The City That Made Itself

Author: Welford Beaton
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 1333398735
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Excerpt from The City That Made Itself: A Literary and Pictorial Record of the Building of Seattle I am not saying that politics is not an essential part of history; I am merely emphasizing the fact that I do not think so. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309131971
Size: 11.24 MB
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

The Many Headed Hydra

Author: Peter Linebaugh
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 1859847986
Size: 13.30 MB
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For most readers the tale told here will be completely new. For those already acquainted with the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the image of that age which they have been so carefully taught and cultivated will be profoundly challenged.

Black Looks

Author: bell hooks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317588481
Size: 12.71 MB
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In the critical essays collected in Black Looks, bell hooks interrogates old narratives and argues for alternative ways to look at blackness, black subjectivity, and whiteness. Her focus is on spectatorship—in particular, the way blackness and black people are experienced in literature, music, television, and especially film—and her aim is to create a radical intervention into the way we talk about race and representation. As she describes: "the essays in Black Looks are meant to challenge and unsettle, to disrupt and subvert." As students, scholars, activists, intellectuals, and any other readers who have engaged with the book since its original release in 1992 can attest, that's exactly what these pieces do.

History And Its Images

Author: Francis Haskell
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300059493
Size: 14.32 MB
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Over the last four centuries, historians have turned to images in their attempts to understand and visualize the past. In this book, an art historian surveys the various ways that they have adopted for making use of this material and examines the objects that became available to them.

Peter S Chair

Author: Ezra Jack Keats
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698165595
Size: 17.28 MB
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Generations of children have read, re-read, and loved Ezra Jack Keats?s award-winning, classic stories about Peter and his neighborhood friends. Now, for the first time, Peter?s Chair, A Letter to Amy, and Goggles! are available in paperback exclusively from Puffin.?A more charming or contemporary child than Peter...is hard to bring to mind.? -- Library Journal