James Marshall Literature Activities--Fox Outfoxed
Language: en
Pages: 5
Authors: Cynthia Holzschuher
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-01 - Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

These quick, engaging activities help students enjoy the amusing literature of James Marshall. Cross-curricular before-, during-, and after-reading activities are provided for a comprehensive study of Fox Outfoxed.
Animals Animals
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Eric Carle, James Marshall
Categories: Animals
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher:

A collection of children's books on the subject of Animals.
Fox Outfoxed
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: James Marshall
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Penguin Young Readers

Fox competes in a big race, gives away his comic books, and goes trick-or-treating on Halloween with his friends.
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Alexandra Kitty
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-04-01 - Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser

The director of 2004’s smash hit documentary Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism teams with journalist Alexandra Kitty in an even more detailed and updated examination of how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News, have been running a “race to the bottom” in television news. They examine media consolidation by focusing on the Fox News Channel: How did Fox gain prominence? How did the Fox News Channel gain audiences and influence public debate? How does Fox report reality? Is the network merely interpreting events or is it pushing propaganda? Who are the main players and how do they treat their friends and enemies? Why should readers care about how Fox takes liberties with its facts? Each chapter blends interviews from Greenwald’s documentary, transcripts from Fox programs, and other research pertaining to Fox News not only to illustrate the Fox “mentality,” but also to show the factual, ethical and structural problems with the news channel. Interviews and transcripts are analyzed to give readers a strong sense of what Fox is actually telling its audiences.
Color by Fox
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Kristal Brent Zook
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-05-13 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Following the overwhelming success of "The Cosby Show" in the 1980s, an unprecedented shift took place in television history: white executives turned to black dollars as a way of salvaging network profits lost in the war against video cassettes and cable T.V. Not only were African-American viewers watching disproportionately more network television than the general population but, as Nielsen finally realized, they preferred black shows. As a result, African-American producers, writers, directors, and stars were given an unusual degree of creative control over shows such as "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," "Roc," "Living Single," and "New York Undercover". What emerged were radical representations of African-American memory and experience. Offering a fascinating examination of the explosion of black television programming in the 1980s and 1990s, this book provides, for the first time ever, an interpretation of black TV based in both journalism and critical theory. Locating a persistent black nationalist desire--a yearning for home and community--in the shows produced by and for African-Americans in this period, Kristal Brent Zook shows how the Fox hip-hop sitcom both reinforced and rebelled against earlier black sitcoms from the sixties and seventies. Incorporating interviews with such prominent executives, producers, and stars as Keenen Ivory Wayans, Sinbad, Quincy Jones, Robert Townsend, Charles Dutton, Yvette Lee Bowser, and Ralph Farquhar, this study looks at both production and reception among African-American viewers, providing nuanced readings of the shows themselves as well as the sociopolitical contexts in which they emerged. While black TV during this period may seem trivial or buffoonish to some, Color by Fox reveals its deep-rooted ties to African-American protest literature and autobiography, and a desire for social transformation.
Beyond Picture Books
Language: en
Pages: 501
Authors: Barbara Barstow, Judith Riggle
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

A bibliography that suggests books for beginner readers is accompanied by subject, title, illustrator, readability level, and series indexes
Lost Cleopatra: A Tale of Ancient Hollywood
Language: en
Authors: Phillip Dye
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-24 - Publisher: BearManor Media

This is the story of Cleopatra, a motion picture made in 1917; how it was made, how it was received, how it was lost, and why its absence is such a tragedy. This is a true story, except for the parts that are not true.The tale involves different personalities who became involved in the production, including Ruth St. Denis, one of the founders of modern dance; Anne Haviland, the ‘famous psychic perfumist;’ Edward Bernays, ‘the father of public relations;’ Major Funkhouser, the powerful Chicago censor; and Topsy, the Army camel. However, the two dominant figures in the story of Cleopatra were its producer, William Fox, and its star, Theda Bara.
Flying's Strangest Moments
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: John Harding
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-04 - Publisher: Robson

The history of flying is packed with incredible feats of bravery and endurance, human ingenuity and recklesness, mystery, romance and tragedy. From the first hot air balloons of the 18th century to the supersonic jet flights of today, magnificent men (and women) have taken their incredible flying machines ever higher, further and faster. This collection of wonderfully engaging tales of madness, bravery, inventiveness, disaster and triumph will take every aviation enthusiast on a whirlwind ride.
Riding with George
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Philip Smucker
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-01 - Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Long before George Washington was a president or general, he was a sportsman. At six feet two inches with a penchant for rambunctious horse riding, what he lacked in formal schooling he made up for in physical strength, skill, and ambition. Washington's memorable performances on the hunting field and on the battlefield helped crystallize his contribution to our modern ideas about athleticism and chivalry, even as they also highlight the intimate ties between sports and war. Author Philip G. Smucker, a fifth-great grandnephew of George Washington, uses his background as a war correspondent, sports reporter, and amateur equestrian to weave an insightful tale based upon his own travels in the footsteps of Washington as a surveyor, sportsman, and field commander. Riding with George is "boots-in-stirrups" storytelling that unspools Washington's rise to fame in a never-before-told tale. It shows how a young Virginian's athleticism and Old World chivalry propelled him to become a model of right action and good manners for a fledgling nation.
Something Funny Happened at the Library
Language: en
Pages: 163
Authors: Rob Reid
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: American Library Association

This is how storyteller, librarian, and all-around jokester Rob Reid opens his delightful new book, Something Funny Happened at the Library. Wouldn't it be great if kids came home from the library holding their sides, eager to pass on the funny things they heard in the library that day? According to Reid, the best way to get the attention of young people is to make them laugh. From easy-to-win-over preschoolers to unimpressed teens, this book will serve as your personal humor coach for even the toughest audiences out there. With tricks of the trade on how to warm up an audience, choose age-appropriate material, use facial and vocal expressions to lure them in, and select props, you're on your way to something very funny! Young children won't be able to hold in their giggles after such programs as "The World's Worst Ice-Cream Story," and intermediate school-age kids will love to take part in book theme parties in honor of Captain Underpants or such special celebrations as "Boo Ha-Ha!" Even those middle- and high-school students, once convinced to participate in "Comedy Club" (a program that combines reading and stand-up) or spoonerisms (a wordplay game), will be rolling in the aisles. To enrich all of these programs, Reid also includes a funny reader's theater script, tips on how to host lively library tours and school visits, and even rap songs that extol the virtues of reading and the library! A complete resource for getting children and young adults snickering and having fun in the stacks with innovative programming that uses humor, Something Funny helps you to connect with children and young adults and, along the way, make the library the hippest place in town!
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Greg Spotts
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-11-01 - Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser

Spotts takes you behind the scenes for the planning of a truly unprecedented campaign. He shows how individuals and groups can force even the largest corporations to change to better serve the interests of the countries and communities in which they do business.
Creating a Third World
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Christopher M. White
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: UNM Press

The relationship between Mexico and Cuba grabbed international headlines early in the twenty-first century due to a rift in a relationship generally understood to be unique, special, and friendly since Fidel Castro's rise to power in Cuba in 1959. Much of the goodwill between the two countries existed because Mexico retained its allegiance to Cuba between 1964 and 1970 when all other Latin American countries severed relations with Cuba. In one of the first English-language studies to examine relationships in a trilateral context, Christopher White portrays a broad-based history of this unique and complex association and identifies the processes that led to the recent strain between the two countries. White asserts that Mexico and Cuba utilized the Cold War to define themselves as influential leaders in the developing world through their exertion of autonomy in international relations. White also views this relationship as an example of an alternative path from that taken by many developing world nations that buckled under the pressures of being caught between the United States and the Soviet Union.