Author: Ursyn, Anna
Publisher: IGI Global
Within the growing world of social media and computer technology, it is important to facilitate collaborative knowledge building through the utilization of visual literacy, decision-making, abstract thinking, and creativity in the application of scientific teaching. Visual Approaches to Cognitive Education With Technology Integration is a critical scholarly resource that presents discussions on cognitive education pertaining to particular scientific fields, music, digital art, programming, computer graphics, and new media. Highlighting relevant topics such as educational visualization, art and technology integration, online learning, and multimedia technology, this book is geared towards educators, students, and researchers seeking current research on the integration of new visual education methods and technologies.
Author: Doreen Milstead
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Emma & The Restoration of a Soldier - A woman with one hand goes west to a mail ordered husband that her father has arranged for her before he died. On the train she meets up with a group of Civil War injured soldiers and one special young man who becomes a friend PLUS Beth & the Wounded Warrior - A woman decides to go to Texas, along with her sister, to become the wife of a man with two children, who was injured in the Civil War. Her life is idyllic, but not for long PLUS Forging A Family – The Fat Man & The Thin Woman - A woman stricken with TB, or consumption, decides the only way to have a chance of getting better is to move to a state with a dry climate, and then marry a man PLUS I Need You To Be My Hands - A woman who lost her legs in the Civil War decides to take a chance and become a mail order bride to a doctor in Wichita.
Author: Wendy Conklin
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Explore the reasons as to why gifted students should be serviced in our schools and take the mystery out of teaching them by implementing the research-supported strategies provided in this book. This updated, second edition resource focuses on ways that teachers can identify gifted students and how curriculum can be extended, accelerated, and enriched to accommodate gifted children. Featuring topics such as preparing a differentiated classroom, curriculum compacting, and encouraging creativity in gifted children, this valuable resource is the perfect tool for any gifted classroom!
The 47th Battalion in the First World War
Author: Craig Deayton
Publisher: Big Sky Publishing
One of the shortest lived and most battle hardened of the 1st Australian Imperial Forces battalions, the 47th was formed in Egypt in 1916 and disbanded two years later having suffered one of the highest casualty rates of any Australian unit. Their story is remarkable for many reasons. Dogged by command and discipline troubles and bled white by the desperate attrition battles of 1916 and 1917, they fought on against a determined and skilful enemy in battles where the fortunes of war seemed stacked against them at every turn. Not only did they have the misfortune to be called into some of the A.I.F.s most costly campaigns, chance often found them in the worst places within those battles. Though their story is one of almost unrelieved tragedy, it is also story of remarkable courage, endurance and heroism. It is the story of the 1st A.I.F. itself - punished, beaten, sometimes reviled for their indiscipline, they fought on - fewer, leaner and harder - until final victory was won. And at its end, in an extraordinary gesture of mateship, the remnants of the 47th Battalion reunited. Having been scattered to other units after their disbandment, the survivors gathered in Belgium for one last photo together. Only 73 remained.
Author: Kim Wheeler
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A Gritty Personal Story of Self-Discovery and Recovery In "The Battle-Scarred Journey" Kim Wheeler recounts his journey from the deep emotional pain of an abandoned and abused childhood, through challenges from severe physical injuries, drug and alcohol abuse, and ultimately to wholeness and healing with the help of a caring psychiatrist. He tells his story with passion, brutal honesty, and often humor -- hoping that others may find inspiration to face battles in their own journeys of self-discovery and recovery. Kim Wheeler was abandoned by his birth mother when he was born at University College Hospital, London in 1954. He lived in a children's home until he was adopted at the age of six. His adoptive parents were emotionally distant, and his mother sometimes abused him verbally and physically. Happier times came at boarding school, but still there were emotional abuses due mainly to skin color, unknown parentage, and learning disabilities. Over the next thirty years Kim suffered from several physical injuries, survived meningitis, and, finally disabled with an incurable spine injury, was ordered to cease all types of manual work. Along the way he became dependent on prescription pain killers and abused illegal drugs and alcohol for years. Mental health issues and a complete breakdown soon ensued. Writing poems has helped Kim with his inner healing, and he shares with readers many of his verses about his darkest moments of vulnerability and psychological wounding. 'Today, ' Kim says, 'I am a free and content man who enjoys nothing more than his rescue dogs, positive attitude, freedom.
My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures
Author: Mark Obama Ndesandjo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In this revealing and beautifully written memoir, Mark Obama Ndesandjo, recounts his complex relationship with his older half-brother, President Barack Obama, including their first meeting in Kenya over twenty years ago. The book also offers the author's inspiring personal story about identity and multiculturalism. Rare family photos add to the book's personal nature as does the intense recounting of domestic violence in the home of Barack Obama Sr.’s and his third wife, Ruth Baker, Mark’s Jewish-American mother. The book also attempts to set the records straight on several points of the president’s best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father. In its connection to President Obama, Mark's story takes on an even greater significance because it becomes all the more directly, a story of American identity and a window into the complex figure of the father they share, Barack Obama Sr., their roots in Kenya, their multicultural identities, and their relationships with America.
Author: Sean C. Cusack
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Synopsis High School Memoirs: A Journey in Surrealism is a tear-jerking, hilarious ride for a less-than-ordinary High School student who battles bullies and librarians to become King of the Classroom. Set in a small Catholic High School on the north side of Chicago, author Sean Cusack takes us on a surrealistic journey through four fun-filled years of triumph and tragedy in this unique epic. The journey begins with Sean Cusack entering St. Bernadin High School in August of 1995 as a very young and innocent Freshman student. He focuses on several life changing experiences in his infant days of High School that change him forever. Innocence Lost traces the steps Sean Cusack took that ultimately lead him on a path toward frequent battles with students and the school faculty and Administration. As a Sophomore, The Ride most certainly takes us on a ride through fights, vandalism, and verbal debacles that continued to steer the vengeful ship that Sean Cusack had been building since a Freshman. He now had become the ships Captain as it set sail. The Ride takes us through many strange and mysterious encounters that add more of a surrealist element to this budding melodrama and comedic satire. Sean Cusacks roses bud Junior Year in Forever Remembered, when he becomes a charismatic hero and leader of a rebellious group of students that pillage and plunder the school and faculty in wild and zany antics. Forever Remembered embodies the humorous and more imaginative side of Sean Cusack as the journey through High School becomes more surreal. Senior Year wraps up the trials and tribulations that Sean Cusack had endured thus far in his High School experience culminating into one person after years of battling the Defunct Administration. He is molded by evil as the rebellious youth becomes totally hellbent on crippling the school. In the end, he loses friends, respect from teachers, but most of all, he loses faith in his cause, yet ends his High School experience with a fantastical and triumphant bow. Sean Cusack proves that not all High School stories are the same in this turbulent and chaotic autobiography. High School Memoirs: A Journey in Surrealism chronicles a strange and unique history that is truly a step above the rest.
Author: Thomas Wallace Knox
Stories of Life and Finance
Category: Business & Economics
Author: Margaret Rutledge Greer
Category: American literature
Author: Geoffrey Blake Palmer
Author: Russell Herman Conwell
Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
Author: Andrea Sinclair
Publisher: Thomas Bouregy
Category: Romance fiction
Author: Sheila Burnford
Publisher: Irwin Pub
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family.
Long family research and recollections
Author: Carol Lynn Rusch
Including a Side Trip to the Source of the Paraguay River in the State of Matto Grosso, Brazil, and a Journey Across the Andes to the Rio Tambo in Peru
Author: Henry Stephens
Category: Latin America
Author: R. C. Sherriff
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
The front lines of World War I may be in the battle-scarred fields of France, but inside this dugout the essence of England is intimately mixed with the hard-packed dirt of the walls and floor. Captain Stanhope will stand no shirking from the men in his command - or from himself. After three years in and around the trenches, he is utterly exhausted and absolutely terrified. When Raleigh, a junior schoolmate from home, gets posted to Stanhope's company, the poor man is badly shaken. Hero worship is for sunny afternoons on the cricket pitch and leisurely discussions of Keats - not for the horrors of war. Stanhope wants to believe Raleigh is just another soldier in the crowd. He tries to lose sight of him among Osborne, the former schoolmaster, Trotter, the proud gardener showing off photos of his prize hollyhocks, and the good-humored Hardy. Yet, when the long-anticipated enemy attack explodes around them, Stanhope and Raleigh must come to terms with the age-old tragedy of battle.