Exploring America and Children's Literature
By Christy G. Keeler, Ph.D.
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This podcast was developed as part of an elementary-level Clark County School District Teaching American History Grant. The three-year grant will fund six modules per year with each module focusing on a different era of American history and a different pedagogical theme. This podcast focuses on the the Exploration: From Lewis and Clark to the Gold Rush and Children's Literature. Participants in the grant are third, fourth, and fifth grade teachers in Clark County (the greater Las Vegas area), Nevada. Teaching scholars include Drs. Michael Green and Deanna Beachley of the College of Southern Nevada and Dr. Christy Keeler of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As part of this five week module, teachers meet on campus on two occasions and the remainder of their work is completed online. The culminating activity for this module is the development of teaching resources to accompany children's books on U.S. Exploration during the 1800s. Participants will utilize pre-selected children's chapter books appropriate for intermediate-level students for their final project.
||CleanLecture: Michael Green — Exploration (11/5/2008)||Lecture: Michael Green - Exploration||1 12 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLecture: DeAnna Beachley - Exploration II (11/5/2008)||Lecture: DeAnna Beachley - Exploration II||1 12 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLecture: DeAnna Beachley - Exploration I (10/22/2008)||Lecture: DeAnna Beachley - Exploration I||1 12 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
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|5||CleanLewis and Clark Timeline Lesson Plan||Herb Thompson of the Geographic Alliance in Nevada developed a lesson strategy in which students place a series of items in order (e.g., mountain ranges by height, continents in order of size or population). Using this same strategy, he developed a lesson||15 9 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoTeaching Literacy through Historical Children's Books (Video Slide Presentation)||--||19 4 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanAlternative Assessment||Suggestions for alternative assessment methods are available in Sandra Schurr's text titled The ABCs of Evaluation. Though this book is no longer in print, you may access an electronic copy here.||9 4 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanBook Review Template||You will complete a book review based on your reading of the Joy and Riley content texts. Use this template for completing your book review. Note: Use tabs to move through fields. If you need assistance with forms, review "Using and Creating Forms in Micr||1 3 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanBook Review Requirements||Click here for the book review requirements.||1 3 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanExploration Syllabus||Click here for the module syllabus.||1 3 2008||Free||View in iTunes|