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Voices Of Freedom

Author : Bill Bliss
ISBN : 0132366282
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Voices of Freedom has helped hundreds of thousands of students on their path to United States citizenship. The new full-color edition with three audio CDs prepares students for the civics and English requirements of the new U.S. citizenship test. It also serves as a basic course for students enrolled in adult EL/Civics programs. A research-based sequence of integrated grammar, vocabulary, and topics develops students' language skills and civics knowledge simultaneously. Simple narrative readings and hundreds of photographs present U.S. history and government in a context-rich and easy-to-read format. Civics Check sections offer practice with the 100 official citizenship questions and answers. Authentic dialogs develop students' language skills for a successful citizenship interview and spoken-English exam. Reading and writing tests prepare students for the specific test formats used during the exam. Check-Up sections provide all-skills language practice including listening comprehension. Unit tests provide ongoing assessment and practice. Civic participation activities, including projects, debates, and "online field trips," enrich learning and meet EL/Civics goals. Preparatory units help lower-level students practice basic personal information required on the N-400 citizenship application. A Teacher's Guide offers step-by step instructions, expansion activities, and reproducibles for practice and assessment. Audio CDs include all readings, dialogs, the 100 official citizenship questions, and listening comprehension activities. The new Activity & Test Prep Workbook provides supplemental reading, writing, and interview practice for the citizenship exam.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Voices Of Freedom

Author : Bill Bliss
ISBN : 0130452661
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Civil Society

Author : Brian O'Connell
ISBN : 087451925X
Genre : Political Science
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A guide for what citizen leaders and teachers must do to ensure that our democracy will last another century.
Category: Political Science

American Citizenship

Author : Judith N. Shklar
ISBN : 0674022165
Genre : Political Science
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In this illuminating look at what constitutes American citizenship, Judith Shklar identifies the right to vote and the right to work as the defining social rights and primary sources of public respect. She demonstrates that in recent years, although all profess their devotion to the work ethic, earning remains unavailable to many who feel and are consequently treated as less than full citizens.
Category: Political Science

Civic Hope

Author : Rodrick P. Hart
ISBN : 9781108422642
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Based on a highly original analysis of 10,000 letters to the editor from 1948 through the present, Civic Hope is the most capacious history to date of what ordinary Americans think about politics and how they engage in argument.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

It S Ok To Leave The Plantation

Author : Clarence Mason Weaver
ISBN : 1530949513
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With all of the Turmoil in the land, finally, a book to cut through the rhetoric. This book is a journey from an angry black militant to a staunch conservative activist. Mason journey from a UC Berkeley radical student is a journey we all must understand. Mason's distinctive point of view is a direct result of a past tragedy that has produced a present day triumph After racist shipmate pushed approximately 2800 pounds of steel and iron plates on him, while on active naval duty in San Diego, California, the Navy classified him disabled and discharged him. His journey to overcome the hatred of America and white people is the story of his book "It's ok to Leave the Plantation." Mason found himself unskilled and disabled. He had to discover a new way of earning a living. After graduation from UC Berkeley with a degree in Political Science, he won a position with the US Department of Energy against 2,400 applicants for four job openings. Between 1976 and 1980 he was promoted from an entry-level employee to a Mid Level Senior Contract Specialist with a "Confidential Security Clearance." He negotiated many multi-million dollar government contracts with major contractors, including TRW, General Dynamics, and General Electric. In 1980, Mason resigned to become an entrepreneur, forming a private consulting company to assist businesses in obtaining and administering government contracts. He has consulted with many multi-national companies on government and political issues. But Mason Weaver had to learn how to earn income, how business was achieved and how to teach others. Mason has been the national and regional spokesperson for many groups and organizations. He is a noted conference speaker and guest lecturer. Mason Weaver has appeared on national TV, cable and news programs. He is often contacted by national news organizations to comment on breaking stories. Mason hosted a live call-in radio program and wrote a weekly column on social and political issues. He soon became a sought-after public speaker and lecturer. Mason is gifted with an extraordinary view of government and business. Mason Weaver is the author of It's OK to Leave the Plantation, The Rope, Diamond in the Rough, and Polishing the Diamond in the Rough which discusses the social issues that affect us all and that bind us together. Noted for his quick wit, vigorous debate and forceful oratory, Mason is a challenge to the opposition and an instructive persuasive counselor to allies. More information can be found at www.ClarenceAMason.com www.MasonWeaver.com or www.UR2Bfree.com
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Beyond The Messy Truth

Author : Van Jones
ISBN : 9780399180033
Genre : Political Science
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A passionate manifesto that exposes hypocrisy on both sides of the political divide and points a way out of the tribalism that is tearing America apart—by the CNN political contributor and host hailed as “a star of the 2016 campaign” (The New York Times) who coined the term “whitelash” Van Jones burst into the American consciousness during the 2016 presidential campaign with an unscripted, truth-telling style and an already established history of bridge-building across party lines. His election night commentary became a viral sensation. A longtime progressive activist with deep roots in the conservative South, Jones has made it his mission to challenge voters and viewers to stand in one another’s shoes and disagree constructively. Now, in Beyond the Messy Truth, Jones offers a blueprint for transforming our collective anxiety into meaningful change. Tough on Donald Trump but showing respect and empathy for his supporters, Jones takes aim at the failures of both parties before and after Trump’s victory. He urges both sides to abandon the politics of accusation and focus on real solutions. Calling us to a deeper patriotism, he shows us how to get down to the vital business of solving, together, some of our toughest problems. “The entire national conversation today can be reduced to a simple statement—‘I’m right, and you’re wrong,’” Jones has said. But the truth is messier; both sides have flaws. Both parties have strayed from their highest principles and let down their core constituencies. Rejecting today’s political tribalism, Jones issues a stirring call for a new “bipartisanship from below.” Recognizing that tough challenges require the best wisdom from both liberals and conservatives, he points us toward practical answers to problems that affect us all regardless of region or ideology: rural and inner-city poverty, unemployment, addiction, unfair incarceration, and the devastating effects of the pollution-based economy on both coal country and our urban centers. In explaining how he arrived at his views, Jones shares behind-the-scenes memories from his decades spent marching and protesting on behalf of working people, inspiring stories of ordinary citizens who became champions of their communities, and little-known examples of cooperation that have risen from the fog of partisan conflict. In his quest for positive solutions, Van Jones encourages us to set fire to our old ways of thinking about politics and come together where the pain is greatest. Praise for Beyond the Messy Truth “Part manifesto, part manual for activism, [Beyond the Messy Truth] is enlivened by case histories and personal anecdotes that serve as support for the author’s assertions. . . . The author proposes common projects that may bring opposing sides together . . . [and] offers concrete suggestions to revive democracy, heal culture wars, and prevent a Trump victory in 2020.”—Kirkus Reviews “Van Jones is a light in the darkness when we need it most. Beyond the Messy Truth breaks with the tribalism of today’s politics and offers us a way forward. In the tradition of the great bridge builders of our past, Van’s love for this country and all its people shines through.”—Cory Booker, U.S. senator, New Jersey Includes an invaluable resource of contacts, books, media, and organizations for bipartisan bridge-building and problem solving.
Category: Political Science

Democracy At Risk

Author : Stephen Macedo
ISBN : 0815797869
Genre : Political Science
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Voter turnout was unusually high in the 2004 U.S. presidential election. At first glance, that level of participation—largely spurred by war in Iraq and a burgeoning culture war at home—might look like vindication of democracy. If the recent past is any indication, however, too many Americans will soon return to apathy and inactivity. Clearly, all is not well in our civic life. Citizens are participating in public affairs too infrequently, too unequally, and in too few venues to develop and sustain a robust democracy. This important new book explores the problem of America's decreasing involvement in its own affairs. D emocracy at Risk reveals the dangers of civic disengagement for the future of representative democracy. The authors, all eminent scholars, undertake three main tasks: documenting recent trends in civic engagement, exploring the influence that the design of political institutions and public policies have had on those trends, and recommending steps that will increase the amount and quality of civic engagement in America. The authors focus their attention on three key areas: the electoral process, including elections and the way people get involved; the impact of location, including demographic shifts and changing development patterns; and the critical role of nonprofit organizations and voluntary associations, including the philanthropy that help keep them going. This important project, initially sponsored by the American Political Science Association, tests the proposition that social science has useful insights on the state of our democratic life. Most importantly, it charts a course for reinvigorating civic participation in the world's oldest democracy. The authors: Stephen Macedo (Princeton University), Yvette Alex-Assensoh (Indiana University), Jeffrey M. Berry (Tufts), Michael Brintnall (American Political Science Association), David E. Campbell (Notre Dame), Luis Ricardo Fraga (Stanford), Archon Fung (Harvard), William A. Galston (University of Maryland), Christopher F. Karpowitz (Princeton), Margaret Levi (University of Washington), Meira Levinson (Radcliffe Institute), Keena Lipsitz (California–Berkeley), Richard G. Niemi (University of Rochester), Robert D. Putnam (Harvard), Wendy M. Rahn (University of Minnesota), Keith Reeves (Swarthmore), Rob Reich (Stanford), Robert R. Rodgers (Princeton), Todd Swanstrom (Saint Louis University), and Katherine Cramer Walsh (University of Wisconsin).
Category: Political Science

The Vanishing American Adult

Author : Ben Sasse
ISBN : 9781250114419
Genre : Political Science
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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In an era of safe spaces, trigger warnings, and an unprecedented election, the country's youth are in crisis. Senator Ben Sasse warns the nation about the existential threat to America's future. Raised by well-meaning but overprotective parents and coddled by well-meaning but misbegotten government programs, America's youth are ill-equipped to survive in our highly-competitive global economy. Many of the coming-of-age rituals that have defined the American experience since the Founding: learning the value of working with your hands, leaving home to start a family, becoming economically self-reliant—are being delayed or skipped altogether. The statistics are daunting: 30% of college students drop out after the first year, and only 4 in 10 graduate. One in three 18-to-34 year-olds live with their parents. From these disparate phenomena: Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse who as president of a Midwestern college observed the trials of this generation up close, sees an existential threat to the American way of life. In The Vanishing American Adult, Sasse diagnoses the causes of a generation that can't grow up and offers a path for raising children to become active and engaged citizens. He identifies core formative experiences that all young people should pursue: hard work to appreciate the benefits of labor, travel to understand deprivation and want, the power of reading, the importance of nurturing your body—and explains how parents can encourage them. Our democracy depends on responsible, contributing adults to function properly—without them America falls prey to populist demagogues. A call to arms, The Vanishing American Adult will ignite a much-needed debate about the link between the way we're raising our children and the future of our country.
Category: Political Science