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By Tom Durwood
This is a group of critical thinking exercises revolving around design and architecture.We look at a range of architects and designers in lesson plans for the general student.Design is everywhere -- cars, pens, chairs -- and the subsequent exercises
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homework
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By Tom Durwood
Original action-filled story with historical context. Illustrated by Boell Oyino. Students read and break down this simple story of teenagers in a cowboy-era shoot-out, which then scaffolds into considerations of: a) story structure and b)
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Graphic Arts, Literature
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), EBooks, Literature Circles
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By Tom Durwood
Story-structure and critical thiking exercises to accompany the original cowboy story.
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English Language Arts, Graphic Arts, Literature
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Not Grade Specific
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Lesson Plans (Bundled), Homework, Literacy Center Ideas
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By Tom Durwood
Tom Durwood provides a useful resource for teachers and professors with this ebook. A valuable critical lens that could be applicable to secondary and collegiate literature, humanities, or interdisciplinary studies. For a rich literary criticism
Subjects:
Arts, Comparative Literature, Literature
Grades:
12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Original Textbooks, EBooks, Literature Circles
$7.00
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By Tom Durwood
A comic-book adaptation of an original story. This historical adventure will (I hope) lure students into deeper waters of story structure and history.“A riveting combination of history, action and adventure, thrills and suspense.”-- Claire
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Graphic Arts, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
EBooks, Homework, Literature Circles
$4.00
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By Tom Durwood
A graphic-novel adapatation of an original story. Full-text version also included, along with author foreword and historical context essay.In the dying days of the High Maya empire, a young adventurer rescues a farmgirl from drunken palace guards.
Subjects:
Graphic Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
EBooks
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my fifth year teaching English Composition and Literature at Valley Forge Military College. My students range widely in skills, from developmental cadets with middle-school skills to high-speed cadets on their way to West Point.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Every morning, I face several classrooms full of yawning cadets who care more about their tactical officers and tactical demands than about me and my demands. I have two major factors in my favor. First, my cadets enjoy the challenge of higher-order thinking. If I can surprise them and dare them to understand a new idea, I am halfway home. Second, if I can directly tie our classroom work to each student’s personal success, they will listen. Carefully. So I am constantly demonstrating that critical thinking of all kinds is their only salvation in a demanding job marketplace.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been named Teacher of the Year twice.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Undergraduate: Social Psychology (Harvard) Master in Business Administration (NYU) Masters in Literature (National University)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I edit an online journal, "The Journal of Empire Studies," which brings the scholarship of academic papers to the high school and college classroom. I wrote a newspaper column for the North County Times for seven years. I served as Executive Director of San Diego Habitat for Humanity. I have written an ebook on Teddy Roosevelt and the 25th Infantry, "Teddy's Tantrum," that has been called “the debut of a promising new voice in history,” by journalist Tim Pritchard I have posted a short story collection of coming-of-age stories set in key moments in history, "Ulysses S. Grant in China."

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