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How to Understand and Enjoy Balinese Paintings By Rene Peritz
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The illustrations and reproductions of paintings in this book draw heavily on the Wayang (puppet) traditions in telling stories about demons, gods, sacred animals, and grotesque figures and their... More > relationship to each other and the unseen viewers or audience. Not surprisingly, many painters emphasize the mythic past, its symbols, and its image as personal commentary about current social problems, issues, and dilemmas. A final chapter deals with various obstacles a prospective buyer faces in acquiring an original work of art. RENE PERITZ is a retired professor with extensive experience in Asia. He is a PhD graduate in political science from the University of Pennsylvania and a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America. More recently, he has pursued his interests in Asian culture by occasionally lecturing in Asia and on cruise lines about political and cultural traditions.< Less
Metro High School: An emerging STEM Community, Volume I: Study Findings By Monica Hunter & Robert Agranoff
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Metro High School - An Emerging STEM School Community Study (ESSC) focuses on the Metro High School community and network in Columbus, Ohio. It is the first step in establishing a new approach to... More > understanding how these educationally oriented, public networks form community and operate. The goal of this case study is to systematically explore the principles, processes, structure and expectations associated with the Metro High School community and network. Unlike raw student assessment, this case study examines how to optimize community building processes as well as the networks. In this way it is possible to recognize the strengths of each through systematic social science analysis, and identify community and network processes that are present in a given place and situation. The larger goal of understanding the Metro networked community is to identify the key mechanisms that ensure sustainability, and enable others to propagate the Metro High School model in different locales where STEM education is emerging.< Less
Red Headed Eskimos By LB Sedlacek
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The sixth collection of poetry by award winning poet, LB Sedlacek. "Red Headed Eskimos" explores a variety of subjects often dark and surreal. A vast array of poems covering religious... More > themes, science fiction, social commentary to light adventurous works. From "Prozac Pizza": "The deer come right on up to the / front door and spit and chew and drop / their cigarette butts on the ground / just to the right of the sycamore trees."// From "Burning Ice": "The meeting of velocity and humidity -- / won't be fodder for erasers or / chalkboards or for teachers with / apples. When the ruler touches / the skin, it is simmering."// Works tend to delve beneath the surface, exploring what you know is there but may not want to admit. Sedlacek's other poetry chapbooks include "Alexandra's Wreck" (Kitty Litter Press).< Less
Growing Voices: Writing from the Frank N. Magid Undergraduate Writing Center's "Better Futures for Iowans" Initiative By Iowa Youth Writing Project
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The Iowa Youth Writing Project (IYWP) is a non­‐profit outreach collective founded by University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates in 2010. It aims to join Iowa City’s unique... More > literary heritage with Iowa’s larger community, empowering, inspiring, and educating Iowa’s youth through language arts and creative thinking. In July 2012, the Frank N. Magid Undergraduate Writing Center in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences was granted a Better Futures for Iowans award, launching a pilot partnership with the IYWP, which is securing, expanding, deepening, and building on the IYWP’s ongoing outreach efforts. This initiative, supported primarily by the Office of the Provost, brings the University of Iowa and the larger community together to work toward common goals of social good and better futures for all of Iowa’s youth.< Less
Art is Love By Kate Hollett
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What is love? What is art? In this book, you will be taken on a journey for the search for the meaning of love that meanders down many paths of love knowledge including science, anthropology,... More > philosophy, psychology, sociology, religion, and physics. Media study became the catalyst for understanding connection and communciation bridging a flow of interconnected ideas. Even at times the path wanders into areas of that seem far off the original question, media helped connect ideas that reshaped the way I see love, connection and disconnection. I have deconstructed and reconstructed love in over a hundred different ways traveling to many parts of the world and involving over 5,000 people in the creation of the work. Throughout the process, a constant review of art practices and ideologies helped place my work in the world of interdisciplinary, socially activist art. At a certain point, it is hard to see how anything is not relative to love. Love is life. My life is my art.< Less
Music: Investigate the Evolution of American Sound By Donna Latham
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The United States boasts a rich musical diversity. Early Americans discovered ways to weave European traditions with new cultural influences to compose a unique musical identity. African traditions... More > influenced hymns and folk songs that connected people to religion and to the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Patriotic tunes created unity in wartime. Even now, America’s jazz, blues, rock, and hip-hop continue to evolve from their African-American origins. Music invites kids ages 12 and up to explore the roots of American music genres as they investigate the social, political, and religious influences that inspire musicians. Activities encourage readers to inquire into the art and science of music. Readers can engage in a hands-on exploration of the physics of sound vibrations, decibel levels, and acoustics, or use vocal styling to improvise and discover the rhythm of their bodies to create a beatbox.< Less
Reading Kingdom Stage 2 - Level 3 By Dr. Marion Blank
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Reading Kingdom Stage 2 is an incredibly effective reading and writing program for students in grades 3 to 5 as well as older students who are experiencing difficulties. The program has three... More > levels that teach students to become adept at dealing with the higher level reading and writing skills required in key subjects such as literature, social studies and science. Level 3 is designed for students in 3rd grade, though we advise using the Reading Kingdom Stage 2 placement assessment to determine the appropriate level at which to start. This manual requires the Random House Step-Into-Reading Books: "Wild, Wild Wolves," "Bravest Dog Ever: The Story of Balto," "Dinosaur Days," and "Christopher Columbus." For information, please visit: http://www.ReadingKingdom.com/stage2< Less
Reading Kingdom Stage 2 - Level 4 By Dr. Marion Blank
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Reading Kingdom Stage 2 is an incredibly effective reading and writing program for students in grades 3 to 5 as well as older students who are experiencing difficulties. The program has three... More > levels that teach students to become adept at dealing with the higher level reading and writing skills required in key subjects such as literature, social studies and science. Level 4 is designed for students in 4th grade, though we advise using the Reading Kingdom Stage 2 placement assessment to determine the appropriate level at which to start. This manual requires the Random House Step-Into-Reading Books: "Titanic: Lost and Found," "Helen Keller: Courage in the Dark," "Tut’s Mummy: Lost and Found," and "Volcanoes: Mountains of Fire." For information, please visit: http://www.ReadingKingdom.com/stage2< Less
Reading Kingdom Stage 2 - Level 5 By Dr. Marion Blank
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Reading Kingdom Stage 2 is an incredibly effective reading and writing program for students in grades 3 to 5 as well as older students who are experiencing difficulties. The program has three... More > levels that teach students to become adept at dealing with the higher level reading and writing skills required in key subjects such as literature, social studies and science. Level 5 is designed for students in 5th grade, though we advise using the Reading Kingdom Stage 2 placement assessment to determine the appropriate level at which to start. This manual requires the Random House Step-Into-Reading Books: "To the Top: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountain," "Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon," "The Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the War," and "Dinosaur Hunters." For information, please visit: http://www.ReadingKingdom.com/stage2< Less
How to Manage Mental Illness: My Hope and Faith By Katherine M. Chin
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In How to Manage Mental Illness, the author presents readers with a personal and autobiographical story about her journey with mental illness. Diagnosed as bipolar, the author walks readers through... More > both her own and others’ stories of navigating the sometimes difficult terrain of the mental-health community. Because many of those who suffer from mental illness are faced with limited resources and a strong social stigma, the author shows readers how to overcome some of these limitations and live a happy, healthy, and flourishing life with mental illness. The book offers practical guidance and advice, as well as commentary about the state of the mental-health profession and community. Katherine M. Chin, a native of San Francisco, formerly worked as an accounts payable accountant. She received her Bachelor of Science in accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from San Francisco State University.< Less

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