Teaching Life Skills in the School Library: Career, Finance, and Civic Engagement in a Changing World, 1st Edition

  • Blanche Woolls
  • Connie Hamner Williams
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1440868905
  • ISBN-13: 9781440868900
  • DDC: 027.8
  • 174 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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From preschool through high school, students are preparing for their future. As they move through grade levels, they choose courses, research potential careers, learn about managing money, and recognize the responsibilities of being active citizens. At each step of the way, librarians can collaborate with teachers to help students to learn how to live in a world they can only imagine. School librarians can make a positive impact on students' lives when it matters most. Focusing on preparation for life after high school, this book cites research and discusses successful programs as examples of how school librarians, with counselors, community members, public libraries, and teachers, can develop collections and offer programming to encourage students to finish high school. Explains how to help students find the college/university that economically fits their interests. Includes activities, resources, and lesson plans to co-teach with teachers, counselors, and other school staff.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Leading Students into Their Future after High School.
2: Beginning Early with Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grades 1–3.
3: Expanding Those Beginning Lessons: Moving Forward in the Middle Grades, 4–6.
4: Surviving While Teaching: The Challenge of Junior High, Grades 7–8.
5: Reaching Out to High School Students, Grades 9–10.
6: Last Chances: Working with High School Students, Grades 11–12.
7: The Real World: What to Expect after Graduation.
About the Authors.