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O Is For Old Dominion

Author: Pamela Duncan Edwards
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 1585366188
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From Arlington National Cemetery (once part of Robert E. Lee's homestead) to magnificent Monticello, Virginia has always had a prominent place in American history. Jamestown, Williamsburg, and even the Pentagon are just a few of the many places highlighted in O is for Old Dominion. Readers will also be introduced to such history makers as George Washington, Patrick Henry, and Booker T. Washington. Pamela Duncan Edwards came from England to live in Virginia twenty years ago and fell in love with her new home. Pamela was a children's librarian before becoming the author of nearly twenty-five picture books. She thinks Virginia is the most beautiful state and hopes she will live there forever. Pamela makes her home in Vienna, Virginia. Artist Troy Howell has had a prolific career as a children's book illustrator, with countless books to his credit. He received his formal art education from the Art Center in Los Angeles and the Illustrators' Workshops in New York. Troy lives in Falmouth, Virginia.

Alphabet Books The K 12 Educators Power Tool

Author: Bonnie Mackey
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440841632
Size: 50.42 MB
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Covering more than 300 alphabet books with topic, content area, grade level, text structure, and instructional value indexing, this extensive resource guide includes bibliographic information and brief summaries of each selection as well as a chapter devoted to the unique uses of alphabet books within ELL classrooms. • Presents in-depth indexing and coding for more than 300 alphabet books for grades K–12, providing an easy-access resource for librarians and teachers • Includes analysis of text structures and instructional values that helps educators link curriculum objectives to specific alphabet books • Provides lessons and strategies with featured books for pre-K through 12th grade • Describes specific instructional suggestions that can be used with ELL students with lists of second-language titles

Defending The Old Dominion

Author: Stuart L. Butler
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0761860398
Size: 21.56 MB
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This book describes historical events in Virginia during the War of 1812, looking specifically at how Virginia s militia was organized, supplied, and financed by the Commonwealth. It discusses the militia s unpreparedness in training, its lack of adequate ordnance, and how the state financed the war."

Fight Sports And American Masculinity

Author: Christopher David Thrasher
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476618232
Size: 18.10 MB
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Throughout America’s past, some men have feared the descent of their gender into effeminacy, and turned their eyes to the ring in hopes of salvation. This work explains how the dominant fight sports in the United States have changed over time in response to broad shifts in American culture and ideals of manhood, and presents a narrative of American history as seen from the bars, gyms, stadiums and living rooms of the heartland. Ordinary Americans were the agents who supported and participated in fight sports and determined its vision of masculinity. This work counters the economic determinism prevalent in studies of American fight sports, which overemphasize profit as the driving force in the popularization of these sports. The author also disputes previous scholarship’s domestic focus, with an appreciation of how American fight sports are connected to the rest of the world.

B Is For Big Ben

Author: Pamela Duncan Edwards
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781585363056
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An alphabetic tour of the British Isles brings to life such renowned citizens as Winston Churchill, William Shakespeare, and Guy Fawkes, as well as important icons such as the Crown Jewels and the Tower of London.