News and activities at Norma Marion Alloway Library, Trinity Western University

Month: August 2021 (Page 1 of 2)

NEW Curriculum Resource Titles, August 26

Check out NEW Curriculum Resource titles in TWU’s Curriculum Resource Centre (CRC).

This specialized education resource library serves Trinity’s School of Education and local educators, and it provides a variety of resources for curriculum planning, research and teaching (including curriculum guides), teacher’s resources, and K-12 student resources.

Click on the link for more information. Learn how to place a Hold though our Contactless Holds Pickup.

Gold rush! El Dorado in British Columbia by Kathryn Anne Bridge
(Interest Level: Grades 5-10)
Relive the tumultuous days of gold’s discovery in British Columbia’s Fraser Canyon. Travel back to 1858 and meet some of the tens of thousands of fortune-seeking prospectors who dreamed of astonishing finds, like the huge Turnagain Nugget. Find out how the gold rush attracted thousands of miners and entrepreneurs of various social and ethnic origins and forever transformed this once-remote region of the Pacific North West.

Instructions not included: how a team of women coded the future by Tami Lewis Brown and Debbie Loren Dunn and illustrated by Chelsea Beck
(Interest Level: Kindergarten- Grade 3)
During World War II, learn how three women Betty Snyder, Jean Jennings, and Kay McNulty used mathematics, electrical engineering, logic, and common sense to command the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer), one of the earliest computers as large as a room, to create the modern world.

Shot at dawn: World War I by John Wilson
(Interest Level: Grades 4-8)
The third novel in Scholastic Canada’s “I Am Canada” series, is told from the point of view of First World War soldier Allan McBride on the eve of his execution for desertion. Allan lies about his age to enlist because he can’t wait to join his friend Ken overseas. After witnessing Ken’s emotional breakdown and spending time at the front, Allan becomes disillusioned about the glories of war. The sudden death of another friend pushes him over the edge, and he joins a pack of deserters hiding in the woods.

Super solar system adapted from the original text by Hannah Wilson
(Interest Level: Kindergarten-Grade 4)
This book tells you everything you want to know about space and our galaxy. Read about our rocky moon and how we travelled there, stunning star constellations and the International Space Station. Discover each of the planets in our solar system, from Mercury to Uranus.

Violent volcanoes adapted from the original text by Claire Llewelyn and Thea Feldman
(Interest Level: Kindergarten-Grade 4)
This updated books tells you everything you want to know about volcanoes. From how they are formed to how much damage they can cause. Read about the most famous volcanic eruptions and find out where the active volcanoes are today.

Wild weather adapted from the original text by Anita Ganeri
(Interest Level: Kindergarten-Grade 4)
This updated book presents information about the world’s weather, how we use science to measure and predict the weather, and how we cope when natural disasters strike.




NEW Curriculum Resource Titles, August 12

Check out NEW Curriculum Resource titles in TWU’s Curriculum Resource Centre (CRC).

This specialized education resource library serves Trinity’s School of Education and local educators, and it provides a variety of resources for curriculum planning, research and teaching (including curriculum guides), teacher’s resources, and K-12 student resources.

Click on the link for more information. Learn how to place a Hold though our Contactless Holds Pickup.

Any Questions by Marie-Louise Gay
(Interest Level: Kindergarten-Grade 4)
Many children want to know where stories come from and how a book is made. This picture book provides children with some delightfully inspiring answers through a fictional encounter between an author and some very curious children.

Giraffe and Bird by Rebecca Bender
(Interest Level: Preschool-Kindergarten)
A giraffe and bird pester and annoy each other so much that they decide to go their separate ways, only to discover that they miss each other, and, despite all that bickering, might have been good friends after all. Introduces synonyms.

The Herd Boy by Niki Daly
(Interest Level: Grades 1-2)
Malusi is a herd boy, which means that he must look after his grandfather’s sheep and goat and keep them from being harmed on the grazing slopes. It is a big job for a small boy, but it is one that Malusi does well. Even when a hungry baboon attacks the herd, Malusi isn’t afraid. But he also dreams of someday being more than a herd boy.

Sam’s Pet Temper by Sangeeta Bhadra and illustrated by Marion Arbona
(Interest Level: Preschool-Grade 2)
Sam, has to wait for everything on the playground one day, and this makes him mad.  And then, suddenly, an unusual thing appears. It runs around, shoving and tripping and pinching and stomping, until all the other children have run away. This book offers a perfect representation of just how frustrated and angry small children can get when circumstances in their lives make them feel helpless.

Shadow Chasers by Elly Mackay
(Interest Level: Preschool-Grade 1)
Once evening paints the summer sky, shadows will come out to play. You must move fast, because as quickly as the wind blows, the shadows will be on their way. Chasing after our hopes and dreams may take many tries before we finally catch them. This magical nighttime story shows that the journey is just as remarkable as the destination.

I Wish I Had … by Giovanna Zoboli and illustrated by Simona Mulazzani
(Interest Level: Preschool-Grade 2)
With its sharp eyes, the blackbird can see every blade of grass in the meadow. The wings of the wild goose can carry it far away. And the song of the whale fills the wide ocean. Each animal has skills and beauty wholly unique to itself. And in this lyrical book, a child describes the skill and the beauty possessed by various animals. 

New titles Tuesday, August 10

Here is a selection of print titles added to the collection in the past week.

 Arthur Miller: Death of a salesman, text and criticism /edited by Gerald Weales.

Comedy[by] W. Moelwyn Merchant.  First published in 1972, this work pursues the question ‘what is comedy?’ In its quest for an answer it explores critical theory, psychology, sociology and metaphysics. It also examines the classical origins of comedy, different kinds of comedy, the rituals of comedy, its relationship with other idioms such as ‘satire’, irony’ and ‘farce’, and compares two major traditions: ‘Aristophanic’ and ‘Shakesperean’ comedy. In doing so, the book demonstrates the indefinable and flexible nature of comedy.

 Gallant and libertine: eighteenth-century French divertissements and parades /edited, translated, and with an introduction, by Daniel Gerould.

Masterpieces of the modern central European theatre: five plays ;edited by Robert W. Corrigan.

 Melodrama[by] James L. Smith. Covers the history of theatrical melodrama in a speedy 81 pages. Smith comes to praise melodrama, not to bury it. He defends melodrama as a vital and necessary means of processing human experience. He contrasts tragedy–a complex mode in which characters are internally divided and acquire self-knowledge painfully–with melodrama, a less complex but more popular mode in which fixed “whole” characters representing pure good and pure evil collide.

 Modern tragedy. Examination of the essence of tragedy and essays on modern tragic literature from Ibsen to Sartre.

Plays of the Holocaust: an international anthology /edited with an introduction by Elinor Fuchs. Includes: Eli: A Mystery Play of the Sufferings of Israel by Nelly Sachs, translated by Christopher Holme; Auschwitz by Peter Barnes; Mister Fugue or Earth Sick by Liliane Atlan, translated by Marguerite Feitlowitz; Ghetto by Joshua Sobol, adapted by Jack Viertel; Catherdal of Ice by James Schevill; and Replika by Jozef Szajna, translated by E. J. Czerwinski.

 Plays, 1 /David Greig ; introduced by Dan Rebellato. ‘Europe’ is set at a railway station in a town where old and new Europeans weave a tale of love and loss. ‘The Architect’ charts the rise and fall of Leo Black, an idealistic designer whose visions are now crumbling. The final play tells the stories of an eclectic mix of people.

Plays: one /Anthony Minghella, with an introduction by the author. Anthony Minghella’s writing “sets a standard of emotional truth and clarity so sublimely high that everything around it looks stale, flat, tawdry and obvious” (The Times) Whale Music is: “genuinely tender, poignant and spikily anti-male all at once” (Daily Mail); A Little Like Drowning “makes you laugh, makes you cry and makes you think” (Guardian); Two Planks and A Passion “is one of the best new plays I have seen in the past decade” (Financial Times)

 Plays: one /David Mercer. The first volume of stage and TV plays by one of the best British TV writers . Where the Difference Begins, a naturalist play for television, is about the “difference” between thirties deprivation and fifties affluence, between material prosperity and its accompanying spiritual and political apathy, as embodied by sixty-year-old railwayman Wilf and his sons; A Suitable Case for Treatment, a play for television, portrays a man who, on account of his communist beliefs, is unable to conform to the world around him and associates more with the gorilla he sees in the zoo than with his own wife; The Governor’s Lady is set in colonial Africa focussing on a reactionary central figure. Mercer “demands in my mind the same love and esteem I feel for Gorky. They share a generosity of spirit, a desire for change, and a savage compassion for those who must be changed.” David Jones (director)

 Selected Latin American one-act plays, edited and translated by Francesca Colecchia and Julio Matas.

The art of Aeschylus /Thomas G. Rosenmeyer. 

The memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt: early childhood through the first American tour and her novella In the clouds  /edited and with an introduction by Sandy Lesberg.

 The origin of Attic comedy /by Francis Macdonald Cornford ; edited with foreword and additional notes by Theodor H. Gaster ; introduction by Jeffrey Hendersen. The only full-scale study of the origin of Attic comedy

 Tragicomedy /David L. Hirst.

Voicings: ten plays from the documentary theatre /edited and with an introduction by Attilio Favorini. Documentary dramas rely on actual rather than imaginary events and incorporate other media such as photographs, film clips, and songs. The plays in Voicings use all these tools and address issues that even today remain raw and emotional. Included are works previously not available in English (Piscator’s In Spite of Everything!) and never in print (Compensation, a Soviet documentary on the Chernobyl disaster). Landmark drama such as Peter Weiss’s The Investigation is also part of this collection. Included as well are the more recent Execution of Justice by Emily Mann and Mame Hunt’s Unquestioned Integrity, a drama on the controversial testimony of Anita Hill at the hearings confirming Clarence Thomas’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

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