PreS-Gr 2—This adventure-packed account set in 1895 Cascade, MT, centers on Mary Fields, a former slave and the first African American woman to drive a stagecoach. The author's note discusses the lack of available information on Fields—hence, the book reads more like a composite of Fields than a precise biography. Nonetheless, this story offers a much-needed correction to the often whitewashed history of the American West. Almon's full-color illustrations are soft, rounded, and appropriately child-friendly. VERDICT A worthy purchase for libraries serving young children and for classroom lessons on U.S. history, bravery, and overcoming adversity.—Kate Olson, Bangor School District, WI
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)|
About the Author
Table of Contents1. Introduction - learning sciences at the threshold of expansion; 2. Whatever happened to process theories of learning?; 3. Studies of expansive learning - foundations, findings and future challenges; 4. Enriching the theory of expansive learning - lessons from journeys toward co-configuration; 5. From learning environments and implementation to activity systems and expansive learning; 6. Process enhancement versus community building - transcending the dichotomy through expansive learning; 7. Expansive learning in a library - actions, cycles and deviations from instructional intentions; 8. Beyond discontinuity - expansive organizational learning remembered; 9. Wildfire activities - new patterns of mobility and learning; 10. From design experiments to formative interventions; References; Index.