For two years, beginning in 1988, Jonathan Kozol visited schools in neighborhoods across the country, from Illinois to Washington D.C., and from New York to San Antonio. He spoke with teachers, principals, superintendents, and, most important, children. What he found was devastating. Not only were schools for rich and poor blatantly unequal, the gulf between the two extremes was widening—and it has widened since. The urban schools he visited were overcrowded and understaffed, and lacked the basic elements of learning—including books and, all too often, classrooms for the students. In Savage Inequalities, Kozol delivers a searing examination of the extremes of wealth and poverty and calls into question the reality of equal opportunity in our nation’s schools.
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The Focus On Middle School Biology Student Textbook gives young students a strong foundation in the scientific discipline of biology. Students will learn about taxonomy, cell structure and types of cells, photosynthesis, plant structure and life cycles, single-celled organisms and how they move and eat, the life cycle of the frog, the life cycle of the butterfly, and ecosystems. The Focus On Middle School Biology Student Textbook contains 10 full-color chapters. Grades 5-8.
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: …the Carthaginians and the soldiers of King Syphax, and from them he learned that both armies were lodged in huts made of stakes and covered with reeds and dried leaves. He resolved to set those huts on fire. So one very dark night the Roman army left its camp and marched silently to the plain occupied by the enemy. Then a division of the Romans went to the encampment of the Numidians and a soldier crept cautiously from the Roman lines and set one of the huts on fire. The fire spread rapidly, and in a few minutes the whole camp was in flames. The Numidian soldiers, suddenly awakened by the fire, fled from the burning huts without their weapons and made frantic efforts to escape from the camp. Hundreds of them were knocked down and trampled to death in the rush and confusion; hundreds more lost their lives in the fire. Those who got to the open country were attacked by the Romans and killed. The ground was covered with the bodies of the slain. King Syphax and a few horsemen managed to escape, but the rest of the vast Numidian army was destroyed. In the meantime the Carthaginians had been aroused by the noise in the camp of the Numidians. They thought that the fire had been caused by an accident, and some of them ran forward to assist the Numidians. But the greater number stood in a confused throng, without their arms, outside their camp, looking at the fire with terror. While they were in this helpless state the Carthaginians were suddenly attacked by the Romans with Scipio at their head. Many were killed, and the others were driven back into their camp, which was immediately set on fire in a number of places. Then there was a frightful scene. Thousands of Carthaginians, struggling to escape the fire, were slain by the Romans, while…
Science in the Ancient World
Toddler Lesson Plans: Learning ABCs is a collection of fun activities that will help you teach ABCs to your toddler Why this book? HAVE A GUIDE – Forget scrolling through social media or blogs for ideas; now your plan for teaching ABCs is laid out for you. BE CONSISTENT – With a guide to keep you on track, you won’t have to worry about neglecting any of those pesky not so popular letters. GIVE YOUR CHILD A HEAD START – Your child will have a head start on learning with you teaching ABCs. What is in the book? 26 Week Guide – a week dedicated to each letter Each week has 5 activities Each activity has a materials list and detailed directions Each week also has an alternate activity The book has 53 handouts that correlate with speicific ABC activities Can a busy mom follow this lesson plan? Sure! Each activity takes about 10 minutes. A few minutes will be needed for you to round up the supplies (and your toddler!) If certain days are busy for you, schedule around them and only plan on teaching abcs on 5 days in the week that work for you. Of course, there are days where things feel too hectic but just hang in there! We may feel too busy to teach ABCs but our toddlers aren’t too busy to learn! ** BLACK/WHITE Version of Book – Cover is full color but interior pages are black/white only** If you’d like the full color version, click the format options above and then click small triangle to the left of the word ‘paperback.’
It all begins with homework trouble and an invitation to a sleepover that she doesn’t want to go to. Would you want to go to a sleepover in a creepy house? Rather than dealing with her problems, Susannah stuffs them into her backpack. But how much can a backpack take? Will she be able to confront her worries before the backpack bursts?
Shows parents what their sixth grader needs to know in order to gain the fundamentals he or she needs to make progress in school and be effective in society, offering practical suggestions and curriculum recommendations that cover such areas as music, literature, history and geography, the visual arts, mathematics, and science.
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The Aesop for children