Hooray for Heroes!: Books and Activities Kids Want to Share with Their Parents and Teachers

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Scarecrow Press, 1994 - Education - 243 pages
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Parents, teachers, and, most of all, kids will benefit from this book, which combines creative activities with a comprehensive, up-to-date list of biographies written for children. The key to learning about famous people is active involvement, and this book provides over one hundred clever ways to interact with biographical literature. Some ways to have fun with heroes: Making Ken and Barbie dolls into real heroes like the Babes Babe Ruth and Babe Didrikson Zaharias; reading about Harriet Tubman's courage and then designing a hero's button to wear; discovering Albert Einstein's genius and deciding what he might have carried in his fanny pack; visiting "Michelangelo's World," which kids will design after reading a biography of one of the world's greatest artists; or making stained glass windows honoring a living hero and humanitarian, Mother Theresa. The material is organized by age group; pre-school (ages 3-5), primary (ages 6-8), intermediate (9-11), and young people (12-14). The activities, written for children and adults to enjoy together, precede the age-appropriate book listings. In a lively, often humorous way, they encourage children to have fun with famous men and women. Book listings are arranged in a user-friendly format. Over one hundred award-winning titles have been reviewed, and many other high-quality books are annotated."
 

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Contents

PRESCHOOLPRIMARY ACTIVITIES
1
PRESCHOOL BOOKS
17
PRIMARY BOOKS
19
INTERMEDIATEYOUNG PEOPLE ACTIVITIES
51
INTERMEDIATE BOOKS
87
YOUNG PEOPLE BOOKS
167
COLLECTIVE BIOGRAPHIES
213
SERIES INDEX
219
DESCRIPTOR INDEX
234
HEROES INDEX
237
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
243
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\Dennis Denenberg (College of William and Mary; D.Ed., Pennsylvania State University) is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Field Experiences, Millersville University of Pennsylvania. A former high school social studies teacher, elementary school principal, and district administrator, he is the author of Toward a Human Curriculum: A Guide to Returning Great People to the Classrooms and Homes (Trillium, 1991) and has written and spoken frequently about heroes.

Lorraine Roscoe (BA, Cabrini College) is a freelance writer specializing in topics related to education and mental health issues. This is her first book.

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