Chapter 12Science, Social Studies, and More: The Knowledge Readers Need

One recent day in California, a six-year-old boy named Brandon was hanging out at home, watching one of Disney's Ice Age movies, when he saw a scene that captivated him. On the screen were the lovable animations of Ice Age's prehistoric beasts, loping along the barren, icy terrain. Brandon turned to his father: “Papi, at that time, what was it like? There weren't any buses?” Smiling, his father, José Rubén, saw this as a teachable moment. He went to his computer, pulled up YouTube, and searched for videos that would show his son more about what life was like during that time.

“We watched videos where it is shown and everything,” the father said as he recounted this scene ...

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