Elementary students need opportunities to explore social justice issues in their classrooms. They also need to examine text to analyze historical figures’ values, biases, and beliefs. Using trade books is one method to expose students to multiple perspectives in a diverse world. Having students identify, analyze, and address discriminatory practices through trade books equips them with the skills necessary to build empathy and address oppressive systems.
"Using Trade Books to Identify and Change Discriminatory Practices,"
The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies: Vol. 79
, Article 1.
Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/the_councilor/vol79/iss2/1
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