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Owens, William T.; Nowell, Linda S. – Social Studies, 2001
Contends that picture story books meet the goals of social studies, promote social inquiry, and are compatible with social studies curriculum standards. Describes the use of picture story books in the classroom. Includes an annotated bibliography, and discussion of the bibliography, that is meant to encourage social consciousness in students five-…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Educational Practices, Elementary Education
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Stewig, John Warren – Social Studies, 1992
Discusses the use of children's literature within the social studies curriculum to teach about other cultures. Includes fiction set in another place, works set in both another place and time, and informational or factual accounts of other countries. Urges use of multiple books on the same culture and foreign books to capitalize on children's…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development
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Ahern, John F.; Moir, Hughes – Social Studies, 1986
Provides a brief annotated bibliography of children's books which may be used to foster greater understanding of the five most popular holidays celebrated in U. S. public schools. The holidays are Columbus Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and St. Valentine's Day. (JDH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Cultural Education, Elementary Education
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Fry, Pamela G.; And Others – Social Studies, 1996
Utilizes M. A. K. Halliday's theories concerning the social and cultural functions of language to construct a series of social studies/language arts integrated learning activities. First graders wrote letters to an imaginary mouse in their desks and third graders answered the letters. Analyzes this activity and includes an annotated bibliography.…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Cognitive Processes, Developmental Psychology, Elementary Education