Creative Activities for Young Children

Author: Mary Mayesky

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428321802

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 704

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Creative Activities for Young Children, 9th edition is a rare combination of an art and curriculum text, and is an invaluable resource for any teacher, pre-service or experienced. Teachers, parents, and child-care providers will value this teaching resource that not only promotes creativity in children but also encourages readers to exercise their own creativity. It has a wealth of information covering every conceivable content area that would be encountered in an early childhood classroom, as well as up to grade 5. The sound theoretical base of the book is applied in the hundreds of practical activities provided throughout the text. This updated edition addresses national early childhood standards, more coverage on developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), in depth discussion of play and art development theories, as well as additional activities for children with special needs and more activities to meet specific learning styles. All references, including websites, software recommendations, and additional readings have been updated in this edition. The final section on Creativity and Multicultural Education covers the place of creativity in the anti-bias curriculum, and provides a multitude of creative activity ideas for use in the multicultural classrooms of today. Students will find this book to be a continual resource throughout their professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Attention and Listening in the Early Years

Author: Sharon Garforth

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849050244

Category: Education

Page: 122

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An innovative course designed for groups of children aged 2 to 4. Each group session is planned around a theme such as "The Farm" or "The Zoo." The themes provide an anchor for the children to gain meaning from the listening activities, games and songs that will help them learn good listening skills.
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Hunters, Herders, and Hamburgers

The Past and Future of Human-Animal Relationships

Author: Richard W. Bulliet

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231503962

Category: History

Page: 264

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Richard W. Bulliet has long been a leading figure in the study of human-animal relations, and in his newest work, Hunters, Herders, and Hamburgers, he offers a sweeping and engaging perspective on this dynamic relationship from prehistory to the present. By considering the shifting roles of donkeys, camels, cows, and other domesticated animals in human society, as well as their place in the social imagination, Bulliet reveals the different ways various cultures have reinforced, symbolized, and rationalized their relations with animals. Bulliet identifies and explores four stages in the history of the human-animal relationship-separation, predomesticity, domesticity, and postdomesticity. He begins with the question of when and why humans began to consider themselves distinct from other species and continues with a fresh look at how a few species became domesticated. He demonstrates that during the domestic era many species fell from being admired and even worshipped to being little more than raw materials for various animal-product industries. Throughout the work, Bulliet discusses how social and technological developments and changing philosophical, religious, and aesthetic viewpoints have shaped attitudes toward animals. Our relationship to animals continues to evolve in the twenty-first century. Bulliet writes, "We are today living through a new watershed in human-animal relations, one that appears likely to affect our material, social, and imaginative lives as profoundly as did the original emergence of domestic species." The United States, Britain, and a few other countries are leading a move from domesticity, marked by nearly universal familiarity with domestic species, to an era of postdomesticity, in which dependence on animal products continues but most people have no contact with producing animals. Elective vegetarianism and the animal-liberation movement have combined with new attitudes toward animal science, pets, and the presentation of animals in popular culture to impart a distinctive moral, psychological, and spiritual tone to postdomestic life.
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From Pennsylvania Dutch Farm to Queen of the Funnel Cakes

Author: Alice Reinert

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465380132

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 178

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As I speak with Alice Reinert, I cant help but recall Dr. Ruth Westheimer, you know, the German sex therapist whose rather controversial views have been popular now for decades. Alice even talks like Dr. Ruth, with what sounds like a heavy German accent. Not only that, but Alice looks a bit like Dr. Ruth, was born four years before the doctor, and in fact, wanted to be a doctor, not in human biology, but a veterinarian from the time she was a small child. Theres one big difference between the two, however. Alice Reinert is a born and bred, red, white, and blue American. She belongs to that rare class of people called Pennsylvania Dutch. Theyre not really Dutch, mind you. They are descended from Swiss and German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania in the 17th and 18th centuries. Apparently, because Deutsch (the adjective meaning German) was misunderstood in the early days of their immigration, they developed the rather interesting name of Pennsylvania Dutch, and the language they speak today is not exactly German, because of centuries of regionalization. Over the months that Alice and I sat and talked in the process of writing this book, and she related to me the stories of her childhood and teenage years and the details of her business making funnel cakes for 26 years, and we laughed, and yes, cried about some of the circumstances, I knew this book would be interesting and provocative, not just to people in Pennsylvania or her friends and customers in the funnel cake business, but to everyone who is passionate about learning how to make a success of life, especially after a rocky start. Believe it or not, when Alice started school at the age of 5, she did not speak a word of English. Her family spoke Pennsylvania Dutch at home, (very little English) and she could not speak any other language, including the native language of her home country. To this day, because of her very distinct German-sounding accent, people ask her what country she immigrated from, and she laughingly tells them the United States. I actually think she enjoys being asked! She reminds me that one thing living on a farm did teach her was always to keep her sense of humor. As a child, she didnt laugh as much as she does now, because she says she has learned to take things more lightly as shes grown older. But it strikes me as curious how people in America dont even know there are pockets of native-born people in this country who for generations and even to the present day, do not speak English, even though its been the native tongue of the United States for centuries. Thats one of the reasons why I took on the job of writing this book with Alice Reinert, not just because she single-handedly invented, and created the modern-day funnel cake and promoted it for more than a quarter century, and indeed earned the right to be called The Queen of the Funnel Cakes. It goes way beyond that. She is a woman, that despite all the odds, a harsh upbringing, the pain and heartache of raising, then losing a disabled son, and the unjust loss of her business at the hands of a Chauvinist society, has continued into her 80s to maintain an optimistic and faith-filled hope in the future. That inspired me to help her capture her story in this book. First and foremost, she is a woman devoted to her family, her two daughters and their extended families. And the book is primarily for them. But the advice offered here and the anecdotes from a Pennsylvania Dutch farm are fascinating and priceless. I hope that everyone will read her story. Not only does the book offer graphic and humorous insights into life on a farm (which, I might add, is still today a challenging lifestyle, even in this high-tech society) but also some good advice from a woman who has been there and done that, including being, for years (and still is), the pre-eminent authority on funnel cakes. Cathwren Hermon
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The Last Walk

Reflections on Our Pets at the End of Their Lives

Author: Jessica Pierce

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226922049

Category: Pets

Page: 248

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From the moment when we first open our homes—and our hearts—to a new pet, we know that one day we will have to watch this beloved animal age and die. The pain of that eventual separation is the cruel corollary to the love we share with them, and most of us deal with it by simply ignoring its inevitability. With The Last Walk, Jessica Pierce makes a forceful case that our pets, and the love we bear them, deserve better. Drawing on the moving story of the last year of the life of her own treasured dog, Ody, she presents an in-depth exploration of the practical, medical, and moral issues that trouble pet owners confronted with the decline and death of their companion animals. Pierce combines heart-wrenching personal stories, interviews, and scientific research to consider a wide range of questions about animal aging, end-of-life care, and death. She tackles such vexing questions as whether animals are aware of death, whether they're feeling pain, and if and when euthanasia is appropriate. Given what we know and can learn, how should we best honor the lives of our pets, both while they live and after they have left us? The product of a lifetime of loving pets, studying philosophy, and collaborating with scientists at the forefront of the study of animal behavior and cognition, The Last Walk asks—and answers—the toughest questions pet owners face. The result is informative, moving, and consoling in equal parts; no pet lover should miss it.
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Guess What! Level 4 Pupil's Book British English

Author: Susannah Reed,Kay Bentley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107545358

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 104

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Engaging facts, amazing photography and captivating real-life video take young learners on a journey to explore the world as they learn English. Are you ready to explore? Why do whales jump out of water? What makes our bodies move? Guess What! is a six-level course that invites children to explore the world through engaging facts, amazing photography and captivating video. The highly photographic Pupil's Book Level 4 brings lessons to life with engaging characters, topics that spark children's curiosity, and a wide variety of activities, including humorous contextual dialogues, songs, chants, games, stories illustrating social values, functional dialogues, and role play. There are plenty of opportunities for developing children's thinking skills and their knowledge of other subjects in the CLIL lessons.
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Animals and Science Education

Ethics, Curriculum and Pedagogy

Author: Michael P. Mueller,Deborah J. Tippins,Arthur J. Stewart

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319563750

Category: Science

Page: 265

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This book discusses how we can inspire today’s youth to engage in challenging and productive discussions around the past, present and future role of animals in science education. Animals play a large role in the sciences and science education and yet they remain one of the least visible topics in the educational literature. This book is intended to cultivate research topics, conversations, and dispositions for the ethical use of animals in science and education. This book explores the vital role of animals with/in science education, specimens, protected species, and other associated issues with regards to the role of animals in science. Topics explored include ethical, curriculum and pedagogical dimensions, involving invertebrates, engineering solutions that contribute to ecosystems, the experiences of animals under our care, aesthetic and contemplative practices alongside science, school-based ethical dialogue, nature study for promoting inquiry and sustainability, the challenge of whether animals need to be used for science whatsoever, reconceptualizing museum specimens, cultivating socioscientific issues and epistemic practice, cultural integrity and citizen science, the care and nurturance of gender-balanced curriculum choices for science education, and theoretical conversations around cultivating critical thinking skills and ethical dispositions. The diverse authors in this book take on the logic of domination and symbolic violence embodied within the scientific enterprise that has systematically subjugated animals and nature, and emboldened the anthropocentric and exploitative expressions for the future role of animals. At a time when animals are getting excluded from classrooms (too dangerous! too many allergies! too dirty!), this book is an important counterpoint. Interacting with animals helps students develop empathy, learn to care for living things, engage with content. We need more animals in the science curriculum, not less. David Sobel, Senior Faculty, Education Department, Antioch University New England
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Phonics from A to Z

A Practical Guide

Author: Wiley Blevins

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590315104

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Provides an explanation of phonics, a method of reading instruction that focuses on the relationship between sounds and their spellings, and features over one hundred activities for the classroom, as well as sample lessons, word lists, and teaching strategies.
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