ERIC Number: ED434845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Teaching U.S. History through Children's Literature: Post-World War II.
Miller, Wanda J.
Intended for use in grades 4-8, this book provides teachers and librarians with everything they need for a successful literature-based history program in upper elementary and middle school grades. Through recommended reading selections, extension activities, and other supplementary information, the book integrates historical fiction and nonfiction with trends or aspects of modern U. S. history. For each topic, two or more titles are suggested (one for use with an entire class and one for use with small reading groups). Summaries of the book, author information, activities, and topics for discussion are supplemented with vocabulary lists and ideas for research topics and further reading. The book is divided into the following thematic sections: (1) "The Korean War"; (2) "The Civil Rights Movement"; (3) "The Women's Rights Movement"; (4) "Space Exploration"; (5) "The Vietnam War"; (6) "Celebrating Our Multicultural Heritage"; (7) "The Persian Gulf War"; and (8) "Supplemental U.S. History Resources." (BT)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Curriculum Enrichment, Fiction, Middle Schools, Modern History, Nonfiction, Student Motivation, Thematic Approach, United States History
Teacher Ideas Press--Libraries Unlimited, P.O. Box 6633, Englewood, CO 80155-6633 ($27.50). Tel: 800-237-6124 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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