Wild Things

Wild Things
Author: Sidney I. Dobrin,Kenneth B. Kidd
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780814330289
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Things Book Excerpt:

The first book-length study of the relationship between children's literature and ecocriticism.

The Parables of Dr Seuss

The Parables of Dr  Seuss
Author: Robert L. Short
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 0664230474
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parables of Dr Seuss Book Excerpt:

The author of "The Gospel According to Peanuts" now turns his attention to the works and verses of Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, who is hardly regarded as a Christian thinker. However, by drawing on the Bible and other works, Short presents quick theological readings of Seusss works.

Environmental Sociology

Environmental Sociology
Author: Leslie King,Deborah McCarthy,Deborah McCarthy Auriffeille
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0742559084
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Sociology Book Excerpt:

Environmental Sociology, intended for use in Environmental Sociology courses, uses sociological methods and perspectives to analyze key environmental issues. The reader is organized like an introduction to sociology reader, and comprised of readings that are accessible to and interesting for undergraduates.

The Dr Seuss Catalog

The Dr  Seuss Catalog
Author: Richard H.F. Lindemann
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2015-02-16
ISBN: 147661895X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dr Seuss Catalog Book Excerpt:

Theodor Seuss Geisel—known worldwide as the beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss—produced a body of work that spans more than 70 years. Though most often associated with children’s books, he frequently contributed cartoons and humorous essays to popular magazines, produced effective and memorable advertising campaigns (“Quick, Henry, the Flit!”), and won Oscars and Emmys for motion picture productions, animated shorts, and features. As founder and president of Beginner Books, his influence on children’s book publishing was revolutionary, especially in the field of elementary readers. Geisel’s prolific career—he wrote or contributed illustrations to more than 75 books, most of which have been reprinted repeatedly and translated worldwide—and his predilection for made-up creatures make this joint bibliography and iconography especially useful to readers and researchers. The exhaustive bibliography is arranged chronologically, providing full bibliographic information, including translations as they appear, reissue information, and descriptions of the binding. The iconography links more than 900 fictional names, places and terms to the works in which they appear. For the reader seeking a first edition of Quomodo Invidiosulus Nomine Grinchus Christi Natalem Abrogaverit (How the Grinch Stole Christmas! translated into Latin) or hoping to identify “abrasion-contusions” (race cars in If I Ran the Circus!), this work promises as much discovery as a walk down Mulberry Street.

Raising Your Kids Right

Raising Your Kids Right
Author: Michelle Ann Abate
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0813547989
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raising Your Kids Right Book Excerpt:

Michelle Ann Abate examines a variety of texts that offer information, ideology, and even instructions on how to raise kids right, not just figuratively, but politically. Highlighting the works of William Bennett, Lynne Cheney, Bill O'Reilly, and others, she brings together such diverse fields as cultural studies, literary criticism, political science, childhood studies, brand marketing, and the cult of celebrity. --from publisher description.

Experiencing Environment and Place through Children s Literature

Experiencing Environment and Place through Children s Literature
Author: Amy Cutter-Mackenzie,Phillip Payne,Alan Reid
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2014-06-11
ISBN: 131797946X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experiencing Environment and Place through Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

Recent scholarship on children’s literature displays a wide variety of interests in classic and contemporary children’s books. While environmental and ecological concerns have led to an interest in ‘ecocriticism’, as yet there is little on the significance of the ecological imagination and experience to both the authors and readers – young and old – of these texts. This edited collection brings together a set of original international research-based chapters to explore the role of children’s literature in learning about environments and places, with a focus on how children’s literature may inform and enrich our imagination, experiences and responses to environmental challenges and injustice. Contributions from Australia, Canada, USA and UK explore the diverse ways in which children’s literature can provide what are arguably some of the first and possibly most formative engagements that some children might have with ‘nature’. Chapters examine classic and new storybooks, mythic tales, and image-based and/or written texts read at home, in school and in the field. Contributors focus on exploring how children’s literature mediates and informs our imagination and understandings of diverse environments and places, and how it might open our eyes and lives to other presences, understandings and priorities through stories, their telling and re-telling, and their analysis. This book was originally published as a special issue of Environmental Education Research.

After the Story s Over

After the Story s Over
Author: Linda K. Garrity
Publsiher: Good Year Books
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780673388360
Category: Children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Story s Over Book Excerpt:

Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

The Avant garde and American Postmodernity

The Avant garde and American Postmodernity
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9781617034909
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Avant garde and American Postmodernity Book Excerpt:

An evaluation that tracks American culture's shift from modernism into postmodernism

Confronting Consumption

Confronting Consumption
Author: Thomas Princen,Michael Maniates,Ken Conca,Professor of International Relations Ken Conca
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780262661287
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confronting Consumption Book Excerpt:

Essays that offer ecological, social, and political perspectives on the problem of overconsumption.

Becoming Dr Seuss

Becoming Dr  Seuss
Author: Brian Jay Jones
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN: 1524742805
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Dr Seuss Book Excerpt:

The definitive, fascinating, all-reaching biography of Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. Whimsical and wonderful, his work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. The silly, simple rhymes are a bottomless well of magic, his illustrations timeless favorites because, quite simply, he makes us laugh. The Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, Horton, and so many more, are his troupe of beloved, and uniquely Seussian, creations. Theodor Geisel, however, had a second, more radical side. It is there that the allure and fasciation of his Dr. Seuss alter ego begins. He had a successful career as an advertising man and then as a political cartoonist, his personal convictions appearing, not always subtly, throughout his books—remember the environmentalist of The Lorax? Geisel was a complicated man on an important mission. He introduced generations to the wonders of reading while teaching young people about empathy and how to treat others well. Agonizing over word choices and rhymes, touching up drawings sometimes for years, he upheld a rigorous standard of perfection for his work. Geisel took his responsibility as a writer for children seriously, talking down to no reader, no matter how small. And with classics like Green Eggs and Ham, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Geisel delighted them while they learned. Suddenly, reading became fun. Coming right off the heels of George Lucas and bestselling Jim Henson, Brian Jay Jones is quickly developing a reputation as a master biographer of the creative geniuses of our time.

Game Theory Evolving

Game Theory Evolving
Author: Herbert Gintis,Professor Emeritus of Economics University of Massachusetts and Adjunct Professor Department of Politics Herbert Gintis
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780691009438
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Game Theory Evolving Book Excerpt:

The study of strategic action (game theory) is moving from a formal science of rational behavior to an evolutionary tool kit for studying behavior in a broad array of social settings. In this problem-oriented introduction to the field, Herbert Gintis exposes students to the techniques and applications of game theory through a wealth of sophisticated and surprisingly fun-to-solve problems involving human (and even animal) behavior. Game Theory Evolving is innovative in several ways. First, it reflects game theory's expansion into such areas as cooperation in teams, networks, the evolution and diffusion of preferences, the connection between biology and economics, artificial life simulations, and experimental economics. Second, the book--recognizing that students learn by doing and that most game theory texts are weak on problems--is organized around problems, and introduces principles through practice. Finally, the quality of the problems is simply unsurpassed, and each chapter provides a study plan for instructors interested in teaching evolutionary game theory. Reflecting the growing consensus that in many important contexts outside of anonymous markets, human behavior is not well described by classical rationality, Gintis shows students how to apply game theory to model how people behave in ways that reflect the special nature of human sociality and individuality. This book is perfect for upper undergraduate and graduate economics courses as well as a terrific introduction for ambitious do-it-yourselfers throughout the behavioral sciences.

Beasts at Bedtime

Beasts at Bedtime
Author: Liam Heneghan
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN: 022643141X
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beasts at Bedtime Book Excerpt:

Talking lions, philosophical bears, very hungry caterpillars, wise spiders, altruistic trees, companionable moles, urbane elephants: this is the magnificent menagerie that delights our children at bedtime. Within the entertaining pages of many children’s books, however, also lie profound teachings about the natural world that can help children develop an educated and engaged appreciation of the dynamic environment they inhabit. In Beasts at Bedtime, scientist (and father) Liam Heneghan examines the environmental underpinnings of children’s stories. From Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter, Heneghan unearths the universal insights into our inextricable relationship with nature that underlie so many classic children’s stories. Some of the largest environmental challenges in coming years—from climate instability, the extinction crisis, freshwater depletion, and deforestation—are likely to become even more severe as this generation of children grows up. Though today’s young readers will bear the brunt of these environmental calamities, they will also be able to contribute to environmental solutions if prepared properly. And all it takes is an attentive eye: Heneghan shows how the nature curriculum is already embedded in bedtime stories, from the earliest board books like The Rainbow Fish to contemporary young adult classics like The Hunger Games. Beasts at Bedtime is an awakening to the vital environmental education children’s stories can provide—from the misadventures of The Runaway Bunny to more overt tales like The Lorax. Heneghan serves as our guide, drawing richly upon his own adolescent and parental experiences, as well as his travels in landscapes both experienced and imagined. Organized into thematic sections, the work winds its way through literary forests, colorful characters, and global environments. This book enthralls as it engages. Heneghan as a guide is as charming as he is insightful, showing how kids (and adults) can start to experience the natural world in incredible ways from the comfort of their own rooms. Beasts at Bedtime will help parents, teachers, and guardians extend those cozy times curled up together with a good book into a lifetime of caring for our planet.

Integrating Science and Language Arts in Your Classroom

Integrating Science and Language Arts in Your Classroom
Author: Jean Pottle,Mary Rutley
Publsiher: Walch Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780825128424
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating Science and Language Arts in Your Classroom Book Excerpt:

Literature-based activities designed to be used with five thematic sections covering plant and animal species, habitats, threats to the environment, natural phenomena, and technology.

Nature in Literary and Cultural Studies

Nature in Literary and Cultural Studies
Author: Catrin Gersdorf,Sylvia Mayer
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9042020962
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature in Literary and Cultural Studies Book Excerpt:

Nature in Literary and Cultural Studies is a collection of essays written by European and North American scholars who argue that nature and culture can no longer be thought of in oppositional, mutually exclusive terms. They are united in an effort to push the theoretical limits of ecocriticism towards a more rigorous investigation of nature's critical potential as a concept that challenges modern culture's philosophical assumptions, epistemological convictions, aesthetic principles, and ethical imperatives. This volume offers scholars and students of literature, culture, history, philosophy, and linguistics new insights into the ongoing transformation of ecocriticism into an innovative force in international and interdisciplinary literary and cultural studies.

Dr Seuss and Philosophy

Dr  Seuss and Philosophy
Author: Jacob M. Held
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-07-16
ISBN: 1442203129
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dr Seuss and Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Dr. Seuss, children and adults alike have been captivated by the charming and laconic tales of whimsical characters and imaginative worlds. But Dr. Seuss' stories are more than just catchy poems; they often wrestle with serious philosophical and moral dilemmas, whether it is Horton discovering the very essence of life or the Lorax teaching us about morality. Dr. Seuss and Philosophy explores philosophical concepts such as the nature of the good life in Oh the Places You'll Go, the method and value of thinking critically in Oh the Thinks You Can Think, and morality and ethics in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, among many others. Anyone who loves Dr. Seuss or is interested in philosophy will find this book to be intriguing and enlightening.

Wilderness Ethics Preserving the Spirit of Wildness

Wilderness Ethics  Preserving the Spirit of Wildness
Author: Guy Waterman,Laura Waterman
Publsiher: The Countryman Press
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2000-12-17
ISBN: 1581577524
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wilderness Ethics Preserving the Spirit of Wildness Book Excerpt:

In February 2000 Guy Waterman died in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. In recognition of the renewed interest in his life and work, The Countryman Press is proud to reissue this classic text, with a new appreciation of her late husband by Laura Waterman. In this environmental call to action, Laura and Guy Waterman look beyond preserving the ecology of the backcountry to focus on what they call its spiritual dimension--its fragile, untamed wildness. "Without some management, wildness cannot survive the number of people who seek to enjoy it," they write. "But with too much management, or the wrong kind, we can destroy the spiritual component of wildness in our zeal to preserve its physical side." Trailside huts and lodges, large groups seeking "wilderness experiences," federal and state regulations, and technology such as radios, cell phones, global positioning devices, and emergency helicopters, all have an impact on our experience. With humor and insight, the Watermans explore these difficult wilderness management issues. They ask us to evaluate the impact that even "environmentally conscious" values have on the wilderness experience, and to ask the question: What are we trying to preserve?

U STARS PLUS Science Literature Connections

U STARS PLUS Science Literature Connections
Author: Mary Ruth Coleman, Ph.D.,Sneha Shah-Coltrane, M.A.
Publsiher: Council For Exceptional Children
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 0865864543
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

U STARS PLUS Science Literature Connections Book Excerpt:

Science & Literature Connections provides an engaging way to explore scientific ideas within literacy instruction time using 32 popular children's books. Most of the selected books are readily available and many of the books have been translated into Spanish. Science & Literature Connections is organized around Bloom's Taxonomy to support a range of thinking levels and to scaffold learning. By using these materials, a teacher can create a higher-level thinking environment around literature connected with science which motivates reluctant readers. The science concepts are based on the National Science Education Standards and align with most states' science standards. Science & Literature Connections was designed for Grades K-3, however many of the "connections" may be adapted for Grades 4-5.

Supervising Student Teachers

Supervising Student Teachers
Author: Alexander Cuenca
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2013-02-11
ISBN: 9462090955
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supervising Student Teachers Book Excerpt:

The student teaching experience is often considered one of the most influential aspects of teacher preparation. Key in the success of student teaching is the university supervisor. During the student teaching experience, the university supervisor is mainly responsible for helping pre-service teachers relate university coursework with the situated experiences in schools. However, much like the various other spaces and places in teacher education, facilitating teacher learning is an incredibly complex endeavor. This edited volume addresses the complexities of supervising student teachers from three distinct vantage points. First, salient issues regarding the supervision of student teachers such as the preparation of novice supervisors, negotiating power in the student teaching triad, and the low status of clinical teacher education are examined. Second, different pedagogical frameworks for the work of supervision are provided such as care theory, teacher education for democracy, and social justice. Finally, future directions for field-based teacher education are discussed, such as a call to reconsider where supervision takes place, the necessity to develop a pedagogy of supervision, 21st century trends facing clinical teacher education, and the value added by university supervisors to teacher development. Each of these chapters engage the supervision of student teachers through a mix of research, theory, and personal stories from the field. As such, this edited volume is designed for new supervisors, veteran supervisors, and supervision scholars.

Dr Seuss

Dr  Seuss
Author: Philip Nel
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 9780826417084
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dr Seuss Book Excerpt:

Philip Nel takes a fascinating look into the key aspects of Seuss's career - his poetry, politics, art, marketing, and place in the popular imagination." "Nel argues convincingly that Dr. Seuss is one of the most influential poets in America. His nonsense verse, like that of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, has changed language itself, giving us new words like "nerd." And Seuss's famously loopy artistic style - what Nel terms an "energetic cartoon surrealism" - has been equally important, inspiring artists like filmmaker Tim Burton and illustrator Lane Smith. --from back cover

Once Upon a Crime

Once Upon a Crime
Author: Wanda Cassidy,Ruth Yates
Publsiher: Brush Education
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 155059298X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Crime Book Excerpt:

Did Goldilocks wilfully trespass and destroy the property of the three bears? What crime did the wolf commit against the three little pigs, and is the wolf obligated to repair the pigs’ homes? Was Peter Pan guilty of kidnapping? In Once Upon a Crime, students use familiar stories to experience what it is like to investigate a crime scene, uncover important facts, weave together an argument supported with evidence and witnesses, and present their findings in a trial that simulates a court hearing. They also learn about other ways of resolving conflict, such as mediation, negotiation, and restorative justice processes. Through these activities, children engage in critical thinking, hone their literacy skills, and learn about the role law plays in their lives and their rights and responsibilities as citizens. This book offers step-by-step instructions for conducting mock trials based on fairy tales and other multicultural stories. Five complete trial scripts are included for classroom use. Also included are ideas for adapting contemporary stories into civil and criminal trials, and mediation and negotiation activities. Once Upon a Crime complements the authors’ previous book, Let’s Talk About Law in Elementary School, which helps teachers integrate law-related ideas and pedagogical approaches into social studies, language arts, and science.