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.
Developed by New Zealand reading specialist and author, Pam Holden, this exciting reading program offers an extensive range of illustrated fiction and photographic non-fiction titles at graded levels. Red Rocket Readers offer a carefully controlled sequence of challenges throughout the levels to ensure students progress with confidence and enthusiasm.
Arcee is going to crash into the ocean and die. His plane is caught in a violent lighting storm and it looks like they are going down when suddenly the plane lands and it's a bright sunny day in Hawai'i. Our hero meets a new friend, a being from somewhere out in the universe, who is to become his teacher. Arcee thinks maybe he's having a near-death experience, but not this time. What if you found out this Earth was actually an experiment? That's just part of what Arcee learns during the funny, intriguing, and informative conversations he has with his new teacher. They explore controversial topics such as near-death experience, deja vu, past life, parallel realities, and even suicide. Arcee learns about global warming and resource depletion and who's causing it. He also learns how people could save the Earth if they wanted too. I have been told by religious leaders not to delve into the mysteries of life and to follow the rules with blind faith. My answers to many of those mysteries are in these conversations. I realize some authors would have labeled this as channeled information from a higher power, but I have chosen to call it fiction. -Ordin Ashlie This book will explain all you ever wanted to know about how your current reality works, at least that's what I would like to tell you. I would also like to tell you that everything in this story is true and based on personal experience. I want to tell you that every idea and principle explained is based on absolute fact. I want to tell you all of that, but I won't, because you probably wouldn't believe me... until you've read this book.
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