Reflect on culture and cultural diversity when listening to Meet-the-Author book readings.
- Examine the controversy of America's concentration camps with author Matt Faulkner sharing his inspiration in writing Gaijin: American Prisoner of War.
Study the past and its impact on ideas, values, and how people live today through in-depth author interviews.
- Consider Andrea Davis Pinkney's interview as she discusses Sit-in: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down.
- Discuss Duncan Tonatiuh sharing the relevance of Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation.
Experience the relationships between people, places, and environments with thought provoking points for discussion.
- Explore the complexity of the world's total population by imagining it as a village of just 100 people in If the World Were a Village: A Book about the World's People with David J. Smith's Meet-the-Author Book Reading.
Reflect on the development of personal identity.
1. Referenced from the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Chapter 2-The Themes of Social Studies. (n.d.). Retrieved January 27, 2017, from http://www.socialstudies.org/standards/strands.
Referenced from the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Introduction. (n.d.). Retrieved January 27, 2017, from http://www.socialstudies.org/standards/introduction.