A Parent/Teacher Guide to Children's Books on Peace and Tolerance

Author: Bob Blumenthal

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412042593

Category: Children's literature

Page: 262

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How do you teach children to value peace and appreciate diversity? One way is to provide them with books with themes that promote these ideas. The Parent / Teacher Guide to Children's Books on Peace and Tolerance offers readers a wide variety of award-winning titles along with annotations and grade level recommendations. The book is divided into the following sections: Preschool - grade three Grades 4 - 6 Middle school, and High school. Each section has over 100 listings. Topics include civil rights, the Holocaust, slavery, Native Americans, bullying, war, child abuse, bigotry, cooperation, acceptance, apartheid, family relationships, Arab/Israeli conflict, controlling anger, the Civil War, the Vietnam War, WWII, gays and lesbians, and other social issues. Many of these books are the recipients of the following awards and honors: Newbery Award, School Library Journal (starred review), Caldecott Award, Boston Globe Horn Book Award, American Library Association Notable Book, Jane Addams Children's Book Award, American Bookseller - Pick of the List, Kirkus Reviews (starred review), Publishers Weekly (starred review), Booklist (starred review), Coretta Scott King Award, VOYA Top Picks, National Book Award, and the Michael L. Printz Award. This guide is an excellent resource for parents who would like their children to become peace-loving, accepting adults. Teachers who are looking for books to supplement their curriculum will find the suggested titles to be among the best written works in the designated areas. For example, one would be hard pressed to find a better written book on the Holocaust for middle and high school students than I Have Lived One Thousand Years. The author has done a great service by providing parents and teachers with a list of books that cannot be found anywhere else.
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Children's Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition

A Librarian's Guide

Author: Sylvia M. Vardell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610695615

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 343

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Looking for a practitioner-oriented intro to literature for children ages 5–12? This book covers the latest trends, titles, and tools for choosing the best books and materials as well as for planning fun and effective programs and activities. • Includes recommendations and evaluations of digital eBooks, apps, and audiobooks as well as print titles, providing full coverage of the range of materials for children today • Features short essays by top authors and practitioners in the field to give readers expert opinions and guidance • Provides author comments, collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, relevant professional standards, and assignment suggestions within each chapter • Addresses the most recent professional and curricular standards for elementary school students—a key element of today's education assessment standards
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Understanding Peace Cultures

Author: Rebecca L. Oxford

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1623965071

Category: Education

Page: 363

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Understanding Peace Cultures is exceptionally practical as well as theoretically grounded. As Elise Boulding tells us, culture consists of the shared values, ideas, practices, and artifacts of a group united by a common history. Rebecca Oxford explains that peace cultures are cultures, large or small, which foster any of the dimensions of peace – inner, interpersonal, intergroup, international, intercultural, or ecological – and thus help transform the world. As in her earlier book, The Language of Peace: Communicating to Create Harmony, Oxford contends here that peace is a serious and desirable option. Excellent educators help build peace cultures. In this book, Shelley Wong and Rachel Grant reveal how highly diverse public school classrooms serve as peace cultures, using activities and themes founded on womanist and critical race theories. Yingji Wang portrays a peace culture in a university classroom. Rui Ma’s model reaches out interculturally to Abraham’s children: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim youth, who share an ancient heritage. Children’s literature (Rebecca Oxford et al.) and students’ own writing (Tina Wei) spread cultures of peace. Deep traditions, such as African performance art, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism and Islam, give rise to peace cultures, as shown here by John Grayzel, Sister Jewel (a colleague of Thich Nhat Hanh), Yingji Wang et al., and Dian Marissa et al. Peace cultures also emerge in completely unexpected venues, such as gangsta rap, unveiled by Charles Blake et al., and a prison where inmates learn Lois Liggett’s “spiritual semantics.” Finally, the book includes perspectives from Jerusalem (by Lawrence Berlin) and North Korea and South Korea (by Carol Griffiths) to help us envision – and hope for – new, transformative peace cultures where now there is strife.
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Children's literature in action

a librarian's guide

Author: Sylvia M. Vardell

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781591585572

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 323

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Introduces children's literature, presents information for children's and school librarians, offering plans for book-based programs, ways to collaborate with teachers and families, assignment suggestions, and recommended resources.
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Children and War

A Historical Anthology

Author: James Marten

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814756669

Category: History

Page: 313

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How did a sleepy New England fishing village become a gay mecca? In this dynamic history, Karen Christel Krahulik explains why Provincetown, Massachusetts--alternately known as “Land's End,” “Cape-tip,” “Cape-end,” and, to some, “Queersville, U.S.A”--has meant many things to many people. Provincetown tells the story of this beguiling coastal town, from its early history as a mid-nineteenth century colonial village to its current stature as a bustling gay tourist destination. It details the many cultures and groups—Yankee artists, Portuguese fishermen, tourists—that have comprised and influenced Provincetown, and explains how all of them, in conjunction with larger economic and political forces, come together to create a gay and lesbian mecca. Through personal stories and historical accounts, Provincetown reveals the fascinating features that have made Provincetown such a textured and colorful destination: its fame as the landfall of the Mayflower Pilgrims, charm as an eccentric artists’ colony, and allure as a Dionysian playground. It also hints at one of Provincetown’s most dramatic economic changes: its turn from fishing village to resort town. From a history of fishing economies to a history of tourism, Provincetown, in the end, is as eclectic and vibrant as the city itself.
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Earth Child 2000

Earth Science for Young Children : Games, Stories, Activities, and Experiments

Author: Kathryn Sheehan,Mary Waidner

Publisher: Council Oaks Distribution

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 475

View: 9836

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The most complete guide available to introduce children ages three through ten to environmental education and appreciation. Designed for use at home or in the classroom, Earth Child fosters an understanding of the interrelationships of all living things. This expanded edition includes a Teacher's Guide and updated resource list.
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Family Relationships

Author: Jane Bourke

Publisher: Ready-Ed Publications

ISBN: 1863976108

Category: Children of divorced parents

Page: 44

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Discussing Family Roles, Dealing With Anger and Emotions and Coping With Separation, Divorce and Conflict. The Life Skills series was developed to equip the busy classroom teacher with practical and relevant ideas for enhancing essential life skills in individual students. This innovative four-book series aims to fill the gap between the frameworks set out by national bodies and the delivery of sensitive, yet meaningful, lessons in the everyday class. The materials are designed for middle to upper primary students, however, the ideas and information are appropriate for all school aged children. The Family Relationships book examines family roles and also discusses sensitive issues that may arise in family situations. It provides opportunities for students to explore feelings and emotions in a range of contexts as well as promoting strategies for coping with difficult issues such as separation, divorce and family conflicts. Activities are designed to complement individual and class discussions. Many activities are designed for specific situations and are not intended as a whole class activity. Instead they should be used only where applicable or relevant. Practical activities include creating rosters at home, improving communication skills, reading stories about other people's families, examining personal roles within the family and brainstorming strategies for dealing with anger. Each book in this series contains extensive background notes for teachers, parents and students. Many sections contain annotated resource lists for multimedia, literature and general classroom resources. Extension ideas are given where possible and all activities are linked to student outcomes.
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Black Wheels

Author: Michael Halperin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462803105

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 165

View: 8192

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Nat Fowler, a fifteen year old African-American boy raised on his family farm in a predominately white part of Missouri in the late 1800?s, runs away from home when he?s accused of murder and joins the United States Army. He ends up at Fort Missoula, Montana with the all-black 25th Infantry where a white officer organizes the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps. Nat goes on a historic bicycle trek from Missoula, Montana to St. Louis, Missouri. During the journey he falls in love, discovers bigotry and hatred, finds friends and comrades but also grows up as he enters the 20th century. "Based on a true story, this novel is a gem?The story is well told and the characters are varied and real?this book will become popular." ----VOYA Magazine The National Education Association selected ?Black Wheels? for its African American Booklist 2005-2010, a booklist in celebration of African American heritage, tradition, and achievement. NEA President Reg Weaver stated: ?Taken together, these titles provide an overview of the civil rights movement and its leaders, as well as the trials, triumphs, and traditions of a heritage that has played ? and continues to play ? a vital role in our nation?s history.? Recommended in Blumenthal?s ?Parent/Teacher Guide to Children?s Books on Peace and Tolerance?.
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