The Timetables of History

A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events

Author: Bernard Grun

Publisher: Touchstone Books

ISBN: 9780743270038

Category: History

Page: 835

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Updated to cover the years 1990 through 2004, this historical reference provides a chronology of seven thousand years of significant moments in history, religion, science, and the arts in an accessible format designed for quick reference.
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The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach

Bible Based Homeschooling

Author: Robin Sampson

Publisher: Heart of Wisdom Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9780970181671

Category: Education

Page: 508

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Details the Bible-based homeschool teaching approach for parents, and discusses Christian education, learning styles, unit studies, bible study, and more.
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Social Science Reference Sources

A Practical Guide

Author: Tze-chung Li

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313304835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 495

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Now in its third edition, this essential guide to basic reference sources in the social sciences provides evaluative entries for approximately 1,600 works in anthropology, business, economics, education, geography, history, law, political science, psychology, and sociology. The first part of the book includes chapters on general sources, while the second contains chapters on reference works in particular disciplines. Most titles published before 1980, which appear in the second edition, have been dropped, while a large number of electronic sources, including more than 200 web sites, have been added. In recognition of the proliferation of electronic information resources, the volume provides brief descriptions of the features and search methods of several online vendors.
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Teaching Gifted Kids in Today's Classroom

Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use (Revised & Updated Third Edition)

Author: Susan Winebrenner

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1575426641

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Fully revised and updated for a new generation of educators, this is the definitive guide to meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the mixed-abilities classroom— seamlessly and effectively with minimal preparation time. Included are practical, classroom-tested strategies and step-by-step instructions for how to use them. The new edition provides information on using technology for accelerated learning, managing cluster grouping, increasing curriculum rigor, improving assessments, boosting critical and creative thinking skills, and addressing gifted kids with special needs. Already a perennial best seller, this guide’s third edition is sure to be welcomed with open arms by teachers everywhere. Digital content provides a PowerPoint presentation for professional development, customizable reproducible forms from the book, additional extension menus for students in the primary and upper-elementary grades, and a special supplement for parents of gifted children.
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Choose, Use, Enjoy, Share : a Model for Educational Enrichment Through the School Library Media Center

Author: Phyllis B. Leonard

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563085505

Category: Education

Page: 209

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Presents a program for gifted students that promotes the connection between reading and the curriculum and calls for structured interaction between students and books.
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Ada Blackjack

A True Story of Survival in the Arctic

Author: Jennifer Niven

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401304427

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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From the author of The Ice Master comes the remarkable true story of a young Inuit woman who survived six months alone on a desolate, uninhabited Arctic island In September 1921, four young men and Ada Blackjack, a diminutive 25-year-old Eskimo woman, ventured deep into the Arctic in a secret attempt to colonize desolate Wrangel Island for Great Britain. Two years later, Ada Blackjack emerged as the sole survivor of this ambitious polar expedition. This young, unskilled woman--who had headed to the Arctic in search of money and a husband--conquered the seemingly unconquerable north and survived all alone after her male companions had perished. Following her triumphant return to civilization, the international press proclaimed her the female Robinson Crusoe. But whatever stories the press turned out came from the imaginations of reporters: Ada Blackjack refused to speak to anyone about her horrific two years in the Arctic. Only on one occasion--after charges were published falsely accusing her of causing the death of one her companions--did she speak up for herself. Jennifer Niven has created an absorbing, compelling history of this remarkable woman, taking full advantage of the wealth of first-hand resources about Ada that exist, including her never-before-seen diaries, the unpublished diaries from other primary characters, and interviews with Ada's surviving son. Ada Blackjack is more than a rugged tale of a woman battling the elements to survive in the frozen north--it is the story of a hero.
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Autocracy

Author: G. Tullock

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401577412

Category: Political Science

Page: 231

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My first serious thought about a scientific approach to politics was in Communist China. When the Communists seized China, the American Department of State, which was planning to recognize them, left its entire diplomatic establishment in place. At the time, I was a Vice Consul in Tientsin, so I found myself living under the Communists. While the Department of State was planning on recognizing the Communists, the Communist plans were obscure. In any event, they weren't going to recognize us in the Consulate General until formal relations were established between the two governments, so I had a great deal of leisure. As a man who then intended to spend his life as a political officer in the Department of State, I decided to fill in this time by reading political science. I rapidly realized, not only that the work was rather unsatisfactory from a scientific standpoint, but also that it didn't seem to have very much relevance to the Communist government under which I was then living. ! I was unable to solve the problem at the time, and after a number of vicissitudes which included service in Hong Kong and South Korea, neither of which was really a model of democracy, I resigned and switched over to an academic career primarily concerned with that mixture of economics and political science which we call Public Choice. Most of my work in Public Choice has dealt with democratic governments.
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