ERIC Number: ED404234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
G is for Geography: Children's Literature and the Five Themes.
Singleton, Laurel R.
This book is based on the belief that children's literature and geography should be linked in elementary classrooms. The book has three major sections. The first section, "Using Literature to Teach the Five Themes of Geography," provides a brief overview of the five themes of geography (location, place, relationships within place, movement, and regions) as a guide for identifying important understandings to be developed. The second section, "Model Guides for Using Children's Literature in Geography," provides 18 guides for using specific works of children's literature to teach geographic understandings. Section three, "Thematic Units, Children's Literature, and Geography," offers directions for three thematic geographic units based on children's literature: (1) environmental protection; (2) farming; and (3) the Great Lakes. Examples provided are suitable for all grade levels. (EH)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Geography, Geography Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Picture Books, Social Studies, Thematic Approach
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.