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Using Children's Literature to Teach Powerful and Purposeful Elementary Social Studies

Thu Nov 29 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm
Room: 
Columbus EF, Ballroom Level, East Tower

Katy Swalwell, Iowa State University

Using Children's Literature to Teach Powerful and Purposeful Elementary Social Studies


Discussant:Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University

This symposium explores the use of children's literature in elementary classrooms and how such texts offer diverse narratives and representations traditionally omitted from social studies curriculum. Five sets of presenters highlight different set of children's literature, analyzing the texts themselves or their application with elementary students and/or pre-service teachers.
Noreen Rodriguez, Iowa State University; Amanda Vickery, Arizona State University; Delandrea Hall, The University of Texas at Austin; Christina Tschida, East Carolina University; Lisa Buchanan, University of North Carolina - Wilmington; Esther Kim, The University of Texas at Austin; Anna Falkner, The University of Texas at Austin; Dan Krutka, University of North Texas; Michelle Bauml, Texas Christian University

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