Painless American Government

Author: Jeffrey Strausser
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9781438081205
Format: PDF, ePub
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Titles in Barron's Painless series are designed for middle school and high school students, helping them excel in subjects they might expect to be either hopelessly boring or excruciatingly difficult. The authors are all experienced teachers, adept at winning the hearts and minds of adolescents, and skillful in adding a light, humorous touch to even the heaviest and grimmest topics. This book opens with a general description of government and a comparison of democracy as practiced by the founding fathers and how it operates in today's America. The author goes on to discuss the Constitution as our basis of government, civil liberties and civil rights, the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the federal government, elections and political parties, how public policy is created and shaped, and how each citizen can become involved in the process of self-government. The book includes quizzes with answer keys.

Painless American History

Author: Curt Lader
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764142314
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With a narrative style designed for students, this study guide covers major events in American history from ancient times to the present, with timelines and ideas for Internet projects.

Painless Grammar

Author: Rebecca Elliott
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764181177
Format: PDF
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Introduces the dos and don'ts of English grammar--ranging from punctuation to spelling and sentence construction--using humorous, down-to earth examples.

Painless English for Speakers of Other Languages

Author: Jeffrey Strausser
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764135620
Format: PDF
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Presents information on the parts of speech; provides advice on ways to improve vocabulary, spelling, and American English pronunciation; and offers step-by-step instructions on written English, including punctuation and sentence structure to write essays and short stories.

Painless Spanish

Author: Carlos B. Vega
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764132339
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Seventeen lessons teach an important aspect of the Spanish culture and present a lesson in Spanish vocabulary and grammar.

The Everything American Government Book

Author: Nick Ragone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440522979
Format: PDF, ePub
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If the confusion following the last presidential election is any indication, the average citizen knows precious little about the democratic system and the laws that affect their daily lives. The Everything American Government Book unravels the complexities of our democracy and provides readers with the knowledge necessary to make the right decisions and take an active role in the management of their country. From the roots of American government and the challenges that have helped shape it over the years to its current structure and systems, this thoroughly researched work is ideal for anyone brushing up on civics, as well as students of all ages. Readers learn about: The personalities and events that gave rise to our current system The real significance of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution The functions of each branch of government and how they work together Private sector’s influence on public policy and decision-making Ways to get involved and make a difference Specially designed to inform and empower the average citizen during this critical election year, The Everything American Government Book provides the keys to understanding the ins and outs of the most powerful democracy in the world.

Painless Poetry

Author: Mary Elizabeth Podhaizer
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764116148
Format: PDF, Docs
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Examines the language and literary elements of poetry, analyzing lyric, narrative, and dramatic poems in such a way as to make them enjoyable for students.

Painless Speaking

Author: Mary Elizabeth
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764121470
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Discusses oral communication including uttering a sound, the effects of culture, conversational speech, reading alone or aloud, and memorized or extemporaneous speaking.

Painless Reading Comprehension 3rd edition

Author: Darolyn "Lyn" Jones, Ed.D.
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 1438068271
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Reading comprehension assignments that first seem confusing become easy when students answer the author's key questions about their own reading habits. For example: "What can kids do to warm up their brains before starting to read?" and "How can they keep the facts they read in their head?" The author offers interesting answers to these and many more questions. Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover most subjects taught on middle school and high school levels, and are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in some cases, just plain boring. Painless Series authors, all of them experienced educators, are experts at clearing up aspects of their subjects that students are likely to find confusing. These books also perk up students' interest by emphasizing the attention-catching ways in which the subjects can be put to practical use. Most Painless Series titles take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, and all of them present fun-to-solve challenges with puzzles, games, and "Brain Tickler" problems. Although Painless Series titles are written primarily for middle school and high school students, older students and adults who need to refresh their skills will also find these books extremely helpful.