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Capital Punishment and the Eighth Amendment *.

Sentenced to Die: Capital Punishment and the Eighth Amendment *. Leafe, Sharon W. 2001. 2nd ed. 33 min. $62.95. Close Up Foundation. Grades 7-12 The Eighth Amendment states that “excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted,” but today’s headlines are indicative of the ongoing debate among […]

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DISCovering Collection.

DISCovering Collection. Hofstetter, Janet . 2001. Contact vendor for pricing options. The Gale Group. Grades 6-12 Combining the familiar Gale Group DISCovering series (Authors, Biography, Science, U.S. History, World History, and Multicultural America), the EXPLORING series (Novels, Short Stories, Poetry, Shakespeare), and several of the U*X*L and Worldmark databases, this new online database include authors, […]

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Forgotten Fire.

Forgotten Fire. Decker, Charlotte Bagdasarian, Adam * Forgotten Fire 2000. 273pp. $17.95 hc. DK Publishing. 0-7894-2627-7. Grades 10-12 In 1915, with the world focused upon the battlefields of Europe, the Muslim government of Turkey set out systematically to eradicate the Christian Armenians. It is in this context that the author sets the story of Vahan […]

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The Boy in the Burning House. (fiction).

The Boy in the Burning House. (fiction). Hoy, Sherry Wynne-Jones, Tim The Boy in the Burning House 2000. 214pp. $16 hc. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. 0-374-30930-2. Grades 6-12 As a novel that grew out of a short story, (Lord of the Fries, DK Ink, 1999), this book takes up 14-year-old Jim Hawkins tale after he […]

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World Conflicts and Confrontations.

World Conflicts and Confrontations. Marinucci, Ron World Conflicts and Confrontations 2000. $320 hc. 4 vol. Salem Press. 0-89356-219-X. Grade 9 & Up This informative and comprehensive set covers wars, rebellions, terrorism, student protests, and civil wars in recent history. A variety of conflicts are examined, such as those based on race/ethnicity, politics, border disputes, religion, […]

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the Ultimate Keyboarding Tutor Version.

UltraKey 4.0: the Ultimate Keyboarding Tutor Version. Dobosenski, Laura 2000. $49.95. Macintosh/Windows. Bytes of Learning. Grade 3 & up UltraKey proves to be a serious, thorough, no-frills keyboarding tutorial. Although the 3D posture graphics became fuzzy when the zoom feature was applied, in general the graphics are lively and clear. The introductory movies played without […]