From Paddington to Corduroy to Little Bear to the Berenstains, this bin is all about BEARS (fictional ones, that is!). The contents of this bin can provide a good jumping off point for the factual study of bears, however. Six videos, two Bear PUPPETS, a number of books, Goldilocks flannel board set and the Program Manual for the ‘97 State-wide Summer Reading Program willprovide you with lot of “beary good stuff”!
Bin #52 Dinosaurs-Mid - Upper El (Advanced)
This bin contains the PBS video series “The Dinosaurs”, the whole set of Prehistoric ZooBooks, books, Survival or Extinction, the Dinosaur game, Build Your Own Dinosaur Book and Rubber Stamp Set, an inflatable Dinosaur Globe. Many of the books focus on activities, models and crafts. For the Middle to Upper Elementary grades or the advanced student of dinosaurs.
Bin #53: Puppets - All ages
This bin, with its compliment of 10 hand puppets, includes just about any information that a teacher or group leader could wish for to get a group of kids off and running with puppetry. Most of the books are resources for teachers/group leaders, but some of the how-to” books would keep independent readers busy.
Bin #54 Poetry - El - Middle Sch
This Bin contains a variety of resources pertaining to the study of poetry for both children and the teacher. Several books with poetry lesson plans and activities. Lots of children’s poetry books with 5 copies each of “On Market St” and “Each Peach, Pear, Plum. Also Includes the Word game “Probe.
BIN # 55 NAP TIME / BEDTIME - Pre-K
This Bin contains a number of books dealing with this “popular” preschool topic. A number of nice books that deal with this issue in a constructive way. Includes an excellent set of lullaby and quiet music recordings.
Bin #56 Libraries and Books - Early-Upper El
This bin contains materials for a variety of ages that deal with the library, library skills, books and information. Contains 5 videos, 3 CD ROMs, 3 games and lots of instructor resources. Making of a Book features a book broken down into smaller parts and shown at various stages of production. Fiction included in the bin includes some that is directly library related as well as some classic and favorite books.
Bin #57 Math Magic I - Pre-Early El.
This bin contains a number of board books, paperbacks, a CD ROM 2 videos and 5 resource books that deal with early math concepts for Preschoolers and Kindergartners. Includes the toys; Number Puzzle Farm and Tuff Stuff Number Blocks.
Bin #58 Everything’s Seuss - All Ages
All Seuss, all the time! 2 Seuss puzzles, 2 Seuss games, 2 Cat in the Hat hats, a Cat character toy, all of his books, most of the videos of the same, a Dr. Seuss biography and a book of poetry acitivities centering around Dr, Seuss rhyme and you have an EVERYTHING Seuss bin.
Bin #59-Art II Mid El. & Up
This bin includes “Hands-On” and “How-To” books as well as Art History/Appreciation and fiction books. 3 videos and 7 CD ROMs (of different At Movements or Time Periods) supplement the written materials.
Bin #60 -Art I - Pre-Early El.
Two videos, several resource books, children’s “Hands-On” and “How-To” books, and even some fiction all dealing with art, the artistic process or things to do.
Bin #61 US Government/Elections -Middle El.& Up
Five videos and a variety of books appropriate for the middle elementary grades and up explain the republican democracy of U.S. government. The Presidency, Congress, The Supreme Court, Separation of Powers, elections and the rule of law are all covered fairly thoroughly in this bin.
Bin #62 Michigan/Great Lakes -Middle El.& Up
The two games, 8 cassette tapes, activity books with a variety of Michigan Challenges, thel nonfiction books for reference and the excellent sampler of Michigan Historical fiction should be all that one needs to get students interested in the fascinating history and geography of our “Great Lakes State. You may supplement the material in this bin by going to: Michigan Department of History, Arts & Libraries
Please note that this bin has a relatively small amount of Native American History! For a more complete history, you ought also look at Bin #76 Great Lakes Indians.
Bin #63-US Geography-Middle El.& Up
This bin contains mostly nonfiction nonfiction books/activities that would serve as a good foundation for U.S. Geography. The bin also contains the Reading Road Trip USA Notebook, the summer 2001 state reading program, that contains weeks worth of activities.
Bin #64 Mapping - Early -Middle School
This Bin contains 2 Big books about mapping with 6 paperback copies, 20 Hammond Student Atlases, a CD ROM and other excellent materials about using and making maps and resource books that have a variety of outline maps to photocopy and use for instructional purposes.
Bin #65 Ancient Egypt - Middle El & Up
This bin contains: 4 videos, 2 Cd Roms, Wadjet Game and Hieroglyphics Rubber Stamp Set as well as a variety of of fiction and nonfiction books dealing with the Ancient Egypt. The bin also contains the Demco Passport Notebook “Digging into Ancient Egypt: a Journey Up the Nile”, an excellent resource with 8-10 weeks of full of activities that take history concepts beyond isolated facts to genuine understanding.
Bin #66 The Ancient Greeks- El - Middle Sch
This bin contains: 2 videos, 1 Cd Roms, and other materials dealing with these Ancient Greeks. The bin also contains the Demco Passport Notebook “Take Flight with Zeuss”, an excellent resource, with activities relating to the Greeks, that take history concepts beyond isolated facts to genuine understanding.
Bin #67 Ancient Rome - Middle El & Up
This bin contains: 2 Cd Roms and a variety of of fiction and nonfiction books dealing with the Ancient Rome. The bin also contains the Demco Passport Notebook “All Roads Lead to Rome”, an excellent resource with 8-10 weeks of full of activities that take history concepts beyond isolated facts to genuine understanding.
Bin #68 Writing!-Mid El - Middle Sch
This bin contains: The Games of Boggle(word/Spelling) and LifeStories(Ideas for writing), a variety of books and approaches for improving writing and a video field trip to the Washington Post and some Commander Toad books for writing “pun”.
Bin #69 Ancient China-Middle El. - Middle School
This bin contains mostly nonfiction nonfiction books/activities that would provide a good introduction to Ancient China. The bin also contains the Demco Passport Notebook “Inside the Wall: A Journey to the Middle Kingdom”, an excellent resource with 6-8 weeks of full of activities that take history concepts beyond isolated facts to genuine understanding.
Bin #70- Vikings! Middle El -Middle School
Discover the Viking culture with the contents of this bin. Featuring books and one Interfact CD ROM & Book, students may learn about Viking history, exploration, gods and legends and family life. An excellent hands - on craft book and a Viking “Magic Tree House” adventure round out this collection.
Bin #71- American Revolution - Mid. El -Middle School
This bin contains: 2 videos, 1 Cd Rom 1 period music Cd, a book of plays about the American Revolution and other materials dealing it. The bin also contains the Demco Passport Notebook “Roots of Freedom”, an excellent resource with 8-10 weeks of full of activities that take history concepts beyond isolated facts to genuine understanding.
Bin #72- Colonial America - Mid. El -Middle School
This bin contains: 6 videos, the cooperative game “Explorers” and other materials dealing with life in colonial America and focuses on both Spanish and English colonization. The bin also contains the Demco Passport Notebooks “Pueblos, Presidios and Missions” and Colonial Adventures”. Both are excellent resources with 8-10 weeks of full of activities that take history concepts beyond isolated facts to genuine understanding.
Bin #73 North American Civilizations: Maya, Inca, Aztec and More - El - Middle Sch.
This bin contains: 2 videos, 2 Cd Roms, the game Palenque and other materials dealing with these ancient American Civilizatiions. The bin also contains the Demco Passport Notebook “Road to the Sun Gods”, an excellent resource, with activities relating to each of these 3 civilizations, that take history concepts beyond isolated facts to genuine understanding. There are also some materials introducing the Arctic,Plains and other Native Peoples.
Bin #74 Ancient World: An Overview - Middle El - Middle School This bin contains materials that will give users a general sense of the archaeological process and a general introduction to the Stone Age, Ancient Egyptians, Ancient Greece, Ancient Romans and the Aztecs.
Bin #75 Civil War - Mid El - Middle School
This bin contains many trade books that cover life and people during the Civil ar. It also contains 1 tape, 2 children's magazines, 1 map, and 1 CD.