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Around the World with Historical Fiction and Folktales : Highly Recommended and Award-Winning Books, Grades K-8 - Beth Bartleson Zarian

Around the World with Historical Fiction and Folktales

Highly Recommended and Award-Winning Books, Grades K-8


Published: 28th June 2004
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As more school districts undergo the painstaking task of curriculum integration, resources that offer children an opportunity to live vicariously in times and places they cannot experience any other way become increasingly necessary. Whether two teachers are covering the same topic in separate classes (e.g. English and history), or designing a thematic unit with the school librarian, this book will assist all parties in the selection of high quality literature. In this handy guide to nearly 800 award winning historical fiction for Kindergarten through 8th grade, Beth Zarian literally spans the globe. Entries are first divided into three sections - American history, world history, and myths and folklore - then chronologically from prehistoric times to present day, and finally by grade level. Each entry is accompanied by a short annotation. For anyone wishing to teach historical facts in an entertaining way, Around the World with Historical Fiction and Folktales is the only way to travel.

Anyone interested in using fiction and folklore to broaden student understanding of history and culture will find this an extremely useful and user-friendly guide. * The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books *
This new annotated bibliography intersects the two basic elementary education subject areas of language arts and social studies within the framework of world history and culture. While similar guides to children's historical fiction exist, this book stands out by also including the folktale genre....this is a skillfully designed bibliography. It also features author (illustrator)/title and subject indexes as well as two appendixes, including an essential guide to all awards referenced and a list of all sources consulted. * American Reference Books Annual *
The objective of this work is to provide a 'reference source of award-winning fiction books in the areas of American and world history as well as myths and folktales from around the world' appropriate for kindergarten through eighth grade. All entries contain bibliographical information, the availability of audio recordings and/or movie adaptations, and Lexile reading scale measures. Zarian uses a broad-ranging definition for awards (including Editor's Choices), international and lesser-known awards, but she provides a useful 'Guide to the Awards' section. Zarian states that her annotations (variable in quality) are based on reviews in professional journals or on publishers' book descriptions. * VOYA *
Written for parents, librarians, and professional educators, [this] resource text lists some 800 award-winning fiction books grouped into sections on American history, world history, and myths and folk tales from around the world. Each entry includes complete bibliographic information and grade level recommendation, the forms in which the book has been published (hardback, paperback, audio, VHS, or VHS/DVD notation if available as a movie), Lexile reading scale rating, brief summary of the story, and awards the book has received. * Reference and Research Book News *

American history
Prior to 1600p. 3
American colonial experience : 1600 to 1774p. 5
American revolution : 1775 to 1783p. 15
Westward expansion and settlement, including Native Americans : 1784 to 1916p. 19
Slavery and abolitionists : 1814 to 1865p. 43
The Civil War : 1861 to 1865p. 53
Immigration, ethnicity, and American assimilation : 1800 to the modern erap. 61
Reconstruction to pre-World War I : 1866 to 1916p. 71
World War I, roaring twenties, and the great depression : 1917 to 1940p. 83
World War II : 1941 to 1945p. 99
Mid-20th century to the presentp. 107
World history
Prehistory and the ancient world to the 5th centuryp. 121
Europe - 5th to 15th centuries : dark ages, middle ages, and renaissancep. 127
Europe : 16th to 18th centuries : discovery, reformation, enlightenment, and libertyp. 137
Europe - 19th centuryp. 147
Europe - first half of the 20th century : World War I, World War II, and the holocaustp. 153
Europe - mid-20th century to the presentp. 173
Africap. 179
Armenia, Turkey, Israel, and the Middle Eastp. 187
China, Korea, India, Pakistan, and Tibetp. 193
Vietnam and Thailandp. 201
Japanp. 205
Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific islandsp. 211
Canadap. 215
Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbeanp. 221
Myths and folktales
Americanp. 229
Internationalp. 251
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ISBN: 9780810848160
ISBN-10: 0810848163
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 28th June 2004
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 23.7  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.61