Integrate adventure stories, folktales, and other quality fiction into the social studies curriculum with this Oryx bestseller. The authors describe each publication along with discussions, projects, reports, and other activities that will perfectly complement them. The learning objectives focus first on the family, then communities, cultures, and the American nation as a whole. Student objectives and activities are clearly outlined, with special attention paid to preparation and procedure. Suggestions for extending the lessons as well as follow-up activities are also covered.
About the Author:
Mildred Knight Laughlin, now deceased, was a professor emeritus in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. She coauthored with Letty Watt, Developing Learning Skills Through Children's Literature: An Idea Book for K-5 Classrooms and Libraries and with Patricia Kardaleff she wrote Literature-Based Social Studies: Children's Books and Activities to Enrich the K-5 Curriculum both published by Oryx Press. Her education included a BA in English from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, a MA in education from Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, and a MLS and a PhD in education from the University of Oklahoma, Norman.
Patricia Payne Kardaleff received her Master's of Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma, Norman and taught elementary social studies and reading for 10 years. She is currently an elementary library media specialist.