studies' needs, are listed on the following topics: careers, changes, feelings, geography, history and biography, interdependence, relationships, rules, similarities and differences, and world cultures. Lists of useful references and publishers conclude the booklet. (LP)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Change, Childrens Literature, Content Area Reading, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Early Childhood Education, Human Relations, Humanistic Education, Individual Differences, Primary Education, Self Concept, Skill Development, Social Studies
National Council for the Social Studies, 3501 Newark St., N.W., Washington, DC 20016 ($10.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.