ERIC Number: ED410136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Celebrations. Windows on Social Studies: Multiculutural Adventures through Literature.
Westley, Joan; Melton, Holly
This resource book is one in a series containing lesson plans for grades 1-3 designed to support children's literature books sharing familiar social studies themes. "Celebrations" presents eight different children's books related to the theme. For each book social studies concepts are presented, followed by four activities called "windows." Some of these activities are cooking, making music, performing drama, creating art, and conducting interviews. These allow for discussion and comparison by the students of the lives of diverse people, past and present. A word bank, follow-up questions, and a synthesis section allow students to process information about the story characters and their own lives. Illustrations and a materials list conclude each activity section. The background readings used in this resource book include: (1) "I'm in Charge of Celebrations" (Byrd Baylor); (2) "Dumpling Soup" (Jama Kim Rattigan); (3) "Potato Pancakes All Around" (Marilyn Hirsh); (4) "The Relatives Came" (Cynthia Rylant): (5) "Too Many Tamales" (Gary Soto); (6) "Mirandy and Brother Wind" (Patricia McKissack); (7) "Rechenka's Eggs" (Patricia Polacco); and (8) "Tree of Cranes" (Allen Say). (EH)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Language Arts, Language Enrichment, Multicultural Education, Social Studies, Thematic Approach
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: For related items in the same series, see SO 027 334-339.