The interdisciplinary activities in this handy reproducible teacher book put geography in context with award-winning literature. Designed to meet national standards for geography, social studies, and English, these easy-to-use materials help students develop a heightened awareness of literary genres and what they can convey about cultures, regions, and physical features of the world. Activities in each of the six units focus on a high-interest book that teaches the six essential elements of geographic education as outlined in the National Geography Standards. Lessons also reinforce students' skills in observation, inference and prediction, mapping, analysis, and literacy. The six books represented are:
- The Empty Pot by Demi
- The Cay by Theodore Taylor
- Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
- Maroo of the Winter Caves by Ann Turnbull
- Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
- The Captive by Joyce Hansen
Teacher pages precede each lesson, including information about national standards addressed, a plot summary, classroom applications, and lesson plan ideas. You also get suggested procedures and materials, extension activities, and related web sites. Grades 6-10.
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