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CATS Program with Barbara Ray & Kelli Carney
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March 31, 2016

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Turning the Light on History
8:00-9:00 am
Sponsored by CATS

Session Description

History can come alive through historical fiction. We have a better understanding of history as the characters share their stories and readers have the opportunity to engage and reflect. History becomes more personal as we think about our own heritage and the heritage of others. Sharing historical fiction allows us to admire and empathize with those who struggled through hardships throughout history.

Session Objective

  1. Reconstructing historical events and time periods to shed light on the values. beliefs, activities, events and social issues at a particular time period.
  2. Acquainting participants with historical fiction for upper elementary through high school.
  3. Share strategies to promote the historical fiction books:
    • Reader's Theater
    • Save the Last Word for Me
    • Say Something

Barbara Ray

Professor for Northeastern State University teaching in the Master of Science in Library Media & Information Technology program. Higher education representative to the Sequoyah Intermediate Team. Member of ALA, AASL, YALSA, MPLA, OLA, and OKSL.

Kelli Carney

Kelli Carney, Associate Professor for Northeastern State University. Program chair for the Master of Science in Library Media & Information Technology program.

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