Not Another Apple for the Teacher: Hundreds of Fascinating Facts from the World of Education

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Conari Press, 1 нояб. 2002 г. - Всего страниц: 245
Did you know that Mussolini was a school teacher before he was a dictator? So was Margaret Hamilton - the actress who portrayed the wicked witch of the west! Here are over 500 amazing, little-known facts you will never learn in school.
 

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Not Another Apple for the Teacher: Hundreds of Fascinating Facts from the World of Teaching (Totally Riveting Utterly Entertaining Trivia Series)

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Barrett and Mingo have authored 20 books, generated more than 30,000 questions for trivia games, and contributed articles to major periodicals, including Salon, the New York Times, the Washington Post ... Читать весь отзыв

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Out of the Halls and into the Classroom
1
Dont Know Much about History
17
First in Class
37
Where the Word Things Are
45
Past Lives
55
Before They Were Famous
75
Tools of the Trade
95
Teacher Appreciation
125
Life On Campus
175
Wordly Wise
193
The Wild World of School Sports
197
Truer Words Were Never Spoken
209
Teachers on Page Stage and Screen
219
An Alternative Education
227
Lunches Libraries and Bus Drivers
231
Acknowledgments
239

Fightin Words
139
Teaching by the Numbers
145
Educational Follies
157

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Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo have authored 20 books, including How the Cadillac Got Its Fins, The Couch Potato Guide to Life and the bestselling Just Curious Jeeves. They have written articles for many major periodicals including The New York Times, Salon, Reader's Digest, and The Washington Post and have generated more than 30,000 questions for trivia games and game shows such as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Their website, which lists their This Day in History nationallysyndicated column.


Along with Erin Barrett, Jack Mingo published over 20 books, including Random Kinds of Factness (Conari, 2005, over 20,000 copies). He is a fulltime writer specializing in somewhat offbeat trivia books. In his spare time, Jack keeps six hives and half a million bees in his Alameda (Bay Area) backyard and sells their honey at local farmers markets. His bees produce 650 pounds of honey per year (59 gallons, 472 pint jars).

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