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Cobblestone’s Elementary School Magazines on Asia

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It can be quite a challenge for elementary teachers to find appropriate materials for their students in the field of Asian studies. Information must be presented through a suitable reading level in a format interesting to students, and still provide accurate facts in a culturally sensitive manner. Finding resources that offer a balance between activity oriented ideas and accurate information can be difficult. Too many times we get stuck into making “cute”things, and run the risk of perpetuating a stereotype and a sense of the “exotic” about another culture. It was with these expectations in mind that I reviewed the Asian content of several Cobblestone publications