A California Childhood

A California Childhood

The actor tells the story of his childhood in Palo Alto through photographs, sketches, paintings, poems, and stories.

How the World Was

A California Childhood

How the World Was

Describes the childhood of World War II veteran, Alan Cope, including his idyllic California home, his family members, and the tragic death of his mother when he was eleven years old.

A Companion to California History

A Companion to California History

This volume of original essays by leading scholars is an innovative, thorough introduction to the history and culture of California. Includes 30 essays by leading scholars in the field Essays range widely across perspectives, including political, social, economic, and environmental history Essays with similar approaches are paired and grouped to work as individual pieces and as companions to each other throughout the text Produced in association with the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West

Crooked River City

The Musical Life of Nashville's William Pursell

Crooked River City

A pianist, arranger, and composer, William Pursell is a mainstay of the Nashville music scene. He has played jazz in Nashville's Printer's Alley with Chet Atkins and Harold Bradley, recorded with Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, performed with the Nashville Symphony, and composed and arranged popular and classical music.Pursell's career, winding like a crooked river between classical and popular genres, encompasses a striking diversity of musical experiences. A series of key choices sent him down different paths, whether it was reenrolling with the Air Force for a second tour of duty, leaving the prestigious Eastman School of Music to tour with an R&B band, or refusing to sign with the Beatles' agent Sid Bernstein. The story of his life as a working musician is unlike any other--he is not a country musician nor a popular musician nor a classical musician but, instead, an artist who refused to be limited by traditional categories. Crooked River City is driven by a series of recollections and personal anecdotes Terry Wait Klefstad assembled over a three-year period of interviews with Pursell. His story is one not only of talent, but of dedication and hard work, and of the ins and outs of a working musician in America. This biography fills a crucial gap in Nashville music history for both scholars and music fans.

Vignettes of Early California

Childhood Reminiscences of Juan Bautista Alvarado

Vignettes of Early California


Life of Asian American Teenager

Life of Asian American Teenager

Tyler Richardson is a young adult writer, who's living in Northern California. He dreams it big, he deals with depression, anxiety, and anger. Soon to find happiness among the way.

California Edition Beginning Essentials in Early Childhood Education

California Edition Beginning Essentials in Early Childhood Education

BEGINNING ESSENTIALS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, CALIFORNIA EDITION, Third Edition, is a streamlined foundations textbook that introduces early childhood students to the field. This unique text is organized to answer four key questions: What is the field? Who is the child? Who is the teacher? and What is being taught? The four sections address the essentials of early childhood education, emphasizing multiculturalism and developmentally appropriate practice. New to this edition, “Teacher Talk” boxes are first-person accounts from teachers who reflect on their experiences in the classroom and provide valuable, applicable advice for those entering the profession. In addition, “Brain Research” boxes showcase some of the most important aspects of brain research and development today, connecting it to the classroom. Other features include special boxed material that highlights key issues related to standards, diversity, DAP, professionalism, and ethics. This California-specific edition directly connects the California Early Childhood Educator Competencies to the material in the text. The beginning of each chapter highlights which competencies are covered in the chapter, and a detailed chart in the appendix shows the correlation of each chapter to the standards through the competency area/performance area/topic levels. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

In the Arena

A Memoir of the 20th Century

In the Arena

This epic memoir is strung on the thread of the author's personal reminiscence, and is filled with fascinating anecdotes about his encounters with many famous people.

Student Teaching: Early Childhood Practicum Guide

Student Teaching: Early Childhood Practicum Guide

This comprehensive text presents up-to-date research and how tos for those enrolled in an early childhood student teaching practicum course. It clearly explains a student teacher's professional duties and responsibilities, the mechanics of hands-on teaching under the guidance of a cooperating teacher, and students' interactions with their college course supervisor(s). Chapters are designed to encourage contemplative and reflective thought as students develop an understanding of professionally accepted practice, ethics, classroom management, and individualized and group program planning and instruction. Communication skills that typify effective team teaching and reduce common classroom problems during student teaching are described and detailed. Current practices related to special-needs children and infant-toddler classroom placement are addressed, as is the development of school-home partnerships that enhance children's life-long learning and educational success. Throughout, case studies and examples illustrate real-life situations and children that other student teachers have encountered. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.