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Scrutinizing and Supplementing Children's Trade Books about Child Labor

  title={Scrutinizing and Supplementing Children's Trade Books about Child Labor},
  author={John H. Bickford and Cynthia W. Rich},
State and national initiatives place an increased emphasis on both students’ exposure to diverse texts and teachers’ integration of English/language arts and history/social studies. The intent is for students to critically examine diverse accounts and perspectives of the same historical event or era. Critical examination can be accomplished through teachers’ purposeful juxtaposition of age-appropriate, engaging trade books and relevant informational texts, such as primary source materials. To… Expand
Assessing and Addressing Historical Misrepresentations within Children’s Literature about the Civil Rights Movement
THOSE WHO FREQUENTLY ENCOUNTER history-based children’s literature view it quite differently. Writers craft the storytelling for young readers; young readers want to be engaged; teachers want theExpand
The (Mis)representation of Enslavement in Historical Literature for Elementary Students
Context Elementary teachers will make difficult pedagogical choices when selecting materials to support their students’ learning about historical topics. Given the variety of historical books writtenExpand
Elementary classroom libraries and social studies trade books
Purpose Standards and policy changes in K-12 education have created the unintended consequence of reducing instructional time spent on social studies content. This limited time devoted to socialExpand


Examining the Representation of Slavery within Children's Literature
Middle level teachers, at times, link historical content with relevant English literature in interdisciplinary units. Elementary teachers periodically employ history-themed literature during readingExpand
Examining Historical (Mis)Representations of Christopher Columbus within Children’s Literature
Effective teaching, while supplemented by best practice methods and assessments, is rooted in accurate, age-appropriate, and engaging content. As a foundation for history content, elementaryExpand
Recognizing and Addressing the Barriers to Adolescents' "Reading Like Historians"
IN ReceNt yeARs, there has been a growing body of research investigating how historians read,1 how children and adolescents read historical materials,2 and how teachers attempt to help adolescentsExpand
Common Core, Informational Texts, and the Historical (Mis)Representations of Native Americans within Trade Books
Document Type Article Publication Date January 2014 Abstract State and national initiatives have repositioned elementary teachers’ emphases. These mandates increase the frequency with which teachersExpand
Initiating Historical Thinking in Elementary Schools
With an ever-expanding focus on reading and mathematics, many elementary schools have chosen to reduce time previously reserved for social studies. Elementary teachers who understand both theExpand
Gender Balance in K-12 American History Textbooks
The issues related to teaching women’s history by reviewing controversies related to the National Standards for History and early American history textbooks are described and recommendations for teachers and textbook adoption committees are presented. Expand
Pirates in Historical Fiction and Nonfiction: A Twin-Text Unit of Study.
In this article we outline an interdisciplinary unit of study using quality children’s literature, and we describe several instructional strate gies and activities for reading and responding toExpand
Genre and Other Factors Influencing Teachers' Book Selections for Science Instruction
Although elementary school teachers have been encouraged for some time to use trade books as part of the science curriculum, little is known about the factors, including genre and teachers'Expand
Enhancing Summarization Skills Using Twin Texts: Instruction in Narrative and Expository Text Structures
This action-research case study endeavors to enhance the summarization skills of first grade students who are reading at or above the third grade level during the first trimester of the academicExpand
Social Studies IS Being Taught in the Elementary School: A Contrarian View.
This study questions the belief that little or no social studies is being taught in regular elementary education classrooms. That belief is based on time studies and a body of research that looks atExpand