Where Do Presidents Come From

Author: Mike Townsend
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101652152
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Where Do Presidents Come From from the Author: Mike Townsend. U.S. History comes alive in this laugh-out-loud nonfiction graphic novel all about the presidents! Michael Townsend presents his comic book guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and maybe a few things you didn't!) about the President of the United States. It's full of insanely weird facts about our leaders (Did you know that President Coolidge had a pet pygmy hippo named Billy?), as well as the history and powers of the presidency, day-to-day life, and pros and cons of the job. Even the most mundane of facts become hilarious in this brilliantly cheeky guide to our nation's MVP.

The Enduring Democracy

Author: Kenneth Dautrich
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305537459
Size: 56.87 MB
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The Enduring Democracy from the Author: Kenneth Dautrich. THE ENDURING DEMOCRACY helps readers understand that debates and events being played out in American politics today have occurred before in different forms-and that our government endures. Updates in the Fourth Edition include complete coverage of the 2014 midterm election; the policy agenda for the final two years of the Obama administration; a primer on the polls, parties, and context for the 2016 presidential election; substantial coverage of the growing impact of social media on American politics; and new historical perspectives on implementation problems associated with major federal programs such as Obamacare. Also included are updated timelines that highlight significant events in each chapter and a new feature that emphasizes the relevance of major U.S. Supreme Court decisions and how they influence students' everyday lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Government Historical Popular And Global Perspectives Brief Version

Author: Kenneth Dautrich
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285400593
Size: 21.51 MB
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American Government Historical Popular And Global Perspectives Brief Version from the Author: Kenneth Dautrich. Generating thoughtful discussion can be a challenge with today's sometimes politically indifferent students. The authors of AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: HISTORICAL, POPULAR, & GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, Second edition, BRIEF VERSION tackle this issue with a streamlined and visually appealing version of their more comprehensive text that helps you create a lively, engaging classroom. Well-organized and easy to understand, this brief edition is a handy, less expensive paperback your students will refer to long after completing your course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Government Historical Popular And Global Perspectives Brief Edition

Author: Kenneth Dautrich
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495566152
Size: 56.19 MB
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American Government Historical Popular And Global Perspectives Brief Edition from the Author: Kenneth Dautrich. Generating thoughtful discussion can be a challenge with today's sometimes politically indifferent students. The authors of AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: HISTORICAL, POPULAR, & GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES tackle this issue with a streamlined and visually appealing version of their more comprehensive text that helps you create a lively, engaging classroom. Well-organized and easy to understand, this brief edition is a handy, less expensive paperback your students will refer to long after completing your course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Common Core In Grades 4 6

Author: Roger Sutton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442236108
Size: 69.47 MB
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The Common Core In Grades 4 6 from the Author: Roger Sutton. The Classroom Go-To Guide for the Common Core is the first in a series of comprehensive tools to tap into the vast flow of recently published books for children and teens, offering recommendations of exemplary titles for use in the classroom. Currency meets authority, brought to you by the editors of the highly regarded review sources, School Library Journal and The Horn Book Magazine. This guide includes approximately 200 selections published since 2007 for grades 4-6 recommended by The Horn Book Magazine. The titles are grouped by subject and complemented by School Library Journal’s “Focus On” columns, which spotlight specific topics across the curriculum. Providing context for the guide, and suggestions on how to use these resources within a standards framework, is an introduction by Common Core experts Mary Ann Cappiello and Myra Zarnowski. These experts provide perspective on the key changes brought by the new standards, including suggestions on designing lessons and two samples plans. Following the introduction, you’ll find a wealth of books, by category. Each section includes a listing of the top titles with brief, explicit annotations, and key bibliographic data. “Focus On” articles are appended to appropriate categories to support in-depth curricular development. Each of these articles includes a topic overview and list of current and retrospective resources (including some fiction), and multimedia, that will enable educators to respond to Common Core State Standards call to work across formats.

Annual Convention

Author: Pennsylvania Association of Two-Year Colleges
Publisher:
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Annual Convention from the Author: Pennsylvania Association of Two-Year Colleges.

Provost

Author: Larry A. Nielsen
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579229727
Size: 23.50 MB
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Provost from the Author: Larry A. Nielsen. What is a Provost—and what does a Provost do? Don’t look for the answers on the bookshelf. There is scant literature devoted to the Provost-ship – for which the author advances a number of hypotheses – so, until this informal and autobiographical account, there has been little for aspirants or new appointees to draw on for guidance or to provide a feel for what the role entails. Larry Nielsen offers a highly personal account of his tenure as Provost of North Carolina State University, from his unexpected invitation by the Chancellor to act as interim Provost, to the events that forced his resignation four years later, and brought him unwanted notoriety. In a fast-paced, self-deprecating style he invites the reader to share the activities that crowded his schedule, the symbolic character of the role, its opportunities to shape policy, and its limitations, as well as the joy and satisfaction he derived from making a difference in people’s lives and the institution. We see him in action, and get a sense of the role, as he addresses problems large and small. He shares insights on the governance of a large public institution, on how monies are allocated, and funds made available for strategic initiatives. By the end of the book, we gain an understanding of the myriad roles of the “number two” position of the institution, responsible for the direction and functioning of all its academic and curricular affairs, that Larry Nielsen characterized for himself as “the University's stay-at-home Dad.” He concludes the book with a look back at the Provost’s job from his renewed perspective as a faculty member, further demonstrating the truth of his assertion that “where you stand depends on where you sit.” This is an entertaining and insightful read for anyone who wants to get a glimpse of how a large university functions, as seen through the eyes of an ultimate “insider.” For those interested in taking on the highest administrative positions in higher education it offers a window into that world, including the perils to which incumbents can be exposed when their actions become front-page news.

Presidential Pork

Author: John Hudak
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815725213
Size: 60.98 MB
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Presidential Pork from the Author: John Hudak. Presidential earmarks? Perhaps even more so than their counterparts in Congress, presidents have the motive and the means to politicize spending for political power. But do they? In Presidential Pork, John Hudak explains and interprets presidential efforts to control federal spending and accumulate electoral rewards from that power. The projects that members of Congress secure for their constituents certainly attract attention. Political pundits still chuckle about the "Bridge to Nowhere." But Hudak clearly illustrates that while Congress claims credit for earmarks and pet projects, the practice is alive and well in the White House, too. More than any representative or senator, presidents engage in pork barrel spending in a comprehensive and systematic way to advance their electoral interests. It will come as no surprise that the White House often steers the enormous federal bureaucracy to spend funds in swing states. It is a major advantage that only incumbents enjoy. Hudak reconceptualizes the way in which we view the U.S. presidency and the goals and behaviors of those who hold the nation's highest office. He illustrates that presidents and their White Houses are indeed complicit in distributing presidential pork—and how they do it. The result is an illuminating and highly original take on presidential power and public policy.