Around the World Through Holidays Cross Curricular Readers Theatre by Carol Peterson
  

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Around the World Through Holidays Cross Curricular Readers Theatre by Carol Peterson

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. Grade level 4-6. 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. Any play can be read when the student is studying its culture, rather than during the month in which the holiday is celebrated. In addition to social studies and literacy activities, science and math activities are also included. Suggestions for creating a classroom party to celebrate each holiday and helpful appendices are included as well. Grade level 4-6.

Reviews

This elementary classroom resource is organized by month and highlights important holidays from various countries. Each readers theater script includes some background on the holiday, presentation suggestions, and several cross-curricular follow-up activities. The scripts are written for elementary aged readers and many provide historical information embedded in the text. Included is an appendix with recommended resources for teachers as well as a list of suggested books for students. - Reference & Research Book News Carol Peterson shares 12 plays, adaptable for non-theatrical performance readings, in Around The World Through Holidays: Cross Curricular Readers Theatre. Each play introduces children to different cultures around the world by looking at holidays celebrated in that culture. Peterson introduces the holidays chronologically by month, including Passover, Dragon Boat Festival, Oban, Ramadan, and Las Posadas. Each play is accompanied by suggested activities for social studies, literacy, science, and math. - American Libraries

About the Author

Carol Peterson holds a degree in International Relations from the University of California. Over the past ten years, thousands of children have enjoyed the many educational activities she has developed for schools, Scouting groups and children's charities. Carol is the author of Jump Back in Time (TIP 2004).

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
248 pages

Author

Carol Peterson
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Publisher

Teachers Ideas Press - an Imprint of Heinemann an imprint of ABC-CLIO

Publication date

30th December 2005

ISBN

9781594690136


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