Archive for Valerie Walker

Teaching with the Giant Map of Africa

This semester’s elementary Social Studies methods group jumped right into teaching! For our first day of class, we helped second grade students from St. Peter’s South Elementary explore National Geographic’s Giant Map of Africa. In this activity, we asked students to estimate whether Africa is longer north-south or east-west. Then the second grade students used […]

Blogging & Children’s Literature

Valerie Struthers Walker, Assistant Professor in the Department of Education, will be presenting a session titled  “I can’t believe the author commented!”: Blogging in Learning Communities” at the 2010 Kidlitsophere Conference. “The “KidLitosphere” is a community of reviewers, librarians, teachers, authors, illustrators, publishers, parents, and other book enthusiasts who blog about children’s and young adult […]