This groundbreaking work redefines traditional ideas of what a aï¿½textaï¿½ should be incorporating new kinds of multimodal texts to revitalize instruction within and across disciplines. The authors provide examples of innovative representations to aid learning in earth science language arts mathematics and social studies classrooms. Each chapter focuses on a specific content area outlining learning goals relevant national standards types of representation that enrich learning and teaching strategies for developing critical literacy specific to that discipline. Reading and Representing Across the Content Areas is a powerful application of creative multimodal teaching principles for meeting challenging standards.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Buddhism in Asia was transformed by the impact of colonial modernity and new technologies and began to spread in earnest to the West. Transnational networking among Asian Buddhists and early western converts engendered pioneering attempts to develop new kinds of Buddhism for a globalized world, in ways not controlled by any single sect or region. Drawing on new research by scholars worldwide, this book brings together some of the most extraordinary episodes and personalities of a period of almost a century from 1860-1960. Examples include Indian intellectuals who saw Buddhism as a homegrown path for a modern post-colonial future, poor whites 'going native' as Asian monks, a Brooklyn-born monk who sought to convert Mussolini, and the failed 1950s attempt to train British monks to establish a Thai sangha in Britain. Some of these stories represent creative failures, paths not taken, which may show us alternative possibilities for a more diverse Buddhism in a world dominated by religious nationalisms. Other pioneers paved the way for the mainstreaming of new forms of Buddhism in later decades, in time for the post-1960s takeoff of 'global Buddhism'.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Buddhism.
Romance author Stephanie Haddad explores other types of love in this collection of 12 short stories. From familial relationships between a grandmother and granddaughter in "Nana's Aid" to the first bond between childhood friends in "A Smile," Haddad's stories span many expressions of love.
This book is the first detailed study of the Cross of Cong, one of Ireland's great national treasures. Made to enshrine a relic of Christ's 'True Cross' in the early 12th century under the patronage of the High King Turlough O'Connor, it was one of the most important reliquaries in medieval Ireland. The book explores the cultural and artistic background of the Cross of Cong's creation, arguing that its production was motivated as much by politics, both secular and ecclesiastical, as it was by religious devotion. In a unique exploration, the book also examines the modern history of the Cross, from the 17th century to today, describing its important position in the history of Irish national collections and its impact on the Gaelic Revival. With surprising and noteworthy revelations on the hidden secrets of recent X-ray examinations and new research on the origins of the Cross, The Cross of Cong: A Masterpiece of Medieval Irish Art is an indispensable study of this national treasure. With stunningly detailed photography, it will appeal to specialists and non-specialists alike. [Subject: Art History, Medieval Studies, Irish Studies, Religious Studies]
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