In this collection of natural-history essays, biologist Joan Maloof embarks on a series of lively, fact-filled expeditions into forests of the eastern United States. Through Maloof’s engaging, conversational style, each essay offers a lesson in stewardship as it explores the interwoven connections between a tree species and the animals and insects whose lives depend on it—and who, in turn, work to ensure the tree’s survival. Never really at home in a laboratory, Maloof took to the woods early in her career. Her enthusiasm for firsthand observation in the wild spills over into her writing, whether the subject is the composition of forest air, the eagle’s preference for nesting in loblolly pines, the growth rings of the bald cypress, or the gray squirrel’s fondness for weevil-infested acorns. With a storyteller’s instinct for intriguing particulars, Maloof expands our notions about what a tree “is” through her many asides—about the six species of leafhoppers who eat only sycamore leaves or the midges who live inside holly berries and somehow prevent them from turning red. As a scientist, Maloof accepts that trees have a spiritual dimension that cannot be quantified. As an unrepentant tree hugger, she finds support in the scientific case for biodiversity. As an activist, she can’t help but wonder how much time is left for our forests.
Helping Teachers Integrate a Biblical Worldview Across the Curriculum
Author: Richard A. Widder
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Why do we have to learn this? For as long as there have been students, teachers have been answering this question, but we haven't always answered it very well--for our students or for ourselves. We sometimes forget that everything we teach, whether sacred or secular, has value because it is part of God's truth, and integrating that truth across the curriculum is what makes an education Christian. This book from a father-and-daughter team of seasoned Christian educators offers a comprehensive, biblically based presentation of integration. Its goal is to help readers view all aspects of the curriculum within the framework of God's story as told from Genesis to Revelation. By organizing subject areas under five broad categories--nature, people, communication, beauty, and ultimate issues--the authors demonstrate that each subject area flows from the biblical story. Each chapter concludes with a summary of the truths presented, a set of teacher tips, and a list of additional resources.
Teaching Children Histories and Stories is writing to give children an interest in reading, to enjoy my stories at the same time, to make sure that they understand the importance of education in their lives, and to stay in school. I invite everyone to visit our beautiful United States Virgin Islands and our history. Come on down and laugh while enjoying my stories. Peace be with you, and God bless our United States Virgin Islands. — Albert A. Huggins
An In-depth Resource for Learning about the Holocaust Through the Writings of Anne Frank
Author: Susan Moger
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
This sensitively written, well-research guide provides meaningful background information, powerful primary source documents, and other materials to help students understand the Diary in the context of the Holocaust. Includes a step-by-step guide, background information, journaling ideas, an Anne Frank family album, timeline, poetry, prose, photos, reproductions of key historical documents, research and writing projects, and an appendix of recommended materials.
Baldwin's flexible approach and ready-to-go mini-lessons help teachers present the critical craft elements of short fiction, foster critical-thinking skills, and carry skills over into informational writing. This second edition includes 20 new lessons that infuse technology into the writing process through such tools as wikis, digital media, and podcasts. The CD provides 70-plus reproducibles and customizable transparency masters.
Reaching and Teaching Children with Autism provides a positive approach to understanding and educating children on the autism spectrum. The book gives greater insight into the perspective and behavior of a child with autism and explores how the child's learning preferences, strengths and interests can be used to facilitate learning and enhance motivation. Based on well-researched theory and extensive clinical experience, the author provides a comprehensive model for developing lifelong independent learning skills in children with autism between the ages of 3 and 12 years old. The book describes the underlying principles, learning preferences and strengths typical of children with autism and offers a detailed but flexible program structure based on these concepts. Easy to follow activities and approaches are described in each chapter, along with clear examples and illustrations. This accessible and practical book is an essential resource for parents, teachers, support workers, therapists and others concerned with learning and development in children with autism.
Responding to the demands of the Framework for Teaching English, Years 7-9, within the context of the revised National Curriculum, the Level Best series offers a carefully structured and motivating approach to English for 11 to 14 year-olds. Making clear the purpose and structure of each unit and the skills being developed, the books offer opening questions for discussion in small groups and provide opportunities throughout to learn in a variety of ways. Encouraging students throughout to examine and explain how they reached their conclusions, the series provides plenty of support in order to increase confidence and achievement. It aims to guide students towards realistic targets by encouraging reflection on what has been learnt during the course of each unit before moving on to the next level. The Teacher Resource Books provide extensive support, including suggestions for teaching styles, model answers and photocopiable worksheets.
Take your students on a learning-packed trip across the U.S. with books they’ll love! This resource includes background information, activity ideas, reproducibles, and Internet connections to help you use 35 great novels as springboards to social studies learning. A great way to get your kids to read more deeply—and learn about the seven U.S. regions. For use with Grades 4-8.
Enhance mathematics instruction and build students understanding of mathematical concepts with this exceptional resource notebook. Choose from a wide range of easy-to-implement strategies that enhance mathematical content. Topics include developing students mathematical vocabulary and problem-solving abilities, assessing students mathematics thinking, and using manipulatives. Highlights include tips on planning instruction and managing the mathematics classroom, plus differentiation strategies for each lesson. Includes Teacher Resource CD with reproducibles including rubrics and assessment materials. 296pp.