Children’s trade book series
S. G. Grant, dean of the Graduate School of Education, together with Kathy Swan and Emma Thacker of the University of Kentucky, wrote a storybook series to help teachers and students engage in age-appropriate but more ambitious instruction around important social constructs such as compromise, property rights and race.
The “Thinking Like a Citizen” storybook series is intended to introduce key concepts in civics, economics, geography and history to early elementary-age (K-grade 2) students. With titles like Whose Swing Set Is It, Anyway?; It’s None of Your Business! and What Color Am I?, the book series uses real-life situations to teach children how to use disciplinary knowledge to think through complex social issues.