Description : Make Creativity The Center Of The Curriculum! In our fast-changing world, the ability to think independently and innovatively is no longer a “nice extra”—it’s a survival skill. This book delivers surefire strategies for equipping learners across all grades and subjects with the motivation and critical thinking skills to thrive in our high-tech future. Content includes: Why “one right answer” instruction paradigms discourage critical thinking and risk-taking Why merely using the latest technology class does not equate to teaching creatively Projects and prompts that ask the question “So what does this mean in the classroom today?”
Description : Whether Thersites in Homer’s Iliad, Wilfred Owen in “Dulce et Decorum Est,” or Allen Ginsberg in “Wichita Vortex Sutra,” poets have long given solitary voice against the brutality of war. The hasty cancellation of the 2003 White House symposium “Poetry and the American Voice” in the face of protests by Sam Hamill and other invited guests against the coming “shock and awe” campaign in Iraq reminded us that poetry and poets still have the power to challenge the powerful. Behind the Lines investigates American war resistance poetry from the Second World War through the Iraq wars. Rather than simply chronicling the genre, Philip Metres argues that this poetry gets to the heart of who is authorized to speak about war and how it can be represented. As such, he explores a largely neglected area of scholarship: the poet’s relationship to dissenting political movements and the nation. In his elegant study, Metres examines the ways in which war resistance is registered not only in terms of its content but also at the level of the lyric. He proposes that protest poetry constitutes a subgenre that—by virtue of its preoccupation with politics, history, and trauma—probes the limits of American lyric poetry. Thus, war resistance poetry—and the role of what Shelley calls unacknowledged legislators—is a crucial, though largely unexamined, body of writing that stands at the center of dissident political movements.
Description : Addressing the need for an up-to-date reference on silicon devices and heterostructures, Beyond the Desert 99 reviews the technology used to grow and characterize Goup IV alloy films. It covers the theory, device design, and simulation of heterojunction transistors, emphasizing their relevance in developing the technologies involving strained layers; device design and simulation of conventional silicon bipolar transistors and SiGe HBTs at room and low temperatures; and device design and simulation for MOSFETs, including SiGe and strained-Si channel MOSFETs. The book concludes with simulations and examples of different applications. It provides a unified reference for scientists and engineers investigating the use of SiGe and strained silicon in a new generation of high-speed circuit applications.
Description : Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, explores common questions and issues about sport and its relation to society through various sociological and cultural lenses. The text is grounded in practical application and provides social theories through which students may examine real-world issues.
Description : An Exhaustive And Unforgettable Portrait Of India&Amp;Rsquo;S Greatest And Most Respected Industrialist. Written With J.R.D. Tata'S Co-Operation, This Superb Biography Tells The J.R.D. Story From His Birth To 1993, The Year In Which He Died In Switzerland. The Book Is Divided Into Four Parts: Part I Deals With The Early Years, From J.R.D.&Amp;Rsquo;S Birth In France In 1904 To His Accession To The Chairmanship Of Tatas, India'S Largest Industrial Conglomerate, At The Age Of Thirty-Four; Part Ii Looks At His Forty-Six Years In Indian Aviation (The Lasting Passion Of J.R.D'S Life) Which Led To The Initiation Of The Indian Aviation Industry And Its Development Into One Of India'S Success Stories; Part Iii Illuminates His Half-Century-Long Stint As The Outstanding Personality Of Indian Industry; And Part Iv Unearths Hitherto Unknown Details About The Private Man And The Public Figure, Including Glimpses Of His Long Friendships With Such People As Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi And His Association With Celebrities In India And Abroad..
Description : A young man once called unteachable journeys across America to investigate the lives of those, like himself, who are forced to create new ways of living in order to survive Labeled "dyslexic and profoundly learning disabled with attention and behavior problems," Jonathan Mooney was a short bus rider—a derogatory term used for kids in special education and a distinction that told the world he wasn't "normal." Along with other kids with special challenges, he grew up hearing himself denigrated daily. Ultimately, Mooney surprised skeptics by graduating with honors from Brown University. But he could never escape his past, so he hit the road. To free himself and to learn how others had moved beyond labels, he created an epic journey. He would buy his own short bus and set out cross-country, looking for kids who had dreamed up magical, beautiful ways to overcome the obstacles that separated them from the so-called normal world. In The Short Bus, his humorous, irreverent, and poignant record of this odyssey, Mooney describes his four-month, 35,000-mile journey across borders that most people never see. He meets thirteen people in thirteen states, including an eight-year-old deaf and blind girl who likes to curse out her teachers in sign language. Then there's Butch Anthony, who grew up severely learning disabled but who is now the proud owner of the Museum of Wonder. These people teach Mooney that there's no such thing as normal and that to really live, every person must find their own special ways of keeping on. The Short Bus is a unique gem, propelled by Mooney's heart, humor, and outrageous rebellions.
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