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Painless American Government

Painless American Government

  • Author: Jeffrey Strausser,Denise Gilgannon
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
  • ISBN: 9780764126017
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 296
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Presents an easy-to-understand discussion of the United States government, including the Constitution, civil liberties and rights, the different governmental branches, and how the original democracy of the nation differs from that of today.

Painless American History

Painless American History

  • Author: Curt Lader
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
  • ISBN: 9780764106200
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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With a narrative style designed for students, this study guide covers major events in American history from ancient times to the present, with timelines and ideas for Internet projects

Painless Writing

Painless Writing

  • Author: Jeffrey Strausser
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780764142345
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 245
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Offers techniques for improving writing style, shows how to create a template that can be used for writing research papers on all subjects, and includes practical exercises.

Painless Grammar

Painless Grammar

  • Author: Rebecca Elliott
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1438068255
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 296
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Combines instruction in sentence structure with examination of amusing expressions, and gives tips on email communication, editing a school paper, and more. Titles in Barron’s extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects, as they are taught at middle school and high school levels. Perfect for supporting Common Core Standards, these books are written for students who find the subjects somewhat confusing, or just need a little extra help. Most of these books take a lighthearted, humorous approach to their subjects, and offer fun exercises including puzzles, games, and challenging “Brain Tickler” problems to solve. Bonus Online Component: includes additional games to challenge students, including Beat the Clock, a line match game, and a word scramble.

The Everything American Government Book

The Everything American Government Book

From the Constitution to Present-Day Elections, All You Need to Understand Our Democratic System

  • Author: Nick Ragone
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1440522979
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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If the confusion following the last presidential election is any indication, the average citizen knows precious little about the democratic system and the laws that affect their daily lives. The Everything American Government Book unravels the complexities of our democracy and provides readers with the knowledge necessary to make the right decisions and take an active role in the management of their country. From the roots of American government and the challenges that have helped shape it over the years to its current structure and systems, this thoroughly researched work is ideal for anyone brushing up on civics, as well as students of all ages. Readers learn about: The personalities and events that gave rise to our current system The real significance of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution The functions of each branch of government and how they work together Private sector’s influence on public policy and decision-making Ways to get involved and make a difference Specially designed to inform and empower the average citizen during this critical election year, The Everything American Government Book provides the keys to understanding the ins and outs of the most powerful democracy in the world.

Painless English for Speakers of Other Languages, 2nd ed.

Painless English for Speakers of Other Languages, 2nd ed.

  • Author: Jeffrey Strausser,Jose Paniza
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
  • ISBN: 1438083793
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 288
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Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. These books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in many cases, just plain boring. Barron's Painless Series authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting fun-learning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. Both ESL students and teachers of ESL courses have found this bookÕs previous edition extremely helpful, especially in the way it anticipates and answers studentsÕ most frequently asked questions about correct American English usage. The new second edition is better than ever.

Painless Earth Science

Painless Earth Science

  • Author: Edward J. Denecke
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
  • ISBN: 9780764146015
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 320
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Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. Perfect for supporting state standards, these books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in many cases, just plain boring, and may need a little extra help. Barron's Painless Series authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting fun-learning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. This title describes the exciting revolution in our understanding of Earth's processes and changes, focusing on movement of tectonic plates, earthquakes, volcanoes, and much more.

Painless Spanish

Painless Spanish

  • Author: Dasha Davis,Carlos B. Vega
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
  • ISBN: 9781438007724
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 336
  • View: 2728
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Learning Spanish becomes a whole lot less painful when students have this guide in hand. They'll start speaking and understanding Spanish as they complete fun-to-answer questions; develop "word power" as they learn more about the people and culture of Spain and Latin America; test their progress with fun quizzes and games; and more. Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects taught at middle school and high school levels. Perfect for supporting state standards, these books are written for students who find the subjects somewhat confusing, or just need a little extra help. The authors' main goal is to clear up confusion and pique interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which students can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a lighthearted, humorous approach to their subjects, and offer fun exercises including puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. Bonus Online Component: includes additional games to challenge students, including Beat the Clock, a line match game, and a word scramble.

Our Constitution Rocks

Our Constitution Rocks

  • Author: Juliette Turner
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • ISBN: 031073522X
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 224
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Imagine a world without Twitter, Facebook, iTunes, or television... Little did the Framers of the United States Constitution know that their work would change the course of history, but that’s exactly what it did. The Constitution has been called miraculous, revolutionary, unprecedented, all that and more! With it, our Founding Fathers created a free nation, a country governed by the people in a way never seen before. Youth Advocate for Constituting America, Juliette Turner takes a unique look at our founding document and makes it relevant to kids today. Our Constitution Rocks is for a new generation, a reminder of what it means to have a voice and live free. So come along and discover America’s Constitution. Learn how those guys in wigs came up with some of the best ideas ever. It still matters to kids today. Find out why.

Painless Poetry

Painless Poetry

  • Author: Mary Elizabeth
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
  • ISBN: 9780764145919
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 368
  • View: 1502
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Kids who are convinced that they hate poetry or think it's dull and difficult, are likely to change their opinions when they open this book. Using examples that range from exciting, well-told stories that grip the imagination to song lyrics and slam poetry, the author shows that there is more to poetry than many imagine. This revised and updated edition guides middle school and high school students through poetry created for many purposes and written in many forms, and offers insights, guidelines, and techniques to enable students to read and evaluate poems, as well as to write original poetry. Titles in Barron's Painless series cover a wide range of subjects taught in middle school and high school, presenting each subject in a student-friendly format, and demonstrating that learning can be exciting and mind-expanding.

Painless Biology

Painless Biology

  • Author: Joyce Barry
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
  • ISBN: 9780764141720
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 230
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Presents an introduction to life science, including how to classify living organisms, identify the parts of a plant, and the ecology of animals in their environments.

Painless Algebra

Painless Algebra

  • Author: Lynette Long
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
  • ISBN: 1438083157
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 304
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Suicide of the West

Suicide of the West

How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy

  • Author: Jonah Goldberg
  • Publisher: Crown Forum
  • ISBN: 1101904941
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 464
  • View: 1859
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Epic and debate-shifting.” —David Brooks, New York Times "More than any book published so far in this century, it deserves to be called a conservative classic." —Yuval Levin, National Review With his trademark blend of political history, social science, economics, and pop culture, two-time NYT bestselling author, syndicated columnist, National Review senior editor, and American Enterprise Institute fellow Jonah Goldberg makes the timely case that America and other democracies are in peril as they lose the will to defend the values and institutions that sustain freedom and prosperity. Instead we are surrendering to populism, nationalism and other forms of tribalism. Only once in the last 250,000 years have humans stumbled upon a way to lift ourselves out of the endless cycle of poverty, hunger, and war that defines most of history—in 18th century England when we accidentally discovered the miracle of liberal democratic capitalism. As Americans we are doubly blessed that those radical ideas were written into the Constitution, laying the groundwork for our uniquely prosperous society: · Our rights come from God not from the government. · The government belongs to us; we do not belong to the government. · The individual is sovereign. We are all captains of our own souls. · The fruits of our labors belong to us. In the last few decades, these political virtues have been turned into vices. As we are increasingly taught to view our traditions as a system of oppression, exploitation and “white privilege,” the principles of liberty and the rule of law are under attack from left and right. At a moment when authoritarianism, tribalism, identity politics, nationalism, and cults of personality are rotting our democracy from within, Goldberg exposes the West’s suicidal tendencies on both sides of the ideological aisle. For the West to survive, we must renew our sense of gratitude for what our civilization has given us and rediscover the ideals that led us out of the bloody muck of the past – or back to the muck we will go. Suicide is painless, liberty takes work.

American Government Gr. 5-8

American Government Gr. 5-8

  • Author: Brenda Rollins
  • Publisher: Classroom Complete Press
  • ISBN: 1553199553
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 62
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Break down the complicated system that is the American government to discover how it all works. Our resource explores the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government to make it easier to understand. Learn what a government is, its roles, and why we need it. Recognize that there are several different kinds of government, like constitutional monarchy, dictatorship and representative democracy. Determine which kind of government embodies the United States. Find out the purpose of the Constitution and what rights citizens have within their government. Make a list of the main ideas for each of the amendments to the Bill of Rights. Move through the systems of government to discover how a bill becomes a law. Become the president and solve three problems your country is having. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional writing tasks, crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.

The Pattern in the Carpet

The Pattern in the Carpet

A Personal History with Jigsaws

  • Author: Margaret Drabble
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0547386095
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 353
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The author offers an innovative mix of memoir, jigsaw-puzzle history, and the strange delights of puzzling, with sketches of her family members and her thoughts on the importance of childhood play, art, and writing.

Painless Reading Comprehension

Painless Reading Comprehension

  • Author: Darolyn "Lyn" Jones
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
  • ISBN: 9781438007694
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 224
  • View: 1638
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Reading comprehension gets easier as students learn what kind of reader they are, discover how to keep facts in their head, and much more. Titles in Barron’s extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects, as they are taught at middle school and high school levels. Perfect for supporting Common Core Standards, these books are written for students who find the subjects somewhat confusing, or just need a little extra help. Most of these books take a lighthearted, humorous approach to their subjects, and offer fun exercises including puzzles, games, and challenging “Brain Tickler” problems to solve. Bonus Online Component: includes additional games to challenge students, including Beat the Clock, a line match game, and a word scramble.

Painless Geometry

Painless Geometry

  • Author: Lynette Long
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
  • ISBN: 9781438010397
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 384
  • View: 4917
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The thought of solving theorems or postulates leaves some students quivering in their boots. . . but not anymore! This must-have guide takes the pain out of learning geometry once and for all. The author demonstrates how solving geometric problems amounts to fitting parts together to solve interesting puzzles. Students discover relationships that exist between parallel and perpendicular lines; analyze the characteristics of distinct shapes such as circles, quadrilaterals, and triangles; and learn how geometric principles can solve real-world problems. Like all titles in Barron's Painless Series, this book presents informal, student-friendly approaches to learning geometry, emphasizing interesting details, outlining potential pitfalls step by step, offering "Brain Tickler" quizzes, and more.

Painless Pre-Algebra

Painless Pre-Algebra

  • Author: Amy Stahl
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780764145889
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 254
  • View: 1884
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Presents a guide to pre-algebra using word problems and number puzzles, and includes easy-to-utilize methods for solving equations and examples of using pre-algebra in everyday life.

American Government 101

American Government 101

From the Continental Congress to the Iowa Caucus, Everything You Need to Know About US Politics

  • Author: Kathleen Sears
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1440598460
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 264
  • View: 7164
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All you need to know about elections, politics, and government! Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of government into tedious discourse that would put even the president to sleep. American Government 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you learn. From the backstory of the Constitution to the institution of the Electoral College, this primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining tidbits and concepts to help you learn about how the government of the United States actually works. So whether you want to learn about how policies and laws are created, or just want to become a better-informed voter, American Government 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

Why's (poignant) Guide to Ruby

Why's (poignant) Guide to Ruby

  • Author: Why the Lucky
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781320132503
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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why's (poignant) Guide to Ruby, sometimes called w(p)GtR or just "the poignant guide", is an introductory book to the Ruby programming language, written by why the lucky stiff. The book is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.The book is unusual among programming books in that it includes quite a lot of strange humour and narrative side tracks which are sometimes completely unrelated to the topic. Many motifs have become inside jokes in the Ruby community, such as references to the words "chunky bacon". The book includes many characters which have become popular as well, particularly the cartoon foxes and Trady Blix, a large black feline friend of why's, who acts as a guide to the foxes (and occasionally teaches them some Ruby).