Monday, April 27, 2009

Prestwick House Named 2009 AEP Finalist

A special thanks to all of the “Prestwickians” who worked on this year’s Distinguished Achievement Awards Finalists: Jeremy Clark, Jerry Clark, Darlene Gilmore, Douglas Grudzina, Larry Knox, Jen Mendoza, Paul Moliken, and Magedah Shabo.

Curriculum: Self-Guided Material (Grades 9-12)

Techniques of Propaganda and Persuasion is an essential collection of the most common propaganda techniques. Clear definitions, compelling examples, and engaging activities give students a solid understanding of the power of words and images to manipulate public opinion and behavior.

Curriculum: Self-Guided Material (Grades 9-12)

Discovering Genre: Drama boasts three full-length plays: Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, Shaw’s Pygmalion, and Chekhov’s The Seagull. These classic plays help students to explore the unique aspects of drama as a literary genre. The book includes questions that will enable students to understand the choices a playwright makes in creating a work for the stage. The first book in this series, Discovering Genre: Poetry, won the DAA in 2007.

Curriculum: Self-Guided Material (Grades 9-12)

Writing an A+ Research Paper A Road Map for Beginning and Experienced Writers guides students through the entire process of writing a research paper with comprehensive sections on topics such as citing Internet sources and how to avoid plagiarism. Unlike other books on writing research papers that merely supply rules and examples, this new guide from Prestwick House helps students develop their skills by having them, step-by-step, assist two fictional students who are writing papers at the same time.

Curriculum: Reading and Language Arts (Grades 9-12)

Lead-Ins to Literature: The Great Gatsby is a comprehensive introduction to the book in convenient PowerPoint format. This informative, colorful, illustrated presentation contains more than 70 slides, detailing all of the rich background of the Roaring Twenties, a brief biography of Fitzgerald, a discussion of symbols, and many essential facts about the book. Its modern presentation is sure to appeal to today’s interactive media-savvy students.

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