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Mark's Kwanzaa Celebration.

Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith. New York: Newbridge Educational Publishing, (800-867-0307), 1996. Illus., 16 pp. Big-Book format with a related teaching guide. $14.95.

Mark's Kwanzaa Celebration explains the holiday of Kwanzaa through the words of Mark, a ten-year-old African American, with color photographs showing Mark and his family celebrating the holiday. It is one of five titles in the Newbridge Big America Program for grades one to three. Each 14-20" Big Book comes with a related teaching guide and optional smaller-size student books. The poster-size Big Book is filled with vivid color photographs and large-type text. In these Big Book formats, girls and boys representing five different cultures introduce the contributions of their peoples to our country's rich, diverse culture. Other titles in the series include April: A Pueblo Storyteller. Alex Lee: A Chinese American, Angela from the Arctic, and Clay Hernandez: A Mexican American. Promoted as resources for geography and social studies, this series has much to offer to the elementary art teacher interested in making interdisciplinary connections. Elementary art teachers might also be interested in taking a look at the other Big Book Programs for science. There are five book sets, with teaching guides, on each of the following programs for grades two to five: Habitats and Ecosystems, Earth Science, Saving Our Environment, and Animal Life. The Early Science Programs for pre-Kindergarten to grade two covers Plants, Life Cycles, Physical Science, World of Animals, Earth and Beyond, Food and Nutrition, and Systems.
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Author:Marantz, Ken
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Feb 1, 1997
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