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Immigrating and cultural diversity are central to the characteristics of the American experience. The United States accepts immigrants from more places around the world than any other nation. During the past century, the mix of people in the United States has become more varied which has impacted American classrooms. There is growing body of evidence that links multicultural education to improved academic performance and many states have adopted general goals, recognising the value of ethnic and cultural diversity.
Each of the Multicultural Holidays Explored in this volume includes:
Depression can have many harmful and even devastating effects on the lives of children and adolescents. It can derail school performance and lead to social and family troubles. It can also have harmful effects on a young person's physical health. This book is a practical resource that includes a variety of strategies (including reproducible worksheets) designed to use with elementary, middle & high school youth. An ""At-A-Glance"" chart is included to help you quickly locate strategies suitable for particular age groups. *Topics include:* Relaxation Nutrition Spirituality Exercise Cognitive & Behavioural... More info
Julia is not happy with her looks. Her friend Abena the rabbit is thin and does great in ballet. Julia thinks she would be better off if she was thin and small like her friend. She sits in front of her wishing mirror one night and wishes so hard that she could look more like her friend. That night the wishing fairy does his magic and Julia morphs! The next day she looks very different and is excited to show everyone her new look. But she soon... More info
Using 6 magic words Joey and his friends learn to stand up for themselves and solve problems quickly. From name-calling to arguing to sexual harassment they learn to be respectfully assertive. This book offers children directly assertive problem-solving strategies confidence and prosocial behaviour. Discussion and activity ideas are included to help children extend their understanding of ways to stand up for themselves. Learning these concepts early will help children deal with future problems on their own. (Paperback) View Sample Pages Author: Sandy Ragona, M.S.Ed. & Amy Tranel More info