JMU’s own Lynne Stover will be doing two national webinars this semester. Here are details and registration information:
Using Cli-Fi (Climate Fiction) to Teach Economics [Middle and High]
Wed, Mar 14, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Cli-Fi, the “hottest” new literature genre, portrays humans dealing with extreme weather situations. Discover how dire events of such as rising water, extreme heat, and freezing temperatures are perfect situations for teaching scarcity, allocation of limited resources, and decision making. Featured titles include Life as We Knew It, The Maze Runner, and Ninth Ward. Webinar attendees will receive links to classroom-ready lessons and a topical bibliography.
Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4709048160289098754
Homelessness in Children’s Literature: Tales of Struggle and Survival [Upper Elementary and Middle]
Tue, Apr 17, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDTThis webinar focuses on fictional families facing some very real problems; hunger, parental illness, joblessness, unpaid bills, and homelessness. Students can learn valuable life lessons concerning earning, saving, spending, and creative problem solving in books such as Crenshaw, How to Steal a Dog, and Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave. Webinar attendees will receive links to classroom- ready lessons and a topical bibliography.
Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8467134923562407938
Here’s a link to all the webinars in this national series: