A Window Into History: Family Memory in Children's Literature

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Oryx, 1996 - Education - 227 pages
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This is an excellent resource for objectives-based education. Because the foundation of the social studies curriculum is the family, A Window into History gives teachers an engaging method for introducing students to books that are structured as personal narratives of family histories. These books, both fiction and nonfiction, combined with highly appropriate activities and projects, build themes around community, history, and cultural or social differences. In addition, the variety of cultural backgrounds in the titles makes A Window into History especially valuable in programs that emphasize multicultural issues. Recommended teacher resource for grades 3-8.

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About the author (1996)

ELEANOR KAY MACDONALD is the children's librarian at the Beverly Hills Public Library in Beverly Hills, California. She has a Master's of Library Science degree from UCLA and has been a children's librarian for 15 years. MacDonald is a reviewer for School Library Journal and has authored several articles for the publication. She is a member of the American Library Association, Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People, and Friends of Children and Literature and has served on the FOCAL and Judy Lopez Award Committees.

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