Exploring the Mountain States Through Literature by Sharyl G. Smith


Exploring the Mountain States Through Literature by Sharyl G. Smith

Exploring the United States through Literature describes the best of current print and nonprint materials teachers can use with their students to study individual states. Each volume covers a different geographic area and presents selected materials that represent the uniquely rich and varied history, diversity, geography, industries, resources, famous people, and contemporary culture of each state in that region. Much more than a series of detailed bibliographies, the volumes in the Exploring the United States through Literature series also describe classroom-tested activities that directly relate to each source.


Start choosing titles for whole-class and enrichment reading by using the seven-volume Oryx Press Exploring the United States through Literature [series]. -NJEA Review

About the Author

SHARYL G. SMITH, the library media education specialist for the Utah State Office of Education, has been active in library and information science at building, district, and state levels for over 25 years and has worked in schools at all levels, kindergarten through graduate education. Special collections of literature for children are of long-standing interest for her, Dr. Smith worked as the assistant to the curator of early children's books at the Pierpont Morgan Library and wrote about European collections while on sabbatical at the International Youth Library in Munich, She served on the AASL National Planning for Special Collections Committee and as a consultant on the book that resulted from the committee's work. She has published articles in Booklist, Phaedrus, and School Library Journal and coauthored a guide to research collections of children's books in the libraries of Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary, New York, New York.

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176 pages


Sharyl G. Smith
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Publication date

26th July 1994



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