• Humanities & Social Sciences
      2005

      Great Plagues

      Virus, Destruction And the Defiance of the Empire

      by Liu Dichuan

      The focus of this book is on the plague and epidemic in the history of Qin and Han Dynasties. It not only studies the historical reasons, historical characteristics, epidemic areas and host animals of the natural epidemic diseases that caused these plagues and epidemics, but also the plague influences. In the history of Qin and Han Dynasties, the study of the Qin and Han plagues has had a major and profound impact on the Chinese civilization in the Qin and Han Dynasties and later generations. It can be said that this is a history of alternative civilization that tells about the prosperity and destruction caused by the plague. Understanding the history of the plague will not only help to understand Chinese history more stereoscopically, but also greatly help modern people to prevent plague and eliminate plague.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      2010

      Culture. Social Networks and Collective Action

      Focusing on the Late Qing Religious Case and the Boxer Rebellion

      by Cheng Xiao

      "Culture, Social Network and Collective Action: Focusing on the Late Qing Religious Case and the Boxer Rebellion", a total of 26 papers were published in the academic papers that the author has written over the past two decades and a few chapters drawn from the old books. The research directions of these works are basically the same, only for the convenience of reading, not arranged in the order of publication, but according to the content of the writing, which is roughly divided into four catalogs. The boundaries between the various editors are not necessarily clear. This is quite different from the current academic research institutes of some historians, and the cataloging in their essays is also quite clear. It is not the same. The first part is a few works focusing on the methods of history. The second part is about the exploration of the research object of the history of ideology and culture. The third part is the analysis of the late Qing dynasty. The fourth part is the study of several issues of the Boxer.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      July 2016

      Great Nation Needs Bigger City

      by LU Ming

      Winner of the 2017 WENJIN BOOK AWARDS. Great Nation Needs Bigger City is a comprehensive presentation about the research results of Professor Lu Ming’s work in many years. It focuses on the realistic issues in the current process of urban and rural economic development in China. The urbanization process in China has only been half-way through but the problems in the big cities and in the countryside are coming into the public spotlight. Comparing the current situations in China with global experiences, based on the local realities and practical theories, the author argues strongly about the importance of developing big cities in China. He also pays special attention to the path of development of Shanghai, systematically analyzing the advantages of big cities for the individuals, the communities and for the entire nation. It is only when allowing the market to have its full influences on labor force and other social production factors, the difficult contemporary social issues can be resolved thoroughly. The focuses of the government functions should be put on the aspects where the market cannot cast its influences, for instance, the infrastructures and public services. Through this book, the author tries to call for the cancellation of the restrictions against free flows of the domestic population, and to advocate the development of big cities in order to help the urbanization process in China speed up. Only through aggregation, only through pursuing the balancing of the per capita GDP instead of the regional GDP, the economic developments can be truly balanced, which will eventually benefit the nation and its people greatly.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 2019

      Wir sind viele, wir sind eins

      Wenn wir die Rechte der Frauen stärken, verändern wir die Welt

      by Gates, Melinda / Übersetzt von Liebl, Elisabeth

    • Teaching, Language & Reference

      Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning (Second Edition)

      Classroom Practices for Student Success

      by Sharroky Hollie

      Written to address all grade levels, this K-12 classroom resource provides teachers with strategies to support their culturally and linguistically diverse students. This highly readable book by Dr. Sharroky Hollie explores the pedagogy of culturally responsive teaching, and includes tips, techniques, and activities that are easy to implement in today's classrooms. Both novice and seasoned educators will benefit from the helpful strategies described in this resource to improve on the following five key areas: classroom management, academic literacy, academic vocabulary, academic language, and learning environment. This updated 2nd edition is grounded in the latest research, and includes an updated reference section and resources for further reading.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      Prove It! Using Textual Evidence, Levels 3-5

      by Melissa Cheesman Smith, Terri Schilling

      Knowing how to cite textual evidence is a key component in reading and writing in education today. This resource equips teachers with the strategies they need to teach students how to cite and annotate textual evidence when reading and writing. Primary school students will learn how to find evidence to support their opinions, incorporate that evidence in their writing, and accurately cite their sources. The ten lessons include proper MLA formatting, paraphrasing, the use of credible sources, avoiding plagiarism, and more. Students will apply what they've learned through twenty practice exercises. Citing textual evidence powerfully strengthens students' writing, develops analytical thinking and logic, and readies students for college and career with lessons that are aligned to McREL, TESOL, and WIDA standards.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      Prove It! Using Textual Evidence, Levels 6-8

      by Melissa Cheesman Smith, v

      Knowing how to cite textual evidence is a key component in reading and writing in education today. This resource equips teachers with the strategies they need to teach students how to cite and annotate textual evidence when reading and writing. Secondary school students will learn how to find evidence to support their opinions, incorporate that evidence in their writing, and accurately cite their sources. The ten lessons include proper MLA formatting, paraphrasing, using block quotation, creating a bibliography, the use of credible sources, avoiding plagiarism, and more. Students will apply what they've learned through twenty practice exercises. Citing textual evidence powerfully strengthens students' writing, develops analytical thinking and logic, and readies students for college and career with lessons that are aligned to McREL, TESOL, and WIDA standards.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      Mathematical Discourse: Let the Kids Talk!

      by Barbara Blanke

      This invaluable resource provides teachers with the tools they need to facilitate mathematical discourse and create opportunities for students to think constructively, communicate effectively, and increase mathematics proficiency. This book will help teachers develop a new set of pedagogical skills and strategies to assess, plan, and organize their classrooms in a manner that is conducive to mathematical discourse. With helpful tips and strategies that are easy to implement, this standards-based book supports an equitable learning environment by encouraging active listening, clear communication, justification of perspective, and acknowledgement of students' experiences. Each chapter includes Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning strategies to address cultural norms for diverse populations, and support the needs of English language learners. With tips for implementing Math Talks and Number Talks, this resource will get students thinking like mathematicians in no time.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      February 2018

      Clothesline Math: The Master Number Sense Maker

      by Chris Shore

      This must-have resource provides the theoretical groundwork for teaching number sense. Authored by Chris Shore, this book empowers teachers with the pedagogy, lessons, and detailed instructions to help them implement Clothesline Math in K-12 classrooms. Detailed, useful tips for facilitating the ensuing mathematical discourse are also included. At the elementary level, the hands-on lessons cover important math topics including whole numbers, place value, fractions, order of operations, algebraic reasoning, variables, and more. Implement Clothesline Math at the secondary level and provide students with hands-on learning and activities that teach advanced math topics including geometry, algebra, statistics, trigonometry, and pre-calculus. Aligned to state and national standards, this helpful resource will get students excited about learning math as they engage in meaningful discourse.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      February 2018

      My View, My Voice, Levels 3-5

      21 Strategies for Powerful, Persuasive Writing

      by Rebekah Coleman, Carolyn Greenberg

      This classroom resource provides teachers with a strong foundation in the elements of persuasive writing. In the 21st century classroom, the skills and strategies required to effectively evaluate and compose opinions has never been greater. This book discusses why teaching persuasive writing is relevant and beneficial to the target age groups, and includes resources to help grades 3-5 students examine multiple views on a topic and write their own informed, effective opinions and arguments. Persuasive writing provides students with an avenue to examine a topic, develop informed views, express their opinions, and defend their ideas with logical, evidence-based reasoning. This resource takes a unique approach to the topic of teaching persuasive writing with an effective combination of tips, strategies, and resources. With mentor texts, student writing samples, rubrics, lesson plans, and questions to assess professional growth at the end of each section, teachers will learn why persuasive writing is so important in today's classrooms, and how to tackle the challenge of teaching it. This book includes: 21 persuasive writing strategies; 10 lesson plans; student writing samples; mentor texts; anchor charts.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      February 2018

      My View, My Voice, Levels K-2

      21 Strategies for Powerful, Persuasive Writing

      by Rebekah Coleman, Carolyn Greenberg

      This classroom resource provides teachers with a strong foundation in the elements of persuasive writing. In the 21st century classroom, the skills and strategies required to effectively evaluate and compose opinions has never been greater. This book discusses why teaching persuasive writing is relevant and beneficial to the target age groups, and includes resources to help grades K-2 students examine multiple views on a topic and write their own informed, effective opinions and arguments. Persuasive writing provides students with an avenue to examine a topic, develop informed views, express their opinions, and defend their ideas with logical, evidence-based reasoning. This resource takes a unique approach to the topic of teaching persuasive writing with an effective combination of tips, strategies, and resources. With mentor texts, student writing samples, rubrics, lesson plans, and questions to assess professional growth at the end of each section, teachers will learn why persuasive writing is so important in today's classrooms, and how to tackle the challenge of teaching it. This book includes: 21 persuasive writing strategies; 10 lesson plans; student writing samples; mentor texts; anchor charts.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      Close Reading with Paired Texts Secondary

      Engaging Lessons to Improve Comprehension

      by Lori Oczkus, Timothy Rasinski

      Engage students in complex literary strategies as they dive into exploring rich pairs of fiction and nonfiction texts. Written by Lori Oczkus and Timothy Rasinski, this resource brings together two key strategies from the Common Core State Standards: close reading of paired texts. It provides teachers with the opportunity to use close reading strategies, reciprocal teaching, paired fiction/nonfiction texts, text sets, text-dependent questions, and hands-on activities. It includes 12 units across 4 content areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Key differentiation strategies used in today's classrooms are provided including open-ended tasks and activities strong for multiple intelligences, and each unit includes text-dependent assessment for each text type. Aligned to McREL and Common Core State Standards, this resource prepares students for college and career.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      Interactive Notetaking for Content-Area Literacy, Levels 3-5

      by Judith Goodman

      Help students build content area literacy through interactive notetaking! This resource provides creative strategies for developing students' interactive notetaking skills across the content areas. Lessons focus on topics including partner work, vocabulary, comprehension, and summarizing to engage students in critical thinking and analysis. This grade-range-specific resource differentiates instruction to support the needs of students at each grade level. Aligned to standards, this essential classroom resource will allow students to practice effective learning strategies, increasing retention and achievement in mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      Interactive Notetaking for Content-Area Literacy, Levels K-2

      by Judith Goodman

      Help students build content area literacy through interactive notetaking! This resource provides creative strategies for developing students' interactive notetaking skills across the content areas. Lessons focus on topics including partner work, vocabulary, comprehension, and summarizing to engage students in critical thinking and analysis. This grade-range-specific resource differentiates instruction to support the needs of students at each grade level. Aligned to standards, this essential classroom resource will allow students to practice effective learning strategies, increasing retention and achievement in mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      Interactive Notetaking for Content-Area Literacy, Secondary

      by Judith Goodman

      Help students build content area literacy through interactive notetaking! This resource provides creative strategies for developing students' interactive notetaking skills across the content areas. Lessons focus on topics including partner work, vocabulary, comprehension, and summarizing to engage students in critical thinking and analysis. This grade-range-specific resource differentiates instruction to support the needs of students at each grade level. Aligned to standards, this essential classroom resource will allow students to practice effective learning strategies, increasing retention and achievement in mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      February 2018

      The Write Thing: Kwame Alexander Engages Students in Writing Workshop

      by Kwame Alexander

      Imagine having a Newbery Medal-winning author in your classroom as an advisor and a friend, providing personal and practical advice on how to teach writing workshop in the modern-day classroom. With The Write Thing, you can do just that! Kwame Alexander is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Crossover. With more than 10 years of experience conducting writing workshops in schools, Alexander shows how to shake up the "traditional" writing workshop and make writing fun again! His magnetic personality, infectious enthusiasm, and love of teaching come through to inspire all students to write. The Write Thing teaches you how to move students step-by-step from ideas, to drafts, to finished works. Not only will you successfully motivate your students to write, you'll take that motivation one step further by providing guidance on how to create student-driven publications of their work. The confidence students will attain when they see their writing authentically published will be off the charts! The book has three parts: Writing, Publishing, and Presenting. The Writing section features Lessons in Action that teach students to produce writing that is worthy of being published. With a focus on poetry, Alexander's writing workshop uniquely meets the needs of reluctant writers. The Publishing section focuses on how to prepare and print digital and physical copies of students' work. The Presenting section provides suggestions to help students confidently present their poetry and other written pieces. Other exciting features include KwameTime! videos for both teachers and students that bring Alexander into the classroom. Kwame's QuickTips feature easy-to-implement ideas that have worked for Alexander. With an insightful foreword by author Kylene Beers, teacher success stories, and the most helpful appendix ever written, this essential resource will teach you how to tailor writing workshop to meet the particular needs of your students.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      Integrated English Language Development

      by Eugenia Mora-Flores

      Innovative educators are always looking for effective ways to meet the demands of teaching content standards while supporting the linguistic needs of every student. This resource shows educators how to infuse language learning into every subject area, including language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. This powerful resource presents research-based instructional strategies to immerse students in content while promoting oral and written language development. Educators will be inspired to take their teaching to higher levels by providing engaging and challenging learning environments for English language learners.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2019

      Creating Social and Emotional Learning Environments

      by -

      If there's one thing teachers can agree on, it's that social and emotional learning is a hot topic in education. But beyond this, questions still remain. Many educators find themselves wondering, what exactly is SEL? How should it be taught? What does it look like in the classroom? And, is it our job as educators to teach teach students non-academic life skills? Based on author Dr. Amy Cranston's experiences with implementing SEL from a practical standpoint, this book defines SEL and digs into the real work of how to incorporate SEL in K-12 schools. It makes the connection between research and practical application and the real-life examples and testimonials of SEL in the classroom will help educators effectively implement SEL programming. Featured case studies demonstrate real-world applications of SEL in different types of K-12 learning environments. It addresses students' different interests and varied learning styles and features Mindful Moments that encourage understanding, learning, and reflection. By supporting the emotional needs of students, educators will not only address issues such as discipline problems and absenteeism, but will help their students to be more mindful and self-aware. By encouraging spaces where intrapersonal and interpersonal skills are celebrated and cultivated, educators will set the foundation for all students to succeed.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2019

      Get the Picture: Using Visual Literacy in Content-Area Instruction

      by -

      In a world that is becoming increasingly visual, this book equips teachers with innovative strategies to engage students with visual media. Today's students need to know how to "read" visuals closely to understand their meaning, the messages they are sending, and be able to discuss them with others using appropriate vocabulary. Teachers will help students comprehend visuals such as images, charts, graphics, and multimedia texts across the content areas. With tools and techniques, sample lessons, and suggested visuals to use in the classroom, this professional development resource provides strategies for both receptive and productive purposes of visual literacy and is organized by content area to support all teachers. These approaches focus on valuing evidence in visual texts and develop all literacy skills to engage students in building 21st century skills and higher-order thinking.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      The Westing Game: An Instructional Guide for Literature

      An Instructional Guide for Literature

      by Jessica Case

      This standards-based instructional guide provides teachers with rigorous activities and lesson plans to help students comprehend complex literature, as they read the 1979 Newbery Medal-winning mystery novel, The Westing Game. Students will learn how to analyze the text to determine meaning, make summaries, and more. Text-dependent questions help students analyze the text with higher-order thinking skills, with lessons focused on story elements, vocabulary, and more. Close reading activities throughout the literature units encourages students to use textual evidence as they revisit passages to respond more critically about the text. Support the rich exploration of literature in today's classrooms with this resource.

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