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.
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.
“Sabriel” combines horror, action, adventure and steampunk in a rich and memorable fantasy. “The Abhorsen Trilogy” should be a staple of any fantasy shelf.
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.