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Contributor(s): Marsico, Katie
ISBN: 1634721608     ISBN-13: 9781634721608
Publisher: Cherry Lake Pub
    OUR PRICE: $29.95  
Product Type: Library
Published: January 2017
Annotation: Using the new C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards, this series explores the six most popular world religions through the lenses of History, Geography, Civics and Economics. 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 back matter is included, as well as a bibliography, glossary and index. Simultaneous paper and ebook bindings available.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Religion | Judaism
Dewey: 296
LCCN: 2016033584
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: 21st Century Skills Library: Global Citizens: World Religions
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.50" H x 7.75" W x 0.25" (0.61 lbs) 32 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 April)

Gr 5–8—A standout for its organizational format, which will help readers grasp the spiritual and worldly aspects of each religion. Marsico treats the religions and their followers respectfully and examines their historical and contemporary cultural influence. Themes and student inquiry are emphasized, with four chapters that describe each faith's history; geographic origins and expansion (geography); structural organization, sects, and spiritual tenets (civics); and funding and financial support (economics). Sidebars ask "developing" and "concluding" questions and encourage readers to make inferences and draw conclusions. A "Celebrating Faith" chart lists holy days, rituals, and festivals. The photos and maps are of average quality. VERDICT Consider to help middle schoolers grasp the far-reaching influences of religion.

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