Back to School for Grown-Ups: Everything You Should Have Learned in Class
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Back to School for Grown-Ups: Everything You Should Have Learned in Class

by Stephen Evans M.A., Ian Whitelaw
     
 

Here's a mind-broadening reader's companion for men and women who recall their school days as time spent gazing out the window, and who now realize that they missed out on many interesting ideas. The best and most significant of those lost and half-forgotten ideas are served up in this book, fashioned into lively prose, and supplemented with self-testing Q&A

Overview


Here's a mind-broadening reader's companion for men and women who recall their school days as time spent gazing out the window, and who now realize that they missed out on many interesting ideas. The best and most significant of those lost and half-forgotten ideas are served up in this book, fashioned into lively prose, and supplemented with self-testing Q&A sections to help readers grade their knowledge of facts and understanding of ideas. For clarity and ease of use, Back to School for Grown-Ups is divided into five sections representing five school days. Each day consists of lessons in four subjects, as follows:

  • Section One, Monday: Geography, History, Mathematics, Religion
  • Section Two, Tuesday: Science, Art, Mathematics, Literature
  • Section Three, Wednesday: Civics, Geography, Science, Phys Ed
  • Section Four, Thursday: Literature, History, Art, Civics
  • Section Five, Friday: Religion, Science, Geography, History

    Readers will be absorbed by discussions that range from the Magna Carta to the causes of World War I . . . from the Big Bang to the concept of prime numbers . . . from the origins of Hinduism to the story of Nelson Mandela . . . from the geologic formation of the Grand Canyon to the definition of Pop art . . . and much, much more. Author Stephen Calladine-Evans' style of presentation is informal and reader-friendly, and topics are supplemented with illustrations and brief summaries of key facts. Back to School for Grown-Ups demonstrates that learning is a deeply satisfying experience that should not end with graduation. Includes approximately 400 illustrations.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780764162718
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    02/01/2010
    Pages:
    256
    Product dimensions:
    6.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

    Meet the Author


    Stephen Evans spent nearly two decades as a teacher in English primary and secondary schools, after which time he became a Senior Lecturer in Education Studies at the University of Brighton. He has now returned to teaching as Assistant Principal at one of England's highest performing secondary schools.

    Ian Whitelaw is the author of several books, as well as an editor and a contributor to a number of books as a co-author. He graduated from the University of Durham in the U.K. with and honours degree, having specialized in chemistry, physics, biology, and anthropology. He currently lives on Vancouver Island, Canada, where he and his wife run a small farm.

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