Multcolib School Corps Picks Communities and Neighborhoods Grades K - 2
Annotation:A young girl makes her way through an urban neighborhood filled with children playing, men debating, women cooking, and jazz music playing as her community gathers to celebrate "Neighbors' Day."
Annotation:Explores a neighborhood that has only one of several kinds of buildings, but within each there are many things, such as different kinds of breads in the bakery, then shows that the neighborhood itself is just one of many in a world united by a single wish.
Annotation:A young girl takes a walk through her urban neighborhood, observing items representing every letter of the alphabet, from her abuela to loud, zooming cars.
Annotation:Introduces children to the important people who make our communities cleaner, safer, and better. Action shots feature people working in construction, at schools, in hospitals, fighting fires, doing police work, and volunteering.
Annotation:A community has many buildings and outdoor places. Identifies the places where people live, work, learn, and shop. Action-oriented photos also feature places that provide different services to the community such as police and fire stations, hospitals, and museums. Young readers will be able to connect these places to those in their own lives--especially the parks and playgrounds!
Annotation:El narrador mira y describe la gente en su barrio, desde Amelia a Zacarias. The narrator observes and describes the many people and activities in his Mexican American neighborhood, from Amelia arguing with Anita to Zacarias who lives on Zachary Street.
Annotation:Best friends Agatha May Walker and Eulalie Scruggs, who live on opposite sides of busy Rushmore Boulevard, inspire their neighbors to come together and make their street a much more pleasant place.
Annotation:"Following a friendly tabby cat, children will pounce and prance through the stacks from A-Z as they discover everything there is to do and see in the library." -- publisher's web site
Annotation:Take students on a journey to early Native American communities, Colonial towns and early American cities to explore the variety of communities, as they existed in the past. They'll learn how schools of the past differed from their own. They'll discover how inventions impacted transportation which in turn changed the face of communities.
Annotation:How is a rural community different from a suburban community? What characteristics do cities and suburban areas share? This program explores the similaries and differences that make communities unique. Youngsters visit a variety of homes in a neighborhood and learn what other types of buildings make up a community.
Annotation:Whether students live near an ocean, the mountains or the dessert, this exciting program will show them how the geography shapes and molds the daily life and economics of a community. Students learn about land formation as well as different regions and climates.
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Materials about communities and neighborhoods (in English and Spanish) for grades K-2. The library has already-prepared Buckets of Books on this topic that you can check out. The Buckets contain books similar to those on the list (though not every title is exactly the same) plus a teacher's guide. To see the list of Buckets, go to: http://web.multcolib.org/educators/school-corps/bucket-books .