by Max Klau
Recent events have turned the spotlight on the issue of race in modern America, and the current cultural climate calls out for more research, education, dialogue, and understanding. Race and Social Change: A Quest, A Study, A Call to Action focuses on a provocative social science experiment with the potential to address these needs.
Enrollment is now open for Prof. Larry J. Sabato’s free online course about President John F. Kennedy’s life, administration and legacy. The four-week, massive open online course (MOOC), “The Kennedy Half Century,” will begin on Oct. 21, with two hours of video instruction each week by Prof. Sabato.
A book on digital literacy and Internet safety and the first release from The More You Know Learning Series in partnership with NBC News. As a media and entertainment company, NBCUniversal is committed to educating parents, teachers and children on using technology responsibly and safely.
In this groundbreaking book, education expert Tony Wagner provides a powerful rationale for developing an innovation-driven economy. He explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators.
Get a grip on the globe with fun geographical facts about the world around you. After all, as Jimmy Buffet said, “Without geography, you’re nowhere.” Filled with hundreds of cool ways to remember the tallest, largest, longest, and most desolate, this is the perfect companion to get a grip on the globe.
Kids need easy ways to recall stuff - especially now that they don't even have to remember a phone number because their cell phones do it for them. This book is jammed with easy-to-use tricks for remembering lots of stuff. Through entertaining examples, kids will learn to remember everything they need to know about the earth, reading and writing, history, math and music.
Practical, innovative, and powerful methods to enliven classrooms and ignite a passion for learning in each and every child. It is time to “GET ON THE DESK” and make every school in America the absolute best it can be. These are the 101 most successful strategies we have used to help uplift our children and enliven our classrooms.
With its "a-ha! " facts, useful illustrations, and interesting sidebars, rediscover what you learned in history class about the world and its inhabitants, along with new geography quick facts. Explore both the physical and human aspects with its entertaining, easy-to-understand language.
Have you ever been excited to find out you knew something others didn't? With I Wish I Knew That you'll learn fascinating tidbits -- on everything from art, literature, and history to geography, science, and math -- from just one quick-and-easy read crammed with fun and cool stuff.
Whether you're writing a report or a creative essay, the more you understand about the workings of the English language, the better you'll do. Write (Or Is That "Right"?) Every Time provides a fun-and-easy way to tackle tenses, sort out spelling slip- ups, put a full stop to punctuation problems, and conquer clauses.
Whether you're attending the latest performance of Tosca at the Opera, or rocking out to Lady Gaga on an Ipod, the act of listening to music can lift and inspire us. However, there is far more at work than just the notes we hear. No matter the genre music is not only the vision of an artist, but a living, breathing expression of its time. Revealing the history and hidden language of over two thousand years of great music, Greenberg helps readers finally hear what they’ve been missing in How to Listen to Great Music.
Proverbs -- those colorful time-honored truths -- have become part of our everyday language. But how often do we think about their origins or meanings?