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Shooting Kabul

Author : N. H. Senzai
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Escaping from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in the summer of 2001, eleven-year-old Fadi and his family immigrate to the San Francisco Bay Area, where Fadi schemes to return to the Pakistani refugee camp where his little sister was accidentally left behind.

Saving Kabul Corner

Author : N. H. Senzai
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Twelve-year-old Ariana, a tomboy, and her ladylike cousin Laila, recently arrived from Afghanistan, do not get along but they pull together when a rival Afghani grocery store opens, rekindling an old family feud and threatening their family's livelihood.

Shooting Kabul

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Teaching Ethics through Literature

Author : Suzanne S. Choo
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Teaching Ethics through Literature provides in-depth understanding of a new and exciting shift in the fields of English education, Literature, Language Arts, and Literacy through exploring their connections with ethics. The book pioneers an approach to integrating ethics in the teaching of literature. This has become increasingly relevant and necessary in our globally connected age. A key feature of the book is its integration of theory and practice. It begins with a historical survey of the emergence of the ethical turn in Literature education and grounds this on the ideas of influential Ethical Philosophers and Literature scholars. Most importantly, it provides insights into how teachers can engage students in ethical concerns and apply practices of Ethical Criticism using rich on-the-ground case studies of high school Literature teachers in Australia, Singapore and the United States.

Ticket to India

Author : N. H. Senzai
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A family trip to India turns into a grand adventure in this contemporary novel about the Great Partition, from the award-winning author of Saving Kabul Corner and Shooting Kabul. A map, two train tickets, and a mission. These are things twelve-year-old Maya and her big sister Zara have when they set off on their own from Delhi to their grandmother’s childhood home of Aminpur, a small town in Northern India. Their goal is to find a chest of family treasures that their grandmother’s family left behind when they fled from India to Pakistan during the Great Partition. But soon the sisters become separated, and Maya is alone. Determined to find her grandmother’s lost chest, she continues her trip, enlisting help on the way from an orphan boy named Jai. Maya’s grand adventure through India is as thrilling as it is warm: a journey through her family’s history becomes a real coming-of-age quest.

Teach to Develop Talent

Author : Jeanne L. Paynter
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Nurture the talents of all learners Are you cultivating the real-world creative problem-solving skills today’s diverse learners need for future success? Or have we leaned so far into test preparation that we’ve left no room for developing our students’ unique talents, leaving them disengaged and unmotivated? With the new brain-based Talent-Targeted Teaching and Learning model described in this book, you can focus instead on developing all students’ metacognitive, creative problem-solving, and leadership skills alongside the required content standards. Teach to Develop Talent applies the psychology of motivation, engagement, and achievement to practical, culturally responsive strategies educators can use to equitably identify and develop students’ cognitive and social-emotional skills, including curiosity, creativity, perseverance, reasoning, persistence, empathy, and more. With this book, you can • Identify and develop all learners’ aptitudes for innovation in STEM and humanities • Transform any curriculum or standards into long-term aims for talent development • Support and assess student progress with dozens of customizable checklists, templates, rubrics, and surveys • Challenge and engage all learners, especially diverse gifted students Ideal for implementation in virtual or traditional learning environments, you will ensure your students’ long-range and multi-faceted success with this hands-on guide.

Children of Afghanistan

Author : Jennifer Heath
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"The first comprehensive look at youth in a country attempting to rebuild itself after three decades of civil conflict, Children of Afghanistan relies on the research and fieldwork of twenty-one experts to cover an incredible range of topics. Focusing on the full scope of childhood, from birth through young adulthood, this edited volume examines a myriad of issues...Children of Afghanistan is the first volume that not only attempts to analyze the range of challenges facing Afghan children across class, gender, and region but also offers solutions to the problems they face. With nearly half of the population under the age of fifteen, the future of the country no double lies with its children. Those who seek peace for the region must find solutions to the host of crises that have led the United Nations to call Afghanistan 'the worst place on earth to be born.' The authors of Children of Afghanistan provide child-centered solutions to rebuilding the country's cultural, social, and economic institutions." -- Back cover.

Teaching with Text Sets

Author : Cappiello, Mary Ann
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Looking for a way to increase engagement, differentiate instruction, and incorporate more informational text and student writing into your curriculum? Teaching with Text Sets is your answer! This must-have resource walks you through the steps to create and use multi-genre, multimodal text sets for content-area and language arts study. It provides detailed information to support you as you choose topics, locate and evaluate texts, organize texts for instruction, and assess student learning. This guide is an excellent resource to help you meet the College and Career Readiness and other state standards.

Zen Under Fire A New Zealand Woman s Story of Love War in Afghanistan

Author : Marianne Elliott
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I am about to be left in charge of the office. I'm not sure I am ready for the responsibility, so I double-check with my boss. He reassures me. 'You'll be fine, Marianne. As long as no one kills Amanullah Khan, you'll be fine.' By midday, Amanullah Khan is dead. In 2006 Marianne Elliott, a human rights lawyer from New Zealand,was stationed with the UN in Herat. Several months into her new role an important tribal leader is assassinated while she is in charge of thelocal UN office. She must try to defuse the situation before it leads to widespread bloodshed. And this is just the beginning of her story in Afghanistan. Zen Under Fire is a vivid account of Marianne's experience living and working in the world's most notorious battlefield. As well as sharing the incredible details of her UN role, Marianne tells the very personal story of the shatteringeffect that thehigh-stress environment hadon her and her relationships, and asks what it really means to do good in a country that is under seige from within. This is an honest, moving and at times terrifying true story of a woman's time peacekeeping in one of the most dangerous places on earth. Also available as an eBook