ERIC Number: EJ705150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 22
Immigrants as Portrayed in Children's Picture Books
Lamme, Linda Leonard; Fu, Danling; Lowery, Ruth McKoy
Social Studies, v95 n3 p123 May-Jun 2004
America is a nation of immigrants, many of whom came as part of families, who left their home countries for different reasons to settle here. In the late nineteenth century, immigrants came from Northern Europe and then from Southern Europe, but recent immigrants tend to come from Eastern Europe (mostly old Soviet Union countries), Hispanic, and Asian countries. The children's book "We Are Americans: Voices of the Immigrant Experience" contains information about the many different immigrant children who today fill elementary school classrooms. The dramatic increase in immigration since the 1960s has signaled the need for a greater immigrant-sensitive curriculum. This article describes how picture books can be used to teach immigrant-sensitive curriculum to students. Also included is a list of cited children's books.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Picture Books, Poverty, Immigrants, Childrens Literature, Immigration, Cultural Pluralism, Student Diversity, Acculturation, Coping, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Identifiers - Location: United States