Nuestro planeta en peligro

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  • Author: Donald Grant
  • Illustrator: Donald Grant
  • Year Published: 2008
  • ISBN: 9788426136381

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Summary

This book includes three different stories of animal that live in habitats that are in danger because of global warming. This book encourages students to take action in respecting our world and the life found in it.

Evaluation

  • Appropriateness: High
  • Authority: Medium
  • Accuracy: Medium
  • Liteary Artistry: High
  • Appearance: High

Questions

Does the book foster development of processes?

Yes, this book encourages students to observe what is happening and connecting it with the real world. It also invites students to take action in simple ways that can help our world. At the end of each story it also gives fact about the animals, the people and the things that are happening in the location of the story.

Does the book provide an opportunity for children to ask and answer their own questions?

Yes, the students can ask and answer their own questions. For example, if the students ask where Polar Bear live, they would be able ti find that they live in Alaska and Canada.

Does the book encourage children to think for themselves?

The book doesn't directly as the students to think but by they images they can wonder what is going to happen next. For example, when they take the mother bear they may wander what happened to her, but when they turn the page they may be able to see and image of her being taken back to her habitat.

Is the science topic addressed in ways that are appropriate to the lesson?

Yes, the content works very well with a lesson about our planet and global warming.

Is the content based on sound scientific principles? Is it accurate?

Yes, the story talks about the animals' natural habitat, their  food, and natural predators. Yet it has some fiction between the story like the animals talking and coming to real close contact with humans.

Does the book distinguish between fact and fiction?

Not really, this book has some fact but it also had fiction by making the animals talk.

Are the illustrations clear and accurate?

Yes. Very pretty drawings with great details.

Is the book written at the level of your students?

Yes, took books is simple for Pre-K with scaffolding and advance enough with scientific facts at the end of each story.

Is there a multicultural component? Is it free from stereotyping?

No multicultural component, but not exactly free form stereotyping. It mentions that an Inuit tribe is the one that lives in the arctic, indians in the amazons, and on the Maldives people with dark skin. This could lead students to think that these are the only people who can live on those locations.

Is the book free from gender bias?

Yes, it includes both males and females and they don't have strong differences in roles.

Does the book show the close association between science and other disciplines?

Yes, this book talks about science facts and associates it with or actions. It helps students see that what we do as humans, it affects our planet and the animals.

Does the book present a positive attitude toward science and technology?

Yes, it creates curiosity and investigation. Yet it has a bit of a negative point of view towards technology destroying our planet.