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History of Havana: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Capital of Cuba, Starting from Christopher Columbus' Arrival to Fidel Castro

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The story of Havana has all the elements of a great epic. It has tragic heroes and cunning villains, dramatic battles and fine culture, explosions, killings, horrible murders, rousing speeches, and courageous displays of determination. The history of Cuba's capital is about more than just one city. It's about the astounding resilience of the Cuban people, a people that has been through so much and yet continues to bounce back, a people that is known for the irresistible combination of ingrained toughness and emotion always ready to leap to the surface.

This new captivating history book is for you if you want to go on a startling adventure, starting from the days of Christopher Columbus and continuing through wars, revolutions, protests, and partying.

In History of Havana: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Capital of Cuba, Starting from Christopher Columbus' Arrival to Fidel Castro, you will discover topics such as

The Founding of HavanaCassava, Canals, and the French CorsairsThe Siege of HavanaThe Slaves of HavanaHurricanesThe Struggle for Independence Begins"Remember the Maine"The Havana High LifeAnother RevolutionCastro's VictoryCastro's HavanaAnd much, much more!So if you want to experience firsthand the events that have shaped this battered gem of the Caribbean, click "buy now"!

Common Core Standards and World War II: A Literary Veteran's Day Observance

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a five-star general and commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II, established a committee in 1954 to plan a Veterans Day observance. This day honors all veterans of the United States and is held each year on November 11 with a somber ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. A wreath is placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and followed by a parade of colors. In 2015, the United States and the world will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Victory in Europe occurred on May 8, 1945, but the official end of the war came when Japan surrendered to the United States on August 15, 1945. Some students may have family members who remember World War II, but most only know the hardships both at home and in foreign war zones through books they read. The novels presented in this guide give them a glimpse of the events on the home front in the United States after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and what was happening in Europe and Asia before and after the United States entered the war.

The Education of Children

Colleges in America

Life in the Medieval University

The Principles of Conflict Management: In South Sudanese Perspective

We can define the word conflict in different ways. But the word can simply mean the 'fight or an argument that may lead to disagreement' between two people or groups of people over an issue. There are many causes of conflict and we will learn about some in this book. It is also true that this book is not the exhausted manual on conflict resolution. This statement means we are not going to learn all causes of conflict in every area in this little book. Did you know that there can be a conflict between you and yourself? There are two warring persons in you; the sinful nature and the new nature. The two persons in you cannot do the same things together because they are normally in conflict with each other.

Preparing for Life in a Digital Age

Ability to use information and communication technologies (ICT) is an imperative for effective participation in today's digital age. Schools worldwide are responding to the need to provide young people with that ability. But how effective are they in this regard? The IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) responded to this question by studying the extent to which young people have developed computer and information literacy (CIL), which is defined as the ability to use computers to investigate, create and communicate with others at home, school, the workplace and in society. The study was conducted under the auspices of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and builds on a series of earlier IEA studies focusing on ICT in education. Data were gathered from almost 60,000 Grade 8 students in more than 3,300 schools from 21 education systems. This information was augmented by data from almost 35,000 teachers in those schools and by contextual data collected from school ICT-coordinators, school principals and the ICILS national research centers. The IEA ICILS team systematically investigated differences among the participating countries in students' CIL outcomes, how participating countries were providing CIL-related education and how confident teachers were in using ICT in their pedagogical practice. The team also explored differences within and across countries with respect to relationships between CIL education outcomes and student characteristics and school contexts. In general, the study findings presented in this international report challenge the notion of young people as "digital natives" with a self-developed capacity to use digital technology. The large variations in CIL proficiency within and across the ICILS countries suggest it is naive to expect young people to develop CIL in the absence of coherent learning programs. Findings also indicate that system- and school-level planning need


Dutch Americans have had an extra-ordinary impact on American government during the early years of the republic until the present. At present Dutch Americans are only a small portion of the American population. But in its early beginning they formed a substantial portion of the government leadership at all levels from local, state to federal levels.

This book identifies all those Dutch Americans who have served in leadership positions in the federal government from prior to the Revolution until the present. The individuals are organized into categories such as U.S. Presidents, U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressmen, U.S. Justices, U.S. Military Leaders, U. S. Astronauts and U.S. Ambassadors to the Netherlands.

The most prominent individuals are the three U.S. Presidents consisting of Presidents Van Buren, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Next follow the U.S. Senators and Congressmen. The military leaders are grouped in three groups: Revolutionary War, Civil War and War of 1812, and those who served during the time from World War I until the present.

For each one of the individuals covered a biographical profile is presented. Where available a picture of each individual is also shown.

Enjoy reading about each one of the individuals covered in this book.