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Brown, Natalya; Ferguson, Kristen – Childhood Education, 2017
Teaching financial literacy is important at all stages of life, but is often neglected with elementary students. In this article, the authors describe a strategy for teaching financial literacy using the books about Max and Ruby by Rosemary Wells. These books can help introduce the five key concepts of financial literacy: scarcity, exchange,…
Descriptors: Money Management, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Class Activities
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Young, Terrell A.; Hadaway, Nancy L.; Ward, Barbara A. – Childhood Education, 2013
The importance of character education has been emphasized since ancient times across cultures and religions as a way to develop morals and values of the younger generations. In this article, the authors highlight several award-winning international children's trade books that reflect the core values recurring in literature and scriptures…
Descriptors: Values Education, Childrens Literature, Global Education, International Education
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Szilagyi, Janka; Zarazinski, Jill – Childhood Education, 2012
Researchers have noticed a shift in education, with science and social studies taking a backseat to mathematics and literacy (Marx & Harris, 2006; Rodriguez, 2006). Some school districts are operating on a rotating basis with science instruction--one month on and one month off (Marx & Harris, 2006). A better approach would be to encourage students…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Student Attitudes, Childrens Literature, Teaching Methods
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Lacina, Jan; Mathews, Sarah – Childhood Education, 2012
"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, then we rob our children of tomorrow" (Dewey, 1916). Dewey's words are still relevant today as educators across the world consider how to best connect the print-based literacies of the past to the technologically based literacies of the present. Dewey's advice of re-envisioning how to best teach children…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Childrens Literature, Reading Comprehension
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Spearman, Mindy; Eckhoff, Angela – Childhood Education, 2012
Sustainability is a core 21st-century movement that stresses keeping interrelationships among the environment, human cultures, and economic systems healthy now--and for future generations--across local, regional, national, and global levels. The ideal sustainable community is able to maintain this balance among the social, environmental, and…
Descriptors: Ecology, Childrens Literature, Sustainability, Educational Resources
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Boulware, Beverly; Jones, Connie – Childhood Education, 2009
The process of helping students interpret the choices made by fictional characters can be enhanced through various strategies, such as a graphic organizer. Although teachers cannot reliably predict how their students will respond to text (Jenkins, 2008), teachers can provide them with daily opportunities to create meaning by discussing storybook…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Instructional Materials, Thinking Skills
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Gangi, Jane M. – Childhood Education, 2009
This article presents an annotated bibliography of children's literature resources on war, terrorism, and disaster since 1945. This annotated bibliography focuses on grades K-8 from different continents/countries, including (1) Africa; (2) Asia; (3) The Caribbean; (4) Central and South America; (5) Europe; and (6) The Middle East.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, War
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Wheeler, Edyth – Childhood Education, 2008
Teachers often wonder how to add social justice and care for the environment to an already packed curriculum. Books and the ensuing conversations with children are a way to re-imagine the curriculum, rather than adding to it. Fiction and nonfiction books allow children to travel beyond what they know and live into the lives of others. This article…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Childrens Literature, Nonfiction, Conservation (Environment)
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Baker, Marianne; Martin, Doris; Pence, Holly – Childhood Education, 2008
In examining their elementary teacher education program at James Madison University, from their mission to the curriculum and program delivery, the authors used the opportunity to focus explicitly on peace education. The mission and content of teacher education programs are determined largely by the faculty of the institutions of higher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Childrens Literature, Higher Education, Required Courses
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Akrofi, Amma K.; Swafford, Jeanne; Janisch, Carole; Liu, Xiaoming; Durrington, Vance – Childhood Education, 2008
In this article, the authors begin with what they believe is an implicit endorsement of an integration orientation toward acculturation. Literature may be used to help students understand the implicit nature of culture. Inspired by such scholars as Clayton (1996, 2003) and based on a content analysis of 134 books, the authors identify and describe…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Acculturation, Content Analysis, Immigrants
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Columba, Lynn – Childhood Education, 2007
Children's literature can play a significant role in integrating math and science concepts into real-world applications. One particularly delightful selection is "Cucumber Soup" (Krudwig, 1998). This book can create a context--making cucumber soup--for weighing and for a real-life on adding fractions. This kind of learning context takes children…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Interdisciplinary Approach, Number Concepts, Scientific Concepts
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Kieff, Judith – Childhood Education, 2006
Activities that promote "active thinking" help children learn mathematics and science by allowing them to work at forming relationships, making connections, and integrating concepts and procedures. Dynamic and exciting children's books invite and motivate children to learn mathematics and science by responding to stories, characters, and their…
Descriptors: Investigations, Thinking Skills, Childrens Literature, Mathematics Instruction
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Brewer, Jo Ann – Childhood Education, 2006
No holiday is quite as special to a young child as his or her birthday. After all, a birthday is their own special day. Since birthdays are interesting to children, they are a good topic for literacy activities. Many appropriate reading and writing experiences can be offered around the topic. In this article, the author states that if teachers…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Activities, Literacy
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McCorquodale, Gwenyth J.; Kirkland, Lynn – Childhood Education, 2006
Children are coming to classrooms across the United States with a need to develop their oral language. With the increased promotion of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, commercialized programs are being provided for teachers to use to build oral language in their students. The authors believe that schools and teachers can best enhance…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Vocabulary Development, Books, Childrens Literature
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Rycik, Mary Taylor – Childhood Education, 2006
Four years after the 9/11 attack on the United States, the country continues to be in considerable turmoil. Children have lived through the devastation of the September 11th attacks, the panic over the anthrax mailings, the hunt for terrorists in Afghanistan, elevated homeland security threat levels, the war in Iraq, the tsunami disaster, and…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Bibliotherapy, Terrorism
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