Graduate Research Papers

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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Nineteen thirties--Bibliography; Nineteen thirties--Study and teaching (Elementary); Depressions--1929--Bibliography; Depressions--1929--Study and teaching (Elementary); Picture books for children--Bibliography; Picture books for children--Educational aspects;

Abstract

The amount of material a social studies teacher is expected to cover in a year can be overwhelming. Yet, when a search for picture books to support a unit on the 1930s in America was conducted, no comprehensive list was found. Therefore, the purpose of this research project was to create an annotated bibliography of high quality picture books aligned to the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies that would improve the teaching of a unit on the decade. After examining the picture books, gaps in the topics covered were identified, and vetted websites were selected to supplement coverage of those gap areas. Along with the annotated bibliography that can help teachers know what resources are available, an interactive Thinglink was created that includes summaries of the books, links to the websites, and short videos to introduce the topics in order to provide choice for students who would like to guide their own inquiry.

Date of Award

2015

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Department

Division of School Library Studies

First Advisor

Joan Bessman Taylor

Date Original

12-2015

Object Description

1 PDF file (50 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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