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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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Shin, Eui-Kyung – Social Studies, 2001
Believes that students should learn about cultural similarities as opposed to differences to help them understand the connections among the cultures of the world. Provides practical suggestions for meaningful learning experiences focusing on cultural similarities using children's literature, proverbs, a venn diagram, and real-life examples. (CMK)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
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Meden, Maryellen – Social Studies, 1999
Describes a unit for third-grade students where they learn about the Pilgrim's experiences on the Mayflower. Explains that in order to bring history alive for the students, each student is assigned the name of a Pilgrim child who was on the Mayflower and assumes the identity of that child throughout the unit. (CMK)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Grade 3