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Alamo Traces by
Call Number: F 390 .L54 2003
Publication Date: 2003-02-28
Rise of the Red Engineers explains the tumultuous origins of the class of technocratic officials who rule China today. In a fascinating account, author Joel Andreas chronicles how two mutually hostile groups: the poorly educated peasant revolutionaries who seized power in 1949 and China's old educated elite; coalesced to form a new dominant class. After dispossessing the country's propertied classes, Mao and the Communist Party took radical measures to eliminate class distinctions based on education, aggravating antagonisms between the new political and old cultural elites. Ultimately, however, Mao's attacks on both groups during the Cultural Revolution spurred inter-elite unity, paving the way after his death for the consolidation of a new class that combined their political and cultural resources. This story is told through a case study of Tsinghua University, which as China's premier school of technology was at the epicenter of these conflicts and became the party's preferred training ground for technocrats, including many of China's current leaders.
The American Revolution by
Call Number: E 208 .A425 2011
Publication Date: 2011-02-14
Here is a brisk, accessible, and vivid introduction to arguably the most important event in the history of the United States - the American Revolution. Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radically new form of government based on the idea that people have the right to govern themselves. In this lively account, Robert Allison provides a cohesive synthesis of the military, diplomatic, political, social, and intellectual aspects ofthe Revolution, paying special attention to the Revolution's causes and consequences. The book recreates the tumultuous events of the 1760s and 1770s that led to revolution, such as the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party, as well as the role the Sons of Liberty played in turning resistance into full-scale revolt.
The Boston Tea Party by
Call Number: E 215.7 .V65 2012
Publication Date: 2012-06-01
This riveting overview of the Boston Tea Party examines the significance of the events that took place before, during, and after the incident and examines the historical, political, and sociological impact on America today.
The Civil War by
Call Number: E 464 .C5635 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-03
This final installment of the highly acclaimed four-volume series traces events from March 1864 to June 1865. It provides an incomparable portrait of a nation at war with itself, while illuminating the military and political events that brought the Union to final victory, and slavery and secession to their ultimate destruction. Here are more than 150 letters, diary entries, memoir excerpts, speeches, articles, messages, and poems by over a hundred participants and observers, both famous and unsung, including Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Harriet Jacobs, Henry Adams, Elizabeth Keckly, and George Templeton Strong, as well as Union and Confederate soldiers; women diarists from North and South; and freed slaves.
Eighteen Minutes by
Call Number: F 390 .M85 2004
Publication Date: 2003-11-10
The book follows General Sam Houston as he takes command of the Texas Volunteers to lead them to victory six weeks after the fall of the Alamo.
Eyewitness to the Alamo by
Call Number: F 390 .G85 2001
Publication Date: 2001-06-01
Eyewitness to the Alamo is the actual account of the siege and Battle of the Alamo by those who were present during the attack. This book is the first complete accounting of the Battle of the Alamo by one of our country's foremost authorities on the event.
Investing in Kids');" />Investing in Kids by
Call Number: HC 79 .E47 B37 2011
Publication Date: 2010-12-01
This book presents arguments for the following propositions: Local economic development strategies in the United States should include extensive investments in high quality early childhood programs, such as prekindergarten (pre K) education, child care, and parenting assistance. Economic development policies should also include reforms in business tax incentives. But economic development benefitsChigher earnings per capita in the local communityCcan be better achieved if business incentives are complemented by early childhood programs. Economic development benefits can play an important role in motivating
a grassroots movement for investing in our kids.
James Madison by
Call Number: E 342 .B77 2013
Publication Date: 2013-05-28
James Madison led one of the most influential and prolific lives in American history, and his storyalthough all too often overshadowed by his more celebrated contemporariesis integral to that of the nation. Madison helped to shape our country as perhaps no other Founder: collaborating on the Federalist Papers and the Bill of Rights, resisting government overreach by assembling one of the nation’s first political parties (the Republicans, who became today’s Democrats), and taking to the battlefield during the War of 1812, becoming the last president to lead troops in combat. In this penetrating biography, eminent historian Richard Brookhiser presents a vivid portrait of the Father of the Constitution,” an accomplished yet humble statesman who nourished Americans’ fledgling liberty and vigorously defended the laws that have preserved it to this day.
James Madison by
Call Number: E 342 .C48 2014
Publication Date: 2014-05-06
This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Among the Founding Fathers, Madison was a true genius of the early republic. Outwardly reserved, Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution and crucial to its ratification. His visionary political philosophy and rationale for the union of states--so eloquently presented in the Federalist papers--helped shape the country Americans live in today. Along with Thomas Jefferson, Madison would found the first political party in the country's history--the Democratic Republicans. As Jefferson's secretary of state, he managed the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the size of the United States. As president, Madison led the country in its first war under the Constitution, the War of 1812. Without precedent to guide him, he would demonstrate that a republic could defend its honor and independence--and remain a republic still.
The Man He Became by
Call Number: E 807 .T63 2014
Publication Date: 2014-09-02
Here, from James Tobin, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography, is the story of the greatest comeback in American political history, a saga long buried in half-truth, distortion, and myth-Franklin Roosevelt's ten-year climb from paralysis to the White House. In 1921, at the age of thirty-nine, Roosevelt was the brightest young star in the Democratic Party. One day he was racing his children around their summer home. Two days later he could not stand up. Hopes of a quick recovery faded fast. "He's through," said allies and enemies alike. Even his family and close friends misjudged their man, as they and the nation would learn in time.
Narrative of Sojourner Truth by
Call Number: E 185.97 .T8 T78 2005
Publication Date: 2005-08-01
At a time when most black women were slaves or servants and even white women were expected to sit quietly in the corner, Sojourner Truth transformed herself from a runaway slave to a well-known campaigner for abolition and women’s rights. Born a slave in New York State around 1797 and given the name Isabella by her owner, she had already fled to freedom when New York’s 1827 anti-slavery law officially emancipated her. Deeply religious, she adopted the name Sojourner Truth and became a traveling lay preacher and lecturer. Though she was illiterate, her extraordinary speaking skills electrified audiences and brought her widespread fame. Sojourner Truth dictated her Narrative to fellow feminist and abolitionist, Olive Gilbert. First published in 1850, it reveals the striking differences between slavery in the North and in the South.
Noble Savages by
Call Number: F 2520.1 .Y3 C49 2013
Publication Date: 2013-02-19
When Napoleon Chagnon arrived in Venezuela's Amazon region in 1964 to study the Yanomamö Indians, one of the last large tribal groups still living in isolation, he expected to find Rousseau's "noble savages," so-called primitive people living contentedly in a pristine state of nature. Instead Chagnon discovered a remarkably violent society. Men who killed others had the most wives and offspring, their violence possibly giving them an evolutionary advantage. The prime reasons for violence, Chagnon found, were to avenge deaths and, if possible, abduct women. When Chagnon began publishing his observations, some cultural anthropologists who could not accept an evolutionary basis for human behavior refused to believe them. Chagnon became perhaps the most famous American anthropologist since Margaret Mead-and the most controversial.
Race Matters by
Call Number: E 185.615 .W43 2001
Publication Date: 1994-03-29
Now re-issued with a new introduction, this groundbreaking classic is regarded as the most influential and most original articulation of the urgent issues in America's ongoing racial debate. 'Moving...profound...exhilarating' - Washington Post 'One can only applaud the ferocious moral vision and astute intellect on display in these pages' - The New York Times
The Slave Community by
Call Number: E 443 .B55 1979
Publication Date: 1979-11-01
Taking into account the major recent studies, this volume presents an updated analysis of the life of the black slave - his African heritage, culture, family, acculturation, behavior, religion, and personality.
Ten Tea Parties by
Publication Date: 2012-01-17
Everyone knows the story of the Boston Tea Party--in which colonists stormed three British ships and dumped 92,000 pounds of tea into Boston Harbor. But do you know the history of the Philadelphia Tea Party (December 1773)? How about the York, Maine, Tea Party (September 1774) or the Wilmington, North Carolina, Tea Party (March 1775)? Ten Tea Parties is the first book to chronicle all these uniquely American protests. Author and historian Joseph Cummins begins with the history of the East India Company (the biggest global corporation in the eighteenth century) and their staggering financial losses during the Boston Tea Party (more than a million dollars in today's money). From there we travel to Philadelphia, where Captain Samuel Ayres was nearly tarred and feathered by a mob of 8,000 angry patriots. Then we set sail for New York City, where the Sons of Liberty raided the London and heaved 18 chests of tea into the Hudson River. Still later, in Annapolis, Maryland, a brigantine carrying 2,320 pounds of the "wretched weed" was burned to ashes.
13 Days to Glory by
Call Number: F 390 .T5 1985
Publication Date: 1996-02-01
In thirteen chapters, Lon Tinkle tells the day-by-day story of how 182 men fought a losing battle but won for their cause an almost unparalleled measure of fame. The familiar figures appear on these pages: stern young Colonel William Barret Travis; the middle-aged fighter Jim Bowie, who contested the young upstart’s command; famous frontiersman Davy Crockett, soon to have his stock in legend rise even higher. Echoing the shot heard round the world in 1776, the volleys fired by the Alamo defenders were aimed at the large and well-outfitted army of Santa Anna, self-styled Napoleon of the West.” As the days of the siege are described, the author cinematically flashes back to pivotal points of destinythe circumstance that led each person to be inside the walls of the abandoned mission late in the winter of 1836.
Call Number: F 2520.1 .Y3 B67 2005
Publication Date: 2005-01-31
Yanomami raises questions central to the field of anthropology questions concerning the practice of fieldwork, the production of knowledge, and anthropology's intellectual and ethical vision of itself. Using the Yanomami controversy, one of anthropology's most famous and explosive imbroglios, as its starting point, this book draws readers into not only reflecting on but refashioning the very heart and soul of the discipline. It is both the most up-to-date and thorough public discussion of the Yanomami controversy available and an innovative and searching assessment of the current state of anthropology. All of the royalties from this book will be donated to helping the Yanomami improve their healthcare.
The Yanomamo by
Call Number: F 2520.1 .Y3 C5 2013
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
The Yanomamo of Venezuela and Brazil are a truly remarkable people, and one of the few sovereign tribal societies left on earth. This classic ethnography, based on the authors extensive fieldwork, includes a brief discussion of events and changes that have occurred since 1996. The Legacy 6th Edition of The Yanomamo also includes a Q&A interview with the author, which reveals his own perspective on his lifes work, reflects changes within the field of anthropology itself, and presents the authors views on the recent decade of controversies that his work has inspired among critics (including some anthropologists).
Call Number: HF 5415.34 .H65 2010
Publication Date: 2010-02-09
What triggers fascination, and how do companies, people, and ideas put those triggers to use? Why are you captivated by some people but not by others? Why do you recall some brands yet forget the rest? In a distracted, overcrowded world, how do certain leaders, friends, and family members convince you to change your behavior? Fascination: the most powerful way to influence decision making. It's more persuasive than marketing, advertising, or any other form of communication. And it all starts with seven universal triggers: lust, mystique, alarm, prestige, power, vice, and trust. Fascination plays a role in every type of decision making, from the brands you choose to the songs you remember, from the person you marry to the employees you hire. And by activating the right triggers, you can make anything become fascinating.
Focused Observations by
Call Number: LB 1027.28 .G76 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-09
This updated edition of Focused Observations will help early childhood educators connect observation and documentation to appropriate assessment and curriculum related to early learning guidelines. Intentional teaching begins with focused observations and systematic documentation of children’s learning and development. This book explains why observation is one of the best methods to get to know each child well, track progress, and plan individualized curriculum. It also provides tools and techniques to help you strengthen your observations, create portfolios with rich documentation, and support each child. You will also learn how to share your findings with families and grow as an observer through review and reflection activities.
Free Marketing by
Call Number: HF 5415 .C54237 2011
Publication Date: 2011-09-27
Simple, powerful marketing strategies every business can afford to implement There's never been a better time to be a marketer or entrepreneur than right now. Thanks to the Internet, a new world of free and inexpensive tactics can help get the word out to the prospects of any business with a limited marketing budget. Free Marketing delivers more than 100 ideas to help any small business owner or marketer generate new revenue with little or no marketing budget. With both Internet-based and creative offline ideas, you'll discover ways to turn your top customers into your unpaid sales force, get your competitors to help you promote your new products, and other innovative ways to get the word out.
Child Development by
Call Number: HQ 772 .M437 2013
Publication Date: 2012-11-02
In Child Development: Myths and Misunderstandings, 2e, Jean Mercer uses intriguing vignettes and questions about children and families to guide readers in thinking critically about 59 common beliefs. Each essay confronts commonly held misconceptions about development, encouraging students to think like social scientists and to become better consumers of media messages and anecdotal stories. The book can be assigned to parallel either chronologically or topically organized child development texts.
Call Number: KF 9625 .K36 2008
Publication Date: 2009-02-01
History, structure, and content of the United States Constitution -- Freedom of speech -- Authority to detain and arrest; use of force -- Search and seizure -- Laws governing technologically assisted surveillance -- Interrogations and confessions -- Compulsory self-incrimination -- Right to counsel -- Trial and punishment -- Constitutional and civil rights in the government workplace.
Democracy Matters by
Call Number: JC 423 .W384 2005
Publication Date: 2005-08-30
In his major bestseller, Race Matters, philosopher Cornel West burst onto the national scene with his searing analysis of the scars of racism in American democracy. Race Matters has become a contemporary classic, still in print after ten years, having sold more than four hundred thousand copies. A mesmerizing speaker with a host of fervidly devoted fans, West gives as many as one hundred public lectures a year and appears regularly on radio and television. Praised by The New York Times for his "ferocious moral vision" and hailed by Newsweek as "an elegant prophet with attitude," he bridges the gap between black and white opinion about the country's problems.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton by
Call Number: HQ 1413 .S67 G43 2009
Publication Date: 2010-08-31
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a brilliant activist-intellectual. That nearly all of her ideas-that women are entitled to seek an education, to own property, to get a divorce, and to vote-are now commonplace is in large part because she worked tirelessly to extend the nation's promise of radical individualism to women. In this subtly crafted biography, the historian Lori D. Ginzberg narrates the life of a woman of great charm, enormous appetite, and extraordinary intellectual gifts who turned the limitations placed on women like herself into a universal philosophy of equal rights. Few could match Stanton's self-confidence; loving an argument, she rarely wavered in her assumption that she had won. But she was no secular saint, and her positions were not always on the side of the broadest possible conception of justice and social change. Elitism runs through Stanton's life and thought, defined most often by class, frequently by race, and always by intellect.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony by
Call Number: HQ 1412 .C645 2011
Publication Date: 2011-05-10
In the Spring of 1851 two women met on a street corner in Seneca Falls, New York-Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a thirty-five year old mother of four boys, and Susan B. Anthony, a thirty-one year old, unmarried, former school teacher.nbsp; Immediately drawn to each other, they formed an everlasting and legendary friendship. Together they challenged entrenched beliefs, customs, and laws that oppressed women and spearheaded the fight to gain legal rights, including the right to vote despite fierce opposition, daunting conditions, scandalous entanglements and betrayal by their friends and allies.Weaving events, quotations, personalities, and commentary into a page-turning narrative, Penny Colman tells this compelling story and vividly portrays the friendship between Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, a friendship that changed history.
Guide to Twitter for Business by
Call Number: HF 5415.1265 .P76 2013
Publication Date: 2013-01-29
Who should you follow? How many people should you follow? How often should you tweet?Most people don't get Twitter. Longtime internet guru Ted Prodromou shows you how to become someone who does. Set to prove that 140 characters or less and a hashtag can dramatically grow your brand and your business, Prodromou takes you step by step into the Twitterverse and shows you how to tweet your way to the top of your industry.
Introducing Malaguzzi by
Call Number: LB 880 .M3152 S65 2013
Publication Date: 2012-12-05
Loris Malaguzzi is recognised as the founder of the extraordinary programmes of preschool education that developed after the war in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Deeply embedded in the cultures and communities they serve, these unique preschools have justifiably become famous throughout the world. In this accessible and engaging text, Sandra Smidt examines how Malaguzzi's philosophy developed out of his personal experiences of growing up in post-fascist Italy. His ideas are explored and illustrated throughout by examples relating to everyday early years practice.
Marital Separation and Lethal Domestic Violence by
Call Number: HV 6626 .E45 2015
Publication Date: 2014-08-22
This book is the first to investigate the effects of participation in separation or divorce proceedings on femicide (murder of a female), femicide-suicide, homicide, and suicide. Because separation is one of the most significant predictors of domestic violence, this book is exclusively devoted to theorizing, researching, and preventing lethal domestic violence or other assaults triggered by marital separation. The authors provide evidence supporting the use of an estrangement-specific risk assessment and estrangement-focused public education to prevent murders and assaults. This information is needed not only by instructors in criminal justice and sociology programs, but by researchers theorizing about or investigating domestic violence.
Microsoft Office 2013 by
Call Number: HF 5548.4 .M525 M3744 2013
Publication Date: 2013-03-18
Learn the new Microsoft Office suite the easy, visual way Microsoft Office 2013 is a power-packed suite of office productivity tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, and Publisher. This easy-to-use visual guide covers the basics of all six programs, with step-by-step instructions and full-color screen shots showing what you should see at each step. You'll also learn about using Office Internet and graphics tools, while the additional examples and advice scattered through the book give you tips on maximizing the Office suite. If you learn best when you can see how things are done, this book is for you.
No-Drama Discipline by
Publication Date: 2014-09-23
The pioneering experts behind The Whole-Brain Child--Tina Payne Bryson and Daniel J. Siegel, the author of Brainstorm--now explore the ultimate child-raising challenge: discipline. Highlighting the fascinating link between a child's neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears--without causing a scene. Defining the true meaning of the "d" word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth. By doing so, the cycle of negative behavior (and punishment) is essentially brought to a halt, as problem solving becomes a win/win situation.
The Rough Guide to Social Media for Beginners by
Call Number: HM 742 .M33 2012
Publication Date: 2012-06-18
In less than a decade, social media has changed the way millions of people keep in touch with friends, read the news and share interests. Not engaging in these new types online social messaging can really keep a person out of the loop. The Rough Guide to Social Media for Beginners covers business, leisure and everything in between. The book focuses on the two most popular — and personal — forms of social medial: Facebook and Twitter. The guide walks readers through setup and maintenance and provides them with the skills needed to make pages lively and relevant to the people they know or work with, as well as the people they're about to meet. Social networking now accounts for 22% of all time spent online in the US (Nielsen) A total of 234 million people age 13 and older in the U.S. used mobile devices in December 2009. (Digital Venture Beat) Facebook has over 750 million users. Twitter averages 40 million tweets per day.
So This Is Normal Too? by
Call Number: HQ 772 .H456 2012
Publication Date: 2011-11-08
Effective and practical solutions to respond to common skill lags and behavior challenges During the preschool years, children are beginning to gain cognitive skills and developing internal controls to regulate their emotions. While some young children may quickly learn these skills, other children may lack interest, find them difficult to perform, or exhibit challenging behaviors. Lags in skill development and challenging behaviors are normal but can still be improved upon. This book will help you identify and set goals for children who need more specific planning and support. New to this second edition: Early learning standard links to common skill lags and challenging behaviors Research on brain development Ideas for working with dual-language learners Information on the impact of stress on children An updated planning form to help you work with families to develop goal statements and a course of action Revised reproducible handouts for parents that include suggestions for skills and behaviors children need to develop to ensure future learning and success
Understand Child Development by
Call Number: HQ 772 .M44 2012
Publication Date: 2012-06-19
A complete guide to child development from birth to 16 years Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this guide takes readers through physical, cognitive, moral, and behavioral aspects of a child’s development. It covers key figures such as Piaget, Freud, and Bowlby as well as looking at the work of more contemporary theorists. Case studies offer practical understanding while illustrations back up key points.
Women in the Ancient World by
Call Number: HQ 1127 .N45 2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-11
This book takes a fresh look at visual representations of women in the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and analyzes them for indications of women's roles in these societies. After examining their traditional functions as wives and mothers, the author presents evidence of women's participation in the public and religious spheres. Juxtapositions comparing images and attitudes of each society reveal whether the women portrayed are meant to be examples of perfect femininity or the object of scorn, faithful wives or untouchable priestesses or high-living prostitutes. Depictions of goddesses and the dress and adornments of women are analyzed for what they divulge about ideals of feminine beauty and attitudes toward female nudity. The text is packed with quotations from contemporary sources that reveal details about women in the ancient world, often with surprising resonance for our own time.
The Whole-Brain Child by
Call Number: HQ 755.8 .S53123 2012
Publication Date: 2012-09-11
In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain--and make accessible--the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures. The "upstairs brain," which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child's brain and foster vital growth.
Building Android Apps by
Call Number: QA 76.76 .A65 M34 2013
Publication Date: 2012-06-26
Android is one of the dominant operating systems for mobile devices, and Android App Inventor is a free tool for building apps for Android.Starting from setting up your computer to develop and test your Android apps, this guide shows how to create graphical interfaces; define application properties; add interactivity; integrate with the web; build and deploy complete Android apps, and more - all using simple drag-and-drop blocks, and demonstrated here by examples.Use Building Android Apps in easy steps to create your brilliant Android apps without doing any coding!
Building Brains by
Call Number: LB 1139.35 .A37 G46 2013
Publication Date: 2012-10-16
Building Brains expands young children's learning with six hundred brain-based, developmentally appropriate activity ideas. It combines the latest information on brain development with activities that support children's learning and enrich any early childhood curriculum. Rather than step-by-step activities, Building Brains is filled with open-ended ideas that early child professionals can execute in a variety of ways, depending on children's needs and interests. Ideas are organized by age#151;from age zero to five#151;and learning domains.
Curriculum in Early Childhood Education by
Call Number: LB 1139.4 .C874 2012
Publication Date: 2011-08-18
Curriculum in Early Childhood Education: Reexamined, Rediscovered, Renewed provides a critical examination of the sources, aims, and features of early childhood curricula. Providing a theoretical and philosophical foundation for examining teaching and learning, this book will provoke discussion and analysis among all readers. How has theory been used to understand, develop, and critique curriculum? Whose perspectives are dominant and whose are ignored? How is diversity addressed? What values are explicit and implicit? The book first contextualizes the historical and research base of early childhood curriculum, and then turns to discussions of various schools of theory and philosophy that have served to support curriculum development in early childhood education.
Don't Leave the Story in the Book by
Call Number: LB 1139.5 .L58 H96 2012
Publication Date: 2011-10-20
Drawing from 30 years of teaching and professional development experience, this book offers a roadmap for using children's literature to provide authentic learning. Featuring a "storyteller's voice," each chapter includes a case study about how a particular fiction or nonfiction work can be used in an early childhood classroom; a series of open-ended questions to help readers construct their own inquiry units; and a bibliography of children's literature. This book provides a unique synthesis of ideas based on constructivist approaches to learning.
Educating Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by
Call Number: LC 4717 .B373 2014
Publication Date: 2014-01-02
According to the CDC, one in fifty American children is diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder. This means more school-aged children are entering classrooms with ASDs and teachers are being called upon to help facilitate their learning. Educating Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is aimed at providing strategies for teachers, school counselors, and psychologists to help address the needs of children on the spectrum, as well as their families. Erin E. Barton and Beth Harn draw on current research and practices to discuss the possible causes of autism and to help prepare educators not only for teaching children in the classroom but also for providing families with the tools necessary to continue the educational process at home.
Exploring Mathematics through Play in the Early Childhood Classroom by
Call Number: QA 135.6 .P378 2015
Publication Date: 2014-11-01
This practical book provides pre- and inservice teachers with an understanding of how math can be learned through play. The author helps teachers to recognize the mathematical learning that occurs during play, to develop strategies for mathematizing that play, and to design formal lessons that make connections between mathematics and play. Common Core State Standards are addressed thorughout the text to demonstrate the ways in which play is critical to standards-based mathematics teaching, and to help teachers become more familiar with these standards.
Everyday Artists by
Call Number: LB 1140.5 .A7 B46 2013
Publication Date: 2013-06-14
For the young child, art is a way of solving problems, conceptualizing the world, and creating new possibilities. In Everyday Artitst, the author addresses the disconnect that exists between the teaching of art and the way young children actually experience art. In doing so, this book questions commonly held notions and opens up exciting new possibilities for art education in the early childhood classroom. A practicing teacher herself, Bentley uses vignettes of children's everyday activities, from block building to clean-up to outdoor play, to help teachers identify and scaffold the geuine artistic practice of young children.
50 Early Childhood Literacy Strategies by
Call Number: LB 1139.5 .L35 B42 2013
Publication Date: 2012-02-24
For a unique, easy-to-use and easy-to-understand guide to teaching literacy to three-, four-, and five-year-olds--and to meet the state and national mandates--readers can turn to this practical, up-to-date resource. It features 50 ready-to-implement strategies for using picture books and activities to help teach speaking/listening, writing, and reading skills at the early childhood level. 174 top rated picture books have been selected and described or listed within the strategies, making it an ideal resource for students, classroom teachers, and school volunteers alike.
From Handprints to Hypotheses by
Call Number: LB 1139.35 .P8 W36 2013
Publication Date: 2013-02-19
Use the Project Approach to engage toddlers’ interests, guide in-depth explorations, and help them embrace learning Toddlers and two-year-olds are in a fluid and dynamic state of development. They have a sense of wonder that is easily activated, and they are always ready to learn. In this book, you will learn how to use hands-on creative projects to engage very young children’s interests and nurture their unique ways of exploring and learning. You will be inspired to implement your own project-based curriculum, recognize and respond to children’s innate ability to create, and support their curiosity and self-discovery. This book Reviews the major theories of toddler development.
The Hundred Languages of Children by
Call Number: LB 1139.3 .I8 H85 2012
Publication Date: 2011-12-01
Educators in Reggio Emilia, Italy, use a distinctive innovative approach that supports children's well-being and fosters their intellectual development through a systematic focus on symbolic representation. From birth through age six, young children are encouraged to explore their environment and express their understanding through many modes of expression or "languages," including verbal communication, movement, drawing, painting, sculpture, shadow play, collage, and music. This organic strategy has been shown to be highly effective, as the children in Reggio Emilia display surprising examples of symbolic skill and creativity. This book describes how the world-renowned preschool services and accompanying practical strategies for children under six in Reggio Emilia have evolved in response to the community's demographic and political transformations, and to generational changes in both the educators and the parents of the children.
Instructional Technology in Early Childhood by
Call Number: LB 1139.35 .C64 P37 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-01
Videos, apps, web-based games, SMART boards--how can you use instructional technology options like these to strengthen teaching and learning in your early childhood program? Discover the answers in this accessible, problem-solving guide for pre-K and kindergarten, your key to choosing and using instructional technology to improve outcomes and ensure that children with and without disabilities are actively engaged. Aligned with the recent NAEYC policy statement on technology in early childhood programs,* this book gives you a clear, step-by-step "EXPECT IT-PLAN IT-TEACH IT" framework for integrating instructional technology into everyday classroom activities. Also a great textbook for preservice early childhood educators!
Language Building Blocks by
Call Number: LB 1139.5 .L35 P37 2012
Publication Date: 2012-10-26
Language Building Blocks is an accessible resource that familiarizes early childhood professionals with linguistics, the scientific study of language. Knowledge of linguistics will enable early childhood educators to successfully teach young children core competencies, ranging from phonemic awareness, reading and math, to health literacy and intercultural awareness. The text includes numerous real-life examples and hands-on activities for diverse age groups and learning styles. The online Resource Guide provides hands-on activities and contributions by top scholars in the field. This book shows teachers how to systematically empower and include all children.
Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom by
Call Number: LC 1099.3 .S635 2013
Publication Date: 2013-02-15
This unique book features an array of approaches, strategies, and tools for teaching multiculturally in the early years. The teachers and classrooms portrayed here provide young children with rich educational experiences that empower them to understand themselves in relation to others. You will see how amazing teachers engage in culturally responsive teaching that fosters educational equity while also meeting state and national standards (such as the Common Core State Standards). This engaging book is sprinkled with questions for reflection and implementation that encourage educators to start planning ways of enhancing their own teaching, making their early childhood setting a more equitable learning space.
Preschool Education in Today's World by
Call Number: LB 1140.2 .B865 2012
Publication Date: 2011-09-15
Future early childhood educators need to know how to teach all young learners effectively--including children with diverse cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds and children with special needs. This core textbook equips early childhood educators with the knowledge they'll need to succeed in the classroom and ensure the best outcomes for young children. M. Susan Burns, co-editor of the National Research Council's seminal Eager to Learn report, partnered with two other respected ECE experts (one a current early childhood teacher) to develop a highly accessible text that's perfectly in tune with the realities of today's diverse classrooms. Ideal for teaching the basics of early childhood education to undergraduate and community college students, this textbook is everything future educators need.
Standing up for Something Every Day by
Call Number: LB 1139.23 .F46 2014
Publication Date: 2014-05-01
Standing Up for Something Every Day is written for present and future teachers in the early childhood classroom who truly want to make a difference in the lives of children. Exploring some of the most complex and pressing social and ethical dilemmas confronting early childhood educators, the author provides concrete ways of addressing social justice concerns in practice. Four model teacher-guides accompany readers from chapter to chapter, and demonstrate strategies for standing up for children through ethics, respect for diversity, and commitment to advocacy for children. This book offers important insights, encouragement, and practical suggestions to early childhood educators who are committed to excellence and equity in their classrooms.
Theories of Childhood by
Call Number: LB 1139.23 .M64 2013
Publication Date: 2013-02-19
Understand theories of childhood to make your days with children smoother, your job easier, and your program stronger. This best-selling resource provides clear, straightforward introductions to the foundational theories of John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky. Each chapter highlights a theorist’s work and includes insight on how the theory impacts teaching young children today. Discussion questions and suggested readings are included to help you gain an understanding of what it means to apply each theory to your work with children. Theories of Childhood, Second Edition: Builds the bridge between theory and best practices in early childhood education Supports your genuine enjoyment with children by helping you understand more about the ways they grow and learn Includes new understandings of Vygotsky’s work Applies the five theories to the realities of the twenty-first century Carol Garhart Mooney has been an early childhood educator for more than forty years. She is also the author of Theories of Attachment, Use Your Words, and Swinging Pendulums.
Transforming Early Learners into Superb Readers by
Call Number: LB 1139.5 .R43 N45 2012
Publication Date: 2012-10-18
Transforming Early Learners into Superb Readers: Promoting Literacy at School, at Home, and within the Community aids elementary educators, reading specialists, school administrators, private and public educators, parents, and caregivers who want to help early learners become proficient readers. The early years are the most important for children, because they are the formative years, so it is vital for children to build a solid reading foundation when they are most receptive. Andrea Nelson-Royes contends that if all these individual players collectively help to develop a child's reading readiness, all children may thrive from a high-quality education and a love of literacy.
Up, Down, Move Around - Math and Literacy by
Call Number: QA 20 .P49 M53 2013
Publication Date: 2013-07-01
By connecting physical activity with learning, the books in this series provide preschoolers with educational enrichment as they explore, inquire, experiment, and discover. Filled with simple, stimulating games, they will have kids jumping, shaking, rolling, dancing, and clapping as they learn. Useful for parents, caregivers, and child care workers, the books contain fun activities that can be carried out easily and with minimal equipment. Activities like the Syllable Freeze Dance and Math Orchestra help young children develop number sense, practice counting and rhyming, and learn about letter shapes and story structure.