How We Crossed the West

The Adventures of Lewis & Clark


Author: Rosalyn Schanzer

Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books

ISBN: 9781426313288

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 726

Presents a diary of Lewis and Clark's journey westward from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean from May 1804 to November 1805.

Lewis and Clark on Their Journey to the Pacific


Author: Richard Sapp

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836864298

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 6556

Describes the Corps of Discovery's expedition to explore the unknown western regions of America at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Twenty Terrific Mini-plays that Build Reading Skills


Author: Tracey West

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439201049

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 5867

Build fluency and foster reading skills with these fast and fun read-aloud plays on favorite topics you teach. Topics include the 50 States, the Underground Railroad, Thanksgiving, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nellie Bly, tornado chasers, space, and more. Each play comes with background information, a discussion question, writing prompt, book and Internet links, and a fun, cross-curricular activity. For use with Grades 2-4.

The Mississippi and West


Author: Linda Thompson

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1612364306

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6417

Discusses the history, people, and events involved in the expansion of the West

Activating the Primary Social Studies Classroom

A Standards-based Sourcebook for K-4


Author: Leslie Marlow,Duane Inman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1578862418

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 1007

Presents social studies activities for the kindergarten to fourth grade classroom.

Using Children's Literature Across the Curriculum

A Handbook of Instructional Strategies


Author: Patricia A. Antonacci,Lucy Murphy

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Education

Page: 247

View: 6643

Catherine M. O'Callaghan, Patricia A. Antonacci, Lucy P. Murphy, Florence D. Musiello, and Eugene Wolfson" Using Children's Literature Across the Curriculum: A Handbook of Instructional Strategies" This resource uniquely offers preservice and inservice teachers templates for using quality children's literature to implement six themes across grades K-8. The themes are based on national curriculum standards and text sets are carefully selected to facilitate discussion, analysis, and problem solving across the grades. "Using Children's Literature Across the Curriculum, "provides teachers with a guide to using multilayered texts to facilitate students' attainment of critical literacy. It is designed to be a supplemental guide for teachers in designing literacy instruction. The instructional sequence includes collaborative inquiry activities across the curriculum to extend each theme to math, science, technology and social studies. Teachers are shown how to incorporate family literacy with a component entitled 'Home School Connections' and to differentiate instruction for individual learners with a section entitled 'On Your Own Activities'. The theme concludes with a critical literacy activity that applies the content knowledge of the theme with collaborative inquiry. ""I'm excited to have this tool to share with the teachers in our program ...""I had been given this as a first year teacher, I would have been thrilled. It's wonderful - all encompassing."" - Susan T. Weakland, Pathways Educational Program, Curriculum Coordinator, Moultrie, GA "Highly recommended!" - Dr. Gail Singleton Taylor, Old Dominion University, Darden College of Education, Norfolk, VA ""A useful reference for teachers (new and experienced) to use to see how interdisciplinary work can be accomplished. It provides good examples, activities, and references that would provide a successful first experience for teachers working""with thematic studies."" - Lisa Grundstrom, Bloomington Public Schools, K-2 Teacher, Bloomington, MN

Gotcha Covered!

More Nonfiction Booktalks to Get Kids Excited about Reading


Author: Kathleen A. Baxter,Michael Dahl

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781591582250

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

View: 7092

Presents over 300 all-new nonfiction booktalks for children K-8 in the same enthusiastic tone as the first two successful books.

Frei wie ein Wolf


Author: Avi

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646921692

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3218

Der Schlittenhund McKinley lebt mit seinen Menschen Gil, Sarah und deren Sohn Jack in Steamboat Springs. Seine Stellung als Rudelführer ist unangefochten und er könnte ein ruhiges, beschauliches Leben führen, wenn nicht die geheimnisvolle Wölfin namens Lupin in der Gegend aufgetaucht wäre. Sie fordert alle Hunde auf, sich ihrem freien Leben in der Wildnis anzuschließen. Die Menschen haben Angst vor der Wölfin und machen Jagd auf sie. Eine wilde Hatz beginnt und Lupin wird angeschossen. McKinleys ist von ihr fasziniert und hilft ihr, den Menschen zu entkommen. Dabei riskiert er den Verlust seiner Stellung im Rudel. Soll er um seine Position kämpfen oder Lupin in die Wildnis folgen?

Lewis and Clark


Author: Mary Stout

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 9780739856772

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7302

Presents a biography of the American explorers who led the Corps of Discovery sent to cross the lands added to the United States by the Louisiana Purchase, and recounts the events and accomplishments of the journey.

Elementary and Middle School Social Studies

An Interdisciplinary Instructional Approach


Author: Pamela J. Farris

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies


Category: Interdisciplinary approach in education

Page: 112

View: 5094

Which Way to the Wild West?

Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward Expansion


Author: Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Flash Point

ISBN: 1429964960

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 5638

History--with the good bits put back. Discover the drama, discoveries, dirty deeds and derring-do that won the American West. With a storyteller's voice and attention to the details that make history real and interesting, Steve Sheinkin's Which Way to the Wild West? delivers America's greatest adventure. From the Louisiana Purchase (remember: if you're negotiating a treaty for your country, play it cool.) to the gold rush (there were only three ways to get to California--all of them bad) to the life of the cowboy, the Indian wars, and the everyday happenings that defined living on the frontier.

Elementary School Library Collection

A Guide to Books and Other Media, Phases 1-2-3


Author: Linda L. Homa,Ann L. Schreck,Maureen Hoebener

Publisher: Brodart Company

ISBN: 9780872721142

Category: Reference

Page: 1118

View: 5571

The Teacher's Calendar, School Year 2000-2001

The Day-by-day Directory to Holidays, Historic Events, Birthdays and Special Days, Weeks and Months


Author: Kim A. Summers,Sally M. Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780809225217

Category: Anniversaries

Page: 268

View: 8030

The ideal resource for K-8 teachers, school librarians, event coordinators, public and children's librarians, and after-school program librarians. Arranged day by day from August 1, 2000, through July 31, 2001, it will help teachers plan lessons, arrange bulletin boards, and prepare school calendars.More than 4,000 entries include updated birthday listings of entertainers, athletes, and government officials that are of interest to children, all federal and state holidays, significant dates in American history, state fairs, space exploration milestones -- even dates that toys such as Beanie Babies "TM" and American Girl "TM" dolls were introduced.

Library Journal

Net connect


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Internet access for library users

Page: N.A

View: 9439

Exploring Culturally Diverse Literature for Children and Adolescents

Learning to Listen in New Ways


Author: Darwin L. Henderson

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205366408

Category: Education

Page: 385

View: 9192

This collection of original essays concentrates on the meaning of cultural aesthetics in children's and adolescent literature and uniquely tackles the particular issues teachers face today. Discusses beginning literary patterns of a particular group, stereotypic representations of American cultures, imagery in American adolescent and children's literature, and issues of literary inclusion. Theory and practice come together throughout the three sections of the text.