Using Biography as a Grade-Spanning Teaching Tool
by Traci Swain
Watch this Scholastic Book Clubs–exclusive teacher-review video for Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines, written by Jeanne Walker Harvey and illustrated by Dow Phumiruk, to see how this nonfiction picture book may fit into your curriculum during Women’s History Month!
The world-renowned creator of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Maya Lin, credits her parents with encouraging her to pursue her passion: art. Teachers can do the same for their students by giving them space to experiment and grow!
Erin Dubon, a library teacher at James H. Vernon School in East Norwich, New York, uses Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines to teach her students about:
• The importance of interdisciplinary study
• Maya Lin’s inspirational legacy
Watch Erin’s teacher-review video to see how Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines can be used with your students—and how you can inspire them to use the library to explore new subjects!
How do you encourage your students’ creativity? We’d love to hear from you! Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
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