Author: National Civic Federation. Taxation Department
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Bulletin from the Author: National Civic Federation. Taxation Department.

Ventures All Levels Civics Worksheets

Author: Gretchen Bitterlin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521135036
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Ventures All Levels Civics Worksheets from the Author: Gretchen Bitterlin. Ventures is a six-level, standards-based ESL series for adult-education ESL. Ventures Civics offers reproducible civics worksheets for use alongside the Ventures series. Designed to cover the EL/Civics objectives, this supplement also includes teaching tips and an arcade for preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Exam.

Best Books For Children

Author: John Thomas Gillespie
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591580829
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Best Books For Children from the Author: John Thomas Gillespie. The latest addition to the "Best Books" family, this all-new guide updates the popular and critically acclaimed "Best Books for Children, Seventh Edition." This thematic work is a state-of-the-art reading guide and selection tool for children's literature, enabling you to thoroughly evaluate your children's literature collection and create theme-based and genre-oriented reading lists for curriculum-related and recreational reading. The entries cover more than 6,000 titles published from 2001 to 2003, most of which have been recommended in at least two sources, and provide annotations with succinct plot summaries as well as ISBNs, book length, price, reading level, and review citations. Award-winning and series titles are noted as well. This guide is an invaluable resource for anyone working with children or children's literature.

Carbon Footprint Big Book

Author: George Graybill
Publisher: Classroom Complete Press
ISBN: 1553199340
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Carbon Footprint Big Book from the Author: George Graybill. Students will learn how they can improve the planet by identifying their carbon footprint. In our resource, students will learn about how they can help slow the rate at which our planet is changing by becoming a part of the worldwide effort to reduce the planet’s carbon footprint. Students will learn about their own, their school’s, and finally their community’s carbon footprint, by determining the causes of climate change through carbon dioxide that is released by human activities. Students will then be able to calculate the extent to which changes in their lifestyles can reduce their footprint. They can then extend this base of understanding to similar changes in their school and their community. Complete with a carbon footprint calculator that will allow students to pinpoint where they release the most carbon dioxide and how they can reduce it. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Ideal for test prep.

True Blood And Philosophy

Author: William Irwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470641010
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True Blood And Philosophy from the Author: William Irwin. The first look at the philosophical issues behind Charlaine Harris's New York Times bestsellers The Southern Vampire Mysteries and the True Blood television series Teeming with complex, mythical characters in the shape of vampires, telepaths, shapeshifters, and the like, True Blood, the popular HBO series adapted from Charlaine Harris's bestselling The Southern Vampire Mysteries, has a rich collection of themes to explore, from sex and romance to bigotry and violence to death and immortality. The goings-on in the mythical town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, where vampires satiate their blood lust and openly commingle with ordinary humans, present no shortages of juicy metaphysical morsels to sink your teeth into. Now True Blood and Philosophy calls on the minds of some of history's great thinkers to perform some philosophical bloodletting on such topics as Sookie and the metaphysics of mindreading; Maryann and sacrificial religion; werewolves, shapeshifters and personal identity; vampire politics, evil, desire, and much more. The first book to explore the philosophical issues and themes behind the True Blood novels and television series Adds a new dimension to your understanding of True Blood characters and themes The perfect companion to the start of the third season on HBO and the release of the second season on DVD Smart and entertaining, True Blood and Philosophy provides food—or blood—for thought, and a fun, new way to look at the series.

Renaissance Civic Humanism

Author: James Hankins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521548076
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Renaissance Civic Humanism from the Author: James Hankins. Civic humanism has been one of the most influential of all concepts in the history of ideas. In this volume, an eminent team of political theorists and historians of ideas have been brought together to reassess the impact on the subject of the pioneering work of Hans Baron (1966) and J. G. A. Pocock (1975), creating a fresh intellectual landscape in which Renaissance civic humanism can be discussed. Drawing on a wide range of political and historical texts, this book evaluates civic humanism in the light of the emergence of oligarchy, imperialism, patronage politics and the Medici ascendency in Florence in the 14th to 16th centuries. It proposes new understandings of the evolution of important republican concepts such as liberty, the rule of law, virtue, and the common good. This thought-provoking collection represents a significant contribution to the study of republican political ideology in the Renaissance and modern periods.

Teaching Civics In The Library

Author: Renee Critcher Lyons
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147662092X
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Teaching Civics In The Library from the Author: Renee Critcher Lyons. Civics education is "on the books" in all 50 states, yet civic illiteracy is widespread. Only one third of 12th graders are able to explain the significance of the Declaration of Independence, and fewer than half of 8th graders know the purpose of the Bill of Rights. This instructional guide explores the foundations of civics education--and the reasons for its demise--with commentary from civics education leaders and scholars across the nation. Questions for eliciting civics discussion are provided for all grade levels, along with detailed civic action and service projects and reading plans. Best practices and grant writing options are included. The author argues for a return to early 20th century civics education and details the traditional and present-day role of America's libraries in developing a civic-minded populace. School and public librarians are urged to utilize trade books and carefully evaluated websites to integrate civics within educational and youth services offerings.

Contesting The City

Author: Christian D. Liddy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198705204
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Contesting The City from the Author: Christian D. Liddy. The political narrative of late medieval English towns is often reduced to the story of the gradual intensification of oligarchy, in which power was exercised and projected by an ever smaller ruling group over an increasingly subservient urban population. Contesting the City takes its inspiration not from English historiography, but from a more dynamic continental scholarship on towns in the southern Low Countries, Germany, and France. Its premise is that scholarly debate about urban oligarchy has obscured contemporary debate about urban citizenship. It identifies from the records of English towns a tradition of urban citizenship, which did not draw upon the intellectual legacy of classical models of the 'citizen'. This was a vernacular citizenship, which was not peculiar to England, but which was present elsewhere in late medieval Europe. It was a citizenship that was defined and created through action. There were multiple, and divergent, ideas about citizenship, which encouraged townspeople to make demands, to assert rights, and to resist authority. This volume exploits the rich archival sources of the five major towns in England - Bristol, Coventry, London, Norwich, and York - in order to present a new picture of town government and urban politics over three centuries. The power of urban governors was much more precarious than historians have imagined. Urban oligarchy could never prevail - whether ideologically or in practice - when there was never a single, fixed meaning of the citizen.

Local Democracy Civic Engagement And Community

Author: Hugh Atkinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 071907911X
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Local Democracy Civic Engagement And Community from the Author: Hugh Atkinson. There is a widespread view that local democracy in Britain is in deep trouble and that we face a crisis of civic engagement and political participation. This book argues, however, that a deeper analysis of the evidence points to a much more nuanced and complex political terrain with a widevariety of informal and formal activity at the local level. Focusing on local democratic politics in Britain, this book look at the issue over the last decade and a half from the election of the New Labour government right up to the current Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government. It includes an analysis of local democracy, civic engagement andparticipation across a range of policy areas and in the context of debates around accountability, legitimacy, sustainability, localism and the big society. The last fifteen years have seen a variety of initiatives which have sought to reshape local democracy. But they have often been contradictory. Under New Labour the narrative was one of reinvigorating local government and empowering local communities but in practice government policy often veeredtowards more central control. Under the Coalition government the emphasis has been on localism and the big society yet the reluctance to cede power is still evident. And yet as the book argues local democracy remains vibrant terrain of innovation, civic engagement and participation and dynamiccommunity activity. This book will be essential reading for lecturers and students of local democracy and public policy as well practitioners.