Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Children's books may be the only views of farming urban students experience, yet books depicting farms with one or two cows are outdated. There is a lack of information available for children to learn about modem dairy farming practices. The dairy industry has experienced substantial changes in its history, including the introduction of many technologies. Modem dairy farms have incorporated technologies into everyday tasks, yet few children's books show farmers working at computers or even milking machines. At a time when most families are removed from farming, students create understanding of dairy farming through secondary sources such as children's literature. Therefore, a nonfiction book for children with an accurate portrayal of modem dairy farms would be a significant addition to children's literature in this country, and would provide information for children and adults.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of School Library Studies
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©2009 Bridget Donlon
Donlon, Bridget, "A portrayal of the modern day dairy farm in children's literature" (2009). Graduate Research Papers. 1963.
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