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Title:
Common threads : festivals of folklore and literature for schools and libraries
Author:
Heath, Alan, 1946-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, [1996]

©1996
Physical Description:
xv, 373 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780810830363
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library GT3930 .H42 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Author Notes

Alan Heath teaches in the integrated humanities program in the middle school of the American School in London. He is a book review editor of the International Schools Journal and serves on the Education Committee of the British Museum.


Reviews 1

Booklist Review

This hands-on guide for planning nine kinds of thematic festivals for all ages across the curriculum includes detailed suggestions for arts and crafts, reading, writing, storytelling, music, putting on a play, and bringing in outside speakers. The themes drawn from folklore and literature include celebrations for Valentine's Day and other holidays, as well as schoolwide projects on storytelling, local history, puppets and literature, the Shakers, the zodiac, and rivers. In each case, Heath provides a wealth of resources, from bookmarks and bibliographies to display ideas and play scripts, but he is always careful to point out that busy teachers and librarians can scale down his suggestions or adapt them for their own kinds of celebrations. --Hazel Rochman


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