This resource provides teachers, librarians, parents, and others who work with children, ages 9 - 12, with an annotated bibliography of children's books that contain characters who display positive family oriented values in their relationships with others. Sample activities and lessons related to the books in the bibliography will help children in responding to the thoughts and feelings of selected characters as they strive to understand their own thoughts and actions about family oriented values. Educators and parents can initiate the activities as presented or use them as a starting point for their own lessons.
Patricia L. Roberts is recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from the University of the Pacific, Stockton, California. She joined the faculty in the School of Education at California State University, Sacramento, where she received California State University's Award of Merit for Teaching. She has served as the Chair and Associate Chair of the Department of Teacher Education at California State University, Sacramento. Presently, she continues her research in children's literature and curriculum for the elementary school.
Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. Acceptance Chapter 3 2. Empathy Chapter 4 3. Friendship Chapter 5 4. Good Deeds Chapter 6 5. Honesty Chapter 7 6. Morals Chapter 8 7. Pride in Heritage Chapter 9 8. Respect for Older People Chapter 10 9. Responsibility Chapter 11 10. Self-Reliance Part 12 Index Part 13 About the Author