Discovering Our Past A History Of The World Early Ages Student Edition

Author: SPIELVOGEL
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780078927140
Size: 62.93 MB
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Discovering Our Past A History Of The World Early Ages Student Edition. The print student edition is aligned to the revised NCSS/Thematic Strands and Common Core State standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies. The program focuses on critical concepts through Big Ideals, Essential Questions and Enduring Understandings.

Anthem Reissue

Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher: Coyote Canyon Press
ISBN: 0979660785
Size: 49.13 MB
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Anthem Reissue . Written with all the power and conviction that made THE FOUNTAINHEAD and ATLAS SHRUGGED classics of American letters, Ayn Rand's ANTHEM is a hymn to man's independent spirit and to the highest word in the human language -- the word "Ego." ANTHEM tells the story of a man who rediscovers individualism and his own "I" It is a world of absolute collectivization, a world where sightless, joyless, selfless men exist for the sake of serving the State; where their work, their food, and their mating are prescribed to them by order of the Collective's rulers in the name of society's welfare. It is a world which lost all the achievements of science and civilization when it lost its root, the independent mind, and reverted to primitive savagery a world where language contains no singular pronouns, where the "We" has replaced the "I," and where men are put to death for the crime of discovering and speaking the "unspeakable word." ANTHEM presents not merely a frightening projection of existing trends, but, more importantly, a positive answer to those trends and a weapon against them, a key to the world's moral crisis and to a new morality of individualism -- a morality that, if accepted today, will save us from a future such as the one presented in this story.

History Lessons

Author: Dana Lindaman
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595585753
Size: 20.76 MB
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History Lessons. History Lessons offers a lighthearted and fascinating challenge to the biases we bring to our understanding of American history. The subject of widespread attention when it was first published in 2004—including a full front-page review in the Washington Post Book World and features on NPR’s Talk of the Nation and the History Channel—this book gives us a glimpse into classrooms across the globe, where opinions about the United States are first formed. Heralded as “timely and important” (History News Network) and “shocking and fascinating” (New York Times), History Lessons includes selections from Russia, France, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Canada, and others, covering such events as the American Revolution, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Iran hostage crisis, and the Korean War, providing an alternative history of the United States from the Viking explorers to the post–Cold War era. By juxtaposing starkly contrasting versions of the historical events we take for granted, History Lessons affords us a sometimes hilarious, often sobering look at what the world learns about America’s past.

The Last Lost World

Author: Lydia Pyne
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101583681
Size: 57.39 MB
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The Last Lost World. An enlightening investigation of the Pleistocene’s dual character as a geologic time—and as a cultural idea The Pleistocene is the epoch of geologic time closest to our own. It’s a time of ice ages, global migrations, and mass extinctions—of woolly rhinos, mammoths, giant ground sloths, and not least early species of Homo. It’s the world that created ours. But outside that environmental story there exists a parallel narrative that describes how our ideas about the Pleistocene have emerged. This story explains the place of the Pleistocene in shaping intellectual culture, and the role of a rapidly evolving culture in creating the idea of the Pleistocene and in establishing its dimensions. This second story addresses how the epoch, its Earth-shaping events, and its creatures, both those that survived and those that disappeared, helped kindle new sciences and a new origins story as the sciences split from the humanities as a way of looking at the past. Ultimately, it is the story of how the dominant creature to emerge from the frost-and-fire world of the Pleistocene came to understand its place in the scheme of things. A remarkable synthesis of science and history, The Last Lost World describes the world that made our modern one.

The Washington Journey

Author: Gibbs Smith, Publisher
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423623851
Size: 75.60 MB
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The Washington Journey. The Washington Journey is a 7th grade history textbook. The outline for this book is based on Washington's NEW Essential Academic Learning Requirements for social studies and teaches civics, history, geography, and economics. The student edition places the state's historical events in the larger context of our nation's history and has many features such as local images, primary sources, Washington Portraits, timelines, and skill pages based on the EARLs. Table of Contents Unit 1: Setting the Stage Chapter 1 The Far Corner: Washington's Geography and Geology Chapter 2 Early Encounters: Two Worlds Meet Chapter 3 Settlement of the Northwest Unit 2: Washington Takes Shape Chapter 4 From Treaties to Statehood Chapter 5 A State of Growth Chapter 6 An Era of Reform Unit 3: Challenging Times Chapter 7 The Great Depression and World War II Chapter 8 Washington Comes of Age Unit 4: Modern Washington Chapter 9 Our Government in Action Chapter 10 Our State Economy