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Exploring Social Studies Through Multicultural Literature: Legend of the St. Ann’s Flood
The Social Studies
  • Sara Winstead Fry, Boise State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
3-1-2009
Abstract
The search for literature that is high quality, high interest, written at age-appropriate levels for adolescent readers, addresses social studies topics, and presents multicultural perspectives can be daunting. Legend of the St Ann’s Flood is a novel that meets all of these goals. Its setting in Trinidad and Tobago provides the opportunity for students to learn about a country and region that are frequently overlooked in social studies curriculum in the United States. This article provides historical and cultural background information about Trinidad and Tobago, an overview of the novel, and specific teaching suggestions that integrate reading and writing into social studies instruction.
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This is an author-produced, peer-reviewed version of this article. The final, definitive version of this document can be found online at The Social Studies, published by Heldref Publications (now Taylor & Francis). Copyright restrictions may apply. DOI: 10.3200/TSSS.100.2.85-92

Citation Information
Sara Winstead Fry. "Exploring Social Studies Through Multicultural Literature: Legend of the St. Ann’s Flood" The Social Studies (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sara_fry/1/