ERIC Number: ED480342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
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Multicultural American History through Children's Literature.
Ellermeyer, Deborah A.; Chick, Kay A.
This integrated teacher resource book presents the instruction of grades 3-6 social studies and history concepts within the context of quality multicultural children's books and picture books. This juxtaposition allows teachers to use children's literature to supplement core textbooks, arouse curiosity, add depth to discussion, and provide alternate views of specific historical events. The book defines and illustrates what social studies and history education can and should be. Each chapter focuses on three picture books related to various multicultural themes in American history, from Native American, to pre-colonial, to the present day. Chapters are organized chronologically and by theme. Each chapter includes a book summary, material list, student-centered activities, and related books and poetry, with links to national history standards. Multicultural themes in the book include: Coming to America; The Old West; The American Revolution; Slavery; Freedom Fighter; The Civil War; Immigration; World War II and the Holocaust; Vietnam; Women in History; Men in History; and Native Americans. Contains both a subject index and a title index. (NKA)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Education, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities, Multicultural Literature, Picture Books, Social Studies, Thematic Approach, United States History
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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