Using Flat Stanley to Create Global Kids (Even in Rural Kentucky)!<br />Megan Stith,<br />Meade County <br />Public Librar...
Special Issues for Rural Children<br />Economic Capital<br />Time and money needed for travel<br />Social Capital<br />Hom...
Population Demographics<br />U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-2009 ACS Demographic Estimates<br />
Beyond the Numbers<br />2201 Non-white citizens of Meade County<br />16.4% population under 18<br />Estimate 360.964 minor...
Multicultural Literature<br />Characters of various ethnic backgrounds going about their daily lives.<br />Ten Little Fing...
Seeing the World Through Flat Stanley<br />
Starting the Program<br />T-shirt design contest in February<br />Flat Stanleys available for pickup this summer at the li...
For Rural Children<br />Mail Stanley to a friend or relative with a note explaining how to pass him on<br />Arrange an exc...
Stanley Staycation<br />Visit local landmarks<br />Library programs<br />State parks<br />Museums<br />More site suggestio...
Possible Awards and Programs<br />Completed the Staycation checklist<br />Farthest distance travelled<br />Most states tra...
Print Materials Available Today<br />Flat Stanley template for library design contest<br />Other templates available for f...
Other Flat Stanley Resources<br />iPhone App: http://www.flatstanley.com/about-the-app.php<br /> Free printables including...
Questions?<br />Megan Stith<br />Meade County Public Library<br />megan@meadereads.org<br />270-422-2094<br />References:<...
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Using Flat Stanley to Create Global Kids

  1. 1. Using Flat Stanley to Create Global Kids (Even in Rural Kentucky)!<br />Megan Stith,<br />Meade County <br />Public Library<br />2011 Region 4 SRP Workshop<br />
  2. 2. Special Issues for Rural Children<br />Economic Capital<br />Time and money needed for travel<br />Social Capital<br />Homogeneous population<br />92% Caucasian compared to 75%<br />Cultural capital<br />Making a global awareness relevant<br />
  3. 3. Population Demographics<br />U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-2009 ACS Demographic Estimates<br />
  4. 4. Beyond the Numbers<br />2201 Non-white citizens of Meade County<br />16.4% population under 18<br />Estimate 360.964 minor non-white citizens <br />10 Schools<br />36.0964 non-white children in the average Meade County school<br />U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-2009 ACS Demographic Estimates<br />
  5. 5. Multicultural Literature<br />Characters of various ethnic backgrounds going about their daily lives.<br />Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox<br />“More MoreMore” Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams<br />Written by authors of one race about people of another race or culture.<br />Abuela by Arthur Dorross<br />Written about ethnic or cultural groups by members of that group.<br />What Can You Do With a Rebozo? By Carmen Tafolla<br />My Mother’s Sari by RandhyaRao<br />
  6. 6. Seeing the World Through Flat Stanley<br />
  7. 7. Starting the Program<br />T-shirt design contest in February<br />Flat Stanleys available for pickup this summer at the library and participating businesses<br />Weekly digital camera raffles to bridge divides in technology access.<br />
  8. 8. For Rural Children<br />Mail Stanley to a friend or relative with a note explaining how to pass him on<br />Arrange an exchange at http://forum.flatstanley.com or with another library in Kentucky using KYAC<br />Give away prizes throughout the summer <br />Have a Stanley Staycation<br />
  9. 9. Stanley Staycation<br />Visit local landmarks<br />Library programs<br />State parks<br />Museums<br />More site suggestions available through KY Department of Travel<br />http://www.kentuckytourism.com/travel_tools/visitors_guide.aspx<br />Email Bill.Poynter@ky.gov for bulk orders of visitor’s guides<br />
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  11. 11. Possible Awards and Programs<br />Completed the Staycation checklist<br />Farthest distance travelled<br />Most states travelled<br />Most creative picture(s)<br />Writing contest<br />Book discussion<br />Scrapbook at the end of SRP<br />
  12. 12. Print Materials Available Today<br />Flat Stanley template for library design contest<br />Other templates available for free download at http://flatstanley.com/template<br />Sample Stanley Staycation template which can be customized using your own locations<br />Passport reading log<br />
  13. 13. Other Flat Stanley Resources<br />iPhone App: http://www.flatstanley.com/about-the-app.php<br /> Free printables including a map, stickers, activity sheets, and more: www.flatstanleybooks.com <br />Other activities: http://www.kid-at-art.com/htdoc/lesson71.html<br />and http://techtraining.dpsk12.org/ILT/FlatStanley/FS_activities.htm<br />
  14. 14. Questions?<br />Megan Stith<br />Meade County Public Library<br />megan@meadereads.org<br />270-422-2094<br />References:<br />U.S. Census Bureau. (2009). 2005-2009 American community survey fact sheets. Available at http://factfinder.census.gov.<br />Wigg, R. (1995). Across towns and across times: Library service to young people in rural libraries. Library Trends, 44(1), 88-111.<br />

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