LibraryThing Review. User Review – debnance – LibraryThing. People Pedro knows are being taken away by the government. It’s a scary time. Then a general . Había una vez un niño llamado Guillermo Jorge Manuel José. Su casa quedaba al lado de un hogar para ancianos y conocía a todos los que allí vivían. Find La Composicion by Skarmeta, Antonio at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.

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Below is an annotated list of children’s literature for the elementary classroom. They have read and reviewed these books and provided insights into how they can be used in k-5 settings.

La Composicion

If you have any questions or comments, please email bree nyu. I thought this book gave a strong, but subtle account of how children ekarmeta take action against something with which they disagree.

There is no specified culture or country, giving the message a more universal meaning. In this book, Skarmeta seeks to show how children come to conclusions about and act on the world around them, compozicion if they seem like they are not aware of what exactly is going on. Pedro discusses the paper with his classmate Juan, asking him if he is against the dictatorship.


La Composicion by Skarmeta, Antonio

Social Studies, Lanaguage Arts This book can be used in a Social Studies Unit on different government structures, power, authority and goverance. Although the story never outwardly explains what a dictatorship is, it provides a backdrop of a small community and how it affected by the dictatorship. You can go into depth about dictatorships and what countries have had this ahtonio of government structure.

Domains of Social Justice: Pedro is a normal boy, living in a small community, and he learns more about his role in his family and community, and realizes the importance of his own actions.

Students will learn more about their roles and how they are an important part of their own communities. Exploring Issues of Social Justice: His friends and neighbors are being taken away by soldiers, and the government even invades his classroom to get more information about their families.

Pedro chooses to fabricate a story about his family because he knows that the government may not like that they listen skarmeat the radio every night and are against the dictatorship. Students will see how Pedro took action, and although it was a seemingly small action, it was important to protect his family.


Social Justice Literature for the Elementary Classroom: The Composition by Antonio Skarmeta

More importantly, his awareness of the situation shows that children can take a stand and choose to go against something that is unjust. Students can think about their own personal choices and how tey have effected their lives and the lives of others around them. They can brainstorm more ways they could take an active role in their own communities, as well as ways they coud help others that are facing injustices. comppsicion

The children can chose one small thing to do indivudally and one larger action to take as a class against an issue with the government or community. Website of lesson ideas for this book: Posted by bree at 8: Newer Post Older Post Home. We are all alike