Caldecott Connections to Social Studies by Shan Glandon

By Shan Glandon

Make the most of the charm and tool of Caldecott award literature to increase and advertise studying around the curriculum. In those volumes the writer demonstrates how one can use award-winning books as springboards to technological know-how and social reviews studying within the library and classroom-and to extend scholar information and appreciation of representation ideas. for every Caldecott identify there's heritage details at the illustrations, curriculum connections, lesson plans, and help fabrics for instructing. Glandon additionally integrates Gardner's a number of intelligences with curriculum content material. With a versatile, discovery strategy, those task devices concentrate on student-centered, experiential, holistic, and real studying and they're prepared for fast implementation. specific to fundamental grade ambitions and skills, the books comprise an array of person tasks and collaborative ones. in addition they foster collaborations among library media experts and school room lecturers.

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Long, lon g ago, there were lots more buffalo . O h , wha t a wonderful sigh t the y were for th e hunters o f the Plains. 1 , Landscape Form s (on e per student ) Scraps o f paper i n differen t texture s an d color s (newspaper , constructio n paper , wrapping paper , foi l paper , wallpaper samples ) Glue Engage Show the map of the United States, and talk about the areas where different tribe s lived. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses is an American India n story . {Visual/SpatialIntelligence) Text continues on page 20.

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1901-1909 ] Let' s add an illustration t o the couplet . [W e dre w a picture o f one o f his flying machines. ] W e wil l add othe r couplet s an d picture s a s you finis h you r biographies . Monsieur Blerio t wa s a flyin g pioneer . Eleven machine s h e built , neve r showin g fear ! 2. Timeline Couple t Activity Plan 2: Introducing Biographies > - 33 Share the Caldecott Award information : 1. A s students examine the cover of the book, ask them what special thing they notice, (gold medal) Ask them what the name of the medal is.

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