Notable Books, Notable Lessons: Putting Social Studies Back in the K-8 Curriculum

Notable Books, Notable Lessons: Putting Social Studies Back in the K-8 Curriculum

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This book provides teachers, librarians, and education methods professors with strategies, lesson plans, and activities that enable them to use literature as a springboard to social studies thematic instruction.

• Uses award-winning books to integrate social studies and English language arts

• Provides engaging, ready-to-use lesson plans that encourage hands-on engagement

• Suggests activities that connect to the social studies concepts, require thoughtful, active engagement, and foster critical thinking

• Includes annotated bibliographies, linked to the thematic strands of each chapter, of other books from the lists of Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, selected by the National Council for the Social Studies and Children's Book Council

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440840807
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/21/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 231
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Andrea S. Libresco is professor of social studies education as well as codirector of elementary education and of the minor in civic education at Hofstra University.

Jeannette Balantic is social studies curriculum coordinator in the Garden City School District in Garden City, NY.

Mary Battenfeld is associate professor of humanities at Wheelock College in Boston, MA.

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