Literature-Based Social Studies: Children's Books & Activities to Enrich the K-5 Curriculum / Edition 1

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Integrate adventure stories, folktales, and other quality fiction into the social studies curriculum with this Oryx bestseller. The authors describe each publication along with discussions, projects, reports, and other activities that will perfectly complement them. The learning objectives focus first on the family, then communities, cultures, and the American nation as a whole. Student objectives and activities are clearly outlined, with special attention paid to preparation and procedure. Suggestions for extending the lessons as well as follow-up activities are also covered.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This is a rich resource."


Reading Horizons

"This is a thorough, well thought-out production. The titles are well chosen and the various activities are imaginative and creative."


Emergency Librarian

"[T]he authors have assembled student goals for each grade level and an exciting selection of books and rewarding activities."


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897746052
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1990
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.87 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

MILDRED KNIGHT LAUGHLIN, now deceased, was a professor emeritus in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma, Norman.

PATRICIA PAYNE KARDALEFF received her Master's of Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma, Norman and taught elementary social studies and reading for 10 years.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Using Children's Literature in the Teaching of Social Studies vii

Chapter 1 Kindergarten/Transition/First Grade 1

Myself 1

Families 7

Economics of Family Living 13

Homes 17

Children and Their Families Near and Far 23

Friendship 29

Groups: Working and Playing Together 34

Transportation 39

Holidays 44

Chapter 2 Second Grade/Third Grade 50

Native American Communities 50

Pioneer Communities 54

Rural and Small Town Living 60

Urban Living 65

Being an American 69

World Neighbors 74

Celebrations 80

Chapter 3 Fourth Grade/Fifth Grade 87

Early America 87

Becoming a Nation 95

The American Frontier 104

The Civil War Era 113

America, Land of Change 119

The United States Today and Tomorrow 127

Appendix: Directory of Publishers 135

Index 139

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