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Create a Valentine's Venn-O-Gram Chart

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Considering our class will be on a full day field trip during the unofficial "Valentine's Day" festivities, I thought I would share a quick academic tie-in to the month of love. I combined my love of books and libraries by reading The Librarian Who Measured the Earth and held a discussion on how our libraries differ now compared to 2,000 years ago in Greece. It just made sense to turn the Venn-Diagram into a Valentine Venn-O-Gram instead. Continue reading to view the book I used for this lesson along with a list of books that teach about libraries.

The Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Kathryn Lasky is a fantastic book to read in the upper grades. It combines elementary math and geometry, science, and history, allowing us to see how one man was able to measure the earth 2,000 years ago with a discrepancy of less than 200 miles.

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For a list of children's books that talk about libraries, visit here. This site includes books such as The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq by Jeanette Winter and Thomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora.

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