Open Access Graduate Research Paper
There are not any informational picture books about the required third grade local history unit in Marshalltown, Iowa. The purpose of this research is to provide a new age-appropriate illustrated informational alphabet book to be used in conjunction with the Marshalltown history unit. The format will contain photographs of notable people and historic sites that are taught in the third grade unit. Other people and places that make Marshalltown unique are used in order to make the alphabet complete. Cultural diversity is represented in the project.
The template for this project will be shared with the third grade teachers who teach the unit, and three third grade students who have recently completed the Marshalltown history unit.
The target audience for this project is third grade students and teachers. Students in kindergarten through fourth grade, and parents can also benefit from the book. The book is designed to engage students in the study of their local community and give them a glimpse into the past in the hopes that students will feel connected and have the desire to learn more about their community.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©2006 Beth S. Steffa
Steffa, Beth S., "M is for Marshalltown" (2006). Graduate Research Papers. 4012.