The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Young Readers Edition

by William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2015-02-05
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1101637420
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution

The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution
100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep

by Mary DeMocker

  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release : 2018-03-05
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 1608684822
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Relax,” writes author Mary DeMocker, “this isn’t another light bulb list. It’s not another overwhelming pile of parental ‘to dos’ designed to shrink your family’s carbon footprint through eco-superheroism.” Instead, DeMocker lays out a lively, empowering, and doable blueprint for engaging families in the urgent endeavor of climate revolution. In this book’s brief, action-packed chapters, you’ll learn hundreds of wide-ranging ideas for being part of the revolution — from embracing simplicity parenting, to freeing yourself from dead-end science debates, to teaching kids about the power of creative protest, to changing your lifestyle in ways that deepen family bonds, improve moods, and reduce your impact on the Earth. Engaging and creative, this vital resource is for everyone who wants to act effectively — and empower children to do the same.

International Studies

International Studies
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Global Issues

by Sheldon Anderson,Mark Allen Peterson,Stanley W Toops

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-04-24
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0429974787
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This core text is the first to provide a much-needed interdisciplinary approach to international studies. Emphasizing the interconnected nature of history, geography, anthropology, economics, and political science, International Studies details the methodologies and subject matter of each discipline then applies these discipline lenses to seven regions: Europe; East Asia and the Pacific; South and Central Asia; sub-Saharan Africa; the Middle East and North Africa; Latin America; and North America. This disciplinary and regional combination provides an indispensable, cohesive framework for understanding global issues. The fully updated fourth edition includes four new global issues chapters: The Refugee Crisis in Europe; The Syrian Civil War and the Rise of the Islamic State; Global Climate Change; and The Globalization of Modern Sports. .

I Am Because You Are

I Am Because You Are
How the Spirit of Ubuntu Inspired an Unlikely Friendship and Transformed a Community

by Jacob Lief,Andrea Thompson

  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release : 2015-05-12
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1623364507
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1998, Jacob Lief, a 21-year-old American university student, met school teacher Malizole "Banks" Gwaxula in a township tavern in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. After bonding over beers and a shared passion for education, Gwaxula invited Lief to live with him in the township. Inspired by their fortuitous meeting—which brought together two men separated by race, nationality, and age-and by the spirit of ubuntu, roughly translated as "I am because you are"—the two men embarked on an unexpectedly profound journey. Their vision? To provide vulnerable children in the townships with what every child deserves-everything. Today, their organization, Ubuntu Education Fund, is upending conventional wisdom about how to break the cycle of poverty. Shunning traditional development models, Ubuntu has redefined the concept of scale, focusing on how deeply it can impact each child's life rather than how many it can reach. Ubuntu provides everything a child needs and deserves, from prenatal care for pregnant mothers to support through university-essentially, from cradle to career. Their child-centered approach reminds us that one's birthplace should not determine one's future. I Am Because You Are sets forth an unflinching portrayal of the unique rewards and challenges of the nonprofit world while offering a bold vision for a new model of development.

Using STEM to Investigate Issues in Alternative Energy, Grades 6 - 8

Using STEM to Investigate Issues in Alternative Energy, Grades 6 - 8
A Book

by Barbara R. Sandall, Ed.D.

  • Publisher : Mark Twain Media
  • Release : 2011-01-03
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1580375782
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Connect students in grades 5 and up with science with Using STEM to Investigate Issues in Alternative Energy. STEMÑScience, Technology, Engineering, and MathematicsÑis an initiative designed to interest students in specific career fields. In this 128-page book, students use science inquiry and integrated activities, solve real-world problems, and explore careers in alternative energy. The book includes topics such as energy issues, oil spill cleanup, air power, solar power, biomass fuels, and hydrogen fuels. It supports National Science Education Standards and NCTM and ITEA standards and aligns with state, national, and Canadian provincial standards.

Storytelling in Participatory Arts with Young People

Storytelling in Participatory Arts with Young People
The Gaps in the Story

by Catherine Heinemeyer

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-06-30
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 3030405818
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book draws on the author’s experience as a storyteller, drama practitioner and researcher, to articulate an emerging dialogic approach to storytelling in participatory arts, educational, mental health, youth theatre, and youth work contexts. It argues that oral storytelling offers a rich and much-needed channel for intergenerational dialogue with young people. The book keeps theory firmly tethered to practice. Section 1, ‘Storyknowing’, traces the history of oral storytelling practice with adolescents across diverse contexts, and brings into clear focus the particular nature of the storytelling exchange and narrative knowledge. Section 2, ‘Telling Stories’, introduces readers to some of the key challenges and possibilities of dialogic storytelling by reflecting on stories from the author’s own arts-based practice research with adolescents, illustrating these with young people’s artistic responses to stories. Finally, section 3, ‘Story Gaps’, conceptualises dialogic storytelling by exploring three different ‘gaps’: the gap between storyteller and listener, the gaps in the story, and the gaps which storytellers can open up within institutions. The book includes chapters taking a special focus on storytelling in schools and in mental health settings, as well as guided reflections for readers to relate the issues raised to their own practice.

The Fruit Grower

The Fruit Grower
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1908
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Western Fruit-grower

The Western Fruit-grower
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1908
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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