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The Nongraded Primary School: A Case Study

By Glogau, Lillian and Fessel, Murray

West Nyack NY: Parker Publishing Co., 1967. Book. Very Good. Boards. 2nd Printing.. 294 pp. Small chips in jacket's fore edge, slight chipping in a bit of text block fore edge (about one-eighth inch.) Text clean. No markings. With photos and numerous charts, tables and examples of teaching materials. A field report by school admilnistrators on an experiment in converting a Long Island, N.Y., primary school into a nongraded environment for a year (1964-65). Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in.

$6.65

A History of the United States

By Adams, Charles Kendall and Trent , William P.

Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1922. Textbook. Good. Cloth. Revised Edition.. 572 pp. plus 50 pp. additional appendices and index. Rear endpapers cracked, but textblock still loosely attached. Pencil diagram on rear endpaper, otherwise nearly clean. PP. 96-97 has brownish stain from a pressed flower. Light speckling of disclored dots on front cover. Dark gray cloth covers rubbed and spine titling mostly gone. Later edition that covers US presidential admilnistrations through Harding. Frontispiece shows Gilbert Stuart's oval portrait of George Washington. Manny pastel colored maps of US. This is a genuine high-school textbook of the 1920s, not a print-on-demand fascimile. Text is divided into 730 chronological topics, each about a page or half-page .Period covered extends from explorers' voyages in 15th, 16th and 17th centuries to the Harding administration. Additional rear matter includes texts of Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Numerous head-and-shoulders illustrations of U.S. leaders. Co-author Trent in a preface said the late C.K. Adams wanted a history textbook that included more favorable viewpoints about British imperialists, Confederate rebels and the importance of westward migration. However, the authors weren't reticent about inserting their own opinions throughout the textbook. For example, they commended Theodore Roosevelt for taking military control of Cuba in 1906, noting that many Cuban planters favored complete annexation by the U.S. (Topic 695) This book was part of the Allyn and Bacon Textbook Series. Size: 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall.

$17.10

Anatomy of a Book Controversy
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Anatomy of a Book Controversy

By Wayne Homstad

Bloomington Ind.: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 1995. Ex-Library. Good +. Trade Papeback. 145 pp. Library stampings and card envelope on inside cover. Some crinkling of acetate on cover, binding reinforced with clear tape. Book still sturdy. Text clean. A high school English teacher examines a controversy that arose in 1987 in a midwestern school district, after a middle school teacher assigned the novel "Go Ask Alice" to her seventh-grade class. The novel, purportedly based on a teenaged girl's drug use problems recorded in her diary, had been challenged in at least 30 school districts as of 1987. This book describes one district's attempt to answer two basic questions: What should students read? and Who should decide what students read? The book controversy is first described chronologically and then from the perspectives of four individuals most involved in the controversy--the parent, the superintendent, the teacher, and the director. Data were obtained from interviews with 23 people directly connected to the controversy, a review of school district documents and newspaper accounts, and observation of committee meetings. Homstad finds that book review policies and procedures often result in de facto censorship. In this case, a review committee composed of parents and teachers cleared the book for use, but a school administrator overruled the committee. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall..

$6.65

A History of the American People

By McLaughhlin, Andrew C.

NY: D. Appleton & Co., 1904. Textbook. Good +. Cloth. 3rd Printing.. 587 pp., plus advertising matter in rear. Index. Frontispiece is a colored map of US. Also contains scores of b&w illustrations, mostly busts of major leaders., and many regional maps. Brown cloth cover has just light wear, with bumping of corners. Light pencil notes on endpapers and frontispiece map. Nearly all text pages clean, a few marginal notes in pencil. A history textbook for high school students. McLaughlin notes in his preface that his history primarily is a political narrative, mostly organized by presidential administrations. It covers the period from Columbus's voyages to 1899. Pre-columbian visits and settlements are condensed to just 10 pages. An appendix containing the U.S. Constitution includes just the first 15 amendments. Boldface topic labels on most pages make it easy to look up particular events or leaders. A useful volume for tracing nationalistic and imperial values as they were being cultivated by US school systems at the close of the 19th Century. This book was part of Appleton's Twentieth Century Text-books series. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.

$11.40

Scouting Through

By Lewis, William Dodge and Rowland, Albert Lindsay

Chicago: John C. Winston Co., 1930. Textbook. Illus. by Hoopes, Florence J and Margaret C.. Very Good. Cloth. 448 pp., plus index, dictionary and suggested reading lists. Lightly rubbed spots and soil on spine, small dark stain on rear cover. Previous owner's name in ink script on pictorial endpaper. Text clean. Several pastel color illustrations throughout. Front grayish green cover has a pictorial design showing an Indian brave kneeling and tending a campfire, against an orange sun. Book VI, designed for sixth-grade students, in the Winston "Silent Reader" series. An anthology of dozens of short readings, a few by famous writers such as Alfred Lord Tennyson and Mark Twain. Most are short non-fiction pieces on everyday topics. The authors, in their preface, note they are trying to teach pupils to read silently and quickly but with full comprehension. Content ranges widely, from newspaper articles to poetry Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.

$8.08

A History of the United States

By Adams, Charles Kendall and Trent , William P.

Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1913. Textbook. Fair. Cloth. Revised Edition.. 566 pp. Binding loose, a few pages detached but laid in. Preliminary blank pages filled with pencil notes. A few scattered pencil notes within text. Spine edges rubbed, dark gray cloth covers rubbed and titling partly gone. Brownish stain in center of pp. 46 to 71. Still satisfactory as a reading or reference copy. Frontispiece shows Gilbert Stuart's oval portrait of George Washington. Manny pastel colored maps of US. This is a genuine high-school textbook circa 1913, not a print-on-demand fascimile. Text is divided into 725 chronological topics, each about a page or half-page .Period covered extends from explorers' voyages in 15th, 16th and 17th centuries to the Taft administration. Additional rear matter includes texts of Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Numerous head-and-shoulders illustrations of U.S. leaders. Co-author Trent in a preface said the late C.K. Adams wanted a history textbook that included more favorable viewpoints about British imperialists, Confederate rebels and the importance of westward migration. However, the authors weren't reticent about inserting their own opinions throughout the textbook. For example, they commended Theodore Roosevelt for taking military control of Cuba in 1906, noting that many Cuban planters favored complete annexation by the U.S. (Topic 695) This book was part of the Allyn and Bacon Textbook Series. Size: 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall.

$9.50

The Good Negress
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The Good Negress

By Verdelle, A. J.

NY: HarperCollins, 1996. Book. Fine. Trade Papeback. 1st Paperback Edition.. 298 pp. Close to new. No markings or spine creasing. When 12-year-old Denise Palms, raised in rural Virginia by her grandmother, is called home to Detroit to care for her expectant mother, two older brothers, and stepfather, she encounters an uncompromising teacher who demands that she excel. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.

$3.80

Gift from the Hills: Miss Lucy Morgan's Story of Her Unique Penland School
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Gift from the Hills: Miss Lucy Morgan's Story of Her Unique Penland School

By Morgan, Lucy

Chapel Hill, N.C.: The University of North Carolina Press, 1971. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. By Author. Enlarged Edition, 1st Printing.. 331 pp. Some rippling to cover and first dozen pages but no dampstains. Author's sig in shaky but legible ink on half title page. Legette Blythe is co-author. Text clean, bright; spine uncreased. Includes 20 pp. historical photos and a 16-page epilogue added in 1971. An engaging first-person account of a teacher who goes into the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and sets out to preserve hand-weaving and dyeing techniques that were being threatened by industrialization. The mission started in 1920 and 10 years later, the Penland School and a a handicraft cottage industry were well established. Size: 8co --8.in.

$14.25

True Notebooks: A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall
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True Notebooks: A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall

By Salzman, Mark

NY: Vintage (Random House), 2004. Book. Fine. Trade Paperback. 9th Printing.. 330 pp. Close to new, lightly read. No markings. Spine uncreased. The writer recounts a year of teaching a writing class at Central Juvenile Hall in Los Angeles. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.

$4.75

The Odyssey of an American School System: Volusia County Schools, 1854-2000

By Langlotz, Patricia Callan, et. Al.

DeLand, Florida: Volusia County Schools, 2000. Book. Good. Trade Paperback. First Edition.. 238 pp. Light dampness rippling along bottom margin of text; light dampness staining rear inside cover. Moderate wear on spine top. No markings or writing. A comprehensive history of Volusia County's public schools, past and present. (Volusia encompasses Daytona Beach and DeLand Florida) Many historical b&w photos of century-old school houses. Chapter 2 may be of greatest interest: A list and description of former schools no longer in operation. Current buildings and their descriptions also are catalogued, along with biographical material on school superintendents and a directory of school principals. Text includes material on the desegregation of the school system in the 1950s and '60s. Langlotz was the chief writer, but the project was a committee endeavor led by Karen Beattie. Other co-authors included Angie Forest; Dianne Gilpatrick and Anita Strawn. Size: 8.25 in Tall By 11 in Wide.

$8.08

College Prowler: Florida State University Off the Record
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College Prowler: Florida State University Off the Record

By Bist, Richard

Pittsburgh, Pa.: College Prowler Inc, 2005. Book. Good. Trade Paperback. 1st Paperback Edition.. 138 pp., several additional pages for notes. Some rippling of text and dampstains on edges. OK as reading copy. An informal, uncensored report on Florida State by a cross-section of students on campus. Provides a feeling of campus life and atmosphere. FSU rates high for friendliness, low for cultural and entertainment attractions in Tallahassee. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.

$2.38

Exploring Harry Potter: Beacham's Sourcebooks for Teaching Young Adult Fiction
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Exploring Harry Potter: Beacham's Sourcebooks for Teaching Young Adult Fiction

By Schafer, Elizabeth D.

Osprey, Fl.: Beacham Pub Corp, 2000. Book. Good. Boards. 1st American Edition.. 479 pp., bibliography, glossary, timeline and other reference aids. Firm binding, dj crinkled along top edge. Light dampstaining. No markings. An overview of Potter novels up to and including "The Prisoner of Azkaban." Suggested lesson plans and teaching points for using the books in English classes. Author is a professor of literature. Dust jacket note: "NOT Approved by J.K. Rowling." Also has useful information for the Potter collector. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.

$2.85

Twenty Tellable Tales: Audience Participation Folktales for the Beginning Storyteller

By MacDonald, Margaret Read

Bronx, New York: H W Wilson Co., 1986. Ex-Library. Illus. by Murphy, Roxane. Good +. Cloth. First Edition. 8vo -- 9.25 in Tall. 220 pp., with bibliography. Ex-library book has discards stamping and first blank page excised, but no circulation card or envelope. Mylar over dust jacket. Sturdy and clean. Stories for reading aloud to young children, and detailed pointers for each one on how to make an effective presentation..

$9.03

One L
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One L

By Turow, Scott

NY: Warner Books, 1988. Book. Very Good. Mass Market Paperback. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 273 pp. Previous owner's name in small ink letters on inside cover. Lower cover corner dogeared. Otherwise clean, fresh. Author Scott Turow recalls his first challenging year at Harvard Law School..

$2.71