How We Learned The Earth is Round

Bibliographic Information: Lauber, Patricia, and Megan Lloyd. How We Learned the Earth Is round. [New York]: HarperTrophy, 1992. Print.

Brief Annotation: This story briefly and in very kid friendly language summarizes the discovery of the shapes of the Earth – through the Greeks’ research and various excursions onto the oceans.

Genre: History

Grade Level: 3-5

Readers who will like this: Students who enjoy reading about historical events and facts will enjoy this story very much, through illustrations and facts.

Rating/ Response: 5 – This book did an excellent job of describing the discovery of the shape of the Earth and how that discovery came to be.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Who discovered the shape of the Earth?

Reading Strategy: Inferences

Rationale for strategy: This book is filled with activities that can illustrate the facts mentioned – this allows for the students to make their own discoveries and inferences based on these hands-on classroom activities.

Posted by: Katie de St. Aubin


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