Discoveries and Inventions in Literature for Youth: A Guide and Resource Book (Google eBook)

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Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 341 pages
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This is a great resource for librarians and teachers, offering a rich and varied collection of books and other resources on discoveries and inventions for students in grades K-12. The books selected profile a wide range of inventors and discoverers, from historical to modern day, including scientists of Ancient Greece to Leonardo da Vinci, to Josephine Baker, to Esther Dyson. The fields of energy, the environment, industry, information technology, medicine, science, space, transportation, and weapons and warfare are explained through these books, making this a source for teaching topics of current events Includes: Biographies, Picture books, Fiction and nonfiction books, Reference books, Professional and electronic resources. A directory of museums, organizations, and institutions; a collection of booktalks, classroom activities, and invention contests; and a suggested list of books for building a core library curriculum round out this essential curriculum tool.
  

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Contents

Biographies and Autobiographies
5
Collective Biographies
57
Picture Books
67
Fiction
81
Everyday Life
91
Industry Energy and the Environment
95
Information Technology
113
Media and Communications
119
How Things Work
181
The Future
187
Reference
195
Invention to Market
211
Professional Resources for Educators
217
Electronic Resources
235
Directory of Museums and Organizations
253
Booktalks Classroom Activities and Invention Contests
273

Medicine and Health
125
Science
133
Space
141
Transportation
149
Weapons and Warfare
159
Invention Collections
167
Building a Core Library Collection
289
Author Index
299
Title Index
309
Subject Index
329
About the Authors
341
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Page 5 - Fritz, Jean. What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? illus. by Margot Tomes. Coward, 1976.

About the author (2004)

Joy L. Lowe is a former school and public librarian who taught library science at Louisiana Tech University for twenty-six years. She is the coauthor of Colonial America in Literature for Youth: A Guide and Resource Book. Kathryn I. Matthew has worked in elementary schools in Texas and Louisiana as a classroom teacher, English as a second language specialist, and technology specialist. She has taught children's literature, reading, language arts, technology, and research classes. Kathryn is the coauthor of Colonial America in Literature for Youth: A Guide and Resource Book and Reading Comprehension: Books and Strategies for the Elementary Curriculum.

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