Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1985

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Doris E. Jakubek

Second Committee Member

Joe Schomer

Third Committee Member

Calvin Greatsinger


Children's literature can enliven and enrich a social studies program. The role of children's literature in content subjects, especially social studies on the elementary level was studied. The types of children's literature which can be used in social studies, namely informational books, biographies, historical fiction, were also studied. In addition bibliographies were consulted for repeated mention of the best selections. Based upon the findings cited above a selected annotated bibliography of selections of poetry and children's books was produced for use in a fifth grade study of the United States.


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