ERIC Number: ED414222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Newbery Authors of the Eastern Seaboard: Integrating Social Studies and Literature, Grades 5-8.
This guide, designed for use in upper elementary and junior high classrooms focuses on literary works by authors Cynthia Voigt, Elizabeth George Spear, Katherine Paterson, and Marguerite Henry, as a means of developing map skills and exploring the roads, towns, homes, landscapes, and eras of the authors. The geographic setting of each story is described and relevant activities are given. These activities encourage interdisciplinary learning in social studies, history, literature, and geography. Eastern seaboard locations include: Chincoteague and Assateague Islands, Virginia; Wethersfield, Connecticut; Crisfield, Maryland; and Smith and Tangier Islands in the Chesapeake Bay. Photographs, maps, drawings, book summaries, information about the featured authors, discussion questions, and reading lists are included. (MM)
Descriptors: Authors, Childrens Literature, Geography, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Map Skills, Maps, Social Studies
Teacher Ideas Press, P.O. Box 6633, Englewood, CO 80155-6633.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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