Curious about culture? These 35 articles on Eastern and Middle Eastern culture cover a wide range of topics. Read about history, traditional customs and beliefs, superstitions and rituals, food, symbolism and modern times.
This guide to creativity and ideas offers an overview of the high school resource room: what it is, how it works, teaching techniques, and accommodations needed for different students. An essential part of special education, the resource room is an integral part of every high school.
Need to brush up your grammar? Teach ESL? Have a grammar quiz? Confused by language terminology? This list of 40 articles gives a reference point to start your research into the complexities of English grammar and parts of speech.
Never be lost for a lesson again! Collected here are 43 articles with lesson plans for intermediate Spanish classes. Topics range from grammar and parts of speech, verb tenses and vocabulary to lesson plans focusing on culture and conversation practice.
Zoroastrianism was one of the world’s first monotheistic religions. Like Judaism, Christianity and Islam, it originated in the Middle East and centers around one god as well as a concrete difference between right and wrong. Though no longer a major world religion, it is still practiced today.
“The Westing Game,” a Newberry Medal-winning children’s novel, is a contest between 16 heirs for the inheritance of their “Uncle Sam” Westing. As cleverly constructed as a chess game, “The Westing Game” is a mind-twister. You might need this character list to keep up!
This latest quartet of long stories/novellas is grim even by the standards of Stephen King. “1922," “Big Driver," “Fair Extension" and “A Good Marriage" explore the darkness, meanness and occasional heroism of human nature.
Looked on with mingled affection and resentment by Americans, Uncle Sam is the symbol of American government and the power that goes along with it. How did that ubiquitous picture become so representative of our free-spirited country?
Funny, wise, quirky, and weird, here is a collection of memorable quotes from books one through seven of the bestselling Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Be sure to add your favorite quotes at the end of this article.
Chess is a strategy game that has been played for thousands of years and is still played in modern times — whether in tournaments of grandmasters or to pass the time in coffee shops. Learn how chess grew from its origins in ancient India to the game we know today.
From Philippa Gregory, author of “The Other Boleyn Girl,” comes a new historical fiction trilogy about England’s War of the Roses, the devastating civil war between the houses of York and Lancaster. The White Queen is Elizabeth Grey, a woman of legendary beauty who married a York prince for love.
“Jane Eyre” is a literary masterwork that combines Romanticism, feminism, the Gothic novel, a coming-of-age story and social commentary in a sweeping romance. These discussion questions for “Jane Eyre” will give you something to talk about in class and in a study group, or to spark essay topics.
Charlotte Bronte captured readers’ hearts and inspired controversy with her heroine Jane Eyre, a woman who overcomes an abusive and deprived childhood, ordinary looks and poor prospects to marry into the nobility. This feminist classic addresses issues of women’s rights, gender roles and society.
The darkest of the Inheritance books by far, “Brisingr” opens three days after the grim ending of Eldest. Swordless and facing his brother as a sworn enemy, Eragon joins Roran in his quest to free Katrina from the Ra’zac. Along the way, he discovers secrets, love and surprises: some good, most not.
Special needs children benefit from instruction on maintaining physical boundaries in regard to people and objects. Teachers and aides can help these students learn to respect the personal space of others, avoid being physically aggressive, and to appropriately utilize objects within the classroom.
When you want a drink in Germany, you’ll probably want a beer. Make sure you get the beer you want! Learn about the different types of German’s national drink, a saying, some history and the words related to beer.