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EDEL 453 - Making a Connection: Literacy & Technology in the Social Studies Classroom

Annotated Bibliography: Primary Books


Title Social Studies Strand Author Brief Description of the Book

Duck for President Civics Doreen Cronin

This book provides a very basic introduction to the election process. A duck campaigns and wins elections for governor and then U.S. President. This book talks about the election process. This book is appealing to students because it takes the election process down to their level in a fun way. This book is about how Mount Rushmore came to be. How they chose the location and the symbolic importance of the presidents. This book is good for social studies because it tells about Mt. Rushmore.

Mount Rushmore History Marion Dane

This book is appealing because it has great pictures and information that is at the students level of understanding. In this book the monetary system and the faces that go with each piece of money is put to the tune of a song. This book is good for social studies because it teaches students about money.

Pass the Buck Economics Michael Dahl

This book is appealing because it puts the money system into song to help students remember it better. In this book it tells about how maps and globes came into being. Where places on the earth are located. This book is good for social studies because it helps students learn about how to use maps and globes.

Maps and Globes

Geography
Jack Knowlton

This book is appealing because it is written at the primary grade level to make understanding easier.

EDEL 453 - Literacy and Technology Rosalee Swezey

Karen Powell- Instructor

Spring 2012

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EDEL 453 - Making a Connection: Literacy & Technology in the Social Studies Classroom

Annotated Bibliography: Intermediate Books


Title Social Studies Strand Author
This book explores the history of the electoral college and how it was created and how it works. This book is good for social studies because it helps students understand how the electoral college works.

Brief Description of the Book

The Electoral College Civics Michael Burgan

This book is appealing because it contains facts that is geared for the level of intermediate students so they can understand better. Describes the development of the Pony Express, how it changed America, and why it ended after eighteen months. This book is good for social studies because it teaches students about the Pony Express it an easy to read fashion.

The Pony Express History Elaine Landau

Money Madness Economics David A. Adler

This book is appealing because it has facts about the pony express thrown in. It has newspapers clippings of what was advertised. This book gives a basic understanding of how the bartering system use to work. It has students thinking about the purpose of money. This book is good for social studies because it helps students understand where money came from and how it is used today. This book is appealing because it has nice colorful pictures and is written at a level intermediate students can understand. In this book you go through each of the fifty states and hear a story about the history that took place in that state. This book is good for social studies because it could be used to teach students about each state. It is appealing because it tells a story as it goes along. It has nice illustrations that help students understand what they are learning about.

Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America Geography Lynne Cheney

EDEL 453 - Literacy and Technology Rosalee Swezey

Karen Powell- Instructor

Spring 2012

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EDEL 453 - Making a Connection: Literacy & Technology in the Social Studies Classroom

Annotated Bibliography: Social Studies Websites


Target Population Social Studies Strand Name of Website URL This website is good for teachers to use to teach economics. It has several different articles that is written for kids. Along the side is other related topics that you can go to. This is good for social studies because you can use it to teach students about economics. This is appealing because you can read the articles to the students. They are written for their level so they can understand easier. This website has different places for kids and teachers to go to. At the bottom you can choose some places to travel to and learn facts about. There are also games for kids to play that are about social studies. This is a good website for social studies because a student can do many different things. This is appealing because you can have students assigned to different games or places to go and have them tell you things about what they leaned. On this website a student can learn about Yellowstone. There are videos and pictures to explore Yellowstone from their computer screens. This site is appealing because it has the videos to actually watch a geyser or see a waterfall. This is good for social studies because students can learn and see what Yellowstone looks like. This website has links that take kids to explanations of the three branches of government and how they work. This site is appealing because it has easy to read statements that students can understand. It also has nice pictures to help in understanding. This is good for social studies because students will learn about the three branches of government. Brief Description of the Website

Social Studies of kids

Primary (K-2)

Economics http://www.socialstudiesf orkids.com/subjects/econ omics.htm

Web geography for kids!!

Primary (K-2)

Geography

http://www.unc.edu/~jma xim/web_geography_for_ kids.htm

Intermediate (3-5)

Yellowstone National Park from Yellowstone net

History http://www.yellowsto ne.net/onlinetours

Intermediate (3-5)

Ben's guide to U.S. Government for kids.

Civics

http://bensguide.gpo .gov/35/government/branch es.html

EDEL 453 - Literacy and Technology Rosalee Swezey

Karen Powell- Instructor

Spring 2012

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