ERIC Number: EJ720481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Rediscovering Ukraine in the Spring
Craddock, Alden W.
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v17 n2 p28-30 Nov-Dec 2004
Public school teachers are careful not to promote or celebrate any religious holiday, but the appearance of Easter on the calendar can be the springboard for exploring the culture and history of the people of a region of the world that was, for many years, hidden by the politics of the Cold War. Ukraine is the home of arguably the world's most beautiful and elaborately decorated Easter eggs. This work of art can be an introduction to the complex history, folklore, and culture of this interesting country. The author suggests nine children's books that are suitable for this lesson, and can provide teachers with resources for teaching about the history of the Ukraine while integrating several strands of the social studies standards. (Contains 4 endnotes and a list of children's literature.)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, Holidays, Social Studies, Elementary School Teachers, Childrens Literature, Religion
National Council for the Social Studies, 8555 16th St., #500, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Tel: 301-588-1800.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Ukraine