Signs of Life in the USA

Readings on Popular Culture for Writers

Author: Sonia Maasik

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

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Instructors who have used Signs of Life in the USA know that students love to talk and write about popular culture. They can attest that it teaches students to read and write critically about pop culture by providing them with a conceptual framework: semiotics, a field of study developed specifically for the interpretation of culture and its signs. Signs of Life is written by a prominent semiotician and an experienced writing instructor, and it has been extensively updated to account for the rapid evolution of contemporary trends and student interests. It features insightful themes with provocative and current reading selections that ask students to think analytically about America’s popular culture: How has niche advertising been used to develop a highly detailed profile of your consumer habits? Why are Americans so transfixed by "bad guys"? Signs of Life bridges the transition to college writing by providing students with academic language to talk about the significance of our shared cultural experiences.

Life in the USA

A Simplified Reader on American Culture

Author: Redjeb Jordania



Category: English language

Page: 89

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Life in the USA

Author: Robert O'Brien




Page: 240

View: 928

"Life in the USA" is a collection of humorous essays on a variety of topics such as communication, sports and games, food groups, body fluids and stuff that will change your life. These essays were written during a pandemic that forced the author to avoid all life forms other than the ones inside his head. The results are not for all audiences.

The Dark Ages, Life in the United States, 1945-1960

Author: Marty Jezer

Publisher: South End Press


Category: History

Page: 335

View: 456

A popularly written history of the political background and politics of the Cold War, anti-radical crusade, and the goals and strategies of postwar U.S.A. In rich detail it covers the economy, cultural life, and social mores of the country at this time and shows how corporations used their wealth and influence to shape the quality of life in virtually every sphere. Finally, The Dark Ages is a history of the roots of the civil rights and peace movements, the counter-culture, and the New Left.

English for a Successful Life in the USA

A Workbook of Advice for ESL Students

Author: ESL Students of TALK International

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Education

Page: 191

View: 479

If you want to learn English as a Second Language (ESL), this book will give you advice and suggestions from teachers and students of English. We want to give you English for a Successful Life!Here are some of the sections found in each chapter: Abbreviations, Advice, Internet, Writing, Listening, Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, Idioms, Proverbs, and Phrasal Verbs. Moe than 50 students have contributed articles to this workbook and they want to make sure that you work hard to feel part of the USA. The contributors created special web sites to give additional vocabulary for students who travel to specific areas in the USA. This book will never lose value and will never get old. We continue to update the supplementing web sites. If you have questions, contact [email protected]

Family Life in the U.S.A.

Then & Now

Author: Maya Franklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 434

Each book in 8141-TIME For Kids Nonfiction Readers: Early Fluent Plus Kit is available in a set of six.For add-on purchases, each 6-pack includes 6 copies of this title and a lesson plan, packaged in a self-sealing vinyl bag.Word Count: 701-750TCM (Teacher Created Materials) Level: 2.8Guided Reading Level: L-MEarly Intervention Level: 20+DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment) Level: 28

My Path to Freedom and Life in the U.S.A.

Author: Janez Zupan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 69

View: 907

I was born to Urška (Stenovec) and Janez Zupan on Valentine’s Day 1930, in the industrial town of Jesenice, nestled in a narrow valley in the northwestern part of Slovenia, Yugoslavia. Our family consisted of two older sisters, Milka (born 1923) and Vera (1927), and three younger siblings, brother Jože (1934), sister Marija (1935), and brother Riko (1941). One more child was stillborn in 1948.

Social Values and Social Change

Adaptation to Life in America

Author: Lynn R. Kahle

Publisher: Greenwood


Category: Adaptability (Psychology).

Page: 324

View: 105

Meditation & Life (USA Edition)

Author: Swami Chinmayananda

Publisher: Central Chinmaya Mission Trust



Page: 272

View: 410

“ We live in the outer world but prompted from our own within. Unless we master our inner lives, the outer scheme of life, however efficient and perfect, cannot but bring sorrow and unhappiness, “ says the author.

Life and Living in USA

Author: Indee Nemani

Publisher: Voluntary Health Research Services


Category: Social Science

Page: 252

View: 857

An absorbing anthology of legal fiction, essays, plays, poems, and rap lyricswoven in a contemporary tech-style.

Galloping Across the U.S.A.

Horses in American Life

Author: Martin W. Sandler

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: History

Page: 64

View: 727

Describes the evolving role that horses have played in the history of the United States.

Signs of Life in the USA

Author: Sonia Maasik

Publisher: Bedford/st Martins


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


View: 636

Life of Us (U.S.)

Author: Richard

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Religion

Page: 196

View: 769

Life of US (U.S.) is addressed to those who love children and are seeking God's guidance. The author encourages readers to explore whether some governments are taking US on the road to Hell, where God's children are left wanting. Children in need of a better life are left to die unnecessary deaths; they watch their parents lose jobs, and they see them losing their houses. We watch our neighbors go to jail and live in another form of Hell on Earth. If you believe this suffering needs to be eliminated, Life of US (U.S.) will introduce you to important concepts. God has a plan. What is it and how do we get started?

Religion in American Life

A Short History

Author: Jon Butler

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Religion

Page: 512

View: 499

Perhaps surprising in a country without a national church, religion has played a powerful role in American life. Now, in the new paperback edition of Religion in American Life, three of the country's most eminent historians of religion offer a superb overview that spans four centuries, illuminating the rich spiritual heritage central to nearly every event in our nation's history. Jon Butler begins by describing the state of religious affairs in both the Old and New Worlds on the eve of colonization. He traces the progress of religion in the colonies through the time of the American Revolution, covering all the religious groups, Protestants, Jews, and Catholics, as well as the unique religious experiences of Native Americans and African Americans. Grant Wacker continues the story with a fascinating look at the ever-shifting religious landscape of 19th-century America. He focuses on the rapid growth of evangelical Protestants--Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists, and others--and their competition for dominance over religions such as Catholicism and Judaism, which continued to increase with large immigrant arrivals from Ireland, Eastern Europe, and other countries. The 20th century saw massive cultural changes. Randall Balmer discusses the effects industrialization, modernization, and secularization had on new and established religions. He examines Protestants, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, New Age believers, Mormons, Buddhists, Roman Catholics, and many more, providing a clear look into the kaleidoscope of religious belief in modern-day America. Religion in American Life is an engrossing look at how religion has changed--and in turn been changed by--the extraordinary events throughout American history.