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Price $9.95,
192 pages, soft bound 

ISBN: 0-9633744-1-9 Teen/Young Adult, Motivational, Self-help, Psychology, Leadership

Table of Contents
  1. Telling Your Story
  2. Everything is Life
  3. Failing is not a Right
  4. Freedom
  5. Living the Good Life
  6. Finding the Path
  7. Friendship, Love, Marriage, Sex
  8. Is Making Sacrifices Necessary?
  9. How to Prepare for the Future
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Rebellion with Purpose
A Young Adult's Guide to the Improvement 
of Self and Society

"Young adults will enjoy this encouraging guide to self-improvement and the development of moral and ethical values in a changing world. It doesn't preach, but it does invite kids to think about what it means to 'live the good life,' and what elements are involved in creating and maintaining a life vision."

The Children's Bookwatch
Midwest Book Review

The young people who have walked into Richard Sidy's classroom over the years have been typical of America's youth: full of dreams, confusion, potentials, achievements, and obstacles. The reader will perhaps recognize them in the pages of Rebellion with Purpose as one's own family members, acquaintances, neighbors, or oneself. In this troubled age a book like this is an affirmation of life and a reinforcement for the human spirit.

Rebellion with Purpose is a refreshing, challenging, and caring new approach which speaks straight to the heart and mind. It is a practical guide, based on the real experiences of young people, to help the reader gain more control over his or her life, and to increase one's understanding, happiness, success, sense of purpose, and hope for the future.

This is also a must read for parents, teachers, counselors or those who give guidance to young people.
Teachers, CLICK HERE to read and print out free lesson plans,  activity guide, and links to great resources to accompany Rebellion With Purpose. See how you can use this book as an effective text for high school students. This is a complete, tested curriculum with personalized help available.

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Price $8.95,
176 pages,
soft bound
ISBN: 0-9633744-0

Politics, Philosophy, International Relations, Global Studies

Table of Contents
  1. What is Diplomacy?
  2. Qualities of the Diplomat
  3. World Goodwill
  4. Leadership
  5. Truth and Trust
  6. The Plan
  7. The Role of Diversity
  8. Global Consciousness
  9. Responsibilities of World Citizens
  10. Diplomacy in Every-day Life
  11. Hope for the Future


World Diplomacy

The meaning of "community" in the modern world has been redefined by the advances of technology, the globalization of the economy, and the international response to environmental and humanitarian needs. In this context, a new approach to diplomacy as a guiding force is essential.

World Diplomacy explores the creative and uniting force of diplomacy in all types of relationships. This book is a blend of political theory, psychology, idealism, and common sense. It reveals how diplomacy can replace ideology, partisan politics, and nationalism as the political framework in a world which maintains diversity while working for a common purpose.

The emphasis in World Diplomacy is that the choices made by individuals and governments in the next few years will decide how humanity will be able to live on this planet beyond the twentieth century. It presents alternative ideas and approaches upon which to make those choices. This book presents a hopeful and pro-active approach to international relations based on improving the quality of life for future generations.

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45 pages of  reproducible thematic activities

24-page teachers' guide
Price $19.50
8.5X11 spiral bound
Social Studies
Grades 5 --10


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Explore U.S.A.

Explore U.S.A. is a comprehensive investigation into the life, history, culture, and environment of the United States--past, present, and future. It is designed to meet the needs of the elementary or middle school teacher and student. It has four thematic sections:

Foundation Activities
• Themes of United States History

Explore your State
Enrichment Activities

These sections offer a hands-on, inquiry-based, and integrated approach to learning. They encourage the development of cooperative learning activities, the development of higher level thinking skills, and the development of creative applications of learning.

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Table of Contents

Foundation Activities
  • Building Social Units
  • Understanding Needs, Values, Goals
  • Understanding Time
  • Using the Atlas
  • Understanding Scale
  • Understanding Environment
  • Understanding Culture
Explore Your State
  • State Geography
  • Exploring Land forms
  • Natural Environment
  • Native Peoples
  • Explorers
  • Settlers
  • Statehood
Themes of U.S. History
  • Natural Beauty
  • Great Ideals
  • Great People
  • Contributions from many Cultures
  • Contributions to Human Progress
  • Challenges Facing the Nation
  • Americans Learn from Experience
  • Building and Maintaining the Union
  • America Faces the Future
Enrichment Activities
  • Stories of North America
  • Native Americans
  • Exploring States and Regions
  • U.S. Almanac
  • The U.S. in My Life
  • Model U.S. Congress
  • Current Events
  • U.S. Postage Stamps
  • American Folklore


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