Name Professor Institution Course Date Book Reviews A Seed Is Sleepy Author: Dianna Aston Illustrator: Sylvia Long Age group: 2 – 5 years Theme: Science Technology and Society Science technology and society is an important element of social studies to address with students because most of them are interested in understanding the natural and human-made world. It is worth noting that students are fascinated by science and technology and find it more engaging than other subjects. They are more concerned about from European countries the prevalence of slave trade the suffering at Ellis Island and the continuing stream of immigrants who come to the United States due to various reasons. Activity After reading the book the children will be asked to use flesh-tone coloured chalks to draw their families. The teacher will then cut out the pictures and pin them to a notice board. During this activity the teacher can encompass "hello" in different languages that the children in the class speak. [...]
Students will conduct a book review for 10 children’s books In groups of 5, each member will select at least 2 different social studies themes and select an appropriate book for pre-k students, associated with that theme. The book review needs to include all of the elements listed below. The group needs to turn in 1 complete document in Canvas. Members of the group should be prepared to share highlights from the story they chose, and bring in the actual book, on the day dedicated to exploring the social studies books. On this day, you are also encouraged to bring in a sample of your activity that goes with the book, props, games, etc… for classmates to explore. The final review documents will be shared among all participants, ,so each of you has a reference of books, and their summaries Utilize your work in classrooms or access the public library to select books, think outside of the box and think creatively about the books you choose Please use the following format for your book reviews: The title of the book, underlined, and the author and illustrator of the book Include a picture or screenshot of the cover of the book Age group the book is appropriate for What is the social studies theme/ category the book should be affiliated with, ie. Culture, people, places & environments, etc… Why is this element of social studies important to address with students A brief summary of the story/information in the book An activity you could do with students either prior to reading the book or after reading the book, that is related to the content. The activities of each of your book reviews should vary. Explore a variety of ideas as it relates to social studies, all activities should not be art activities, for example.