101 American Customs

Understanding Language and Culture Through Common Practices

Author: Joe Kohl

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 136

View: 149

What is sold at garage sales? Why does no one get wet at a bridal shower? For non-native speakers, here's a humorous approach to understanding common American customs and the expressions related to them. Customs are explained, one to a page, with conversational examples and whimsical cartoons. Topics range from age-old traditions, such as shaking hands and bachelor parties, to more modern American practices--coupon clipping, TV dinners, and tailgate parties.

101 American Customs

Author: Harry Collis

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Electronic books

Page: 136

View: 378

For global business professionals interested in understanding American culture; here's a humorous approach to understanding common American customs and the expressions related to them. --

101 American Superstitions

Understanding Language and Culture Through Superstitions

Author: Harry Collis

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 127

View: 967

Explains American superstitions in the context of daily life, in such areas as body language, love and marriage, gambling, special days, and food

Encyclopedia of American Folklore

Author: Linda S. Watts

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Folklore

Page: 468

View: 557

Presents an A-to-Z reference to American folklore with articles on folk heroes, authors, significant historical events, cultural groups, social aspects and more.

Teaching the Arts to Engage English Language Learners

Author: Margaret Macintyre Latta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 650

Written for prospective and practicing visual arts, music, drama, and dance educators, Teaching the Arts to Engage English Language Learners offers guidance for engaging ELLs, alongside all learners, through artistic thinking. By paying equal attention to visual art, music, drama, and dance education, this book articulates how arts classrooms can create rich and supportive contexts for ELLs to grow socially, academically, and personally. The making and relating, perceiving and responding, and connecting and understanding processes of artistic thinking, create the terrain for rich curricular experiences. These processes also create the much-needed spaces for ELLs to gain communicative practice, skill, and confidence. Special features include generative texts such as films, poems, and performances that function as springboards for arts educators to adapt according to the needs of their classroom; teaching tips, formative assessment practices, and related instructional tables and resources; an annotated list of internet sites, reader-friendly research articles, and instructional materials; and a glossary for readers’ reference.

Teaching Social Studies to English Language Learners

Author: Stephen J. Thornton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 238

View: 452

Teaching Social Studies to English Language Learners provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of both the challenges that face English language learners (ELLs) and ways in which educators might address them in the social studies classroom. The authors offer context-specific strategies for the full range of the social studies curriculum, including geography, U.S. history, world history, economics, and government. These practical instructional strategies will effectively engage learners and can be incorporated as a regular part of instruction in any classroom. An annotated list of web and print resources completes the volume, making this a valuable reference to help social studies teachers meet the challenges of including all learners in effective instruction. Features and updates to this new edition include: • An updated and streamlined Part 1 provides an essential overview of ELL theory in a social studies specific-context. • "Teaching Tips" offer helpful suggestions and ideas for creating and modifying lesson plans to be inclusive of ELLs. • Additional practical examples and new pedagogical elements in Part 3 include more visuals, suggestions for harnessing new technologies, discussion questions, and reflection points. • New material that takes into account the demands of the Common Core State Standards, as well as updates to the web and print resources in Part 4.

Black Greek 101

The Culture, Customs, and Challenges of Black Fraternities and Sororities

Author: Walter M. Kimbrough

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 381

Black Greek 101 is the first book to provide a complete analysis of the culture of historically Black fraternities and sororities. Based on over ten years of research, Black Greek 101 presents a detailed history of Black fraternalism as a whole. As a unique culture within the college environment, these organizations are fascinating examples of the ways students form groups with their own artifacts, rites, customs, stories, and rituals that help them to adapt to the larger college environment. When members of Black fraternal organizations and non-members alike finish Black Greek 101, they will have a foundation for understanding some of the most interesting organizations that have influenced not only campus culture, but American culture as a whole.

The American Custom Car

Author: Pat Ganahl

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 168

View: 115

Among the hardest core of American automotive enthusiasts there always exists a desire to press styling and performance a step beyond the showroom floor -- to truly craft an automobile of one's own. This photographic and cultural history examines the evolution of American custom cars from the 1930s to present, covering touchstone trends, influential builders (Barris, Roth, Coddington et al), custom shows, enthusiast magazines and regional styles. An expensive collection of rare period photography and exclusive modern shots help illustrate how Detroit informed the styling of customs (and vice versa), the explosion of the custom car scene after World War II and the factors that led to the custom's near-death in the 1960s and its resurgence in the '80s. But most of all, this chronicle is a showcase of the great cars and people who influenced the movement through the years.