Picturing the World
Title Picturing the World PDF eBook
Author Kathleen T. Isaacs
Publisher American Library Association
Pages 218
Release 2013
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 0838911269

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This annotated resource by veteran children's book reviewer Isaacs surveys the best 250 nonfiction/informational titles for ages 3 through 10, helping librarians make informed collection development and purchasing decisions.



Linking Picture Book Biographies to National Content Standards
Title Linking Picture Book Biographies to National Content Standards PDF eBook
Author Liz Deskins
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages 164
Release 2015-11-23
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 1440835241

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Presenting beautifully illustrated picture book biographies, this book pairs narrative nonfiction biographies rich in language and illustrations with national content standards in the social studies, science, and the arts. The current focus on promoting nonfiction reading at all ages has brought to attention the value of narrative nonfiction in the form of new picture book biographies. But which of the thousands of these types of titles will have maximum teaching impact and be interesting to students? This book identifies the "best of the best" in new picture book biographies that are rich in language and illustrations and best support national content standards in science, social studies, and the arts. Written by authors with a combined experience of more than 50 years in teaching as well as extensive knowledge of children's literature and the review of such books, the book provides—in a single resource—the best in recently published picture book biographies that rely on primary and secondary sources, the best in storytelling styles, and the most engaging illustrations. The unit and lesson ideas within can be used as is or modified as needed. The selected biographies enable connections between the stories of individuals' lives in history and required areas of study.



Every Book Is a Social Studies Book
Title Every Book Is a Social Studies Book PDF eBook
Author Jeannette Balantic
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages 276
Release 2011-02-01
Genre Education
ISBN 1598845217

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This text offers a teacher and student-friendly collection of lessons and activities that help educators use picture books to engage younger students in meaningful social studies activities and bring this critical subject back in elementary schools. In order for today's children to succeed as adults, they need a solid foundation of life skills inculcated at a young age. Social studies is key to building this critical knowledge, yet less attention is being paid to social studies in elementary schools as this subject becomes more essential. The authors of this text have a solution: use picture books as dual-purpose texts that fulfill more than just language arts needs, and take the time dedicated to those lessons to simultaneously teach social studies. Each chapter of this text is organized around one of the National Council for the Social Studies' Ten Thematic Strands, covering diverse and engaging topics ranging from community and individuality to science and technology. This book serves as a vital resource for classroom teachers, methods professors, staff developers, and curriculum writers who prioritize keeping social studies a part of the elementary school curriculum.



The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I
Title The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I PDF eBook
Author Charles Darwin
Publisher Cosimo Classics
Pages 578
Release 1887
Genre Naturalists
ISBN 9781646794331

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"In the selection and arrangement of the material he [Francis Darwin] was chiefly guided by a wish to portray his father's personal character, and he succeeded...in giving a true picture of the man and the student, the methods of Darwin's work and the gradual development of his opinions." -The Times (1925) The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (1896) is a compilation of letters written by Darwin, as well as an autobiographical chapter intended less for publication and more to inform his children and grandchildren. The first biography of Darwin, it was edited by his son, Francis Darwin and was touted as "one of the best biographies ever written" by The Times in 1925. This glimpse into Darwin's early years as a naturalist and his family life is a must read for all who love science and history.



Celebrating Every Learner
Title Celebrating Every Learner PDF eBook
Author Thomas R. Hoerr
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Pages 352
Release 2010-08-20
Genre Education
ISBN 9780470644713

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Howard Gardner's groundbreaking theory applied for classroom use This important book offers a practical guide to understanding how Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) can be used in the classroom. Gardner identified eight different types of intelligence: linguistic, logical, spatial, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, naturalist, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. Celebrating Every Learner describes the characteristics of each type of intelligence and follows up with ready-to-use lesson plans and activities that teachers can use to incorporate MI in their pre-K through 6 classrooms. Offers a treasury of easily implemented activities for engaging all students' multiple intelligences, from the New City School, a leading elementary school at the forefront of MI education Provides ready-to-use lesson plans that teachers can use to incorporate MI in any elementary classroom Includes valuable essays on how and why to integrate MI in the classroom Hoerr is the author of a bi-monthly column for Educational Leadership as well as the editor of the "Intelligence Connections" e-newsletter



The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Including an Autobiographical Chapter; Volume 3
Title The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Including an Autobiographical Chapter; Volume 3 PDF eBook
Author Francis Darwin
Publisher Legare Street Press
Pages 0
Release 2023-07-18
Genre
ISBN 9781020021176

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Charles Darwin is one of the most influential scientists of all time, and this book provides a fascinating glimpse into his life and thought processes. Francis Darwin, Charles Darwin's son, offers a rich collection of his father's letters and writings, as well as an autobiographical chapter written by the great scientist himself. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of science or the life of one of its greatest figures. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the "public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.



The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Two Volumes in One
Title The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Two Volumes in One PDF eBook
Author Charles Darwin
Publisher
Pages 0
Release 1887
Genre
ISBN 9781646794058

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"If we choose to let conjecture run wild, then animals, our fellow brethren in pain, disease, death, suffering and famine-our slaves in the most laborious works, our companions in our amusements-they may partake from our origin in one common ancestor-we may be all melted together." -Charles Darwin, The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II (1896) The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, including an Autobiographical (Two Volumes in One) (1896) is a compilation of letters written by Darwin, as well as an autobiographical chapter intended less for publication and more to inform his children and grandchildren. It also focuses on the foundations, growth, and writing of The Origin of Species. This glimpse into Darwin's early years as a naturalist and of his family life is a must read for all who love science and history.