This volume explores the relationship of hero to celebrity and the changing role of the hero in American culture. It establishes that the nature of hero and its function in society is a communication phenomenon, which has been and is being altered by the rapid advance of electronic media.
Creating Curriculum in Early Childhood explores the backward design model of curriculum development, equipping readers with the tools and methods they need to effectively apply backward design in the early childhood classroom. Clear yet comprehensive chapters walk new and veteran educators through an effective method for curriculum design that promotes meeting standards through intentional teaching while engaging children in developmentally appropriate, interest-based education focused on big ideas and conceptual understanding. Featuring desired results, assessment methods, and teaching techniques specific to birth to age eight, this critical guide also includes practical tips for educators new to the method. Designed to help students and practitioners alike, this powerful textbook combines early childhood philosophy and developmental research with highly practical descriptions, rationales, and examples for developing curricular units using backward design.
Certain to engender debate in the media, especially in Ukraine itself, as well as the academic community. Using a wide selection of newspapers, journals, monographs, and school textbooks from different regions of the country, the book examines the sensitive issue of the changing perspectives – often shifting 180 degrees – on several events discussed in the new narratives of the Stalin years published in the Ukraine since the late Gorbachev period until 2005. These events were pivotal to Ukrainian history in the 20th century, including the Famine of 1932–33 and Ukrainian insurgency during the war years. This latter period is particularly disputed, and analyzed with regard to the roles of the OUN (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists) and the UPA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army) during and after the war. Were these organizations "freedom fighters" or "collaborators"? To what extent are they the architects of the modern independent state? "This excellent book fills a longstanding void in literature on the politics of memory in Eastern Europe. Professor Marples has produced an innovative and courageous study of how postcommunist Ukraine is rewriting its Stalinist and wartime past by gradually but inconsistently substituting Soviet models with nationalist interpretations. Grounded in an attentive reading of Ukrainian scholarship and journalism from the last two decades, this book offers a balanced take on such sensitive issues as the Great Famine of 1932-33 and the role of the Ukrainian nationalist insurgents during World War II. Instead of taking sides in the passionate debates on these subjects, Marples analyzes the debates themselves as discursive sites where a new national history is being forged. Clearly written and well argued, this study will make a major impact both within and beyond academia." - Serhy Yekelchyk, University of Victoria
Jason Thanou of the Temporal Regulatory Authority had about had it with nursemaiding parties of ivory-tower academics through Earth's blood-drenched history, keeping them alive as they sought evidence for their pet theories. Of course, when one of the ivory-tower academics looked like Doctor Deirdre Sadaka-Ramirez, one last expedition didn't look like such a bad idea after all... Besides, there was something to be said for witnessing the Santorini explosion of 1628 B.C.¾the most cataclysmic natural disaster of human history, and the source of much of the mythology of Jason's own Greek ancestors. But once Jason and his companions were in the Aegean Bronze Age, unable to return to their own twenty-fourth-century time until a predetermined instant, they would find that there was more to those old legends of gods and heroes than anyone had imagined. For the gods were very real¾horribly so. And dealing with them took very real heroes. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
This book studies the interplay of theology and poetics in the three great epics of early modern England, the Faerie Queene, Paradise Lost, and Paradise Regained. Bond examines how Spenser and Milton adapted the pattern of dual heroism developed in classical and Medieval works. Challenging the opposition between 'Calvinist,' 'allegorical' Spenser and 'Arminian,' 'dramatic' Milton, this book offers a new understanding of their doctrinal and literary affinities within the European epic tradition.
This study explores motivations behind cinematic heroism and villainy (Why do heroes and villains do what they do?) and the commonalities amongst heroes and villains who have stood the test of time - using examples from contemporary films.
Businesses are following a hidden code of conduct. The rules that govern them determine whether a company will compete, thrive or die. Creating Heroes reveals 10 of these principles through immersive storytelling, actionable insight and research. The book is perfect for all experience levels ranging from agency owners to green client managers and interns alike. Each chapter provides a crash course in client leadership, and organizational management with insightful follow up questions to help the reader apply what they learn. THE 10 TACTICS ARE PROVEN WINNERS Praise from real heroes: "Brantley is a creative genius!" "Pierce Brantley's ability to communicate...is without comparison." "Pierce's work is unparalleled." Learn more at CreatingHeroesBook.com
This text looks at the importance of product branding. It shows how branding works, how to manage it, and how to use branding strategically. Using studies of other powerful brands, this book shows that successful branding corresponds to basic patterns of archetypes found in the unconcious mind.
Learn the secret reason we find hero stories so exciting and inspirational. Humorously illustrated with over 40 cartoons, this book takes readers through the stages of Joseph Campbell's pattern of the Hero's Journey using examples from books, films, and even video games.
The road to Total Quality is littered with failures. Hundreds of organisations have tried to implement TQM, but few have reaped its full benefits. Culture Change, getting people to change the way they behave, is what separates TQM winners from the losers.
The authors selected fifteen works from each of two textbooks for inclusion in a slide program. This supplemental resource book for teachers offers helpful teaching suggestions for each slide, along with correlated activities to help students understand and create art.