Teaching Globally: Reading the World through Literature (Paperback)
  • Teaching Globally: Reading the World through Literature (Paperback)

Teaching Globally: Reading the World through Literature (Paperback)

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Paperback 270 Pages / Published: 30/09/2016
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In today's globally connected world, it is essential for students to have an understanding of multiple cultures and perspectives. In this edited collection, Kathy Short, Deanna Day, and Jean Schroeder bring together fourteen educators who use global children's literature to help students explore their own cultural identities.
The book lays out why this kind of global curriculum is important and how to make space for it within district and state mandates. Built around a curriculum framework developed by Kathy, the ideas and strategies in Teaching Globally will help teachers integrate a global focus into existing literacy and social studies curricula, evaluate global resources, guide students as they investigate cross-cultural issues, and create classroom activities with an intercultural perspective.
Teaching Globally is filled with vignettes from K-8 urban and rural schools that describe successes and struggles, as well as real examples of students responding to global literature. Extensive lists of book recommendations, websites, and professional books, as well as an appendix of global text sets mentioned by the authors, complete this must-have resource.

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 9781571107923
Number of pages: 270
Weight: 771 g
Dimensions: 235 x 188 x 23 mm

Teaching Globally: Reading the World Through Literature considers why global curriculum is important and shows how to include this curriculum within the wider framework of state teaching requirements; but it's not a general discussion. Author Kathy G. Short developed a framework for such an plan, and Teaching Globally provides the strategies and integration techniques educators need to make this goal happen.
Chapters pair vignettes from K-8 urban and rural schools with discussions of how to encourage students as they examine cross-cultural issues. They provide activities that support this venture, offer in-depth and specific checklists of websites and professional books, and consider different perspectives on providing cross-cultural information in diverse classroom settings.
Packed with ideas for engagement, Teaching Globally is a reading guide that covers the nuts and bolts of applied cross-cultural teaching and should be a basic acquisition to any educator's library.
Donovan's Bookshelf

Kathy G. Short, Deanna Day and Jean Schroeder edit Teaching Globally: Reading the World Through Literature (9781571107923, $37.33) will reach teachers of grades K-8 with a discussion of how a global curriculum operates and why it's important for students to know not only geographical facts about other cultures, but their perspectives and social environment. The tips on how to incorporate such a curriculum in an existing structure comes from an author who has developed and applied her own framework, and shows teachers how to blend an expanded global focus into existing literacy and social studies programs. From concrete examples of approaches that helped open specific countries to students to tables and charts that offer data supporting case histories and examples, Teaching Globally offers a powerful key to fostering student understanding.
The Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review
Education Shelf
November 2016

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