ERIC Number: ED452538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Making History Come Alive. Parents and Children Together Series.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.; Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.
This book, one of a series, shows how to help children develop a sense of personal, local, and national history. The message of the series urges parents and children to spend time together, talk about stories, and learn together. The first part of each book presents stories appropriate for varying grade levels, both younger children and those in grades three and four, and each book presents stories on a particular theme. The Read-along Stories in this book are: "Talking Leaves" (Debi Anderson); "Marvin Composes a Tea" (Pam Hopper); and "Mrs. Simkin's Bed" (Linda Allen). On an accompanying audiotape, the stories are performed as radio dramas, allowing children to read along. The second half of each book provides ideas and guidelines for parents, as well as activities and books for additional reading. Sections in this book include: The Past Is Last Week; History as Exploration; What Parents Can Do; Helping Danny Become a Good Reader; and Activities for Fun and Learning. To help understand history better, parents and children can: (1) make a time capsule of family artifacts; (2) make a family tree; (3) look at old photographs of family members together; (4) share books; (5) sing songs; (6) visit a police or fire station; (7) create a school scrapbook; (8) learn about folk medicine; (9) visit a cemetery; (10) visit museums; (11) do a family history project interviewing family members; (12) read an almanac; and (12) read about and try making pioneer and colonial crafts. Contains 35 references. (EF)
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Education, Elementary Education, Family History, Family Life, Parent Student Relationship, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Habits, Reading Motivation
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th Street, Suite 140, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Web site: http://eric.indiana.edu/. Family Learning Association, 3925 Hagan St., Suite 101, Bloomington, IN 47401.
Publication Type: Creative Works; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.; Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.