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Teach with Picture Books

on March 14, 2011

Kid Lit Celebrates Women’s History Month posted a great post called: “Beautiful Women: Teaching About Women in Sciences with Picture Books.”

The guest blogger of the post, Teach with Picture Books, is an outstanding reference to know about if you’re teaching kids, or if you are writing picture books.

In my educator class, “Writing a Picture Book,” educators can earn five credits (distance learning) and learn to write picture books. The class is taught through Seattle Pacific SPIRAL Program and more information can be found here. In the class, we look at all types of picture books from concept (alphabet, numbers, shapes, etc) to biography to the picture story book. Educators often tell me they are amazed at the width and depth of picture books which are available. And yes, picture books are not just for pre-school children. Picture books are great ways to teach a whole host of topics to kids.

For example, Teach with Picture Book has posts on:

Girls Got Game (Incredible Female Athletes)

A League of Their Own: Women in Baseball

To Create One’s Own World: Exploring  Georgia O’Keefe in Picture Books

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