Social Studies Research and Practice
Volume 3, Number 2, Summer 2008
Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan: Maggie’s Door by Patricia Reilly Giff
M. Gail Hickey
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
This lesson plan can be used with upper-level elementary students to discuss the Irish potato famine and immigration to America by displaced peoples. It uses a trade book entitled Maggie’s Door to foster students’ consideration of people, places, and environments as well as individual development and identity through a cultural lens.
About the Author(s)…
M. Gail Hickey is Professor of Educational Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Gail researches intersecting issues of gender and immigration, and she may be reached at email@example.com
Margit Codispoti is Associate Librarian for Collections at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Margit researches intersecting issues of gender and literature, and she may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.