Teaching U.S. History Through Children's Literature

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Similar to U.S. History Through Children's Literature: From the Colonial Period to World War II in format and approach, historical fiction and nonfiction are integrated into modern U.S. History. For each of these topics, Miller suggests two or more titles-one for use with the entire class and one for use with small reading groups. Summaries of the books, author information, activities, and topics for discussion are supplemented with vocabulary lists and ideas for research topics and further reading. This ...

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Overview

Similar to U.S. History Through Children's Literature: From the Colonial Period to World War II in format and approach, historical fiction and nonfiction are integrated into modern U.S. History. For each of these topics, Miller suggests two or more titles-one for use with the entire class and one for use with small reading groups. Summaries of the books, author information, activities, and topics for discussion are supplemented with vocabulary lists and ideas for research topics and further reading. This integrated approach makes history more meaningful to students and helps them retain historical details and facts by immersing them in stories surrounding historical events. A well-researched and thorough resource.

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Provides teachers and librarians with titles and discussion questions for a literature-based history program in upper elementary and middle school grades. Chapters on topics such as the Korean War and the Civil Rights Movement suggest two or more historical fiction and nonfiction titles, one for use with an entire class and one for use with small reading groups. Summaries of books, author information, activities, and topics for discussion are supplemented by vocabulary lists and ideas for research topics and further reading. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563085819
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/15/1998
  • Series: Through Children's Literature Series
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

WANDA J. MILLER is Reading Specialist, Williamson Central Schools, Williamson, New York. She serves on the New York State Curriculum Committee.

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