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Contributor(s): Labrecque, Ellen
ISBN: 1534107533     ISBN-13: 9781534107533
Publisher: Cherry Lake Pub
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Product Type: Library
Published: January 2018
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Annotation: Using the new C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards, Sliding in the Global Citizens: Olympic Sports series explores the sport through the lenses of History, Geography, Civics, and Economics. Text and photos look at the history, basic philosophies, and geography of sliding. Content includes information on multiple Olympic events in the sliding category, including luge and bobsled. As they read, students will develop questions about the text, and use evidence from a variety of sources in order to form conclusions. Data-focused backmatter is included, as well as a bibliography, glossary, and index.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Sledding; History; Juvenile literature.
Sledding; Social aspects; Juvenile literature.
Sledding; Economic aspects; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Winter Sports
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Olympics
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation
Dewey: 796.9/5
LCCN: 2017030510
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: 21st Century Skills Library: Global Citizens: Olympic Sports
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.75" H x 7.50" W x 0.50" (0.60 lbs) 32 pages
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2018 April)

Gr 4–6—These books offer fairly dense, text-heavy accounts of the evolution of different Olympic winter sports. Descriptions of gear, all-time best athletes, and dynasties of each sport provide young researchers with a lot of fodder for reports. Most notable is inclusion of climate change and its effect on outdoor winter sports in Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing, and Snowboarding. The somewhat dry writing will not have huge appeal to casual browsers. The sparse visuals don't do much to break up the long chunks of text. VERDICT Unlikely to garner a readership outside of those with schoolwork needs.

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