Abstract 10- Volume 2, Number 2, Summer 2007

Social Studies Research and Practice

Volume 2, Number 2, Summer 2007



NCSS Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan: Old Turtle and the Broken Truth

Timothy D. Slekar
Penn State Altoona


The following lesson plan addresses the NCSS culture standard by using Old Turtle and the Broken Truth as an introductory lesson to the study of different cultures by highlighting the cultural universal of love.

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About the Author(s)…

Timothy D. Slekar is an Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education at Penn State Altoona.  He holds an undergraduate degree in elementary education and a Master’s degree in education.  Tim earned his Ph.D. in elementary social studies education in 1999 from the University of Maryland, College Park. Research interests include the elementary social studies methods course and how pre-service teachers learn to teach history and early American historiography. Contact information: tds12@psu.edu