Island Of The Lost

Author: Joan Druett
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781565124080
Size: 46.56 MB
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Describes how the crews of two different vessels became shipwrecked on opposite ends of the same deserted island and the very different experiences of the two groups--one of which through sheer determination and fortitude overcame the challenges of their environment, while the other descended into complete anarchy.

Nonfiction Strategies That Work

Author: Lori G. Wilfong
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317936892
Size: 70.71 MB
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Teachers are being bombarded with ideas for teaching nonfiction, but what really works? In this essential book, dynamic author Lori G. Wilfong describes ten best practices for teaching nonfiction and how to implement them in the classroom. She also points out practices that should be avoided, helping you figure out which strategies to ditch and which to embrace. Topics covered include... Finding quality, differentiated texts to teach content Selecting support strategies with purpose Providing students with a range of scaffolds for effective summary writing Purposely selecting vocabulary words to support content learning Working with students to develop strategies to cite textual evidence Using text structure as both a reading and writing tool for analyzing nonfiction And much more! Every chapter begins with an engaging scenario and ends with action steps to help you get started. The book also contains tons of handy templates that you can reproduce and use in your own classroom.

Pirates Prisoners And Lepers

Author: Paul H. Robinson
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1612347460
Size: 34.38 MB
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It has long been held that humans need government to impose social order on a chaotic, dangerous world. How, then, did early humans survive on the Serengeti Plain, surrounded by faster, stronger, and bigger predators in a harsh and forbidding environment? Pirates, Prisoners, and Lepers examines an array of natural experiments and accidents of human history to explore the fundamental nature of how human beings act when beyond the scope of the law. Pirates of the 1700s, the leper colony on Molokai Island, prisoners of the Nazis, hippie communes of the 1970s, shipwreck and plane crash survivors, and many more diverse groups—they all existed in the absence of formal rules, punishments, and hierarchies. Paul and Sarah Robinson draw on these real-life stories to suggest that humans are predisposed to be cooperative, within limits. What these “communities” did and how they managed have dramatic implications for shaping our modern institutions. Should today’s criminal justice system build on people’s shared intuitions about justice? Or are we better off acknowledging this aspect of human nature but using law to temper it? Knowing the true nature of our human character and our innate ideas about justice offers a roadmap to a better society.

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Cassette Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
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Captain Blackwell S Prize

Author: V. E. Ulett
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ISBN: 9780988236066
Size: 32.72 MB
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"A phenomenon - a romance set at sea in the age of fighting sail by an author who knows her background intimately." - Joan Druett, award-winning maritime historian and author of the bestseller Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World A romantic adventure from the days of wooden ships and iron men, Captain Blackwell's Prize is a story of honor, duty, social class and the bond of sensual love. A small, audacious British frigate does battle against a large but ungainly Spanish ship. British Captain James Blackwell intercepts the Spanish La Trinidad, outmaneuvers and outguns the treasure ship and boards her. Fighting alongside the Spanish captain, sword in hand, is a beautiful woman. The battle is quickly over. The Spanish captain is killed in the fray and his ship damaged beyond repair. Its survivors and treasure are taken aboard the British ship, Inconstant. Captain Blackwell's Prize features sword fights and sea battles alongside the manners, ideas, and prejudices of men and women from the time of Nelson and Napoleon.

Senior High Core Collection

Author: Raymond W. Barber
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: 9780824210861
Size: 79.55 MB
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- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.