How I Learned Geography is written and Illustrated by Uri Schulevitz and read by Ed O’Neill. Having fled from war in their troubled homeland, a boy and his family are living in poverty in a strange country. Food is scarce, so when the boy’s father brings home a map instead of bread for supper, at first the boy is furious. But when the map is hung on the wall, it floods their cheerless room with color. As the boy studies its every detail, he is transported to exotic places without ever leaving the room, and he eventually comes to realize that the map feeds him in a way that bread never could.
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Suggested Grade Level: 2-3
The standards listed below are for the 2nd and 3rd grades but can easily be modified for other grades.
CCSS.SL.2.1; SL.3.1, CCSS.SL.2.2; SL.3.2, CCSS.RL2.3; 3.3, CCSS.RL.2.3; RL.3.3; CCSS.SL.2.2; SL.3.2, CCSS.RL.2.1; RL.3.1, CCSS.SL.2.2; SL.3.2, CCSS.W.2.3; W.3.3, CCSS.SL.2.1; SL.3.1
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