The Social Studies
I learned so much about Africa. I learned countries, cities, villages, mountains, deserts, rivers, languages. Have you ever been to Africa? I wish I could go.
This comment, by a third-grade student, was typical of the responses from students who participated in a project designed to help children learn about Africa by offering them books with African settings. In this article, we share the methods we used to acquaint students with the continent of Africa. We have also included students' responses to a questionnaire, information gathered by an observer, and quotes from students' letters.
Lickteig, Mary J. and Danielson, Kathy Everts, "Using storybooks to acquaint children with the continent of Africa" (1995). Teacher Education Faculty Publications. 78.