Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Congratulations to 13 year old who received her Black Belt
Friday, August 19, 2011
The high school version of The Whitest Wall just came to my office by UPS. A Gold Award winning novel by Mom's Choice it meets high school curriculum standards in the following areas while building awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disoroders. Consider it for the high schools in your areas. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in getting this novel into your high school curriculum.Click here to order High School sample
The Whitest Wall
NATIONAL CURRICULUM STANDARDS
- The Whitest Wall promotes an understanding of the diversity of the American English language in both a current and historic sense with the use of patterns and dialect.
- The reader will cross cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions and social roles to acquire new information for a better response to the needs and demands of society and the workplace.
- The reader will draw on personal experience to reflect on the understanding of the other citizens. They will be challenged by portions of the texts with word meanings and misunderstandings.
- Written for the development of a democratic citizenry to enable learners to engage in civic discourse and problem-solving, and to take informed civic action.
- The Whitest Wall can provide classroom discourse in the seven of ten theme areas:
ii) Time, continuity and change
iii) People, places and environments
iv) Individual development and identity
v) Individuals, groups and institutions
vi) Power, authority and governance
vii) Global connections
viii) Civic ideals and practice
- Students analyze the influence of culture, media, technology and other factors on health.
- Students demonstrate understanding of health-enhancing behaviors, reduce health risks, use decision-making skills to enhance health and advocate for personal, family and community health.
- The Whitest Wall provides for opens discussion in content areas addressed by the US Center of Disease Control
i) behaviors that result in intentional or unintentional injury
ii) alcohol and other drug use
iii) sexual behaviors
iv) prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders