New PDF release: Social Studies Through Children's Literature: An Integrated

By Anthony D. Fredericks

Use this activity-centered, literature-based method of get scholars interested by social reports. those 32 devices have summaries of books, social reports subject parts, lists of content-related phrases, curricular views, and critical-thinking questions, in addition to myriad actions. Fredericks additionally can provide an exceptional annotated bibliography of kid's literature and a listing of social experiences assets.

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Design a wordless picture book. "Publish" an original book. Share a story with a classmate or partner. Design and write a newspaper article. "Publish" a classroom newspaper. Locate and read a relevant magazine article. Write an original play. Write poetry. Write a letter to a character or historical figure. Write a sequel or prequel to an incident or event. Adapt a story into a news report or television program. Create multiple endings for a story. Write a description of a book in twenty-five words or less; in fifty words or less; in seventy-five words or less.

Obviously, giving students choices will mean that some students may select activities that are too difficult for them, while others will select activities that are too easy. That is all right! Your primary responsibility will be to guide students to make appropriate choices, not to make the choices for them. Plan some regular discussion time during which you and a student or group of students can talk about activities and projects appropriate to skills and ability levels and how those choices will help students acquire both competence and interest in all sectors of the social studies program.

Included in our menagerie of dogs, cats, chickens, geese, rabbits, and ducks was a pony named Cinnamon, who was a neverending source of delight for my own children. During that year I had to provide Karen with a running account of Cinnamon's activities and bring in photographs of her for Karen to add to one of the scrapbooks. Karen wrote stories about Cinnamon, created replicas of Cinnamon from modeling clay, developed a chart on the differences and similarities between ponies and horses, and collected data from the local county extension agent on the nutritional needs and diseases of horses and ponies.

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