Story Power

Author: Elizabeth C. Manvell
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607099187
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When students hear something interesting, something they connect to personally, they pay attention and want to know more. The stories in primary materials - a diary, letter, census record, photograph, official report - breathe life into history and invite critical thinking and conceptual understanding. Story Power! teaches us where to find stories, to assess the quality of sources, and to go past shallow summaries to the complicated story below the surface.

The Violence Continuum

Author: Elizabeth C. Manvell
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610485661
Format: PDF, Kindle
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We expect schools to be a safe haven, but after more than a decade of targeted school violence prevention laws and safety plans, students are still marginalized and bullied to the point of despondence, retaliation, and even suicide. This thoughtful exploration of what makes a school a safe place is based on the understanding that violence is a continuum of acts and attitudes subtle to overt that have a negative effect on how students feel and learn. A school s climate how it feels to be a member of the learning community depends on how each student is treated. We are challenged to recognize the often overlooked, yet pervasive, forms of emotional and physical violence that students face every day. After conducting an honest assessment of our own school s climate, we learn how to nurture supportive relationships between students and adults and embed pro-social skills and respect for diversity in everything we do.When done, we are equipped with the understandings, tools, and commitment necessary to create a safe, positive school climate that is systemic and lasting."

Religion and Women

Author: Arvind Sharma
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791416891
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book discusses the position of women in the Native American, African, Shinto, Jaina, Zoroastrian, Sikh, and Baha'i faiths for the first time in a single volume, and evolves a conceptual framework within which their positions could be comprehensively considered. The contributing scholars provide an enlarged database for a more thorough discussion of the questions pertaining to women and religion in general, and simultaneously advance the theoretical frontiers in women's studies. Religion and Women belongs to a trilogy about women and world religions edited by Arvind Sharma the first and third volumes being respectively, Women in World Religions and Today's Woman in World Religions.

New Directions in the History of the Novel

Author: P. Parrinder
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137026987
Format: PDF
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New Directions in the History of the Novel challenges received views of literary history and sets out new areas for research. A re-examination of the nature of prose fiction in English and its study from the Renaissance to the 21st century, it will become required reading for teachers and students of the novel and its history.

Storyteller Storyteacher

Author: Marni Gillard
Publisher: Stenhouse Pub
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Marni Gillard has told stories to preschoolers, middle schoolers, and college students, and elicited their tales in return. She's heard triumph and trauma tales from prison inmates, senior citizens, and both preservice and veteran teachers. She's witnessed repeatedly that we teach ourselves how to live by telling our stories. In this book she shares the lessons she's learned about child-centered teaching and telling. Storyteller, Storyteacher includes: The important difference between reading aloud and storytelling. How children can learn from the natural storytellers in their lives. How to retrieve early memories. How to choose the “right” story to tell. Strategies and reasons for the use of visualization. A perspective on performance anxiety and reluctant tellers. How less-competent readers and writers find a safe and success-strewn path to literacy through oracy. How oral stories help build community from the first day of school. His book speaks to the soul of the experienced but often weary teacher and shines a light of encouragement on the path before the beginning teacher. It honors the important work of parenting and of listening to children in and out of school. It invites us all to look to our stories for lessons about educating our children and ourselves.

The Booker Prize and the Legacy of Empire

Author: Luke Strongman
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042014985
Format: PDF
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This book is about the Booker Prize – the London-based literary award made annually to “the best novel written in English” by a writer from one of those countries belonging to, or formerly part of, the British Commonwealth. The approach to the Prize is thematically historical and spans the award period to 1999. The novels that have won or shared the Prize in this period are examined within a theoretical framework mapping the literary terrain of the fiction. Individual chapters explore themes that occur within the larger narrative formed by this body of novels - collectively invoked cultures, social trends and movements spanning the stages of imperial heyday and decline as perceived over the past three decades. Individually and collectively, the novels mirror, often in terms of more than a single static image, British imperial culture after empire, contesting and reinterpreting perceptions of the historical moment of the British Empire and its legacy in contemporary culture.The body of Booker novels narrates the demise of empire and the emergence of different cultural formations in its aftermath. The novels are grouped for discussion according to the way in which they deal with aspects of the transition from empire to a post-imperial culture - from early imperial expansion, through colonization, retrenchment, decolonization and postcolonial pessimism, to the emergence of tribal nationalisms and post-imperial nation-states. The focus throughout is primarily literary and contingently cultural.

Bevor ich jetzt gehe

Author: Paul Kalanithi
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641189365
Format: PDF
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„Dieses gehört zu der Handvoll Bücher, die für mich universell sind. Ich empfehle es wirklich jedem.“ ANN PATCHETT Was macht das eigene Leben lebenswert? Was tun, wenn die Lebensleiter keine weiteren Stufen in eine vielversprechende Zukunft bereithält? Was bedeutet es, ein Kind zu bekommen, neues Leben entstehen zu sehen, während das eigene zu Ende geht? Bewegend und mit feiner Beobachtungsgabe schildert der junge Arzt und Neurochirurg Paul Kalanithi seine Gedanken über die ganz großen Fragen.

Unter Wasser atmen

Author: Julie Orringer
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462305115
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Wir müssen alle erwachsen werden »Von den Demütigungen, Grausamkeiten und Passionen der Kindheit erzählt Julie Orringer in einer prickelnden frischen Prosa. Sie ist eine Schriftstellerin mit einem großen Herzen und einem genauen Gespür für die kleinen Dinge, die in unserem Leben eine so große Bedeutung haben.« Monica Ali Es ist jener Moment, in dem das Leben einen zwingt, erwachsen zu werden. Von ihm erzählen die Geschichten der jungen amerikanischen Autorin Julie Orringer. Nichts hat die Mädchen und jungen Frauen darin auf die Umbrüche vorbereitet, die ihr Leben für immer verändern werden: Aus einem Kinderspiel wird Ernst, der Besuch in Disneyland gerät zum Abschied von der Mutter. Und die 14-jährige Maddy stellt sich ihren Ängsten, nachdem sie bei einem Unfall beinahe ertrunken wäre, in einem Tauchkurs. Orringers Heldinnen erleben die verwirrenden Gefühle von Sehnsucht, erster Liebe und Kummer. Sie straucheln und finden doch ihren Weg in die fremde Welt der Erwachsenen. Denn alle lernen, unter Wasser zu atmen. Mit diesen Geschichten von hoher literarischer Qualität sorgte Julie Orringer international für Aufsehen. Ihr gelingt es, in einer außergewöhnlich klaren Sprache, eindringlich und voller Ideenreichtum vom Heranwachsen junger Frauen zu erzählen.