The American Vision Modern Times presents the rich saga of American history after the Civil War. Adapted from the modern history portion of The American Vision, this program features the same exceptional scholarship, accurate maps, peerless resources, and unique strategies found in The American Vision.
Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill School Publishing Company
Release Date: 2005-03
Genre: Social Science
HISTORY BY RENOWNED HISTORIANS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ALSO AVAILABLE AS A FULL SURVEY EDITION: THE AMERICAN VISION Drawing on the features of" The American Vision," this program motivates students, helping them understand the connections between recent events and issues. " The American Vision: Modern Times" boasts an exceptional author team. The full panorama of modern American History comes alive through the vivid and accurate narrative. The co-authorship of National Geographic ensures that the program's new maps, charts, and graphs are correct to the last detail. Features - Glencoe's one-of-a-kind content reading strategy makes it easier for your students to become active, critical readers. Strategies include: -- Reading Intervention Tools -- Graphic Organizers in section openers and assessments -- Prior Knowledge Activators in every lesson -- In-text Reading Checks -- Reading and Writing Prompts - Our industry-leading technology allows us to bring you The American Vision in three formats--printed textbook, interactive multimedia online edition, and StudentWorks Plus--a CD-ROM edition with workbooks, Student Presentation Builder, and full audio. You and your students have access to the program's vast resources whenever and however you wish.
Reading Essentials: Reinforce critical concepts from the text and help students improve their reading-for-information skills with this essential resource, written 2-3 grade levels below the Student Edition
Author: Nicholas D. Hartlep
Release Date: 2016-08-18
In this important book, Nicholas Hartlep and Daniel Scott’s detailed analyses on both visual and historical representations of Asian Americans in textbooks and teacher manuals used in our elementary and secondary schools poignantly tell us that generations of children are growing up being fed this single story about Asian Americans. As Hartlep and Scott write. Asian Americans have once again been constructed as the “good minority” that can succeed on their own and be used as a political instrument to shame the Blacks for their underachievement and their fight for equality. Over and over again, the media has been telling “a single story” about Asian Americans to the public for the past fifty years. The consequence of this fabricated story is that it “discourages others—even Asian-Americans themselves—from believing in the validity of their struggles” (Linshi, 2014, p. 1).
Author: C. Addison Stone
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Release Date: 2016-05-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
An acclaimed reference that fills a significant gap in the literature, this volume examines the linkages between spoken and written language development, both typical and atypical. Leading authorities address the impact of specific language-related processes on K-12 literacy learning, with attention to cognitive, neurobiological, sociocultural, and instructional issues. Approaches to achieving optimal learning outcomes with diverse students are reviewed. The volume presents research-based practices for assessing student needs and providing effective instruction in all aspects of literacy: word recognition, reading comprehension, writing, and spelling. New to This Edition *Chapters on digital literacy, disciplinary literacy, and integrative research designs. *Chapters on bilingualism, response to intervention, and English language learners. *Incorporates nearly a decade's worth of empirical and theoretical advances. *Numerous prior edition chapters have been completely rewritten.
Author: James P. Stobaugh
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
Enjoy beloved classics while developing vocabulary, reading, and critical thinking skills! Each literature book in the series is a one-year course Each chapter has five lessons with daily concept-building exercises, warm-up questions, and guided readings Easy-to-use with suggested reading schedules and daily calendar Equips students to think critically about philosophy and trends in culture, and articulate their views through writing A well-crafted presentation of whole-book or whole-work selections from the major genres of classic literature (prose, poetry, and drama), each course has 34 chapters representing 34 weeks of study, with an overview of narrative background material on the writers, their historical settings, and worldview. The rich curriculum’s content is infused with critical thinking skills, and an easy-to-use teacher’s guide outlines student objectives with each chapter, providing the answers to the assignments and weekly exercises. The final lesson of the week includes both the exam, covering insights on the week’s chapter, as well as essays developed through the course of that week’s study, chosen by the educator and student to personalize the coursework for the individual learner.
Author: Steve Wiegand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2017-10-05
Kaum ein Land polarisiert so sehr wie die USA. Sie werden bewundert, belächelt und geschmäht zugleich. Was macht dieses Land aus, das der Welt seinen Stempel aufdrückt wie kein anderes? Steve Wiegand zeigt Ihnen die Geschichte dieses Landes, er beginnt mit den Ureinwohnern, beschreibt Motivation und Engagement der Pilgerväter, den Unabhängigkeitskampf und den Bürgerkrieg. Ausführlich stellt er Politik und Gesellschaft der USA im 20. Jahrhundert dar: vom Ersten Weltkrieg bis zum Fall der Berliner Mauer. Abschließend zeigt er noch ein Amerika, das als einzige Supermacht seinen Platz in der Welt sucht. Fundiert und mit einem kritischen Blick auf Anspruch und Wirklichkeit beschreibt der Autor den Weg der USA von der Sklaverei bis zur Wahl von Donald Trump als US-Präsident.
Author: Catherine Liu
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Release Date: 2011-09-21
A trenchant critique of failure and opportunism across the political spectrum, American Idyll argues that social mobility, once a revered hallmark of American society, has ebbed, as higher education has become a mechanistic process for efficient sorting that has more to do with class formation than anything else. Academic freedom and aesthetic education are reserved for high-scoring, privileged students and vocational education is the only option for economically marginal ones. Throughout most of American history, antielitist sentiment was reserved for attacks against an entrenched aristocracy or rapacious plutocracy, but it has now become a revolt against meritocracy itself, directed against what insurgents see as a ruling class of credentialed elites with degrees from exclusive academic institutions. Catherine Liu reveals that, within the academy and stemming from the relatively new discipline of cultural studies, animosity against expertise has animated much of the Left’s cultural criticism. By unpacking the disciplinary formation and academic ambitions of American cultural studies, Liu uncovers the genealogy of the current antielitism, placing the populism that dominates headlines within a broad historical context. In the process, she emphasizes the relevance of the historical origins of populist revolt against finance capital and its political influence. American Idyll reveals the unlikely alliance between American pragmatism and proponents of the Frankfurt School and argues for the importance of broad frames of historical thinking in encouraging robust academic debate within democratic institutions. In a bold thought experiment that revives and defends Richard Hofstadter’s theories of anti-intellectualism in American life, Liu asks, What if cultural populism had been the consensus politics of the past three decades? American Idyll shows that recent antielitism does nothing to redress the source of its discontent—namely, growing economic inequality and diminishing social mobility. Instead, pseudopopulist rage, in conservative and countercultural forms alike, has been transformed into resentment, content merely to take down allegedly elitist cultural forms without questioning the real political and economic consolidation of powers that has taken place in America during the past thirty years.
American Visions offers a rich sampling of literature for writing classes with a multicultural perspective, exploring the historical context and contemporary relevance of major themes that have shaped our consciousness as a nation.
For high school students, The American Republic Since 1877 presents the rich saga of American History after the Civil War. The modern history portion of The American Vision, this program features the same exceptional scholarship; up-to-date, accurate maps; peerless resources, and unique strategies found in The American Vision. This course makes modern American History understandable and relevant for every student. Features Glencoe s one-of-a-kind content reading strategy makes it easier for your students to become active, critical readers through the use of: Reading Intervention Tools Graphic Organizers in section openers and assessments Prior Knowledge Activators in every lesson In-text Reading Checks Reading and Writing Prompts National Geographic maps add dimension to the narrative and give students an understanding of the inter-relationships of places and events. Our industry-leading technology allows us to bring you The American Republic Since 1877 in three formats printed textbook, interactive multimedia online edition, and CD-ROM interactive edition. You and your students have access to the program s vast resources whenever and however you wish.
This volume responds to a renewed focus on tragedy in theatre and literary studies to explore conceptions of tragedy in the dramatic work of seventeen canonical American playwrights. For students of American literature and theatre studies, the assembled essays offer a clear framework for exploring the work of many of the most studied and performed playwrights of the modern era. Following a contextual introduction that offers a survey of conceptions of tragedy, scholars examine the dramatic work of major playwrights in chronological succession, beginning with Eugene O'Neill and ending with Suzan-Lori Parks. A final chapter provides a study of American drama since 1990 and its ongoing engagement with concepts of tragedy. The chapters explore whether there is a distinctively American vision of tragedy developed in the major works of canonical American dramatists and how this may be seen to evolve over the course of the twentieth century through to the present day. Among the playwrights whose work is examined are: Susan Glaspell, Langston Hughes, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, Lorraine Hansberry, Amiri Baraka, August Wilson, Marsha Norman and Tony Kushner. With each chapter being short enough to be assigned for weekly classes in survey courses, the volume will help to facilitate critical engagement with the dramatic work and offer readers the tools to further their independent study of this enduring theme of dramatic literature.