Through the use of children’s books about family and community, students have opportunities to learn about people, culture, traditions, values, and everyday lives similar to and different from their own. A Children’s Special Collection Librarian and a teacher educator worked together to help teachers use Patricia Polacco's books to teach about family and community, and enable students to explore realistic and memorable examples of the cultures of diverse peoples within their own community.
Hickey, M. Gail and Codispoti, Margit
"Teachers and Librarians Collaborate: Teaching about Family and Community through Children’s Literature,"
The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies: Vol. 72
, Article 3.
Available at: http://thekeep.eiu.edu/the_councilor/vol72/iss2/3
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