||Applemando has many amazing dreams. When it rains
his vivid dreams stick to surfaces and brighten up the drab village.
With the linked lesson plan, students can learn about how rules
can help them to achieve their dreams.
|Arnie and the Stolen Markers*
||Main character steals markers and then must work
in the store he stole them from.
|Better Not Get Wet, Jesse Bear
Nancy White Carlstrom
||Main character follows rules for when he is allowed
to "get wet;" can use story to stimulate discussion of the purposes
of a rule and when rules are applicable.
||Jean Craighead George
||Presents story of the Everglades and how humans have
endangered this habitat. Stimulates discussion on necessary environmental
laws to protect this environmental treasure.
||Cilvil Rights during the Summer of 1964
||This book takes place during the Summer when the
Civil Rights act of 1964 was passed. Segregation, southern white
retaliation to the law, and the willingness to stand up for what
you believe are exposed through the friendship of two young boys,
one white and one black.
|Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse*
||Lilly gets in trouble for disobeying a rule set forth
by the classroom teacher and is subsequently punished.
||Michael O. Tunnell
||U.S. Mail regulations
||May was shipped as a "baby chick" to her grandmother's
house seventy-five miles across the Idaho mountains. Her
Uncle Leonard worked on the mail car of the train and helped deliver
this unusual package, all forty-eight pounds of her including
suitcase. True story. Delightful illustrations by
|Officer Buckle and Gloria**
||Police officer visits elementary schools with his
trusty police dog, Gloria, who is a big hit with the kids. A lot
||Joan W. Blos
||Standards in the Community
||Neighbors get angry with the main character because
he does not take care of his property and then realize too late
that he had other good qualities that added to their community.
|This Time, Tempe Wick
||Bill of Rights
||A young girl helps the Revolutionary soldiers who
camp on her New Jersey farm in 1780, until they steal her horse.
Too Many Tamales
|Authority and Power
||A little girl wears her mother's ring without permission
and loses it in the tamales she is making for a family celebration.
She ends up eating more than her share of the tamales as she looks
for the ring.
|Thunder at Gettysburg
||Bill of Rights
||Tilly watches the Battle of Gettysburg from her attic
window as though it were a circus. However, soon she finds herself
drawn into the terrible and seemingly unending fray.