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American Government: Stories of a Nation

Scott Abernathy, Karen Waples

2018    640 Pages    (Bedford/Saint Martin's)

LCC: JK31

OCLC: 1040656924    ISBN 13: 9781319195366    ISBN 10: 1319195369

This new offering from AP® teacher Karen Waples and college professor Scott Abernathy is tailor-made to help teachers and students transition to the redesigned AP® U. S. Government and Politics course. Carefully aligned to the course framework, this brief book is loaded with instructional tools to help you and your students meet the demands of the new course, such as integrated skills instruction, coverage of required cases and documents, public policy threaded throughout the book, and AP® [...]

This new offering from AP® teacher Karen Waples and college professor Scott Abernathy is tailor-made to help teachers and students transition to the redesigned AP® U. S. Government and Politics course. Carefully aligned to the course framework, this brief book is loaded with instructional tools to help you and your students meet the demands of the new course, such as integrated skills instruction, coverage of required cases and documents, public policy threaded throughout the book, and AP® practice after every chapter and unit, all in a simple organization that will ease your course planning and save you time. We've got you covered! With a program specifically tailored for the new AP® framework and exam. With a brief student edition that students will read and enjoy. With pedagogy and features that prepare students for the AP® exam like no other book on the market. With a teacher edition and resources that save you time in transitioning to the new course. With professional development to help you transition your instruction. [less]

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Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction

Ralph W. Tyler

2003    134 Pages    (University of Chicago Press)

LCC: LB1570

OCLC: 16231511    ISBN 13: 9780226820316    ISBN 10: 0226820319

What educational purposes should the school seek to attain, and what educational experiences can be provided that are likely to achieve these purposes? Rather than literally answering these questions of curriculum and instruction, Tyler develops a rationale for studying them, and suggests procedures for formulating answers and evaluating programs of study. Quite simply, his book outlines one way of viewing an instructional program as a functioning instrument of education.The four sections of the [...]

What educational purposes should the school seek to attain, and what educational experiences can be provided that are likely to achieve these purposes? Rather than literally answering these questions of curriculum and instruction, Tyler develops a rationale for studying them, and suggests procedures for formulating answers and evaluating programs of study. Quite simply, his book outlines one way of viewing an instructional program as a functioning instrument of education.The four sections of the book deal with ways of formulating, organizing, and evaluating the educational objectives that have been chosen for the curriculum. Tyler emphasizes the fact that curriculum planning is a continuous cyclical process, involving constand replanning, redevelopment, and reappraisal. Substitution of such an integrated view of an instructional program for hit-or-miss judgment as the basis for curriculum development cannot but result in an increasingly effective curriculum. [less]

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Beyond Diversity Day

Arthur Lipkin

2004    261 Pages    (Rowman & Littlefield)

LCC: LC192.6

OCLC: 52041404    ISBN 13: 9780742520349    ISBN 10: 074252034X

Beyond Diversity Day is a handbook for teachers, counselors, administrators, policy makers, parents, and students who want to understand and affirm sexuality differences; promote and protect the well-being of all students; and reduce bigotry, self-hatred, and violence. In question-and-answer format, Arthur Lipkin offers advice to nurture positive relationships among glbt youth, their families, and the schools; welcome glbt families in the school community; support glbt educators; and incorporate [...]

Beyond Diversity Day is a handbook for teachers, counselors, administrators, policy makers, parents, and students who want to understand and affirm sexuality differences; promote and protect the well-being of all students; and reduce bigotry, self-hatred, and violence. In question-and-answer format, Arthur Lipkin offers advice to nurture positive relationships among glbt youth, their families, and the schools; welcome glbt families in the school community; support glbt educators; and incorporate sound and appropriate glbt-related curricula across disciplines. Written by a veteran high school and university teacher and staff developer, Beyond Diversity Day weaves sound scholarship with vivid real-world examples from classrooms and the media. It offers a compelling blueprint for working with diverse students and for improving schools. Visit our website for sample chapters! [less]

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Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways, The

Earl Swift

2011    384 Pages    (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

LCC: TE23

OCLC: 651911390    ISBN 13: 9780618812417    ISBN 10: 0618812415

“Travelers hitting the highways this summer might better appreciate the asphalt beneath their tires thanks to this engrossing history of the creation of the U.S. interstate system.”—Los Angeles Times Perhaps nothing changed the face of America more than the creation of the interstate system. At once man-made wonders, economic pipelines, agents of sprawl, and uniquely American sirens of escape, the interstates snake into every aspect of modern life. The Big Roads documents their [...]

“Travelers hitting the highways this summer might better appreciate the asphalt beneath their tires thanks to this engrossing history of the creation of the U.S. interstate system.”—Los Angeles Times Perhaps nothing changed the face of America more than the creation of the interstate system. At once man-made wonders, economic pipelines, agents of sprawl, and uniquely American sirens of escape, the interstates snake into every aspect of modern life. The Big Roads documents their historic creation and the many people they’ve affected, from the speed demon who inspired a primitive web of dirt auto trails, to the cadre of largely forgotten technocrats who planned the system years before Ike reached the White House, to the thousands of city dwellers who resisted the concrete juggernaut when it bore down on their neighborhoods. The Big Roads tells the story of this essential feature of the landscape we have come to take for granted. With a view toward players both great and small, Swift gives readers the full story of one of America’s greatest engineering achievements. “Engaging, informative . . . The first thorough history of the expressway system.”—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post “The book is a road geek’s treasure—and everyone who travels the highways ought to know these stories.”—Kirkus Reviews [less]

Bread and Roses: Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream

Bruce Watson

2006    352 Pages    (Penguin Books)

LCC: HD5325.T4 1912

OCLC: 70629947    ISBN 13: 9780143037354    ISBN 10: 0143037358

On January 12, 1912, an army of textile workers stormed out of the mills in Lawrence, Massachusetts, commencing what has since become known as the "Bread and Roses" strike. Based on newspaper accounts, magazine reportage, and oral histories, Watson reconstructs a Dickensian drama involving thousands of parading strikers from fifty-one nations, unforgettable acts of cruelty, and even a protracted murder trial that tested the boundaries of free speech. A rousing look at a seminal and [...]

On January 12, 1912, an army of textile workers stormed out of the mills in Lawrence, Massachusetts, commencing what has since become known as the "Bread and Roses" strike. Based on newspaper accounts, magazine reportage, and oral histories, Watson reconstructs a Dickensian drama involving thousands of parading strikers from fifty-one nations, unforgettable acts of cruelty, and even a protracted murder trial that tested the boundaries of free speech. A rousing look at a seminal and overlooked chapter of the past, Bread and Roses is indispensable reading. [less]

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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Jared Diamond

2005    575 Pages    (Penguin Books)

LCC: HN13

OCLC: 56367771    ISBN 13: 9780143036555    ISBN 10: 0143036556

In his runaway bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond brilliantly examined the circumstances that allowed Western civilizations to dominate much of the world. Now he probes the other side of the equation: What caused some of the great civilizations of the past to fall into ruin, and what can we learn from their fates? Using a vast historical and geographical perspective ranging from Easter Island and the Maya to Viking Greenland and modern Montana, Diamond traces a fundamental pattern [...]

In his runaway bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond brilliantly examined the circumstances that allowed Western civilizations to dominate much of the world. Now he probes the other side of the equation: What caused some of the great civilizations of the past to fall into ruin, and what can we learn from their fates? Using a vast historical and geographical perspective ranging from Easter Island and the Maya to Viking Greenland and modern Montana, Diamond traces a fundamental pattern of environmental catastrophe—one whose warning signs can be seen in our modern world and that we ignore at our peril. Blending the most recent scientific advances into a narrative that is impossible to put down, Collapse exposes the deepest mysteries of the past even as it offers hope for the future. [less]

Controversy in the Classroom: The Democratic Power of Discussion (Critical Social Thought)

Diana E. Hess

2009    216 Pages    (Routledge)

LCC: LC89

OCLC: 272341947    ISBN 13: 9780415962292    ISBN 10: 0415962293

In a conservative educational climate that is dominated by policies like No Child Left Behind, one of the most serious effects has been for educators to worry about the politics of what they are teaching and how they are teaching it. As a result, many dedicated teachers choose to avoid controversial issues altogether in preference for "safe" knowledge and "safe" teaching practices. Diana Hess interrupts this dangerous trend by providing readers a spirited and detailed [...]

In a conservative educational climate that is dominated by policies like No Child Left Behind, one of the most serious effects has been for educators to worry about the politics of what they are teaching and how they are teaching it. As a result, many dedicated teachers choose to avoid controversial issues altogether in preference for "safe" knowledge and "safe" teaching practices. Diana Hess interrupts this dangerous trend by providing readers a spirited and detailed argument for why curricula and teaching based on controversial issues are truly crucial at this time. Through rich empirical research from real classrooms throughout the nation, she demonstrates why schools have the potential to be particularly powerful sites for democratic education and why this form of education must include sustained attention to authentic and controversial political issues that animate political communities. The purposeful inclusion of controversial issues in the school curriculum, when done wisely and well, can communicate by example the essence of what makes communities democratic while simultaneously building the skills and dispositions that young people will need to live in and improve such communities. [less]

Cracking the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam 2018, Premium Edition (College Test Preparation)

Princeton Review

2017    464 Pages    (Princeton Review)

ISBN 13: 9781524710170    ISBN 10: 1524710172

PREMIUM PRACTICE FOR A PERFECT 5! Equip yourself to ace the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam with this Premium version of The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide—the best value on the market with 5 full-length tests at an affordable price.In addition to all the great material in our classic Cracking the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam guide—thorough content reviews, targeted test strategies, and access to online extras via our AP Connect portal—this edition includes [...]

PREMIUM PRACTICE FOR A PERFECT 5! Equip yourself to ace the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam with this Premium version of The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide—the best value on the market with 5 full-length tests at an affordable price.In addition to all the great material in our classic Cracking the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam guide—thorough content reviews, targeted test strategies, and access to online extras via our AP Connect portal—this edition includes extra exams, for a total of 5 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations! Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score.• Comprehensive content review for all test topics• Engaging activities to help you critically assess your progress• Access to AP Connect, our online portal for helpful pre-college information and exam updatesPremium Practice to Help Achieve Excellence.• 4 full-length practice tests in the book with complete answer explanations• 1 additional full-length practice test online• Glossary for quick reference of the most important topics, dates, cases, and information• Helpful practice drills at the end of every content review chapterTechniques That Actually Work.• Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test• Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically• Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder [less]

Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders Second Edition

Randall B. Lindsey, Kikanza Nuri-Robins, Raymond D. (Dewey) Terrell

2003    400 Pages    (Corwin)

LCC: LC1099.3

OCLC: 51028951    ISBN 13: 9780761946441    ISBN 10: 0761946446

New Edition of Bestseller!This excellent, updated resource outlines a proven, positive approach for achieving cultural proficiency and provides detailed examples and valuable tools for use with students and staff.

New Edition of Bestseller!This excellent, updated resource outlines a proven, positive approach for achieving cultural proficiency and provides detailed examples and valuable tools for use with students and staff. [less]

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Designing Qualitative Research

Catherine Marshall, Gretchen B. Rossman

2010    344 Pages    (SAGE Publications, Inc)

LCC: H62

OCLC: 460052656    ISBN 13: 9781412970440    ISBN 10: 0141297044

Offering practical answers to complex questions in qualitative research designProviding students in applied social and behavioral science disciplines with invaluable guidance on developing and successfully defending qualitative research proposals, the Fifth Edition of this bestselling text offers expanded coverage of ethics, data analysis, and research design techniques. Authors Catherine Marshall and Gretchen B. Rossman cover distance-based research (such as email interviews); the implications [...]

Offering practical answers to complex questions in qualitative research designProviding students in applied social and behavioral science disciplines with invaluable guidance on developing and successfully defending qualitative research proposals, the Fifth Edition of this bestselling text offers expanded coverage of ethics, data analysis, and research design techniques. Authors Catherine Marshall and Gretchen B. Rossman cover distance-based research (such as email interviews); the implications of postmodern turns; integrating archival material; and creative ways of presenting the research. The authors include updates to popular features, such as vignettes that illustrate the methodological challenges today's qualitative researcher face.New to this EditionAn entire chapter devoted to ethical issues (as well as continuous coverage throughout the book) Expanded discussions of internet ethnography, cultural studies, critical race theory, and queer theory A greatly enhanced chapter on data analysis This book is appropriate for all graduate-level Introduction to Qualitative Methods courses in education, nursing, sociology, human services, and other related fields. [less]

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Essential Questions: Opening Doors to Student Understanding

Jay McTighe, Grant Wiggins

2013    120 Pages    (Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development)

LCC: LB1027.44

OCLC: 843880898    ISBN 13: 9781416615057    ISBN 10: 1416615059

What are essential questions, and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) [...]

What are essential questions, and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards local or Common Core State Standards in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom.Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important;*Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs;*Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging for both teachers and students and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested response strategies to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community students, teachers, and administrators benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages. [less]

Experience And Education

John Dewey

1997    96 Pages    (Free Press)

LCC: LB875

OCLC: 37680722    ISBN 13: 9780684838281    ISBN 10: 0684838281

Experience and Education is the best concise statement on education ever published by John Dewey, the man acknowledged to be the pre-eminent educational theorist of the twentieth century. Written more than two decades after Democracy and Education (Dewey's most comprehensive statement of his position in educational philosophy), this book demonstrates how Dewey reformulated his ideas as a result of his intervening experience with the progressive schools and in the light of the criticisms his [...]

Experience and Education is the best concise statement on education ever published by John Dewey, the man acknowledged to be the pre-eminent educational theorist of the twentieth century. Written more than two decades after Democracy and Education (Dewey's most comprehensive statement of his position in educational philosophy), this book demonstrates how Dewey reformulated his ideas as a result of his intervening experience with the progressive schools and in the light of the criticisms his theories had received. Analyzing both "traditional" and "progressive" education, Dr. Dewey here insists that neither the old nor the new education is adequate and that each is miseducative because neither of them applies the principles of a carefully developed philosophy of experience. Many pages of this volume illustrate Dr. Dewey's ideas for a philosophy of experience and its relation to education. He particularly urges that all teachers and educators looking for a new movement in education should think in terms of the deeped and larger issues of education rather than in terms of some divisive "ism" about education, even such an "ism" as "progressivism." His philosophy, here expressed in its most essential, most readable form, predicates an American educational system that respects all sources of experience, on that offers a true learning situation that is both historical and social, both orderly and dynamic. [less]

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Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior

Margot Stern Strom

1994    576 Pages    (Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation)

LCC: D804.33

OCLC: 31366637    ISBN 13: 9780961584146    ISBN 10: 0961584149

This resource book is Facing History and Ourselves' core publication encompassing our scope and sequence methodology. Based on the latest scholarship, Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior provides an interdisciplinary approach to citizenship education. Students move from thought to judgment to participation as they confront the moral questions inherent in a study of violence, racism, antisemitism and bigotry. The readings and activities explore the consequences of [...]

This resource book is Facing History and Ourselves' core publication encompassing our scope and sequence methodology. Based on the latest scholarship, Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior provides an interdisciplinary approach to citizenship education. Students move from thought to judgment to participation as they confront the moral questions inherent in a study of violence, racism, antisemitism and bigotry. The readings and activities explore the consequences of discrimination, racism, and antisemitism by holding up "the tarnished mirror of history" to one of the most violent times in world history—the 1930s and 1940s. As students read and reflect, they investigate the forces that undermined democracy in Germany, betrayed a generation of young people, and ultimately led to the Holocaust. In doing so, students discover that many of those forces threaten our own society today. The book then helps students discover how their decisions can make a positive difference in their community, nation and the world. [less]

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Horace's Compromise

Theodore R. Sizer

1984    240 Pages    (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company)

LCC: LA222

OCLC: 802045050    ISBN 13: 9780395344231    ISBN 10: 0395344239

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How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, 2nd Edition (Professional Development)

Carol Ann Tomlinson

117 Pages    (Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development)

LCC: LB3061.3

OCLC: 50553528    ISBN 13: 9780871205124    ISBN 10: 97808712051

In this 2nd edition of a book that has provided inspiration to countless teachers, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers three new chapters, extended examples and information in every chapter, and field-tested strategies that teachers can use in today's increasingly diverse classrooms. Tomlinson shows how to use students' readiness levels, interests, and learning profiles to address student diversity.

In this 2nd edition of a book that has provided inspiration to countless teachers, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers three new chapters, extended examples and information in every chapter, and field-tested strategies that teachers can use in today's increasingly diverse classrooms. Tomlinson shows how to use students' readiness levels, interests, and learning profiles to address student diversity. [less]

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How to Solve Student Adjustment Problems

Jonathan P. Smith

1990    226 Pages    (Center for Applied Research in Education, The)

LCC: LB1139.S88

OCLC: 556419875    ISBN 13: 9780876284155    ISBN 10: 0876284152

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Inquiry Design Model: Building Inquiries in Social Studies

Kathy Swan, John Lee, S.G. Grant

2018    (National Council for the Social Studies and C3 Teachers)

LCC: H62

OCLC: 1042075240    ISBN 13: 9780879861124    ISBN 10: 0879861126

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Introduction to Research Methods in Education

Keith F Punch, Alis E. Oancea

2014    448 Pages    (SAGE Publications Ltd)

LCC: LB1028

OCLC: 897091888    ISBN 13: 9781446260746    ISBN 10: 1446260747

Based on Keith Punch’s bestselling Introduction to Social Research Methods, this book introduces the research process in a range of educational contexts.  In this updated second edition, you’ll find guidance on every stage of research, with chapters on developing research questions, doing a literature review, collecting data, analysing your findings and writing it all up.   With a new chapter on ethics and additional coverage of Internet research and mixing methods, [...]

Based on Keith Punch’s bestselling Introduction to Social Research Methods, this book introduces the research process in a range of educational contexts.  In this updated second edition, you’ll find guidance on every stage of research, with chapters on developing research questions, doing a literature review, collecting data, analysing your findings and writing it all up.   With a new chapter on ethics and additional coverage of Internet research and mixing methods, the second edition contains everything you’ll need if you’re  studying on a research methods course or doing a research project for yourself.   Introduction to Research Methods in Education provides you with: Balanced coverage of the range of methods employed by educational researchers Practical advice on collecting and analysing qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods data A range of examples from student projects to show how research is done in real-life educational settings A companion website with additional resources for lecturers and students. Keith F Punch is Emeritus Professor in the Graduate School of Education at The University of Western Australia. Alis Oancea is Associate Professor and Deputy Director of Research in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford. [less]

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Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy

Benjamin Barber

1996    432 Pages    (Ballantine Books)

LCC: HM201

OCLC: 37043735    ISBN 13: 9780345383044    ISBN 10: 0345383044

Jihad vs. McWorld is a groundbreaking work, an elegant and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: consumerist capitalism versus religious and tribal fundamentalism. These diametrically opposed but strangely intertwined forces are tearing apart--and bringing together--the world as we know it, undermining democracy and the nation-state on which it depends. On the one hand, consumer capitalism on the global level is rapidly dissolving the social and economic barriers between [...]

Jihad vs. McWorld is a groundbreaking work, an elegant and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: consumerist capitalism versus religious and tribal fundamentalism. These diametrically opposed but strangely intertwined forces are tearing apart--and bringing together--the world as we know it, undermining democracy and the nation-state on which it depends. On the one hand, consumer capitalism on the global level is rapidly dissolving the social and economic barriers between nations, transforming the world's diverse populations into a blandly uniform market. On the other hand, ethnic, religious, and racial hatreds are fragmenting the political landscape into smaller and smaller tribal units. Jihad vs. McWorld is the term that distinguished writer and political scientist Benjamin R. Barber has coined to describe the powerful and paradoxical interdependence of these forces. In this important new book, he explores the alarming repercussions of this potent dialectic for democracy.A work of persuasive originality and penetrating insight, Jihad vs. McWorld holds up a sharp, clear lens to the dangerous chaos of the post-Cold War world. Critics and political leaders have already heralded Benjamin R. Barber's work for its bold vision and moral courage. Jihad vs. McWorld is an essential text for anyone who wants to understand our troubled present and the crisis threatening our future. [less]

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Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union, The

Serhii Plokhy

2015    544 Pages    (Basic Books)

LCC: DK286

OCLC: 893457561    ISBN 13: 9780465046713    ISBN 10: 0465046711

On Christmas Day, 1991, President George H. W. Bush addressed the nation to declare an American victory in the Cold War: earlier that day Mikhail Gorbachev had resigned as the first and last Soviet president. The enshrining of that narrative, one in which the end of the Cold War was linked to the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the triumph of democratic values over communism, took center stage in American public discourse immediately after Bush’s speech and has persisted for decadeswith [...]

On Christmas Day, 1991, President George H. W. Bush addressed the nation to declare an American victory in the Cold War: earlier that day Mikhail Gorbachev had resigned as the first and last Soviet president. The enshrining of that narrative, one in which the end of the Cold War was linked to the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the triumph of democratic values over communism, took center stage in American public discourse immediately after Bush’s speech and has persisted for decadeswith disastrous consequences for American standing in the world.As prize-winning historian Serhii Plokhy reveals in The Last Empire, the collapse of the Soviet Union was anything but the handiwork of the United States. On the contrary, American leaders dreaded the possibility that the Soviet Unionweakened by infighting and economic turmoilmight suddenly crumble, throwing all of Eurasia into chaos. Bush was firmly committed to supporting his ally and personal friend Gorbachev, and remained wary of nationalist or radical leaders such as recently elected Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Fearing what might happen to the large Soviet nuclear arsenal in the event of the union’s collapse, Bush stood by Gorbachev as he resisted the growing independence movements in Ukraine, Moldova, and the Caucasus. Plokhy’s detailed, authoritative account shows that it was only after the movement for independence of the republics had gained undeniable momentum on the eve of the Ukrainian vote for independence that fall that Bush finally abandoned Gorbachev to his fate.Drawing on recently declassified documents and original interviews with key participants, Plokhy presents a bold new interpretation of the Soviet Union’s final months and argues that the key to the Soviet collapse was the inability of the two largest Soviet republics, Russia and Ukraine, to agree on the continuing existence of a unified state. By attributing the Soviet collapse to the impact of American actions, US policy makers overrated their own capacities in toppling and rebuilding foreign regimes. Not only was the key American role in the demise of the Soviet Union a myth, but this misplaced belief has guidedand hauntedAmerican foreign policy ever since. [less]

Liberalism and the Modern Polity

Michael J. Gargas McGrath

1978    (Marcel Dekker Incorporated)

LCC: JC571.L537

OCLC: 768808752    ISBN 13: 9780824766832    ISBN 10: 0824766830

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Literacy Is NOT Enough: 21st Century Fluencies for the Digital Age (The 21st Century Fluency Series)

Lee Crockett, Ian Jukes, Andrew Churches

2011    232 Pages    (Corwin)

LCC: LB2822

OCLC: 732960136    ISBN 13: 9781412987806    ISBN 10: 1412987806

How to upgrade literacy instruction for digital learners   Educating students to traditional literacy standards is no longer enough. If students are to thrive in their academic and 21st century careers, then independent and creative thinking hold the highest currency. The authors explain in detail how to add these new components of literacy:     Solution Fluency Information Fluency Creativity Fluency Collaboration Fluency Students must master a completely different set of skills [...]

How to upgrade literacy instruction for digital learners   Educating students to traditional literacy standards is no longer enough. If students are to thrive in their academic and 21st century careers, then independent and creative thinking hold the highest currency. The authors explain in detail how to add these new components of literacy:     Solution Fluency Information Fluency Creativity Fluency Collaboration Fluency Students must master a completely different set of skills to succeed in a culture of technology-driven automation, abundance, and access to global labor markets. The authors present an effective framework for integrating comprehensive literacy or fluency into the traditional curriculum. [less]

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National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: A Framework for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (National Council for the Social Studies: Bulletin)

2011    171 Pages    (Natl Council for the Social)

LCC: H62.5.U5

OCLC: 666884851    ISBN 13: 9780879861056    ISBN 10: 0879861053

The National Curriculum Standards were developed by a Task Force of National Council for the Social Studies, and approved by the NCSS Board of Directors in March 2010. These national standards are a revision of the national standards published by NCSS in 1994 under the title Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies.

The National Curriculum Standards were developed by a Task Force of National Council for the Social Studies, and approved by the NCSS Board of Directors in March 2010. These national standards are a revision of the national standards published by NCSS in 1994 under the title Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. [less]

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Paideia Proposal: An Educational Manifesto, The

Mortimer J. Adler

1982    96 Pages    (Touchstone)

LCC: LA210

OCLC: 8386670    ISBN 13: 9780020641001    ISBN 10: 0020641001

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Pearson Education - Test Prep Series for AP European History

Pearson

2016    331 Pages    (Pearson)

ISBN 13: 9780134050294    ISBN 10: 0134050290

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Post-American World, The

Fareed Zakaria

2008    304 Pages    (W. W. Norton & Company)

LCC: CB161

OCLC: 181139415    ISBN 13: 9780393062359    ISBN 10: 0039306235

“Zakaria . . . may have more intellectual range and insights than any other public thinker in the West.” —Boston Sunday Globe“This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else.” So begins Fareed Zakaria’s blockbusting bestseller on the United States in the twenty-first century. How can Americans understand this rapidly changing international climate, and how might the nation continue to thrive in a truly global era? [...]

“Zakaria . . . may have more intellectual range and insights than any other public thinker in the West.” —Boston Sunday Globe“This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else.” So begins Fareed Zakaria’s blockbusting bestseller on the United States in the twenty-first century. How can Americans understand this rapidly changing international climate, and how might the nation continue to thrive in a truly global era? Zakaria answers these questions with his customary lucidity, insight, and imagination. [less]

Powerful Partnerships: A Teacher's Guide to Engaging Families for Student Success

Karen Mapp, Ilene Carver, Jessica Lander

2017    144 Pages    (Scholastic Professional)

LCC: LC226.6

OCLC: 957533972    ISBN 13: 9780545842402    ISBN 10: 0545842409

Teachers and administrators will learn how to create the respectful, trusting relationships with families necessary to build the educational partnerships that best support children’s learning. The book will cover the mindset and core beliefs required to bond with families, and will provide guidance on how to plan engagement opportunities and events throughout the school year that undergird effective partnerships between families and schools.

Teachers and administrators will learn how to create the respectful, trusting relationships with families necessary to build the educational partnerships that best support children’s learning. The book will cover the mindset and core beliefs required to bond with families, and will provide guidance on how to plan engagement opportunities and events throughout the school year that undergird effective partnerships between families and schools. [less]

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

American Psychological Association

272 Pages    (Amer Psychological Assn)

LCC: BF76.7

OCLC: 316736612    ISBN 13: 9781433805592    ISBN 10: 1433805596

"The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association" is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences. It provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias in language. Well-known for its authoritative and easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, [...]

"The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association" is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences. It provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias in language. Well-known for its authoritative and easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables, figures, and tone that will result in strong, simple, and elegant scientific communication. The sixth edition offers new and expanded instruction on publication ethics, statistics, journal article reporting standards, electronic reference formats, and the construction of tables and figures. The sixth edition has been revised and updated to include: new ethics guidance on such topics as determining authorship and terms of collaboration, duplicate publication, plagiarism and self-plagiarism, disguising of participants, validity of instrumentation, and making data available to others for verification; new journal article reporting standards to help readers report empirical research with clarity and precision; simplified APA heading style to make it more conducive to electronic publication; updated guidelines for reducing bias in language to reflect current practices and preferences, including a new section on presenting historical language that is inappropriate by present standards; new guidelines for reporting inferential statistics and a significantly revised table of statistical abbreviations; and, new instruction on using supplemental files containing lengthy data sets and other media. This book includes significantly expanded content on the electronic presentation of data to help readers understand the purpose of each kind of display and choose the best match for communicating the results of the investigation, with new examples for a variety of data displays, including electro physiological and biological data. It offers consolidated information on all aspects of reference citations, with an expanded discussion of electronic sources emphasizing the role of the digital object identifier (DOI) as a reliable way to locate information. It features expanded discussion of the publication process, including the function and process of peer review. It contains a discussion of ethical, legal, and policy requirements in publication; and guidelines on working with the publisher while the article is in press. Key to this edition of the Publication Manual is an updated and expanded Web presence. Look up additional supplemental material keyed to this book. This book lets you test your knowledge of APA Style with a free tutorial on style basics. It lets you learn about the changes in the sixth edition with a free tutorial reviewing key revisions. Sign up for an on-line course to enrich and enhance your understanding of APA Style. Read the APA Style blog and share your comments on writing and referencing. Consult frequently asked questions to sharpen your understanding of APA Style. This title lets you examine additional resources on such topics as ethics, statistics, and writing. It lets you familiarize yourself with submission standards for APA books and journals. [less]

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Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation: How to Work Smart, Build Collaboration, and Close the Achievement Gap

Kim Marshall

2013    240 Pages    (Jossey-Bass)

LCC: LB1728

OCLC: 826530886    ISBN 13: 9781118336724    ISBN 10: 1118336720

This book deals with teacher supervision and evaluation that emphasizes fairness, excellence, and achievement. In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of his bestselling book, education expert Kim Marshall shows how to break away from the typical and often ineffective evaluation approaches in which principals use infrequent classroom visits or rely on standardized test scores to assess a teacher's performance. Marshall proposes a broader framework for supervision and evaluation that [...]

This book deals with teacher supervision and evaluation that emphasizes fairness, excellence, and achievement. In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of his bestselling book, education expert Kim Marshall shows how to break away from the typical and often ineffective evaluation approaches in which principals use infrequent classroom visits or rely on standardized test scores to assess a teacher's performance. Marshall proposes a broader framework for supervision and evaluation that enlists teachers in improving the performance of all students. This is a revised edition of the classic book on teacher supervision and evaluation. This title features: includes thoughts on iPad and iPhone aps for classroom observation; offers new chart on how principals can manage ten mini-observations per teacher per year; and contains new thoughts on merit pay, a different approach to the test-score argument from Arne Duncan. This vital resource also includes extensive tools and advice for managing time as well as ideas for using supervision and evaluation practices to foster teacher professional development. [less]

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SCHOOLING IN CAPITALIST AMERICA: EDUCATIONAL REFORM AND THE CONTRADICTIONS OF ECONOMIC LIFE

HERBERT GINTIS' 'SAMUEL BOWLES

1976    350 Pages    (LAW BOOK CO OF AUSTRALASIA)

LCC: LC66

OCLC: 10047434    ISBN 13: 9780710084866    ISBN 10: 0710084862

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Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, The

Nicholas Carr

2011    280 Pages    (W. W. Norton & Company)

LCC: QP360.C3667

OCLC: 699724425    ISBN 13: 9780393339758    ISBN 10: 0393339750

Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate“Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our [...]

Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate“Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. As he describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by “tools of the mind”—from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer—Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways. Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic—a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In stark contrast, the Internet encourages the rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources. Its ethic is that of the industrialist, an ethic of speed and efficiency, of optimized production and consumption—and now the Net is remaking us in its own image. We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming, but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection. Part intellectual history, part popular science, and part cultural criticism, The Shallows sparkles with memorable vignettes—Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter, Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures, Nathaniel Hawthorne contemplating the thunderous approach of a steam locomotive—even as it plumbs profound questions about the state of our modern psyche. This is a book that will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds. [less]

Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning

James M. Lang

2016    272 Pages    (Jossey-Bass)

LCC: LB1063.L36

OCLC: 918877588    ISBN 13: 9781118944493    ISBN 10: 1118944496

Employ cognitive theory in the classroom every day Research into how we learn has opened the door for utilizing cognitive theory to facilitate better student learning. But that's easier said than done. Many books about cognitive theory introduce radical but impractical theories, failing to make the connection to the classroom. In Small Teaching, James Lang presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes that make a big difference many of which can [...]

Employ cognitive theory in the classroom every day Research into how we learn has opened the door for utilizing cognitive theory to facilitate better student learning. But that's easier said than done. Many books about cognitive theory introduce radical but impractical theories, failing to make the connection to the classroom. In Small Teaching, James Lang presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes that make a big difference many of which can be put into practice in a single class period. These strategies are designed to bridge the chasm between primary research and the classroom environment in a way that can be implemented by any faculty in any discipline, and even integrated into pre-existing teaching techniques. Learn, for example: * How does one become good at retrieving knowledge from memory? * How does making predictions now help us learn in the future? * How do instructors instill fixed or growth mindsets in their students? Each chapter introduces a basic concept in cognitive theory, explains when and how it should be employed, and provides firm examples of how the intervention has been or could be used in a variety of disciplines. Small teaching techniques include brief classroom or online learning activities, one-time interventions, and small modifications in course design or communication with students. [less]

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Swerve: How the World Became Modern, The

Stephen Greenblatt

2012    356 Pages    (W. W. Norton & Company)

LCC: PA6484

OCLC: 810257309    ISBN 13: 9780393343403    ISBN 10: 0393343405

Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-FictionOne of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it. Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late thirties took a [...]

Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-FictionOne of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it. Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late thirties took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius—a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion, colliding and swerving in new directions. The copying and translation of this ancient book-the greatest discovery of the greatest book-hunter of his age-fueled the Renaissance, inspiring artists such as Botticelli and thinkers such as Giordano Bruno; shaped the thought of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein; and had a revolutionary influence on writers such as Montaigne and Shakespeare and even Thomas Jefferson. 16 pages of color illustrations [less]

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Teacher's Guide to Special Education, A

David F. Bateman, Jenifer L. Cline

2016    182 Pages    (Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development)

LCC: LC3981.B37

OCLC: 947954052    ISBN 13: 9781416622017    ISBN 10: 1416622012

Despite the prevalence of students with disabilities in the general education classroom, few teachers receive training on how to meet these students' needs or how to navigate the legally mandated processes enumerated in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). What is their role? What are their responsibilities? What are the roles and rights of parents? And what must all teachers do to ensure that students with disabilities and other special needs receive the quality education [...]

Despite the prevalence of students with disabilities in the general education classroom, few teachers receive training on how to meet these students' needs or how to navigate the legally mandated processes enumerated in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). What is their role? What are their responsibilities? What are the roles and rights of parents? And what must all teachers do to ensure that students with disabilities and other special needs receive the quality education they're entitled to?In this practical reference, David F. Bateman—bestselling author of A Principal's Guide to Special Education—and special education administrator Jenifer L. Cline clarify what general education teachers need to know about special education law and processes and provide a guide to instructional best practices for the inclusive classroom. Topics covered includeThe pre-referral, referral, and evaluation processesIndividualized education programs (IEPs) and the parties involvedAccommodations for students who do not quality for special education, including those covered by Section 504Transition from preK to K–12 and from high school to postschool lifeClassroom management and student behaviorEducational frameworks, instructional strategies, and service delivery optionsAssessment, grades, graduation, and diplomasThe breadth of coverage in this book, along with its practical examples, action steps, and appendixes covering key terms and definitions will provide the foundation all K–12 teachers need to successfully instruct and support students receiving special education services. It's an indispensable resource for every general education classroom. [less]

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Teaching About Religion in the Social Studies Classroom

Charles C. Haynes

2019    248 Pages    (NCSS)

LCC: BL41

OCLC: 1090301463    ISBN 13: 9780879861131    ISBN 10: 0879861134

The study of religion is essential for understanding the past and present, and critical for global citizenship in a religiously diverse country and the world. This book provides advice, recommendations, and resources to help social studies educators know what to teach about religion and how to do it.

The study of religion is essential for understanding the past and present, and critical for global citizenship in a religiously diverse country and the world. This book provides advice, recommendations, and resources to help social studies educators know what to teach about religion and how to do it. [less]

Teaching History Then and Now: A Story of Stability and Change in Schools

Larry Cuban

2016    264 Pages    (Harvard Education Press)

LCC: LB1607.5

OCLC: 930257150    ISBN 13: 9781612508863    ISBN 10: 1612508863

In Teaching History Then and Now, Larry Cuban explores the teaching of history in American high schools during the past half-century. Drawing on his early career experience as a high school history educator and his more recent work as a historian of US education policy and practice, Cuban examines how determined reformers have and have not changed the teaching of history. The book focuses on two high schools—Cleveland’s Glenville High School and Washington DC’s Cardozo High School— [...]

In Teaching History Then and Now, Larry Cuban explores the teaching of history in American high schools during the past half-century. Drawing on his early career experience as a high school history educator and his more recent work as a historian of US education policy and practice, Cuban examines how determined reformers have and have not changed the teaching of history. The book focuses on two high schools—Cleveland’s Glenville High School and Washington DC’s Cardozo High School—examining both throughout the 1950s and 1960s and then at the present time. Adding to this complex portrait are fascinating accounts of the major reform movements in history teaching over the last half-century: the New Social Studies of the 1960s and the New History of the 1990s. Uniting this nationwide history of the field with his own recollections of and research on the featured high schools, Cuban creates a rich, detailed portrait of an important, contested high school field characterized by enduring features and significant change. The result is exemplary education research, capturing the gritty facts of classroom practice and the larger currents of policy, institutional, and national change. Cuban identifies how large reforms have influenced—and sometimes failed to affect—classroom practice. Teaching History Then and Now portrays a complex, often unpredictable process whereby reformers, school leaders, policy makers, and teachers have all struggled to make the teaching of history best serve students, their communities, and the nation. [less]

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