ERIC Number: ED406681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Building Bridges with Multicultural Picture Books for Children 3-5.
Beaty, Janice J.
Focusing on the common bonds of all children everywhere while honoring their differences, this book shows teachers how to choose appropriate picture books, how to lead children into book extension activities featuring multicultural characters, and how to develop an entire multicultural curriculum with these books. Each chapter in the book concludes with learning activities, references, additional reading, and (in most chapters) lists of children's books and software programs. Chapters in the book are (1) Discovering Common Bonds; (2) Choosing Appropriate Picture Books; (3) Developing Self-Esteem; (4) Relating to Family Members; (5) Getting Along with Other Children; (6) Engaging in Physical Expression; (7) Speaking Other Language; (8) Eating Fine Foods; (9) Creating Arts and Crafts; (10) Making Music and Dance; (11) Caring about the Earth; and (12) Creating a Multicultural Curriculum. An approximately 750-item topical children's book list is attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Diversity (Student), Early Childhood Education, Fine Arts, Interpersonal Relationship, Multicultural Education, Physical Activities, Picture Books, Reading Material Selection, Second Languages, Self Esteem
Merrill Prentice-Hall, Order Processing, P.O. Box 11071, Des Moines, IA 50336-1071 ($32).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
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