Mimi's Village

And How Basic Health Care Transformed It

Author: Katie Smith Milway,Eugenie Fernandes

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1554537223

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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After Mimi's sister almost dies from drinking dirty water, Mimi and her family begin a series of measures to make their village a healthier place, including such things as boiling water, using bed nets, getting vaccinations, and eating better food.

Creativity and Children's Literature: New Ways to Encourage Divergent Thinking

Author: Marianne Saccardi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610693566

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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Today's students need to be able to do more than score well on tests—they must be creative thinkers and problem solvers. The tools in this book will help teachers and parents start students on the path to becoming innovative, successful individuals in the 21st century workforce. • Demonstrates how to use children's literature specifically to foster divergent thinking in students in school and at home • Provides specific suggestions for activities and example projects relevant to individual books as well as to entire teaching units • Supplies bibliographies of hundreds of recently published children's books recommended for children of different age levels • Cites research findings that underscore the vital importance of divergent thinking in today's world and its importance to the business community

And Social Justice for All

Empowering Families, Churches, and Schools to Make a Difference in God's World

Author: Lisa Van Engen

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 082544506X

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Equips parents to inspire kids to take on social injustice--at any age With the constant barrage of difficult stories through news and social media, today's kids are increasingly aware of the real problems real people confront every day. And they're quicker than ever to come to parents and other trusted adults to ask how they can help--or why they're not already doing so. And Social Justice for Allequips Christian families to tackle social justice issues together. It inspires them to bring light and love to a dark and scary world. Educator and mom Lisa Van Engen creates innovative resources to engage kids in understanding and responding to fourteen justice issues such as clean water, creation care, immigration and refugees, hunger, race, and poverty. After placing each issue in kid-friendly context, she offers interactive features: · High-interest conversation starters for each age group to challenge thinking and assumptions · A family devotional to anchor each social justice issue in God's Word · Engaging, age-tiered activities for reading, playing, observing, creating, connecting, and experimenting in God's world · Tips and internet links to extend awareness and invest resources in social justice. Throughout each chapter, children speak their own thoughts about injustice and what they think God is calling them to do. By looking at both the roots of injustice and what Christians can do right now to help, And Social Justice for All empowers both adults and children to encounter a broken world with insight and empathy. Simple yet powerful, it lights the path for families to make a real, God-directed difference together.

True You

Overcoming Self-Doubt and Using Your Voice

Author: Adele Ahlberg Calhoun,Tracey D. Bianchi

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 083089764X

Category: Religion

Page: 191

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Pressure to perform and conform starts early in a woman's life and never stops. Designed to take you deeper with God on your own or in a group, these pages offer a reminder that there is a beloved, "true you" waiting to be known in each of us and that a world in need awaits the unique stories that each of us were made to tell.

The Good Garden

How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough

Author: Katie Smith Milway

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1771381574

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Maria's family are poor Honduran farmers, growing barely enough to eat. Then a new teacher comes to town and shows Maria sustainable farming practices that yield good crops. An inspiring story, based on actual events, that shows us how farms and hopes are transformed as good gardens begin to grow.

Video Sourcebook

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Heal

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414400990

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 4000

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From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.