3-D Displays for Libraries, Schools and Media Centers


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About the Book

Librarians, teachers, and media specialists always need new ways to engage students in learning. Here are 19 theme-based, three-dimensional bulletin board designs to inspire and direct learning in fifth through ninth grades. The boards are grouped into five subject areas, and each board and its activities can either be used alone or as part of a series. For example, the “Flight” section features eye-catching and educational boards spotlighting outer space, the Tuskegee Airmen, hot air balloons, and NASA. More than just decoration, each board is the centerpiece of a focused effort involving numerous learning activities across the curriculum.
This work illustrates each board and gives detailed construction steps, suggestions for books and other items to include in the board’s area, and several activity sheets that direct students to read, write, explore, and create as part of an engaging experience that attracts even the resistant learner. With these exciting ideas, library staff and teachers will find it easy to use these plans, or find inspiration for their own.

About the Author(s)

Earlene Green Evans is a retired librarian and writer living in Richmond, Virginia. She is a recipient of the Rutherford Memorial and the Florence B. Duke Awards for excellence in Library Science and a two time winner of the Virginia Educational Media Association Photography Award.
Muriel Miller Branch, a retired librarian, is also a writer, storyteller and historian. She is the recipient of the 1998 Region I Outstanding Educator of the Year Award. She lives in Richmond, Virginia.

Bibliographic Details

Earlene Green Evans and Muriel Miller Branch
Foreword by Beverly Bagan
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 132
Bibliographic Info: photos, index
Copyright Date: 2000
pISBN: 978-0-7864-0860-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0786-3
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“the learning-center suggestions make this book worth purchasing”—Library Journal; “the authors suggest easy, inexpensive, yet worthwhile ideas…offers everything teachers and media specialists need to construct displays and use them as learning tools”—Booklist; “recommended”—Catholic Library World; “the best and most unusual feature here is the long list of extended learning activities, small research projects, and writing/vocabulary-building projects…the learning-center suggestions make this book worth purchasing for school libraries”—School Library Journal; “an outstanding job…unique…recommended”—The Book Report; “will enable library staff and classroom teachers to add a new dimension to the student’s learning experience”—Midwest Book Review; “welcome…useful…easy-to-follow guide”—SLA Education Division.