26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School
Not all of these books would have been wise choices for me as a high school teacher to require all students read them. However, they make excellent choices for me, as well as anyone who would like to read something "interesting for a change." 26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School
Biographies of historical figures for children, flaws and all
Quotes from Baker punctuate the engaging narrative poem and Robinson’s gorgeous, colorful acrylics honor the colorful exuberance of both the Jazz era and Baker’s life. Well researched and spirited, this features innumerable points of discussion for young readers. Gr. 2-5
In this video, follow the long history of the passenger pigeon in North America and visit the Chicago Academy of Sciences, one of the institutions preserving the record of this extinct bird. For a lesson plan accompanying this video, please visit http://passengerpigeon.org/elementary.html
THE VIEW FROM LAZY POINT by Carl Safina: A deeply personal book with a broadly global message, The View From Lazy Point is an exhilarating journey with a distinctly coastal flavor. In this intertwined story of humanity and the natural world, Safina shows that nature and human dignity require each other.