ERIC Number: ED429022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Children's Literature in Social Studies: Teaching to the Standards. NCSS Bulletin 95.
Krey, DeAn M.
This guide enables teachers to select current children's books incorporating one or more of the 10 thematic strands of social studies (culture; time, continuity, and change; people, places and environments; individual development and identity; individuals, groups, and institutions; power, authority, and governance; production, distribution, and consumption; science, technology, and society; global connections; and civic ideals and practice). Chapter 1 presents the 10 thematic strands and the value of the literature-based teaching of social studies is emphasized. The process of selecting children's books with appropriate content for teaching the 10 thematic strands of social studies is addressed in chapter two. The selected books are particularly important for children at the elementary and middle levels, but also are appropriate for use with older students. Sample social studies literature response activities suitable for use with the books are suggested in chapter three. The activities have been developed using Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences as a framework. The social studies literature response activities demonstrate that it is possible to teach the major social studies strands and accommodate the various intelligences at the same time. The remaining chapters contain a collection of 547 recommended children's books published in the 1990s suitable for teaching the 10 thematic strands to children. Each book title is accompanied by complete annotations with thematic strands referred to according to the strand number. All titles presented in this guide are included in a list at the end. (BT)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Middle Schools, Multiple Intelligences, Selection Tools, Social Studies, Thematic Approach
National Council for the Social Studies, P.O. Box 2067, Waldorf, MD 20604-2067; Tel: 800-683-0812 (Toll Free) ($19; NCSS member price, $14; add shipping charges).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.