November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

13 Series To Foster Social Awareness Among Young People

This season’s lineup does not shy away from complex topics, providing detail analysis of human rights violations, racism in the United States, and more.

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Connecting with One Another: Social Science | Series Nonfiction

Are you students in need of a little global goodwill? Check out these latest series that promote social awareness and responsibility.

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Global Citizens: Social Science | Series Nonfiction

How can we prompt young people to become more involved in their communities? Start by reading on.

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Navigating the World Through Books: Social Science | Series Nonfiction

Whether you’re a school librarian looking to supplement your curriculum or a public librarian fulfilling student or parent requests for materials that address certain issues, there is something for everyone in this season’s offerings.

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Around the Globe, Around the Corner: Social Science | Series Made Simple Spring 2013

Students are inundated with status updates, tweets, instant feeds, and more. Many children and teens define themselves by whom they are virtually connected to and what they “like” on social media sites.

Doing and Feeling Good: Social Science | Series Made Simple Spring 2013

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities,” says Albus Dumbledore in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. What the wise wizard (and his creator) understands is that children face difficult decisions every day.

Public and Private Lives: Social Science | Series Made Simple Fall 2012

All of us have a private self with thoughts, ideas, and beliefs that influence our public behavior in many ways–including our religious and political affiliations, the ways we see the world, and our interactions with both those close to us and communities. One of the purposes of education is to encourage students to develop values and attitudes that will help them be happy, productive citizens. Covering everything from bullying to holidays and the future of communication, the books in […]