February 1, 2007

Cooking Book: Fostering Young Children’s Learning and Delight / Laura Colker

Posted in Culinary Arts, Education at 7:30 am by Ellie

Call number: TX 661 .C65 2005

Fromcoocking.jpg popping popcorn to baking bread, cooking can be as valuable to your early childhood program as books, blocks, and paint. Even better, kids love to cook! For beginners and gourmets alike, The Cooking Book is a user-friendly guide to creating tasty, wholesome cooking projects with young children. Five introductory chapters explain how to make cooking an important part of your program, as well as how engaging children in food preparation can promote further learning in science, math, literacy, social competence, and other curriculum areas. (By the publisher Redleaf Press)


False Mirror / Charles Todd

Posted in Education at 7:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC TOD

Hampton Regis, a small harbor town on the southern coast of England, is a most unlfalse.gifikely place for violence. Yet, one spring morning, a man is found on the strand so severely beaten that he slips in and out of consciousness. The prime suspect? His wife’s jilted lover, who served with Rutledge in the recently ended Great War—but who left the Front under a cloud. Badly wounded, yes, but did someone also cover up cowardice? Read the rest of this entry »

Alexandria Link: A Novel / Steve Berry

Posted in Education at 7:00 am by Ellie

 Call number: FIC BER

Cottoalexandria.gifn Malone retired from the high-risk world of elite operatives for the U.S. State Department to lead the low-key life of a rare-book dealer. But his quiet existence is shattered when he receives an anonymous e-mail: “You have something I want. You’re the only person on earth who knows where to find it. Go get it. You have 72 hours. If I don’t hear from you, you will be childless.” His horrified ex-wife confirms that the threat is real: Their teenage son has been kidnapped. When Malone’s Copenhagen bookshop is burned to the ground, it becomes brutally clear that those responsible will stop at nothing to get what they want. And what they want is nothing less than the lost Library of Alexandria. Read the rest of this entry »

Measure of All Things: Greek Art and the Human Figure DVD

Posted in Education, Videos/DVDs at 6:53 am by Ellie

Tracking number: 685GE

This program studies cultural transformations that began in the fifth century BC as Greek art dimeasure.jpgscarded religious functions and moved toward human-centered concerns. Views of Cycladic sculpture and Koiros statues demonstrate an evolving realism, leading to stunning examples of the idealized human figure: the Kritios boy, the Temple of Zeus pediments, Praxiteles’ Hermes, and others. With additional focus on the Olympic games, their architecture, and painted Greek pottery—which spread sensual imagery as well as goods—The Measure of All Things evokes ancient obsessions with the body, and humanity’s place in nature, that are alive and well today. (24 minutes) (From the publisher: Flims Media Group)

January 1, 2007

Pathways to Lifelong Learning: Technology in the Classroom Video & DVD

Posted in Education, Science & Technology, Videos/DVDs at 7:47 pm by Ellie

Tracking number: 15PD & 16PD

Helps teachers integrate technology into their classrooms while identifying the advantpathway.jpgages of using computers and technology as teaching and learning tools. Connect with real-world resources to provide students with concrete learning examples and life skills training. This series encourages educators to reflect on their teaching methods, looking beyond the classroom for tools to help them build innovative lesson plans, alternative assessments, and unique learning experiences. Interviews with teachers, education specialists, parents, and professionals outline ideas for creating life skills learning opportunities, giving educators valuable practical applications for their lessons and classes. (from www.clearvue.com)

August 7, 2006

A Class Divided with Jane Elliot DVD

Posted in Education, Social Sciences, Videos/DVDs at 10:10 am by Ellie

Tracking number: 618 GE

In 1968, the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, thclass.jpge students in a small third-grade class came to school confused.

King had been the “Hero of the Month” the previous February. They couldn’t understand why he had been killed. Their teacher, Jane Elliott, knew that she would have to try to help them understand the enormity of his death.

She decided to try a daring classroom exercise on the meaning of discrimination.

What she taught those children and the effects her lesson had on them throughout their lives are explored in A CLASS DIVIDED. First broadcast in 1985, A CLASS DIVIDED was hailed as a “riveting, and potentially life-changing hour” and was honored with the Sidney Hillman Prize Award and an Emmy Award for outstanding informational programming.

Over the years, A CLASS DIVIDED has become a classic powerful exploration into the nature of prejudice which has been used in classrooms, prisons, corporations and many other governmental and educational settings.

This award-winning documentary is enhanced by a comprehensive Trainer’s Guide applicable to all ages.

• Sidney Hillman Prize Award
• Emmy Award