Cultural Journeys: Multicultural Literature for Elementary and Middle School Students

Cultural Journeys: Multicultural Literature for Elementary and Middle School Students

by Pamela S. Gates, Dianne L. Hall Mark
     
 

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ISBN-10: 144220687X

ISBN-13: 9781442206878

Pub. Date: 08/16/2010

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

As multicultural education is becoming integral to the core curriculum, teachers often implement this aspect into their courses through literature. However, standards and criteria to teach and promote active discussion about this literature are sparse. Cultural Journeys introduces pre-service and experienced teachers to the use of literature to promote active

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As multicultural education is becoming integral to the core curriculum, teachers often implement this aspect into their courses through literature. However, standards and criteria to teach and promote active discussion about this literature are sparse. Cultural Journeys introduces pre-service and experienced teachers to the use of literature to promote active discussions that lead students to think about racial diversity. More than just an annotated list of books for children, Pamela S. Gates and Dianne L. Hall Mark provide systematic guidelines that teachers can use throughout their careers to evaluate multicultural literature for students in grades K-8. At the same time, the text leads the reader to a deeper understanding of how to use multicultural literature throughout the entire curriculum and not just during specially designated months or time periods. With the example unit plans and extensive annotated bibliography, this book is a valuable resource that pre-service teachers will utilize when they begin teaching and in-service teachers will reference repeatedly during their planning periods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442206878
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/16/2010
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 1. Why Do We Study Multicultural Literature? Chapter 4 2. Defining Literary Standards Chapter 5 3. Picture Books Chapter 6 4. Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Tall Tales Chapter 7 5. Historical Fiction Chapter 8 6. Nonfiction: Biography, Informational Texts, and Autobiography Chapter 9 7. Realistic Fiction Chapter 10 8. Poetry Chapter 11 9. Creating the Climate for Success Chapter 12 Appendix: Additional Cultural Resources and Unit Plans Chapter 13 Bibliography Chapter 14 Index Chapter 15 About the Authors

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