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Riecken, Ted J.; Miller, Michelle R. – Social Studies, 1990
Critiques current models of problem solving for children, maintaining that there is a chasm between the experiences of real-life problem solving and the idealized frameworks that are presented to children. Suggests the use of children's literature as a means to teaching problem solving. Includes suggested readings, and a list of questions for…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Decision Making Skills
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Ferguson, Phyllis M.; Young, Terrell A. – Social Studies, 1996
Reviews the materials and procedures used in a fifth-grade history unit on the Underground Railroad. The unit integrated a variety of teaching methods and materials making extensive use of historical literature, K-W-L (what we Know, what we Want to find out, what we Learned) charts, and activities aimed at different learning styles. (MJP)
Descriptors: Black History, Childrens Literature, Cognitive Style, Grade 5
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Stafford, Jan – Social Studies, 1993
Asserts that most teachers would like to teach about religion, especially in history, but hesitate because they are uncertain about what they can teach legally. Recommends using children's literature to point out how religions affect the way families throughout the world live in their homes and communities. (CFR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Content Area Reading, Elementary Education
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Imeson, Jaeanne; Skamp, Keith R. – Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that environmental education in New South Wales is supported as an interdisciplinary priority area. Describes an environmental education/social studies unit using children's literature. Describes six lessons and presents samples of student writing in response to assignments. (CFR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, Colonialism, Cross Cultural Studies
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Lickteig, Mary J.; Danielson, Kathy Everts – Social Studies, 1995
Discusses the goals of global education and presents a rationale for providing global education experiences at the age children are the most responsive to instruction. Discusses how children's trade books can provide links among cultures and teach geographic knowledge and skills. Includes teaching activities and a list of teacher resources. (CFR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Childrens Literature, Content Area Reading, Cross Cultural Studies