Academic journal article Social Education

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2003

Academic journal article Social Education

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2003

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ABOUT THE LIST AND CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

The books that appear in this annotated book list were evaluated and selected by a Book Review Committee appointed by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and assembled in cooperation with The Children's Book Council (CBC). NCSS and CBC have cooperated on this annual bibliography since 1972. Books selected for this bibliography were published in 2002 and were written for children in grades K-12. The Book Review Committee looks for books that emphasize human relations, represent a diversity of groups and are sensitive to a broad range of cultural experiences, present an original theme or a fresh slant on a traditional topic, are easily readable and of high literary quality, have a pleasing format, and, where appropriate, include illustrations that enrich the text. Each book is read by several reviewers, and books are included on the list by committee assent; the annotations do not necessarily reflect the judgment of the entire committee.

Publishers' addresses are available in standard reference works such as Children's Books in Print (R.R. Bowker) and Literary Market Place (R.R. Bowker), and from CBC. To obtain CBC's Members List, send $2 and a self-addressed, 6" x 9" envelope, with 3 oz. postage, to The Children's Book Council, Attn: Members List, 12 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018, or the list may be downloaded from the CBC website, WWW.CBCBOOKS.ORG. Credits for permission to reproduce the cover art included in this supplement are printed on page 16.

Titles are arranged by broad subject categories. Although many are appropriate for more than one subject category, they have been placed where their usefulness in social studies education appears greatest. Annotators have also indicated the thematic strands (shown below) from Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, to which the book relates.

THEMATIC STRANDS OF THE NCSS CURRICULUM STANDARDS FOR SOCIAL STUDIES

(I) CULTURE

(II) TIME, CONTINUITY, AND CHANGE

(III) PEOPLE, PLACES, AND ENVIRONMENTS

(IV) INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT AND IDENTITY

(V) INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, AND INSTITUTIONS

(VI) POWER, AUTHORITY, AND GOVERNANCE

(VII) PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, AND CONSUMPTION

(VIII) SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY

(IX) GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

(X) CIVIC IDEALS AND PRACTICE

BOOK REVIEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS

* Ann Claunch, coordinator, Resident Teacher and Teacher Induction Program, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (ACL)

* Eric Chandler Groce, assistant professor of education, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS (ECG)

* John L. Daly, social studies department chair, Wayland Middle School, Wayland, MA OLD)

* Nancy Hof, educational specialist, Minnesota Department of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul, MN (NKH)

* Donna B. King, history teacher, Stavers School for the Arts, Dayton, OH (DBK)

* Jean H. Kobeski, 4th grade teacher, Walpole Elementary School, Walpole, NH (JHK)

* Tarry Lindquist, educational consultant and author, Marysville, WA (TLL)

* Motoko Lynn Maegawa, 5th grade teacher, Kingsbury School, Oxford, MI (MLM)

* Marjorie A. Montgomery, social studies teacher, Frank Ashley Day Middle School, Newton, MA (MAM)

* Andrew D. Mullen (committee chair), associate professor of education, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA (ADM)

* Karen E. Thompson, retired grade seven ancient history and geography teacher, Boylston, MA (KET)

* Karen R. Todorov, social studies education consultant, Michigan Department of Education, Lansing, MI (KRT)

ABOUT THE ANNOTATIONS

1 The titles marked with the book icon are Selectors' Choices--books that individual committee members responded to with particular enthusiasm.

2 Title: Subtitle

3 Author(s)

4 Illustrator

5 Publisher

6 Number of pages

7 International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs) are included for all available editions (trade, library, and paperback). …

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