Abstract 12- Volume 3, Number 2, Summer 2008

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
Margit Codispoti
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Abstract

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.

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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 hickey@ipfw.edu

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 codispot@ipfw.edu.