Additions to Our Library
2002-2003

AFRICA, EUROPE & ASIA.  Ready-to-Use Interdisciplinary Lessons & Activities for Grades 5-12.  Dwila Bloom.  Social Studies Curriculum Activities Library, Volume 2.  Center for Applied Research in Education, 1997.  This resource is based on interdisciplinary which brings a broad range of across-the-curriculum subjects into the social studies classroom.  This resource contains over 240 reprodicible and ready-to-use lessons and activities with step-by-step instructions and ideas for participation.

DISCOVERING WORLD CULTURES: CLOTHING AND JEWELRY.  By Fiona MacDonald.  Crabtree, 2001.  In this book, you'll discover why people wear what they wear and meaning it holds in different cultures.

DOCUMENT-BASED ACTIVITIES ON FIGHTING TERRORISM: September 11, 2001 and Its Aftermath.  Social Studies School Service, 2001.  This is a unit containing 5 lessons that are designed to help students explore and understand America's war on terrorism.  Students will gain understanding of U.S. involvement in the Middle East and U.S. response to September 11th and other terrorist attacks against the U.S.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ASIAN-AMERICAN HISTORY.  Lan Cao and Himilce Novas.  Penguin, 1996.  This book helps us discover the whos, whats, whens, and whys of Asian-American history and culture.  In a question and answer format, this book chronicles the contributions and ideals of people of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Indian, and Pacific Island descent to American life.  It diffuses myths and stereotypes and answers questions like, what is zen? and what is the difference between Hindu and Hindi?

FINDING SOLUTIONS TO HUNGER: A Sourcebook for Middle and Upper School Teachers.  By Stephanie Kempf.  World Hunger Year, 2001.  This sourcebook contains numerous lessons and activities that are designed to guide teachers and students alike toward a clear understanding of the root causes of hunger.  Also included are actions that people can take to end hunger in their communities.

FREE THE CHILDREN: A Young Man Fights Against Child Labor And Proves That Children Can Change the World.  Criag Kielburger with Kevin Major.  Harper Perennial, 1998,  Reprint, 2000.  This is a moving story of one child's transformation from a normal, middle class kid to an activist, fighting against child labor.  This is a testament to the power that children and young adults have to change the world.

HERSTORY: Women Who Changed the World.  Edited by Ruth Ashby and Deborah Gore Ohrn with an introduction by Gloria Steinem.  Penguin Group, 1995.  120 biographical sketches shed new light on familiar and little known women.  The women highlighted reperesent a full range of female experience.  Historical essays accompany the sketches that place the women in historical context.

IT'S DISGUSTING AND WE ATE IT! True Food Facts From Around the World and Throughout History.  By James Solheim and illustrated by Eric Brace.  Aladdin Paperbacks, 1998.  This creative and funny book looks at culinary creations from around the world.

PEOPLES AND CUSTOMS OF THE WORLD: FEASTS AND FESTIVALS.  Illustrated by Robert Ingpen.  Text and captions by Jacqueline Dineen, based on A Celeration of Customs & Rituals of the World by Robert Ingpen and Philip Wilkinson. Dragons World Ltd, 1995.  This book looks at the different variety of feasts and festivals around the world and how though they may be very different, the reasons for celebrating are often similar.

PEOPLES AND CUSTOMS OF THE WORLD: HUNTING, HARVESTING AND HOME.  Text and captions by Jacqueline Dineen, based on A Celeration of Customs & Rituals of the World by Robert Ingpen and Philip Wilkinson.  Dragon's World Ltd, 1995.  This book is a celebration of rituals and customs from around the world.  It looks at how people have evolved ways to deal with finding or growing food, living in groups and settling disputes.  It shows that, although customs may be different, they all stem from the same basic human needs.

PEOPLES AND CUSTOMS OF THE WORLD: LIVING WITH THE GODS.  Illustrated by Robert Ingpen.  Text and captions by Jacqueline Dineen, based on A Celeration of Customs & Rituals of the World by Robert Ingpen and Philip Wilkinson. Dragons World Ltd, 1995.  Looks at rituals and customs from around the world in which people have tried to explain the mysterious and ward of evil. This book looks at all the major religions of the world.

PEOPLES AND CUSTOMS OF THE WORLD: RITES OF PASSAGE.  Illustrated by Robert Ingpen.  Text and captions by Jacqueline Dineen, based on A Celeration of Customs & Rituals of the World by Robert Ingpen and Philip Wilkinson. Dragons World Ltd, 1995.  This book looks at people's beliefs from around the world and the ways in which people observe turning points.

TACKLING GAY ISSUES IN SCHOOL.  Edited by Leif Mitchell and co-sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Connecticut, Inc. 1999.  This resource provides curriculum for including discussion and activities about creating a safe environment for all children and working toward the common goal of ending homophobia in schools.

TEACHING READING WITH MULTICULTURAL BOOKS KIDS LOVE.  By Carol J. Fuhler.  Fulcrum Publishing, 2000.  This book contains 42 lessons.  Each lesson focuses on one book and each is structured to incorporate a specified culture as well as reading strategies and comprehension techniques.

THE GOURMET ATLAS.  By Susie Ward, Claire Clifton, and Jenny Stacey.  Macmillan, 1997.  This food atlas explores the history of various foods, where they come from and how they got to our dinner plates.  It discusses the powerful influence food has had on governments, economies and cultures.