Saturday, February 6, 2016

Textbook review: Perspectives of Power

Perspectives of Power explores the nature of power in art, literature, historical documents, and poetry. In this unit, developed by Vanderbilt University's Programs for Talented Youth, students will explore the power of oppression; the power of the past, present, and future; and the power of personal response by engaging in simulations, skits, art projects, literary analyses, Socratic seminars, debates, and creative writing. Texts illuminate content extensions related to the bystander effect, social class structure, game theory, the use and abuse of technology, cultural conflict, the butterfly effect, women's suffrage, and surrealism--all pertaining to power. The unit features texts from Emily Dickinson, William B. Yeats, and Charles Perrault; art from Moyo Okediji and Salvador Dali; and speeches by Elie Wiesel, Susan B. Anthony, and John F. Kennedy. As a result from the learning in the unit, students will be able to examine powerful influences in their own lives and take on power in personal responsibility.

My Review:

This is my first textbook review ever, so be kind. I was thinking at first of reviewing this as a learner, but I'm hardly in the age range for this book.
What I do love about it as a parent and possible homeschooler (let's be honest, my husband will be the main teacher) I love how Easy it is to understand, and that all the readings are included so there's no need to buy extra material.
Even without teaching experience, the book has easy to follow rubrics and tear out pages that are easy to use and copy if you have more than one kid.
Overall, if you're thinking of educating your child yourself or even just supplementing the education of your advanced public school student, this is a great textbook to invest in.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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