Archaeology for Kids

Author: Richard Panchyk

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 146

This activity book features 25 projects such as making a surface survey of a site, building a screen for sifting dirt and debris at a dig, tracking soil age by color, and counting tree rings to date a find, teaches kids the techniques that unearthed Neanderthal caves, Tutankhamun's tomb, the city of Pompeii, and Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec empire. Kids will delight in fashioning a stone-age tool, playing a seriation game with old photographs of cars, "reading" objects excavated in their own backyards, and using patent numbers to date modern artifacts as they gain an overview of human history and the science that brings it back to life.

Empires of Ancient Mesopotamia

Author: Barbara A. Somervill

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 152

View: 942

Discusses the people, land, culture, religion, and legacy of ancient Mesopotamia, which is now known as the country of Iraq.

The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach

Bible Based Homeschooling

Author: Robin Sampson

Publisher: Heart of Wisdom Publishing Inc

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 508

View: 555

Details the Bible-based homeschool teaching approach for parents, and discusses Christian education, learning styles, unit studies, bible study, and more.

Integrating Literature in the Content Areas

Enhancing Adolescent Learning and Literacy: Enhancing Adolescent Learning and Literacy

Author: Sharon Kane

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 185

This practical, accessible resource will help future and practicing teachers integrate literature into their middle school or high school classrooms, while also addressing content area standards and improving the literacy skills of their students. Two introductory chapters are followed by five chapters that each cover a different genre: Chapter 3, Informational Books; Chapter 4, Fiction; Chapter 5, Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir; Chapter 6, Poetry; and Chapter 7, How-to and Hands-on Books. Each genre chapter consists of four parts: Part 1: Discusses the genre and how content area teachers can use books within that genre to further content learning and enhance literacy skills. Part 2: Offers hands-on instructional strategies and activities using literature, with activities for use in a variety of disciplines. Part 3: Presents individual author studies (three or four per chapter) with bibliographies and guidelines for using the authors' books in content area courses. Part 4: Features an annotated bibliography of specially selected children and young adult literature for that genre, organized by content area. The annotations provide information about the book, which can be used to prepare booktalks, and teaching ideas for using in a specific content area. Altogether these sections contain more than 600 annotated entries tabbed by subject area, including art, English/language arts, languages and culture, math and technology, music, PE/health, science, and social studies/history.

Best books for children

preschool through grade 6. Supplement to the eighth edition

Author: Catherine Barr

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1783

View: 168

Best Books for Children

Preschool Through Grade 6. Supplement to the seventh edition

Author: John Thomas Gillespie

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited

ISBN:

Category: Best books

Page: 509

View: 739

The latest addition to the "Best Books" family, this all-new guide updates the popular and critically acclaimed "Best Books for Children, Seventh Edition." This thematic work is a state-of-the-art reading guide and selection tool for children's literature, enabling you to thoroughly evaluate your children's literature collection and create theme-based and genre-oriented reading lists for curriculum-related and recreational reading. The entries cover more than 6,000 titles published from 2001 to 2003, most of which have been recommended in at least two sources, and provide annotations with succinct plot summaries as well as ISBNs, book length, price, reading level, and review citations. Award-winning and series titles are noted as well. This guide is an invaluable resource for anyone working with children or children's literature.

Something about the Author

Author: Alan Hedblad

Publisher: Gale

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 146

An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume of this series provides illustrated biographical articles on approximately 70 children's authors and artists. The series covers more than 10,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources and photographs. Also availa is a cumulative author index, published in odd-numbered volumes.