Exploring Diversity: Literature Themes and Activities for Grades 4-8

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Libraries Unlimited, 1996 - Education - 210 pages

Help students explore their own identity through fiction, biographies, and autobiographies; examine their most significant relationships (i.e., with family members and friends); and learn about different racial, ethnic, and cultural traditions through contemporary realistic fiction and historical fiction. Brown and Stephens also describe outstanding books and authors that enhance the perspective of diversity, and they address controversial issues related to the use of multicultural literature. Grades 4-8.

 

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Contents

1 Teaching About Diversity Through Literature
1
2 Implementing Multicultural Literature
6
Themes and Activities
19
Understanding Our Past
21
Identity
47
Seeking a Sense of Self
48
A Sense of Belonging
69
Getting Along with Others
93
Family
94
Friends
119
Books and Authors Too Good to Miss
145
Professional References
191
Index
207
About the Authors
209
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