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ERIC Number: EJ767267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Using Picture Books to Arouse Interest in the Study of Geographic Areas
Landt, Susan M.
Social Studies, v98 n1 p9-12 Jan-Feb 2007
The author describes methods for using picture books to teach geography in middle school. Introducing students to geographic regions through narrative and visual text can provide background information about the area, stimulate student interest in the culture, and facilitate student comprehension of geographic concepts. The author provides strategies for incorporating picture books as learning tools in the intermediate and middle school geography curriculum. Specific examples of recommended picture books for target cultures are included along with suggestions of excellent picture books appropriate for other geographic regions. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A