Abstract 11- Volume 2, Number 3, Winter 2007

Social Studies Research and Practice

Volume 2, Number 3, Winter 2007



Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan— Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World

Lin Lin
State University of New York at Cortland


This lesson plan uses Amelia to Zora as an anchor book for an extended unit to discuss women’s contributions to the modern world. The lesson plan provides an annotated bibliography of biographies about the women profiles in the book as well as women selected by the instructor and students. The lesson plan is recommended for use in grades 5 and above and emphasizes social interaction among students in the whole process.

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About the Author(s)…

Lin Lin’s self introduction is as easy as ABC: A stands for Athens, Georgia, where I arrived from China to study in the doctoral program of Social Science Education at the University of Georgia in 2000. In May, 2004, I obtained a Ph.D. in social science education and an Interdisciplinary Qualitative Research Graduate Certificate. B stands for Buffalo, New York, where, as a family, we moved to when my husband went for SUNY Buffalo Law School. C stands for Cortland, New York. I am now a tenure-tracked assistant professor in the Department of Childhood and Early Childhood Education at SUNY at Cortland since August 2005. I have published in China and made multiple presentations at regional, national, and international conferences. My research interests are critical thinking in elementary social studies curriculum and instruction, multicultural education, and global education. For more information, please visit my online professional portfolio at http://web.cortland.edu/linlin. . Contact: linlin@cortland.edu