Education Studies & Teaching Books

Versus History: Lord Durham: An historical investigation into the contributions of John George Lambton to the British imperial control of Lower and Upper Canada

Lord Durham was sent to the Canadas during the 1830s to establish the causes of the rebellions and to compile recommendations regarding the future of the British imperial project. His 1839 book, commonly known as the 'Durham Report', suggested that Canada be given 'responsible self-government'. Autonomy over domestic affairs was eventually extended to all white settler colonies. However, the question remains; was Lord Durham really the principal agent in the changing nature of British governance of white settler colonies? This publication discusses that very question.

Teaching Torah: Beresheet

A summary of the parsha, which includes the creation of the world, through the stories of Adma and Eve and Cain and Abel. The chapter also includes in-depth analysis and insights into the text, suggestions on how to personalize it, as well as related Bar/ Bat Mitzvah project ideas. Student Resources

Comparative Mythology (E-Singles)

Joseph Campbell taught Mythology to students at Sarah Lawrence College, just north of New York City, for thirty-eight years. Late in his tenure, he made a proposal to use his introductory course as the basis for the then-new field of cross-cultural studies. The proposal gives a wonderful glimpse into Campbell's pedagogical philosophy, but also into his approach to his chosen field. Included is one of the most-requested downloads from the Joseph Campbell Foundation's website: the reading list that Campbell used in that Introduction to Mythology course. These pieces, along with nine other essays ranging in subject from the numerology implicit in the Goddess mythologies to the erotic irony of modern novelist Thomas Mann, is included in the collection The Mythic Dimension. This volume was reissued in 2008 by New World Library as part of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series; this article is being published in electronic form by the Joseph Campbell Foundation.

Note: Not the complete text of The Mythic Dimension--just the two articles described above.

Ready? Get Set. Go!: A Brief Guide to Working with New Readers

This free guide gives parents and caregivers research-based tips for making learning to read easier and more fun for children. A quick and colorful read, specially formatted for mobile devices, this eBook takes only minutes to read but can save hours of frustration for emergent readers. The guide covers six important pre-reading skills, ten ways to promote reading readiness, three partner reading techniques and more.

1,000 Creative Writing Prompts for Seasons: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More

There's no worse feeling for a writer than running smack into a case of writer's block. One of the best ways to get around the problem is to surround yourself with ideas. "1,000 Creative Writing Prompts for Seasons: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More" gives you exactly one thousand idea-generating prompts that focus on the coldest, warmest, toughest and funniest days of the four seasons. This book covers many different aspects of spring, summer, fall and winter including weather, nature, holidays, festivals, the five senses, science, literature, entertainment and more! These 1,000 prompts work for blogs, scripts, stories, poems, essays, songs and anything else that requires you to stare down writer's block and put pen to paper anyway. Originally geared for the classroom, these prompts can be used by any writer from 5 to 105 to get the ideas they need when they need them. Author Bryan Cohen has written over a dozen books of writing prompts including "1,000 Character Writing Prompts: Villains, Heroes and Hams for Scripts, Stories and More," "500 Writing Prompts for Kids: First Grade through Fifth Grade" and "The Writing Prompts Workbook Series." His books have sold over 15,000 copies. He lives in Chicago.

Opening Science: The Evolving Guide on How the Internet is Changing Research, Collaboration and Scholarly Publishing

Modern information and communication technologies, together with a cultural upheaval within the research community, have profoundly changed research in nearly every aspect. Ranging from sharing and discussing ideas in social networks for scientists to new collaborative environments and novel publication formats, knowledge creation and dissemination as we know it is experiencing a vigorous shift towards increased transparency, collaboration and accessibility. Many assume that research workflows will change more in the next 20 years than they have in the last 200. This book provides researchers, decision makers, and other scientific stakeholders with a snapshot of the basics, the tools, and the underlying visions that drive the current scientific (r)evolution, often called 'Open Science.'

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons

Kindle Buffet: Find and download the best free books, magazines and newspapers for your Kindle, iPhone, iPad or Android

One of the best things about Amazon's Kindle system is that many popular books are offered completely free of charge during brief promotional periods. If you manage to find and download a book while it's offered free, it's yours to keep-forever. It's a great way to sample a new genre, or perhaps discover an author you hadn't noticed before. No Kindle hardware is required to enjoy these books. Amazon provides free Kindle apps for virtually every model of cellphone, tablet, and computer. The free promotions usually last only a few days, but there's a new crop every day. You'll be amazed at the wealth of great books-usually there are several hundred freebies in virtually every category of fiction and nonfiction, every day of the year. And these aren't just the dogs that nobody wants, the selection includes bona-fide bestsellers from the most famous authors in the world. You may never have to pay for a book again! This book will introduce you to KindleBuffet.com, a website and newsletter founded by author Steve Weber to showcase the best Kindle books currently offered free -- plus a multitude of other avenues toward great free content: -- Current books offered as free PDF downloads -- Adobe Digital Editions -- Library Books -- PUBLIC DOMAIN BOOKS -- Exploring Project Gutenberg -- Amazon free books for Kindle -- Purchasing free books on Amazon -- The Kindle Owner's Lending Library -- USING KINDLE'S PERSONAL DOCUMENTS SERVICE -- Converting documents. -- USING THE 'SEND-TO-KINDLE' APPLICATION ON YOUR COMPUTER -- Borrowing Kindle books from a library. -- APPS FOR KINDLE FIRE -- APPS FOR FUN -- UTILITIES -- PRODUCTIVITY -- FEED YOUR KINDLE WITH WEB CONTENT -- USING CALIBRE -- KINDLEFEEDER

Family Life in Adolescence

Family Life in Adolescence is essential reading for anyone interested in the development of young people and the impact of the family environment. It draws on contemporary research across the globe, showing that behavior in adolescence builds on earlier experiences in the family. It will prove useful to practitioners from a range of professions, such as social workers.

Library and Information Sciences: Trends and Research

This book explores the development, trends and research of library and information sciences (LIS) in the digital age. Inside, readers will find research and case studies written by LIS experts, educators and theorists, most of whom have visited China, delivered presentations there and drafted their articles based on feedback they received. As a result, readers will discover the LIS issues and concerns that China and the international community have in common. The book first introduces the opportunities and challenges faced by the library and information literacy profession and discusses the key role of librarians in the future of information literacy education. Next, it covers trends in LIS education by examining the vision of the iSchool movement and detailing its practice in Syracuse University. The book then covers issues in information seeking and retrieval by showing how visual data mining technology can be used to detect the relationship and pattern between terms on the Q&A of a social media site. It also includes a case study regarding tracing information seeking behavior and usage on a multimedia website.Next, the book stresses the importance of building an academic accreditation framework for scientific datasets, explores the relationship between bibliometrics and university rankings, and details the birth and development of East Asian Libraries in North America. Overall, the book offers readers insight into the changing nature of LIS, including the electronic dissemination of information, the impact of the Internet on libraries, the changing responsibilities of library professionals, the new paradigm for evaluating information, and characteristics and functions of today's library personnel.