"Alexander the Great" is the incredible story of the world's greatest conqueror, a man who single handedly changed the course of history…and who was worshipped as a god. There have been many attempts in the 2,300 years since Alexander's death to tell the epic story of this enigmatic soldier. His deeds read like the stuff of legends. Of all the chroniclers of Alexander, and there have been many famous ones, including Plutarch and Ptolemy, none have given us a clearer and truer account than the one by Arrian.
Morgan discusses the origin of the emerald, its peculiar structure, and its strange allure. The story weaves across several continents and thousands of years. It is a tale of conquistadors, treachery, shipwrecks, and alchemy. Along the way, we meet scientists and kings and bear witness as the great emeralds are born, mined, smuggled, cut, and sold. The book also discusses the modern art of making synthetic emeralds. From the fastnesses of Afghanistan to the steamy jungles of Colombia and Zimbabwe, from the sands of Egypt to the bitter Urals, this is the story of a stone whose strange journey reflects the yearnings, greed, passions, and longing for beauty of the human race.
Storytelling is one of the oldest art forms that humans have. Stories have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, and cultural preservation. In this class you will be exposed to the essential idea of a narrative story structure with beginnings middles and endings. There are many tools to execute a successful story both verbally and visually and these workshops will teach you how. There are hardly revolutionary new ways to learn age old art forms so I will not promise that, what I will promise is to give a new perspective on how to understand common fundamental elements and use that foundation as a spring board to grasp advance concepts of story telling.
This new revised edition of 'Tell it Again!' shows how a story-based methodology brings together the best of primary English language teaching and the rich and motivating resource of children’s literature.
Tell it Again! provides a comprehensive methodology section and story notes on 12 stories from around the world. For each story there are a series of lesson plans with photocopiable activity sheets. The stories include ten of the most popular Puffin storybooks as well as two stories that can be copied.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on 30th July 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.