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Report to the Nation: The National Agenda for the Education of Children and Youths with Visual Impairments, Including Those with Multiple Disabilitesby Anne L. Corn Kathleen Mary Huebner
A Report to the Nation documents the dramatic ongoing efforts of a coalition of parents and professionals to achieve essential improvements in education for students with visual impairments. Detailing the accomplishments of more than 150 local schools, agencies, and vision-related organizations who have endorsed the eight goals of the National Agenda and committed themselves to achieving these goals on the local and state levels, this book presents data and related essential materials designed to be invalua
This is the pamplet for the Reptile and Amphibian Study merit badge of the Boy Scouts of America. It includes background material, requirements, suggestions for ways of meeting the requirements, and references for finding more information about reptiles and amphibians, including lizards, turtles, tortoises, snakes, crocodiles, alligators, frogs, and salamanders. It could also serve as a starting point for any teenager interested in nature study or raising reptiles or amphibians as pets.
Delbanco relishes language and teaching. He draws from a deep well of knowledge as he analyzes the work of 11 American authors and ends with an essay on reading for pleasure. He explains how a writer's work reflects his or her experience, efforts to create through language, and personal philosophy and position on the issues of the time. He gives us samples of how Melville attempted to convey pleasure through words with an erotic intensity. He tells us that Steven Crane lived a short, wild, life haunted by the fear that nothing he could write would ever be better than or as good as, "The Red Badge of Courage. He imagines Edith Wharton would be dismayed by another writer's completion of and subsequent publication of one of her unfinished manuscripts. Sympathetically he describes the life of Zora Hurston who collected tales of African Americans during the 1930s told in their antiquated southern dialect. Hurston was at first adored, then died discredited and in poverty, and then her work gained approval again. Dreiser derived the inspiration for some of his female characters from his sisters' experiences. Lincoln's strength of character and conviction are stirringly illustrated but Delbanco sadly concludes that the opportunities Lincoln strove to protect for all Americans are now unattainable so the Lincoln who has inspired the nation for 150 years will fade in importance. This is a volume that will inform the reader about literature and American History. It can be read for pleasure or used as a reference. The complete index is included.
Requirements for Certification of Teachers, Counselors, Librarians, Administrators for Elementary and Secondary Schools (72nd edition)by Elizabeth A. Kaye
This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels, listed by state. Requirements for Certification is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume. 2007 edition.
The Indispensable Guide to the Successful Garden. Now comprehensively revised and updated: over 40% of plants are NEW entries; all photographs are NEW; includes more detailed and NEW information -- USDA hardiness zones, additional plants of interest, etc; and two completely NEW chapters. You will find more than 1,470 plants organized by GROWING CONDITIONS. Plants that will grow in: Shallow soils over chalk; Acid soils; Heavy clay soils; Polluted atmosphere; Windswept, seaside sites; Dry soils in hot, sunny sites; and more.
Robert's Rules of Order is the book on parliamentary procedure for parliamentarians and anyone involved in an organization, association, club, or group and the authoritative guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings and assemblies. This newly revised edition is the only book on parliamentary procedure to have been updated since 1876 under the continuing program of review established by General Henry M. Robert himself, in cooperation with the official publisher ofRobert's Rules. The eleventh edition has been thoroughly revised to address common inquiries and incorporate new rules, interpretations, and procedures made necessary by the evolution of parliamentary procedure, including new material relating to electronic communication and "electronic meetings. "
Stories of how various English words came into existence.
This sequel to Carrots Love Tomatoes lists hundreds of herbs and flowers, with information on how their proximity can maximize the health and yield of vegetables, berry bushes, and fruit and nut trees.
For late-comers to the iPod revolution or owners who simply want to learn how to get more from their music player, this guide is the perfect resource.--"Metro."
The British Cult Comedy is the guide to live and television comedy in Britain from the 1980s to the present day. From Ben Elton to Alan Carr, this book profiles fifty of the influential cult comedy icons and discovers how they became household names.
This covers everything, from the history of cinema and the different films made around the world, to the stars, the directors, people behind the scenes, details on costume design and many film reviews.
Get the lowdown on the best fiction ever written. Over 230 of the world's greatest novels are covered, from Quixote(1614) to Orhan Pamuk's Snow(2002), with fascinating information about their plots and their authors, and suggestions for what to read next. The guide comes complete with recommendations of the best editions and translations for every genre from the most enticing crime and punishment, to love, sex, heroes and anti-heroes, not to mention all the classics of comedy and satire, horror and mystery and many other literary genres. With feature boxes on experimental novels, female novelists, short reviews of interesting film and TV adaptations, and information on how the novel began, this guide will point you to all the classic literature you'll ever need.
The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction takes the reader on a guided tour of the mean streets and blind corners that make up the world's most popular literary genre. The insider's book recommends over 200 classic crime novels from masterminds Raymond Chandler and Patricia Highsmith to modern hotshots James Elroy and Patricia Cornwall. You'll investigate gumshoes, spies, spooks, serial killers, forensic females, prying priests and patsies from the past, present, and future. Complete with extra information on what to read next, all movie adaptions, and illustrated throughout with photos and diagrams . . . all the evidence that counts.
The Rough Guide to Film arranges film reviews according to directors, profiling both the mavericks and the lesser-known auteurs in many different genres. Each film is placed in the context of the director's career, with extensive cross-referencing that enables film buffs to view the entire body of work by a particular individual. Broader issues are also discussed, such as film genres, movements and innovations. This latest entry to the Rough Guide series is edited by Armstrong, Charity, Hughes and Winter, who are all noted film critics and scholars. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Kids' Movies - where do you start? There are hundreds of them out on video and DVD, and life (or at least, childhood) is too short to discover the gems, or to endure the dross. Which is where this Rough Guide comes in, reviewing the best kids' films across genres from action to fantasy to westerns, and telling you, crucially, if they're any good. The Rough Guide includes reviews of more than 250 kids' movies, celebrating recent hits such as Finding Nemo and Elf, as well as classics like The Wizard of Oz and lesser-known gems like Miyazaki's Kiki's Delivery Service. There is also full coverage of more than 100 'grown up' movies, from James Bond to Jane Austen, which should divert and delight older kids. For each entry there is advice on content and suitability the film, noting scenes or language which might disturb younger viewers - or their parents!
Whether you are a complete newcomer or a seasoned opera buff, The Rough Guide To Opera is the perfect companion to one of the most exciting of all art forms. Covering the full range of opera, from Monteverdi to Thomas Ades, the guide provides lively biographical information of some 150 composers plus detailed discussion of over 30 operas. As well as a synopsis and a short essay for each opera, the guide includes reviews of the finest available CDs - both the latest releases and the best historical recordings - and DVD recommendations for the top 60 operas in the repertoire. In addition there's a who's who of opera's finest singers and conductors, a glossary of the most useful technical terms and scores of superb illustrations.
The Rough Guide to World Music is the unchallenged reference work on sounds from around the globe. This third edition is more comprehensive than ever - updated and expanded throughout and with a number of new countries added. Volume 1: Africa & Middle East has full coverage of genres from Afrobeat to Arabesque, and artists from Amadou & Mariam to Umm Kulthum. The book includes articles on more than 60 countries written by expert contributors, discographies for each article with biographical notes on thousands of musicians and reviews of their best CDs.
College guidebook to writing, research and grammar rules.
From the authority on baseball research and statistics comes a vast and fascinating compendium of unique baseball lists and records. The SABR Baseball List & Record Book is an expansive collection of pitching, hitting, fielding, home run, team, and rookie records not available online or in any other book. This is a treasure trove of baseball history for statistically minded baseball fans that's also packed with intriguing marginalia. For instance, on July 25, 1967, Chicago's Ken Berry ended Game Two of a doubleheader against Cleveland with a home run in the bottom of the sixteenth inning -- Chicago's second game-winning homer of the day. The comprehensive lists include Most Career Home Runs by Two Brothers (Tommie and Hank Aaron have 768), Most Seasons with 15 or More Wins (Cy Young and Greg Maddux each have 18), and Highest On Base Percentage in a Season by a Rookie (listing every rookie above . 400). Unlike other record books that only list the record holders -- say, most RBI by a rookie, held by Ted Williams with 145 -- SABR details every rookie to reach 100 RBI. Other record books might note the last pitcher in each league to steal home; here SABR has included every pitcher to do it. The book also includes a number of idiosyncratic features, such as a rundown of every player who has hit a triple and then stolen home, or every reliever who has won two games in one day. Many of the lists include a comments column for key historical notes and entertaining trivia (Bob Horner hit four home runs in a 1986 game, but his team lost). This is a must-have for every fan's library. Edited by Lyle Spatz, Chairman of the Baseball Records Committee for SABR.
Safire's definitions-- discursive, historically aware, anecdotal-- bring a savvy perspective to our colorful political lingo. It reads like a mini-essay in political history, and readers will come away with a fuller understanding of particular words.
Features: *1,000 frequently tested SAT words and their definitions *A reader-friendly sample sentence for each word *The pronunciation and part of speech for each word *A quick review section at the end of each chapter *Catchy mnemonic devices that will appeal to student interests
This extremely timely and helpful ready reference will familiarize all students and readers with the Gulf region and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Dubai, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Yemen, and Qatar.
Presents brief articles on a wide variety of topics from Abolition Movement and Earthquakes to Prehistoric Peoples and Zoology.
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