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As advocates of literacy and critical thinking, we work toward a civil and just society, advancing the ultimate promise of democracy—participation for all.
Our courses, virtual coaching, consultation days, webinars, and video tutorials are designed to develop and expand inquiry-based instructional
We offer thought-provoking anthologies of fiction and nonfiction materials for readers of all ages, classroom libraries, teacher support materials, discussion guides, and more.
Early in the ‘70s the Argyle Free Library sponsored a series of programs on the Civil War. A small group attended, then continued meeting to discuss our favorite books. One of the early titles was Twelve Years a Slave, Solomon Northup’s account of his kidnapping and subsequent enslavement. We enjoyed reading and discussing it and decided to continue meeting, and one of our members suggested the Great Books program. We got a catalog to look at the choices. At first we wondered whether we were up to reading some of the challenging selections, but we decided to plunge into this ocean of writings, both ancient and modern, to see what would happen. Forty-some-odd years later we are still at it. We have read most of the original Great Books series as evidenced by the accumulation of books on the table in the photograph! We especially enjoyed The 7 Deadly
This book review by Dr. Jim Thurman, political science professor at Central Wyoming College/University of Wyoming, was published in HMU: Dialogues, the newsletter of Harrison Middleton University.
If you’re a teacher or administrator you’ve read about the importance of creating 21st century learning environments in your classroom or school. Our rapidly changing world requires citizens who are adept at analysis and problem solving—they also need to be adaptable, fluent in new literacies, and engaged in continually learning new skills.
Do you have students who constantly need affirmation that they “got it right?” No doubt your answer is yes. Some students get so caught up in making sure they’re on the right track or wondering what they should do next that they stall their learning process.