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Whitlock, Annie McMahon; Fox, Kim – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2014
Can reading a book about a boy and a hen in Ghana make a difference to fifth graders in their Michigan community? Indeed, it can, and in myriad ways. At a suburban elementary school in Michigan, the authors introduced fifth graders to economic concepts in a project-based learning (PBL) unit. They began by reading aloud and discussing the picture…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Reading Materials, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Britt, Judy – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2013
Standing tall in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty is an enduring symbol of America. Layers of historical content and symbolism are uncovered in books that tell various parts of her story. By reading one or more of these books, students can begin to see that the experience of immigration is complex--it's not one narrative, but many that…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Immigration, Justice, Childrens Literature
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Coquillon, Naomi; Wei, Jenny – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2011
In 1998, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center launched OurStory: History through Children's Literature, a history and literacy program series for family visitors to the Museum that was designed to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together. Ten years later, to reach a broader, national…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, United States History, Museums, Literacy
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Button, Kathryn; Welton, David – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1997
Recounts a series of primary grade-level literacy-related activities using Margaret Miller's, "Who Uses This?" The book features the occupational tools of various professions and the activities emphasize word construction and recognition, problem solving, shared reading, and interactive writing. Includes a nine-item selected bibliography. (MJP)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Instructional Innovation
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Turner, Thomas N. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1997
Outlines a dozen alternative formats for oral book reports that can turn this often boring ritual into an engaging learning experience. These creative formats emphasize the inherently important concepts of the books and build in listener accountability through authentic assessment. The formats include creating comic books, mock trials, and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Book Reviews, Books, Class Activities
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Mitchell-Powell, Brenda, Ed. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1996
Presents a geographically based overview of children's literature highlighting the extraordinary experience of ordinary people. Recommended books cover subjects as diverse as the U.S. West and economically developing countries. A special effort has been made to include a multicultural perspective. (MJP)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Resources
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Nicklow, Lisa – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1995
Maintains that alphabet books are an overlooked valuable resource for children's literature to enhance social studies instruction. Possible uses include introducing students to new concepts and ideas as well as initiating group discussions and creative activities. Presents an annotated bibliography of 38 alphabet books. (CFR)
Descriptors: Alphabets, Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature
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Rogers, Linda K.; Bromley, Karen – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1995
Asserts that children's literature is a natural vehicle for developing geographic literacy. Discusses instructional techniques for teaching geographic concepts using children's books. Offers an annotated bibliography of 14 books, including a story summary, the geographic setting, and recommended grade level. (CFR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques
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Brandt, Paula, Ed.; Wade, Rahima, Ed. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1995
Contends that elementary teachers should use literature in their classrooms to teach essential social studies concepts. Describes types of literature useful in the social studies classroom. Includes recommended children's books for each of eight categories of literature. (CFR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Biographies, Books, Childrens Literature
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Lombard, Robert H., Ed.; And Others – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1994
Contends that, although the concept of integrating language arts or science activities to social studies can be a powerful instructional strategy, it may neglect social content. Suggests that social studies teachers introduce books to their colleagues in other subject areas so they can integrate social studies content into their instruction. (CFR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Content Area Reading, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies
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McGowan, Tom, Ed.; And Others – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1994
Asserts that citizens are aware of growing global diversity and interdependence. Maintains that simply providing children with information about other cultures is not enough. Provides a bibliographic essay divided into eight themes related to cultural diversity. (CFR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Citizenship Education, Content Area Reading, Cross Cultural Studies
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Labbo, Linda D. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1997
Reviews five recent children and young adult books recounting the experiences of African American women. The books cover, respectively, the lives of Olympians, musicians, crusader Marion Wright Edelman (one of the first black teenagers to integrate Little Rock High School), and a Pony Express trail driver. (MJP)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Black Achievement, Black Culture, Black History
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Gallagher, Arlene F., Ed. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1993
Presents an annotated bibliography of 19 recently published books on the topic of moving that are recommended for elementary children. Categorizes the books into three grade groups: primary, intermediate, and advanced. Provides a list of all books with publisher and publication date included. (CFR)
Descriptors: Child Development, Childhood Needs, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education
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Handley, Leslie Mills, Ed. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1993
Presents two interdisciplinary lessons combining social studies, reading, and writing. Includes recommended children's literature for both lessons. Suggests classroom activities designed to teach history and social studies through reading historical fiction. (CFR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Curriculum Design, Elementary Education, History Instruction
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Lombard, Robert H.; And Others – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1993
Maintains that social studies teachers have used the traditions associated with civic and religious holidays to teach about historical events and culture. Asserts that holidays are becoming more culturally diverse. Presents a bibliographic essay including recommended children's literature on both religious and secular holidays. (CFR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Content Area Reading, Cultural Differences, Cultural Enrichment
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