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A Picnic in October by Eve Bunting
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Dec 01, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: 20-k-5-social-studies-books

This is a wonderful book for teachers to incorporate into their 4th or 5th grade Social Studies lessons. When learning about immigration and Ellis Island, lot of the artifacts and resources are often set in the past. They recount tales of what it was like to come to America; the struggles, the successes, the hardships.

This book is unique because it is told from the point of view of a young child in the present day. Teachers can this book to spark student's thoughts of their own experience with Ellis Island. After reading this book with the class, the teacher could ask the students to write lists, paragraphs, bullets, or even draw a picture to illustrate everything they know about Ellis Island.
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