New in paperback! Turn the library into a center for active and fun-filled discovery! Heath shows how to use thematic festivals to incorporate the exploration of literature into cooperative learning activities. Each of the book's nine chapters describes a different festival, complete with arts, crafts, music and storytelling-activities that will increase students' awareness of other cultures (Shaker, Native American, and Caribbean, to name a few). Features literature-based projects, craft projects using recyclable materials, delectable recipes to enliven literary education, novel decorating ideas to enhance the ambience of classroom or library, attention-grabbing displays, and much more. Illustrated. Cloth edition [0-8108-3036-1] previously published in 1996. Paperback edition available May 2002.
Alan Heath teaches in the integrated humanities program in the middle school of the American School in London. He is a book review editor of the International Schools Journal and serves on the Education Committee of the British Museum.