Saturday, November 9, 2013
How I Learned Geography
Picture Book Month Day 9 theme: World
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How I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevitz
Having fled from war in their troubled homeland, a boy and his family are living in poverty in a strange country. Food is scarce, so when the boy's father brings home a map instead of bread for supper, at first the boy is furious. But when the map is hung on the wall, it floods their cheerless room with color. As the boy studies its every detail, he is transported to exotic places without ever leaving the room, and he eventually comes to realize that the map feeds him in a way that bread never could.
Literature Connections: Lesson Plans, Activities and Resources
Pronouncing the Author's name Uri Shulevitz
Teacher's Guide using the books of Uri Shulevitz (Macmillian Publishing)
Helping Your Child Learn Geography-excellent resources from the Dept. of Education
Where We Live-a social studies and technology lesson
Geography Lesson Plans, Activities, and Presentation-multiple resources and links
Visit National Geographic for video and information resources
I love this adorable new book trailer from Random House Kids. Young children are still tying to sort out their place within the world and it's nice to know which important things a kid should know and understand.
A wonderful world of literature is waiting
for you to set sail into an adventure of your own!