by Jeremy Affeldt, To Stir A Movement Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download To Stir A Movement books, Jeremy Affeldt understands passion. With passion, his dream of being a major league baseball player became a reality in 2002 after being drafted right out of high school by the Kansas City Royals. With passion, he battled injuries that plagued the early years of his career. With passion, he struck out the side of the Detroit Tigers line-up in the 8th inning of the final game of the 2012 World Series. Jeremy Affleldt's passion doesn't end when he walks off the field. As an outspoken advocate against human trafficking and a committed servant against injustice, Jeremy Affeldt has made a significant mark in this world. To Stir a Movement details Jeremy Affeldt's journey from a military brat and self-centered, hot-tempered, high school athlete to a two-time world series champ and Christ follower. Through this firsthand account, discover a side of Jeremy Affeldt that goes beyond the field. Whether helping the trafficked find freedom, the thirsty receive water, or the hungry obtain food Jeremy Affeldt is using his voice to demolish the barriers that stand between everyday people and the injustice around them. Book jacket.
by Maegan Parker Brooks, A Voice That Could Stir An Army Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Voice That Could Stir An Army books, A sharecropper, a warrior, and a truth-telling prophet, Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977) stands as a powerful symbol not only of the 1960s black freedom movement, but also of the enduring human struggle against oppression. A Voice That Could Stir an Army is a rhetorical biography that tells the story of Hamer’s life by focusing on how she employed symbols— images, words, and even material objects such as the ballot, food, and clothing—to construct persuasive public personae, to influence audiences, and to effect social change. Drawing upon dozens of newly recovered Hamer texts and recent interviews with Hamer’s friends, family, and fellow activists, Maegan Parker Brooks moves chronologically through Hamer’s life. Brooks recounts Hamer’s early influences, her intersection with the black freedom movement, and her rise to prominence at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Brooks also considers Hamer’s lesser-known contributions to the fight against poverty and to feminist politics before analyzing how Hamer is remembered posthumously. The book concludes by emphasizing what remains rhetorical about Hamer’s biography, using the 2012 statue and museum dedication in Hamer’s hometown of Ruleville, Mississippi, to examine the larger social, political, and historiographical implications of her legacy. The sustained consideration of Hamer’s wide-ranging use of symbols and the reconstruction of her legacy provided within the pages of A Voice That Could Stir an Army enrich understanding of this key historical figure. This book also demonstrates how rhetorical analysis complements historical reconstruction to explain the dynamics of how social movements actually operate.
by P. A. Morris, To Stir The Wind Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download To Stir The Wind books, A fast paced mystery that morphs but never loses momentum. Clem, Connie and Jake are three people lost in time for different reasons, but sharing the agony of their present existence. In the fabric of society, the homeless are the tattered fringes that sometimes annoyingly dangle within our view, only to disappear when our minds focus on the rest of the garment. Clemson Edwards was a professor of Eastern Studies at a small college, somewhere in Iowa. But his wife passed away suddenly. And with her passing went his desire to teach. His journey to the Main Street Mission is chronicled only in his mind. Connie Black is a "looker." Not in the passive sense of being the adorable object of a man?s glance or glare. But in the active sense of someone who is always looking for something better in life. To Connie, hope is the virtue of choice. Hope doesn?t require commitment, just the ability to dream past the agonies of the present and forward to the possibility of something better in the future. Jake Perdido has a room at the mission. But like the other residents, he has no home, no family and no sense of belonging to modern society. If he had to pick a virtue to guide him it would be charity. He believes the more time he spends helping others, the less he has to wonder about who he is. Jake was the recipient of a hard blow to the back of his head in a motorcycle accident. And now he is a card-carrying amnesiac. So he is a functioning "nobody". He can read, write and recite history ...except for his own. And so goes the lives of three of those tattered edges. When the members of the homeless community are being murdered for no reason at all, they band together to try to uncover a plot emanating from the rich side of town. The plot twists and the list of suspects changes as two sides of the town collide only to be drawn together in a unique way with Jake smack in the middle. The killer is conscienceless, his boss is ruthless and the police are of no help . . . until!
by Brenda Pugh McCutchen, Teaching Dance As Art In Education Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Teaching Dance As Art In Education books, Teaching Dance as Art in Education is a comprehensive introductory textbook that helps dance education majors and dance specialists understand and incorporate the aesthetic foundations of educational dance in grades K-12. Unlike other models of teaching dance, this book delineates what a standards-oriented, aesthetically driven program should encompass for both the dance specialist and his or her K-12 students. Teaching Dance as Art in Education fosters an understanding of dance as arts education and defines the dance specialist's roles and responsibilities, including how the national arts initiatives and student-centered inquiry affect the teaching of dance. It explains how to advance student growth in the areas most critical to teaching dance: the physical, mental, artistic, and social. Content is delineated through four cornerstones of dance as art in education: -Dancing and performing -Creating and composing -Knowing history, culture, and context -Analyzing and critiquing These cornerstones are subsequently integrated into the K-12 Dance Cornerstone Curriculum Framework, which enables dance specialists to develop substantive and sequential dance experiences for students as they progress from kindergarten through grade 12. The framework distills all the skills and concepts that dance specialists need, including developmental expectations for different ages. Teaching Dance as Art in Education also presents a new instructional approach, the Eight-Step Plan, that facilities integration of all four dance education cornerstones into each unit to make the lessons more coherent. Further, the many features in the textbook help dance specialists become aware of not only their unique roles and responsibilities when teaching educational dance but also how to develop an arts-oriented, professional teaching portfolio. The following user-friendly features are interwoven throughout the book: -Reflect and Respond: Case studies, or scenarios, invite the reader to consider an issue or situation and develop a response. -Questions to Ponder: Thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter help readers extend and apply chapter concepts. -Rich Resources: Suggested resources, such as books, videos, and Web sites, supplement the topics covered in the chapter. -Notebook or Portfolio: Practical exercises to complete, record, and compile into an arts-oriented teaching portfolio are useful for future job interviews. -Inspirational Quotes: Selected quotes from famous dancers, choreographers, and teachers support the topics covered. Teaching Dance as Art in Education reveals how to meet the National Standards in Dance Education without being driven by them, and it goes one step further--it marries dance with arts education in a way that makes teaching educational dance clear and distinct.