Maps And Mapping In Children S Literature

Author: Nina Goga
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027265461
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Maps and Mapping in Children’s Literature is the first comprehensive study that investigates the representation of maps in children’s books as well as the impact of mapping on the depiction of landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes in children’s literature. The chapters in this volume pursue a comparative approach as they represent a wide spectrum of diverse genres and national children’s literatures by examining a wealth of children’s books from Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Norway, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the USA. The theoretical and methodological approaches range from literary studies, developmental psychology, maps and geography literacy, ecocriticism, historical contextualization with both new historicist and political-historical leanings, and intermediality to materialist cartographies, cultural studies, island studies, and genre studies. By this, this volume aims at embedding children’s literature in a broader field of literary and cultural studies, thus situating children’s literature research within a general context of literary theory.

Geographic Literacy Through Children S Literature

Author: Linda K. Rogers
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563084393
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Combining practical, student-centered activities with an annotated bibliography of more than 160 children's books, this guide models ways for classroom teachers to teach geography through children's literature. Chapters based on the five themes of the Geographic Standards present a variety of activities that teach students important geographic concepts. The extensive bibliography provides summaries of books, suggested teaching activities, and cross-references to other books; a list of teacher resources is also included. Attractive line drawings accompany the conversational text. Anyone looking for an effective way to teach geography at the elementary level will want this book and middle and high school educators will find useful extensions for older students. The work offers a great way to integrate geography into the curriculum.

Spatial Intelligence

Author: Daniel Ness
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317531183
Size: 38.47 MB
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Spatial Intelligence examines public and professional conceptions of the relationships between thinking about spatial attributes and active engagement in spatially related constructions and designs. Even though children’s and adolescents’ spatial propensities in constructive activities parallel the skills needed by professionals in both established and emerging fields, spatial education is often missing from K–12 curricula and is easily impeded by teachers, parents, or other individuals who do not provide contexts in formalized settings, such as schools, to nurture its potential. This book bridges the gap by linking the natural spatial inclinations, interests, and proclivities of individuals from a variety of cultures with professional training and expertise in engineering, architecture, science, and mathematics. Educators will be better able to achieve the skills and awareness necessary to provide children and young adults with the vital opportunities inherent in spatial education.

Elementary And Middle School Social Studies

Author: Pamela J. Farris
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478628901
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The latest edition of Pamela Farris’s popular, value-priced text continues to
offer pre- and in-service teachers creative strategies and proven techniques sensitive to the needs of all elementary and middle school learners. Coverage includes the C3 Framework and the four sets of learning from the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Farris, together with contributors who specialize in implementing successful teaching methods and theories, demonstrate how classroom teachers can excite and inspire their students to be engaged learners.

Literacy Crises And Reading Policies

Author: Janet Soler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134305230
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This widely researched comparative study addresses the critical issue of literacy crises around the world and questions their wider sociological and educational impact. The recurring literacy crises in England and English speaking countries such as the US and New Zealand are linked to wider issues of educational standards, concepts of teacher professionalism, debates over curriculum content and the whole purpose of schooling, in order for us to obtain a deeper understanding of specific national contexts and the political pressures involved. The authors' comparative approach enables them to uniquely demonstrate how literacy crises in one country can actually stimulate and shape literacy crises in another, as well as illustrating that these crises frequently share common features across time and geographical boundaries. Rather than championing any 'one best' method of teaching reading, central questions are addressed and discussed, which will make this ground-breaking book essential reading for policy makers, teachers and students in literacy and education studies.