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Johnny Tremain

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Editor: HarperCollins
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Johnny Tremain, winner of the 1944 Newbery Medal, is one of the finest historical novels ever written for children. As compelling today as it was fifty years ago, to read this riveting novel is to live through the defining events leading up to the American Revolutionary War. Fourteen-year old Johnny Tremain, an apprentice silversmith with a bright future ahead of him, injures his hand in a tragic accident, forcing him to look for other work. In his new job as a horse-boy, riding for the patriotic newspaper, the Boston Observer, and as a messenger for the Sons of Liberty, he encounters John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and Dr. Joseph Warren. Soon Johnny is involved in the pivotal events shaping the American Revolution from the Boston Tea Party to the first shots fired at Lexington. Powerful illustrations by American artist Michael McCurdy, bring to life Esther Forbes' quintessential novel of the American Revolution.

Johnny Tremain - Literature Kit Gr. 7-8

Johnny Tremain - Literature Kit Gr. 7-8 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chad Ibbotson
Editor: Classroom Complete Press
ISBN: 0228304962
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Johnny Tremain - Literature Kit Gr. 7-8 by Chad Ibbotson Summary

Travel back to a time when conflict between the American colonies and Great Britain were beginning to bubble. The higher-order questions and activities in this resource are well thought-out and effective to use with students at any reading level. Research the act of silversmithing and maker's marks, and describe why they were used. Answer true or false questions about the events the followed Johnny's tragic accident. Determine Rab's motives for helping Johnny. Explain why Johnny had to memorize the names of the members of the Observers' Club. Find the word that does not belong, then write a sentence explaining why. Describe the events of the Boston Tea Party as they were depicted in the book. Describe some of the various moments of loss that key characters experienced throughout the book. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included. About the Novel: Johnny Tremain takes place at the dawn of the American Revolution. It includes such notable figures as Paul Revere, John Hancock and Samuel Adams; however, the story is told from the perspective of a young, down-on-his-luck boy. The story follows Johnny Tremain, a gifted apprentice silversmith. His ego and treatment of others gets the better of him when a tragic accident causes him to lose the function of his right hand. Now, unable to continue with his apprenticeship, Johnny must find a new way to support himself. He settles on delivering newspapers for the Boston Observer. During this time, Johnny becomes involved with the Boston Patriots who lead the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington. Johnny Tremain is a fictional tale that delves into the true events that surround the American Revolution.

Johnny Tremain (ENHANCED eBook)

Johnny Tremain (ENHANCED eBook) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carmela M. Krueser
Editor: Lorenz Educational Press
ISBN: 1429108630
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Johnny Tremain (ENHANCED eBook) by Carmela M. Krueser Summary

Exploring Literature is a complete teaching unit designed to give you everything needed to help students understand and appreciate fine literature. This exciting approach includes classroom-tested activities sure to save you hours of valuable preparation time.

A Study Guide for Esther Forbes's "Johnny Tremain"

A Study Guide for Esther Forbes's Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
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A Study Guide for Esther Forbes's "Johnny Tremain" by Gale, Cengage Learning Summary

A Study Guide for Esther Forbes's "Johnny Tremain," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace for all of your research needs.

The Fighting Ground

The Fighting Ground Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Avi
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062453947
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Scott O’Dell Award for Best Historical Fiction * ALA Notable Book * ALA Best Books for YA Newbery Medal-winning author Avi tells the “compelling story of a young boy’s first encounter with war and how it changes him.”—Publishers Weekly Jonathan may be only thirteen years old, but with the Revolutionary War unfolding around him, he’s more certain than ever that he wants to be a part of it—to fight for independence alongside his brother and cousin to defeat the British. But Jonathan’s father, himself wounded from battle, refuses to let his son join the front lines. When Jonathan hears the tavern bell toll, calling all soldiers to arms, he rushes to enlist without telling his dad. Gun in hand, Jonathan falls in with a militia and marches onward to the fighting ground. It feels like he’s been waiting his whole life for this moment. But no amount of daydreaming could prepare Jonathan for what he encounters. In just twenty-four hours, his life will be forever changed—by his fellow soldiers, unsuspecting enemies, and the frightening and complicated realities of war. More than thirty years after its publication, award-winner The Fighting Ground continues to be an important work of historical fiction for young readers.

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alfred F. Young
Editor: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807071420
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The Shoemaker and the Tea Party by Alfred F. Young Summary

George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who participated in such key events of the American Revolution as the Boston Massacre and the Tea Party, might have been lost to history if not for his longevity and the historical mood of the 1830's. When the Tea Party became a leading symbol of the Revolutionary ear fifty years after the actual event, this 'common man' in his nineties was 'discovered' and celebrated in Boston as a national hero. Young pieces together this extraordinary tale, adding new insights about the role that individual and collective memory play in shaping our understanding of history.

Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ida Walker
Editor: ABDO
ISBN: 1604538058
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Boston Tea Party by Ida Walker Summary

Discusses how and why American colonist protested high taxes from Great Britain by dumping tea in the Boston Harbor in 1773.

Walt Disney, from Reader to Storyteller

Walt Disney, from Reader to Storyteller Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark I. West
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476618240
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Walt Disney, from Reader to Storyteller by Mark I. West Summary

Walt Disney, best known as a filmmaker, had perhaps a greater skill as a reader. While many would have regarded Felix Salten’s Bambi and Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio as too somber for family-oriented films, he saw their possibilities. He appealed to his audience by selecting but then transforming familiar stories. Many of the tales he chose to adapt to film became some of the most read books in America. Although much published research has addressed his adaptation process—often criticizing his films for being too saccharine or not true to their literary sources—little has been written on him as a reader: what he read, what he liked, his reading experiences and the books that influenced him. This collection of 15 fresh essays and one classic addresses Disney as a reader and shows how his responses to literature fueled his success. Essays discuss the books he read, the ones he adapted to film and the ways in which he demonstrated his narrative ability. Exploring his literary connections to films, nature documentaries, theme park creations and overall creative vision, the contributors provide insight into Walt Disney’s relationships with authors, his animation staff and his audience.

The Newbery Companion

The Newbery Companion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Thomas Gillespie,Corinne J. Naden
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563088131
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The Newbery Companion by John Thomas Gillespie,Corinne J. Naden Summary

Put a wealth of information about Newbery award winners and honor books (1922-2001) at your fingertips. You'll find detailed plot summaries, booktalks, updated information about the winning titles and authors, suggestions for read-alikes, and ideas for introducing the books to young readers.

Colonial America on Film and Television

Colonial America on Film and Television Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bertil O. Österberg
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786450584
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Colonial America on Film and Television by Bertil O. Österberg Summary

The early history of American settlement, pioneering, and independence is marked by fascinating characters and events who are often shrouded in legend. Through the eye of the movie camera, filmmakers have sought to capture these characters and to penetrate the mists of time. This comprehensive filmography provides production information and commentary on all films and television episodes set during the years between the first settlements in the future United States and the fledgling country’s War of 1812 with Britain.

Reading Children’s Literature: A Critical Introduction - Second Edition

Reading Children’s Literature: A Critical Introduction - Second Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carrie Hintz,Eric L. Tribunella
Editor: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770487131
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Reading Children’s Literature: A Critical Introduction - Second Edition by Carrie Hintz,Eric L. Tribunella Summary

Reading Children’s Literature offers insights into the major discussions and debates currently animating the field of children’s literature. Informed by recent scholarship and interest in cultural studies and critical theory, it is a compact core text that introduces students to the historical contexts, genres, and issues of children’s literature. A beautifully designed and illustrated supplement to individual literary works assigned, it also provides apparatus that makes it a complete resource for working with children’s literature during and after the course. The second edition includes a new chapter on children’s literature and popular culture (including film, television, and merchandising) and has been updated throughout to reflect recent scholarship and new offerings in children’s media.

Written for Children

Written for Children Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Rowe Townsend
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461731046
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Written for Children by John Rowe Townsend Summary

An authoritative history and analysis of the best British and American children's literature through 1994, with a new 2003 postscript on J.K.Rowling and Philip Pullman.

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1250119294
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When Young Fu arrives with his mother in bustling 1920s Chungking, all he has seen of the world is the rural farming village where he has grown up. He knows nothing of city life. But the city, with its wonders and dangers, fascinates the 13-year-old boy, and he sets out to make the best of what it has to offer him. First published in 1932, Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze was one of the earliest Newbery Medal winners. Although China has changed since that time, Young Fu's experiences are universal: making friends, making mistakes, and making one's way in the world.

The Hamilton Phenomenon

The Hamilton Phenomenon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chloe Northrop
Editor: Vernon Press
ISBN: 1648894224
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'The Hamilton Phenomenon' brings together a diverse group of scholars including university professors and librarians, educators at community colleges, Ph.D. candidates and independent scholars, in an exploration of the celebrated Broadway hit. When Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical sensation erupted onto Broadway in 2015, scholars were underprepared for the impact the theatrical experience would have. Miranda’s use of rap, hip-hop, jazz, and Broadway show tunes provides the basis for this whirlwind showcase of America’s past through a reinterpretation of eighteenth-century history. Bound together by their shared interest in 'Hamilton: an American Musical', the authors in this volume diverge from a common touchstone to uncover the unique moment presented by this phenomenon. The two parts of this book feature different emerging themes, ranging from the meaning of the musical on stage, to how the musical is impacting pedagogy and teaching in the 21st century. The first part places Hamilton in the history of theatrical performances of the American Revolution, compares it with other musicals, and fleshes out the significance of postcolonial studies within theatrical performances. Esteemed scholars and educators provide the basis for the second part with insights on the efficacy, benefits, and pitfalls of teaching using Hamilton. Although other scholarly works have debated the historical accuracy of Hamilton, 'The Hamilton Phenomenon' benefits from more distance from the release of the musical, as well as the dissemination of the hit through traveling productions and the summer 2020 release on Disney+. Through critically engaging with Hamilton these authors unfold new insights on early American history, pedagogy, costume, race in theatrical performances, and the role of theatre in crafting interest in history.

Me and My Baby View the Eclipse

Me and My Baby View the Eclipse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lee Smith
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698140885
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Me and My Baby View the Eclipse by Lee Smith Summary

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK “Extremely powerful…Me and My Baby View the Eclipse is about striving and the secret nobility of people who live in a small-town American South. In these stories—thank heaven—not everything fits: they are loose, they are sometimes awkward, but just about every one shines with revelation and awe in the face of momentary greatness and tragedy.…Nearly every one of these stories could move a reader to tears, for in almost every one of them there is a moment of vision, or love, or unclothed wonder that transforms something plain into something transcendent.”—The New York Times Book Review “Remarkable…Lee Smith is a Southern storyteller in the very best tradition, combining an unmistakable voice with an infallible sense of story.… Her craft is so strong it becomes transparent, and, like the best storytellers, she knows how to get out of the way so the story can tell itself.”—San Francisco Chronicle “From its wonderful title to its final sentence, this book brims with the poetry of the South.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Marvelously entertaining…These are stories you want to read again to catch all the things you missed the first time around."—The Boston Globe

The Vietnam War in Popular Culture: The Influence of America's Most Controversial War on Everyday Life [2 volumes]

The Vietnam War in Popular Culture: The Influence of America's Most Controversial War on Everyday Life [2 volumes] Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ron Milam
Editor: ABC-CLIO
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The Vietnam War in Popular Culture: The Influence of America's Most Controversial War on Everyday Life [2 volumes] by Ron Milam Summary

Covering many aspects of the Vietnam War that have not been addressed before, this book supplies new perspectives from academics as well as Vietnam veterans that explore how this key conflict of the 20th century has influenced everyday life and popular culture during the war as well as for the past 50 years. • Addresses an especially eventful time in American history with long-lasting consequences—a period that has parallels with more recent events involving military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan • Provides coverage of Norman Lear, creator of the popular 1970s sitcom All In The Family, including information from a recent interview • Includes viewpoints from Vietnam combat veterans regarding how film and television portrayed the war they participated in and lived through • Supplies a chapter on the Vietnam veteran biker movement

Literature for Young Adults

Literature for Young Adults Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joan L. Knickerbocker,James A. Rycik
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 135106715X
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Literature for Young Adults by Joan L. Knickerbocker,James A. Rycik Summary

Now in its second edition, this book explores a great variety of genres and formats of young adult literature while placing special emphasis on contemporary works with nontraditional themes, protagonists, and literary conventions that are well suited to young adult readers. It looks at the ways in which contemporary readers can access literature and share the works they're reading, and it shows teachers the resources that are available, especially online, for choosing and using good literature in the classroom and for recommending books for their students’ personal reading. In addition to traditional genre chapters, this book includes chapters on literary nonfiction; poetry, short stories, and drama; and film. Graphic novels, diversity issues, and uses of technology are also included throughout the text. The book's discussion of literary language—including traditional elements as well as metafictive terms—enables readers to share in a literary conversation with their peers (and others) when communicating about books. This book is an essential resource for preservice educators to help young adults understand and appreciate the excellent literature that is available to them. New to the second edition: New popular authors, books, and movies with a greater focus on diversity of literature Updated coverage of new trends, such as metafiction, a renewed focus on nonfiction, and retellings of canonical works Increased attention to graphic novels and multimodal texts throughout the book eResources with downloadable materials, including book lists, awards lists, and Focus Questions

Talk, Talk

Talk, Talk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442429240
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Talk, Talk by E.L. Konigsburg Summary

In TalkTalk E. L. Konigsburg presents a selection of speeches she has given over a period of 25 years. In her introduction to the first speech, and to the book as a whole, she explains: "While each of my books has been written because I had a story I wanted to tell, these speeches were written because I had something I wanted to say. The audience for the former is children; for the latter, adults.... I recognize -- with a measure of amused detachment -- that some were written as a reaction to trends; others, to fads. I have given these talks in cafetoriums, auditoriums, and the public rooms of Holiday Inns. Even though I have not always been on a stage when addressing an audience, I have tried to set the stage. Between talk and talk, I have written passages connecting the speeches to the time in which they were written and to one another. And that is TalkTalk." Always a thought-provoking speaker, she has chosen nine speeches that capture the essence of her years as a writer for children. When brought together, they enrich one another and provide a chance to look back at what children's books have been, to observe where they are now and to offer an insightful look at what books may continue to mean to children in the years to come. Written by an outstanding author, these speeches, individually and together, represent a vision of the need for books and the role books have played and should continue to play in the lives of children.

Teaching the Male Brain

Teaching the Male Brain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Abigail Norfleet James
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483393410
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Teaching the Male Brain by Abigail Norfleet James Summary

Unlock the potential of every boy! Help the boys in your school and in your life succeed beyond anyone’s expectations–even their own. Updated with the latest research in neuroscience and developmental psychology, this bestselling guide translates theory into tested and refined strategies that are ready to be put to work immediately. Features include A discussion of cognitive gender differences and how they relate to education An analysis of the benefits and challenges of single-sex classrooms Tried and true techniques for differentiating learning in co-ed classrooms Cutting-edge strategies for reaching boys with ADHD, learning disabilities, social and emotional differences, and more Detailed case studies and real-life dilemmas

African and African American Images in Newbery Award Winning Titles

African and African American Images in Newbery Award Winning Titles Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Binnie Tate Wilkin
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810869608
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African and African American Images in Newbery Award Winning Titles by Binnie Tate Wilkin Summary

Since 1922, the Newbery Medal of Honor has been awarded to distinguished works of literature for children. Although African and African American characters appeared in children's books well before the establishment of the Newbery award, such depictions were limited, with characters often only appearing as slaves or servants. However, over the last several decades, there has been much progress, and Black characters have played a much more integral role in many highly regarded novels. In African and African American Images in Newbery Award Winning Titles, Binnie Tate Wilkin provides a historical and contextual examination of books with such depictions that have been acknowledged by the nation's most prestigious award for children's literature. Wilkin explores the depictions of African and African American characters in these novels and illuminates the progressive quality of such representations. Wilkin looks closely at such elements as aesthetic descriptions, subservient characterizations, the relationships between characters, and specific language usage to investigate how these images have progressed toward increasingly positive depictions. She also notes, when applicable, the significance of the lack of any African or African American images. This book is an essential resource for those interested in African American studies, children's literature, and the relationship between the two.

Children's Book-a-Day Almanac

Children's Book-a-Day Almanac Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anita Silvey
Editor: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1466828048
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Children's Book-a-Day Almanac by Anita Silvey Summary

Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book--every day of the year! This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.

Absolutely Almost

Absolutely Almost Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lisa Graff
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698158539
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Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff Summary

From the author of the National Book Award nominee A TANGLE OF KNOTS comes an inspiring novel about figuring out who you are and doing what you love. Albie has never been the smartest kid in his class. He has never been the tallest. Or the best at gym. Or the greatest artist. Or the most musical. In fact, Albie has a long list of the things he's not very good at. But then Albie gets a new babysitter, Calista, who helps him figure out all of the things he is good at and how he can take pride in himself. A perfect companion to Lisa Graff's National Book Award-nominated A Tangle of Knots, this novel explores a similar theme in a realistic contemporary world where kids will easily be able to relate their own struggles to Albie's. Great for fans of Rebecca Stead's Liar and Spy, RJ Palacio's Wonder and Cynthia Lord's Rules. Praise for Lisa Graff's novels Tangle of Knots (nominated for a National Book Award) * "Combining the literary sensibility of E. B. White with the insouciance of Louis Sachar, Graff has written a tangle that should satisfy readers for years to come."--Booklist, starred review Double Dog Dare "Graff's...story is lighthearted and humorous, but honestly addresses the emotions associated with divorce. Her characters' voices, interactions, and hangups are relatable, as they battle each other and adjust to their families' reconfigurations."--Publishers Weekly

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Mustich
Editor: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 1523505125
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1,000 Books to Read Before You Die by James Mustich Summary

“The ultimate literary bucket list.” —The Washington Post “If there’s a heaven just for readers, this is it.” —O, The Oprah Magazine Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends. Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die ranges across cultures and through time to offer an eclectic collection of works that each deserve to come with the recommendation, You have to read this. But it’s not a proscriptive list of the “great works”—rather, it’s a celebration of the glorious mosaic that is our literary heritage. Flip it open to any page and be transfixed by a fresh take on a very favorite book. Or come across a title you always meant to read and never got around to. Or, like browsing in the best kind of bookshop, stumble on a completely unknown author and work, and feel that tingle of discovery. There are classics, of course, and unexpected treasures, too. Lists to help pick and choose, like Offbeat Escapes, or A Long Climb, but What a View. And its alphabetical arrangement by author assures that surprises await on almost every turn of the page, with Cormac McCarthy and The Road next to Robert McCloskey and Make Way for Ducklings, Alice Walker next to Izaac Walton. There are nuts and bolts, too—best editions to read, other books by the author, “if you like this, you’ll like that” recommendations , and an interesting endnote of adaptations where appropriate. Add it all up, and in fact there are more than six thousand titles by nearly four thousand authors mentioned—a life-changing list for a lifetime of reading. “948 pages later, you still want more!” —THE WASHINGTON POST

Learning from Mickey, Donald and Walt

Learning from Mickey, Donald and Walt Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. Bowdoin Van Riper
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786484756
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Learning from Mickey, Donald and Walt by A. Bowdoin Van Riper Summary

Throughout its long and colorful history, Walt Disney Studios has produced scores of films designed to educate moviegoers as well as entertain them. These productions range from the True-Life Adventures nature documentaries and such depictions of cutting-edge technology as Man in Space and Our Friend the Atom, to wartime propaganda shorts (Education for Death), public-health films (VD Attack Plan) and coverage of exotic cultures (The Ama Girls, Blue Men of Morocco). Even Disney’s dramatic recreations of historical events (Ten Who Dared, Invincible) have had their share of educational value. Each of the essays in this volume focuses on a different type of Disney “edutainment” film. Together they provide the first comprehensive look at Walt Disney’s ongoing mission to inform and enlighten his worldwide audience.

Theatre for Change

Theatre for Change Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Landy,David T. Montgomery
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350316342
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Theatre for Change by Robert Landy,David T. Montgomery Summary

Building on Robert J. Landy's seminal text, Handbook of Educational Drama and Theatre, Landy and Montgomery revisit this richly diverse and ever-changing field, identifying some of the best international practices in Applied Drama and Theatre. Through interviews with leading practitioners and educators such as Dorothy Heathcote, Jan Cohen Cruz, James Thompson, and Johnny Saldaña, the authors lucidly present the key concepts, theories and reflective praxis of Applied Drama and Theatre. As they discuss the changes brought about by practitioners in venues such as schools, community centres, village squares and prisons, Landy and Montgomery explore the field's ability to make meaning of a vast range of personal and social issues through the application of drama and theatre.

The Books That Mattered

The Books That Mattered Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frye Gaillard
Editor: NewSouth Books
ISBN: 1603061975
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The Books That Mattered by Frye Gaillard Summary

Frye Gaillard’s first encounters with books were disappointing. As a child he never cared much for fairy tales – “stories of cannibalism and mayhem in which giants and witches, tigers and wolves did their best to eat small children.” But at the age of nine, he discovered Johnny Tremain, a children’s novel of the Revolutionary War, which began a lifetime love affair with books, recounted here as a reader’s tribute to the writings that enriched and altered his life. In a series of carefully crafted, often deeply personal essays, Gaillard blends memoir, history and critical analysis to explore the works of Harper Lee, Anne Frank, James Baldwin, Robert Penn Warren, John Steinbeck, and many others. As this heartfelt reminiscence makes clear, the books that chose Frye Gaillard shaped him like an extended family. Reading The Books that Mattered: A Reader’s Memoir will make you study your own shelves to find clues into your own literary heart.

Southern Writers on Writing

Southern Writers on Writing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Cushman
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1496815017
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Southern Writers on Writing by Susan Cushman Summary

Contributions by Julie Cantrell, Katherine Clark, Susan Cushman, Jim Dees, Clyde Edgerton, W. Ralph Eubanks, John M. Floyd, Joe Formichella, Patti Callahan Henry, Jennifer Horne, Ravi Howard, Suzanne Hudson, River Jordan, Harrison Scott Key, Cassandra King, Alan Lightman, Sonja Livingston, Corey Mesler, Niles Reddick, Wendy Reed, Nicole Seitz, Lee Smith, Michael Farris Smith, Sally Palmer Thomason, Jacqueline Allen Trimble, M. O. Walsh, and Claude Wilkinson The South is often misunderstood on the national stage, characterized by its struggles with poverty, education, and racism, yet the region has yielded an abundance of undeniably great literature. In Southern Writers on Writing, Susan Cushman collects twenty-six writers from across the South whose work celebrates southern culture and shapes the landscape of contemporary southern literature. Contributors hail from Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida. Contributors such as Lee Smith, Michael Farris Smith, W. Ralph Eubanks, and Harrison Scott Key, among others, explore issues like race, politics, and family and the apex of those issues colliding. It discusses landscapes, voices in the South, and how writers write. The anthology is divided into six sections, including "Becoming a Writer"; "Becoming a Southern Writer"; "Place, Politics, People"; "Writing about Race"; "The Craft of Writing"; and "A Little Help from My Friends."

What Stories Does My Son Need?

What Stories Does My Son Need? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Gurian
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101215852
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What Stories Does My Son Need? by Michael Gurian Summary

In an annotated list including movies such as High Noon and Glory, and books such as The Giving Tree and To Kill a Mockingbird, therapist and educator Gurian highlights the particular ethical lessons two hundred great stories can impart to boys and young men.

Disciplinary and Content Literacy for Today's Adolescents, Sixth Edition

Disciplinary and Content Literacy for Today's Adolescents, Sixth Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William G. Brozo
Editor: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462530109
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Disciplinary and Content Literacy for Today's Adolescents, Sixth Edition by William G. Brozo Summary

Well established as a clear, comprehensive course text in five prior editions, this book has now been extensively revised, with a focus on disciplinary literacy. It offers a research-based framework for helping students in grades 6–12 learn to read, write, and communicate academic content and to develop the unique literacy, language, and problem-solving skills required by the different disciplines. In an engaging, conversational style, William G. Brozo presents effective instruction and assessment practices. Special attention is given to adaptations to support diverse populations, including English language learners. Pedagogical features include chapter-opening questions plus new case studies, classroom dialogues, practical examples, sample forms, and more. (Prior edition title: Content Literacy for Today's Adolescents, Fifth Edition.) New to this Edition: *Incorporates a decade of research, current standards, and the latest concepts and practices related to disciplinary literacy. *Chapter on culturally and linguistically diverse learners. *Expanded coverage of the use of technology and multiple text sources, such as graphic novels and digital texts. *Increased attention to academic vocabulary and language.

A Family of Readers

A Family of Readers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Martha V. Parravano,Roger Sutton
Editor: Candlewick Press
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Two of the most trusted reviewers in the field join with top authors, illustrators, and critics in a definitive guide to choosing books for children—and nurturing their love of reading. A FAMILY OF READERS is the definitive resource for parents interested in enriching the reading lives of their children. It’s divided into four sections: 1. Reading to Them: Choosing and sharing board books and picture books with babies and very young children. 2. Reading with Them: Launching the new reader with easy readers and chapter books. 3. Reading on Their Own: Exploring what children read—and how they read—by genre and gender. 4. Leaving Them Alone: Respecting the reading privacy of the young adult. Roger Sutton knows how and why children read. He must, as the editor in chief of THE HORN BOOK, which since 1924 has been America’s best source for reviews of books for young readers. But for many parents, selecting books for their children can make them feel lost. Now, in this essential resource, Roger Sutton and Martha V. Parravano, executive editor at the magazine, offer thoughtful essays that consider how books are read to (and then by) young people. They invite such leading authors and artists as Maurice Sendak, Katherine Paterson, Margaret Mahy, and Jon Scieszka, as well as a selection of top critics, to add their voices about the genres they know best. The result is an indispensable readers’ companion to everything from wordless board books to the most complex and daring young adult novels.

American History through Hollywood Film

American History through Hollywood Film Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Melvyn Stokes
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441153497
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American History through Hollywood Film offers a new perspective on major issues in American history from the 1770s to the end of the twentieth century and explores how they have been represented in film. Melvyn Stokes examines how and why representation has changed over time, looking at the origins, underlying assumptions, production, and reception of an important cross-section of historical films. Chapters deal with key events in American history including the American Revolution, the Civil War and its legacy, the Great Depression, and the anti-communism of the Cold War era. Major themes such as ethnicity, slavery, Native Americans and Jewish immigrants are covered and a final chapter looks at the way the 1960s and 70s have been dealt with by Hollywood. This book is essential reading for anyone studying American history and the relationship between history and film.

Which One Was David?

Which One Was David? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Frankham,Jim Hollifield
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When Rosemary Clooney appeared on David Frankham’s BBC radio program in 1955, she encouraged her host to pursue his unfulfilled dream of acting. Without knowing anyone else in America, Frankham left England for Hollywood, where a same day chance encounter with Elizabeth Taylor and Alec Guinness soon launched him onto live television without a single acting lesson or credit to his name. Frankham appeared on many of TV’s enduring classics, from playing Larry Marvick, one of the engineers who designed the USS Enterprise on Star Trek, to other popular shows such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Outer Limits, and Maverick. Movie success followed, including leading roles in Return of the Fly, Master of the World, and Tales of Terror, all three starring his boyhood idol, Vincent Price. Other notable film roles included voicing Sgt. Tibs the cat in Disney’s 101 Dalmatians. With a foreword by film and Disney historian Brian Sibley, here is the inspiring story of a working actor whose passion for his craft only enhanced his appreciation of working with such greats as Walt Disney, Basil Rathbone, Debra Paget, Boris Karloff, Shirley Temple, Rock Hudson, Roger Corman, and many more. David Frankham shares his anecdotes and the positive worldview that enabled him to make boyhood dreams come true.

Unconventional Warriors: The Fantasy of the American Resistance Fighter in Television and Film

Unconventional Warriors: The Fantasy of the American Resistance Fighter in Television and Film Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matthew B. Hill
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Unconventional Warriors: The Fantasy of the American Resistance Fighter in Television and Film by Matthew B. Hill Summary

Tracing the "American Guerrilla" narrative through more than one hundred years of film and television, this book shows how the conventions and politics of this narrative influence Americans to see themselves as warriors, both on screen and in history. • Identifies a recurring theme in American films and television from 1915 to the present: Americans fighting—and often winning—guerrilla wars against overwhelming and seemingly superior forces • Examines the cultural impact of these narratives as they reflect and reinforce American concepts of identity, particularly as they relate to historical or imagined war • Invites inquiry into the way in which Americans conceive of "war" and of "guerrillas" • Presents a relevant perspective in the present political and historical moment, in which the United States is increasingly and inextricably involved in conflicts around the world

Quotation Index to Children's Literature

Quotation Index to Children's Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Melanie Axel-Lute
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563088094
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Presents over 1,800 quotations from nearly five hundred works of children's literature, arranged alphabetically by author, and includes quotes from fairy tales and nursery rhymes, as well as keyword and title indexes, and a bibliography.

The Disney Song Encyclopedia

The Disney Song Encyclopedia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas S. Hischak,Mark A. Robinson
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810869381
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Songs written for Disney productions over the decades have become a potent part of American popular culture. Since most Americans first discovered these songs in their youth, they hold a special place in one's consciousness. The Disney Song Encyclopedia describes and discusses hundreds of famous and not-so-famous songs from Disney films, television, Broadway, and theme parks from the 1930s to the present day. Over 900 songs are given individual entries and presented in alphabetical order. The songwriters and original singers are identified, as well as the source of the song and other venues in which it might have been used over the years. Notable recordings of the song are also listed. But most important, the song is described and what makes it memorable is discussed. This is not a reference list but a true encyclopedia of Disney songs. The book also contains a preface describing the criteria for selecting the songs, a glossary of song terms, a list of all the Disney songs and their sources, a songwriter's directory in which every song by each composer/lyricist is listed, a bibliography, a guide to recordings and DVDs of Disney productions, and an index of people and titles.

The Braindead Megaphone

The Braindead Megaphone Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Saunders
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101217472
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. The breakout book from "the funniest writer in America"--not to mention an official "Genius"--his first nonfiction collection ever. George Saunders's first foray into nonfiction is comprised of essays on literature, travel, and politics. At the core of this unique collection are Saunders's travel essays based on his trips to seek out the mysteries of the "Buddha Boy" of Nepal; to attempt to indulge in the extravagant pleasures of Dubai; and to join the exploits of the minutemen at the Mexican border. Saunders expertly navigates the works of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, and Esther Forbes, and leads the reader across the rocky political landscape of modern America. Emblazoned with his trademark wit and singular vision, Saunders's endeavor into the art of the essay is testament to his exceptional range and ability as a writer and thinker.

Active Lessons for Active Brains

Active Lessons for Active Brains Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Abigail Norfleet James,Sandra Boyd Allison,Caitlin Zimmerman McKenzie
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1629140279
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Active Lessons for Active Brains by Abigail Norfleet James,Sandra Boyd Allison,Caitlin Zimmerman McKenzie Summary

Learn what to do when your students’ feet just can’t keep still. If you have had enough of repeating yourself to students who aren’t listening, try a little less talk and a lot more action. The authors of Active Lessons for Active Brains have assembled an indispensable, ready-to-use collection of mathematics, language arts, science, and classroom management strategies to focus a classroom full of energetic minds. Designed for active, hands-on learners—whether male or female—the text provides more than 70 specific lesson plans for addressing students’ common challenges, already differentiated to match their experiential learning style. The many benefits of using this book include: • A more orderly classroom • Enhanced capacity to focus on tasks • Improved retention of subject matter • Increased student engagement This book contains a wealth of examples, visuals, and material that can be easily reproduced in the classroom. Suitable for upper elementary to high school students, lesson plans can be readily adapted to suit any curriculum.

A License To Teach

A License To Teach Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Annedore Leber
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429710925
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Child Soldiers: A Reference Handbook

Child Soldiers: A Reference Handbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David M. Rosen Ph.D.
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598845276
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This book exposes the role of children in war, describing where, why, and how children are deployed, the attempts made by international organizations to protect children, and the underlying political and cultural issues that make this such a thorny issue. • A chronology of major events in the efforts to limit the use of child soldiers • Biographical sketches of famous child soldiers and key figures in the effort to ban the use of child soldiers • A directory of organizations involved in the child soldier issue

Children's Literature

Children's Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Seth Lerer
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226473023
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Ever since children have learned to read, there has been children’s literature. Children’s Literature charts the makings of the Western literary imagination from Aesop’s fables to Mother Goose, from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Peter Pan, from Where the Wild Things Are to Harry Potter. The only single-volume work to capture the rich and diverse history of children’s literature in its full panorama, this extraordinary book reveals why J. R. R. Tolkien, Dr. Seuss, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Beatrix Potter, and many others, despite their divergent styles and subject matter, have all resonated with generations of readers. Children’s Literature is an exhilarating quest across centuries, continents, and genres to discover how, and why, we first fall in love with the written word. “Lerer has accomplished something magical. Unlike the many handbooks to children’s literature that synopsize, evaluate, or otherwise guide adults in the selection of materials for children, this work presents a true critical history of the genre. . . . Scholarly, erudite, and all but exhaustive, it is also entertaining and accessible. Lerer takes his subject seriously without making it dull.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Lerer’s history reminds us of the wealth of literature written during the past 2,600 years. . . . With his vast and multidimensional knowledge of literature, he underscores the vital role it plays in forming a child’s imagination. We are made, he suggests, by the books we read.”—San Francisco Chronicle “There are dazzling chapters on John Locke and Empire, and nonsense, and Darwin, but Lerer’s most interesting chapter focuses on girls’ fiction. . . . A brilliant series of readings.”—Diane Purkiss, Times Literary Supplement

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