Common Threads

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New in paperback! Turn the library into a center for active and fun-filled discovery! Heath shows how to use thematic festivals to incorporate the exploration of literature into cooperative learning activities. Each of the book's nine chapters describes a different festival, complete with arts, crafts, music and storytelling—activities that will increase students' awareness of other cultures (Shaker, Native American, and Caribbean, to name a few). Features literature-based projects, craft projects using ...

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Overview

New in paperback! Turn the library into a center for active and fun-filled discovery! Heath shows how to use thematic festivals to incorporate the exploration of literature into cooperative learning activities. Each of the book's nine chapters describes a different festival, complete with arts, crafts, music and storytelling—activities that will increase students' awareness of other cultures (Shaker, Native American, and Caribbean, to name a few). Features literature-based projects, craft projects using recyclable materials, delectable recipes to enliven literary education, novel decorating ideas to enhance the ambience of classroom or library, attention-grabbing displays, and much more. Illustrated. Cloth edition [0-8108-3036-1] previously published in 1996. Paperback edition available May 2002.

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Editorial Reviews

Lynda Stewart
...A well researched, inspirational book. Mr. Heath's experience and credentials are impeccable...
School Library Media Quarterly
...this book will assist in planning educational experiences.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810841574
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 6/1/2002
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Heath teaches in the integrated humanities program in the middle school of the American School in London. He is a book review editor of the International Schools Journal and serves on the Education Committee of the British Museum.

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