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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
Bratt, Kirstin Ruth – Online Submission, 2010
An emphasis on diversity is one of the greatest challenges in my teaching. Everyone, myself included, enters the course with a set of expectations for human behavior, and literature can be very disruptive of these expectations. International literature, for example, often disrupts the narrative expectations of readers who were trained by stories…
Descriptors: Literary Genres, Elementary School Students, Student Diversity, Preservice Teacher Education
Hobbs, Lenora; And Others – Book Report, 1988
A series of articles explores the role of the school library in generating reading motivation among students, and suggests strategies for changing student and teacher attitudes through cooperative programs with teachers, library activities, special activities for reluctant readers, learning strategies, and computer assisted instruction. An…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Learning Activities, Learning Resources Centers, Library Role
Whitney, Jennifer D. – Online Submission, 2007
Book challenges have become more and more frequent in recent years. In particular, those books that address issues most relevant to preteens and teenagers seem to be the object of many challenges. Many of the hundreds of challenged works represent literary classics and high-quality writing for young audiences. Teachers, administrators and other…
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), Adolescents, Literacy, Censorship
Kolencik, Patricia; Bernadowski, Carianne – Library Media Connection, 2008
Bullying. Death. Disabilities. Peer acceptance. Cultural differences. Adoption. Sibling rivalry... These are some of the unfortunate realities and personal challenges that children experience and must deal with on a daily basis. Library media specialists are frequently asked to suggest books teachers can use to give children insight into…
Descriptors: Bullying, Sibling Relationship, Coping, Cultural Differences
Jalongo, Mary Renck; Renck, Melissa Ann – School Library Journal, 1984
This examination of the element of nostalgia in children's literature highlights definitions of nostalgia, nostalgia as a literary device, characteristics of special significance in literature having a nostalgic mood (consistency, authenticity, timelessness, multiculturalism), and examples of books with the element of nostalgia. (EJS)
Descriptors: Background, Books, Children, Childrens Literature
Osborne, Nancy Seale – 1990
This paper argues that gender/women's studies are becoming an essential element of research and curricula in a number of disciplines. Several scholars of gender who conduct research in various disciplines are mentioned, and their areas of work are briefly outlined: Kate Millett, Shulamith Firestone, Simone de Beauvoir, Anne Oakley, Nancy Chodorow,…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Feminism, Global Approach
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Brown, Margaret; Muller, Pat – Voice of Youth Advocates, 1994
Describes a cooperative project developed between the Arlington (Virginia) Public Library and local middle schools to form a Teen Advisory Board (TAB), a group of students who read and review new young adult books. Highlights include expansion of the program; student involvement in other activities; and four lists of favorite titles. (LRW)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Annotated Bibliographies, Book Reviews
Miller, Maurice; Loukellis, Irene – 1982
The basis for socially mainstreaming handicapped children as well as changing attitudes toward the handicapped are discussed; and a list of teaching activities and resources for introducing students to the mentally retarded, the visually impaired, the physically handicapped, the hearing impaired, and the learning disabled is presented. A summary…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, Hearing Impairments
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Kim, Cathy Y.; Garcia, Jesus – Social Education, 1996
Argues that literature-based social studies provide personal perspectives for examining essential social studies concepts and generalizations. Includes lesson sequences utilizing trade books to teach about poverty, hope, and involuntary relocation for primary, middle, and secondary school students. Briefly describes the books mentioned and…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Cultural Pluralism
Webre, Elizabeth C. – Online Submission, 2008
"Children's Choices," a project of a joint committee supported by the International Reading Association (IRA) and the Children's Book Council, is published annually in "The Reading Teacher." Books recommended by children are grouped by levels: Beginning Reader (ages 5-7); Young Readers (ages 8-10); and Advanced Readers (ages…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Language Arts, Standards, Literary Devices
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Bechtel, Ben – Music Educators Journal, 1980
The author suggests that students of early music must have knowledge of those styles' essential improvisatory features so they can make spontaneous and musically appropriate choices when performing music written prior to 1750, knowing that the printed page is an outline to be amplified upon. (KC)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Music, Music Theory, Musicians
Holm, Daniel T. – 1998
Addressing teacher educators, this paper describes the importance of story as a reflective teaching tool, and provides brief annotations of 11 children's picture books (published between 1989 and 1998) which have reading as a critical story element. The children's picture books listed in this paper can be used to assist teachers in analyzing their…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Picture Books
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Joels, Rosie Webb – Childhood Education, 1987
Suggests children's literature that can aid in the development of various types of comprehension skills in preschool/kindergarten children. Provides annotated examples of books that emphasize the story elements of characterization, real or make-believe situations, sequencing, cause-and-effect, main ideas, and various language skills. Coded…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Cognitive Development, Comprehension
Batelaan, Pieter; Gundara, Jagdish S. – Bulletin of the International Bureau of Education, 1991
An overview of intercultural and antiracist education introduces an annotated bibliography, which contains 349 international sources of information on the topic. Highlights include school and society; language in intercultural education; minority students; intercultural teacher education; effective teaching and learning, communication, classroom…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cultural Pluralism, Educational Environment
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