Tuesday, November 17, 2009

If America Were a Village

A companion to “If the World Were a Village”, “If America Were a Village” (http://www.kidscanpress.com/US/If-America-Were-a-Village-P3154.aspx) is a unique an eye-opening look at the population of the United States. Taking statistics about our country and applying them to a 100 person village it's amazing what the readers discovers. For example, did you know that 50 people in this US village would live in just 9 US states or that 3 people in this village are in education, training and the library profession? An interesting and informative read that would lend itself well to a number of follow-up classroom activities.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Teacher Librarians

While doing a search for lesson plans today I was surprised and delighted to find http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teacher-librarian which really does eloquently explain what we do and our role and purpose and school. Though Wikipedia is a hot-button topic of discussion among many library circles its popularity cannot be doubted and I was pleased to see Library Teachers have their own listing.