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title:   The American Ways The American Ways New Edition American Ways: An Introduction to American Culture
series:   Prentice Hall
author:   Maryanne Kearny Datesman / JoAnn Crandall / Edward N. Kearny
publisher:   Pearson
cover:   Softcover
edition:   3
language:   English
pub.-date:   Februar 2005
ISBN13:   9780131500860
ISBN10:   0-13-150086-4
status   title no longer available
 

The American Ways The American Ways New Edition American Ways: An Introduction to American Culture


Features

Features and Benefits

  • F: Updated chapters reflect current thinking on topics such as diversity, education, family, government and politics, and recreation.
  • B: Extends and enriches students' knowledge and interest in U.S. history and culture.
  • F: Expanded pre-reading exercises.
  • B: Previews the chapters' content and academic vocabulary.
  • F: Emphasis on academic vocabulary, including the Academic Word List.
  • B: Provides practice with word families most often found in academic texts.
  • F: New Improve Your Reading Skills section.
  • B: Helps students build effective reading skills.
  • F: New Internet activities.
  • B: Offer opportunities for further research and study.

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New to this Edition

New to the Third Edition:

  • Expanded pre-reading exercises preview the chapter content and Academic Word List vocabulary.
  • Improve Your Reading Skills helps students become independent readers.
  • Build Your Vocabulary features collocations and exercises that expand on the Academic Word List.
  • New Internet activities offer opportunities for further research and study.
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Table of Contents

To the Teacher

About the Third Edition

The Book at a Glance

1        Introduction: Understanding the Culture of the United States

2        Traditional American Values and Beliefs

3        The American Religious Heritage

4        The Frontier Heritage

5        The Heritage of Abundance

6        The World of American Business

7        Government and Politics in the United States

8        Ethnic and Racial Diversity in the United States

9        Education in the United States

10      How Americans Spend Their Leisure Time

11      The American Family

12      American Values at the Crossroads

Academic Word List

Bibliography

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Back Cover

American Ways: An Introduction to American Culture, Third Edition, by Maryanne Kearny Datesman, JoAnn Crandall, and Edward N. Kearny, focuses on the traditional values that have attracted people to the United States for well over 200 years and traces the effects of these values on American life.

Chapter themes include diversity, the family, education, government and politics, religion, business, and recreation. Cross-cultural activities --- from discussion topics to writing projects --- encourage high-intermediate to advanced students to compare their own values with those discussed in the readings.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Expanded pre-reading exercises preview the chapter content and Academic Word List vocabulary.
  • Improve Your Reading Skills helps students become independent readers.
  • Build Your Vocabulary features collocations and exercises that expand on the Academic Word List.
  • New Internet activities offer opportunities for further research and study.

 

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Author

Maryanne Kearny Datesman is the author of several ESL reading texts. She has taught ESL and administered programs at Western Kentucky University and American University, and she has taught also at Georgetown University. In Kentucky, she established and administered a private language school and directed programs for refugees. She was co-founder of Kentucky TESOL and is a former president of WATESOL.

JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall is a professor of education at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. At UMBC she had co-directed the master's program in ESOL/Bilingual Education and directed the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Language, Literacy and Culture. She is a former president of TESOL and AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguistics) and a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.

Edward N. Kearny is professor emeritus of government at Western Kentucky University. He earned his Ph.D. in government from American University in 1968. He also holds a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in psychology, and he has written a number of books and articles on American politics.

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