Social Studies

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Snowflake Bentley

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This Caldecott Medal winning book poetically reveals the life of the photographer and farmer, Wilson Bentley.  From the time he was a small boy, Willie was fascinated by snowflakes.

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Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:20
Snowflake Bentley

Players in Pigtails

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People thought Katie Casey was an unusual girl.  She didn’t keep her clothes pressed or her room clean.

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Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:12
Players in Pigtails

Ella the Elegant Elephant

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Ella is the littlest elephant in Little Village.  She has moved to a new neighborhood and will soon be starting at a brand new school.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
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Beatrice's Goat

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More than anything, Beatrice wants to be a schoolgirl. But in her small African village, only children who can afford uniforms and books can go to school.

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Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:14
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Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

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Kwanzaa is a seven day festival during which time millions of families of African American descent rejoice in their ancestral values.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks

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A greedy lord captures the drake to enjoy its beautiful plumage, separating a pair of inseparable mandarin ducks.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:16
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks

I Could Do That!

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At a young age, Esther Morris began to do things that her parents and others doubted that she could do.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
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00:17
I Could Do That!

John, Paul, George and Ben

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According to the author, John (Hancock), Paul (Revere), George (Washington), Ben (Franklin), and Independent Tom (Jefferson) were always getting into trouble together as boys before getting into bi

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Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:12
John, Paul, George and Ben

What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?

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Based on the book by Jean Fritz. This is a humorous and factual account of the personality and accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin.

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Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:30
What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?

Rosa

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On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded a Montgomery, Alabama city bus and refused to give up her seat to a white man, an act that ignited a movement that changed modern history.

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Primary
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:14
Rosa

Around the World Through Holidays

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Around The World Through Holidays: Cross Curricular Readers Theatre includes scripts for twelve plays adaptable for any of the reading or performance methods of Readers Theatre presentation. Each play introduces students to a specific world culture by looking at holidays celebrated in that culture. The structure of the book introduces holidays chronologically throughout a calendar year—one play per month. The focus is on literacy and social studies, so the book is not tied to the traditional nine-month school calendar.

Around the World Through Holidays

The Erie Canal

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The Erie Canal comes to life in this classic children's book, illustrated by award winning artist Peter Spier, to the words of the familiar folk song, "Low Bridge, Everybody down." Enjoy reading and singing this song with your children. Teachers use this book to introduce curriculum subjects and to tell stories about what is happening in the paintings of canal town life. Every child, library and school should have this book.

The Erie Canal

Working Cotton

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This child’s view of the long day’s work in the cotton fields, simply expressed in a poet’s resonant language, is a fresh and stirring look at migrant family life. “With its restrained poetic text and impressionist paintings, this is a picture book for older readers, too.”--Booklist

Lexile: 
AD600L

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

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In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and spent an hour walking, dancing, and performing high-wire tricks a quarter mile in the sky. This picture book captures the poetry and magic of the event with a poetry of its own: lyrical words and lovely paintings that present the detail, daring, and--in two dramatic foldout spreads-- the vertiginous drama of Petit's feat.

Lexile: 
AD480L

The Coffins of Pa-debehu-Aset

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Lesson plans and activities from the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester designed for young children to learn about Ancient Egypt in Art, Math, Music, ELA, Science, and Social Studies. Incorporates museum collection into learning.

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