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ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION W/PAC EBOOK is a part of a ground-breaking new series, the National Geographic Learning Reader Series. This series brings learning to life by featuring compelling images, media and text from National Geographic. Through this engaging content, students develop a clearer understanding of the world around them. Published in a variety of subject areas, the National Geographic Learning Reader Series connects key topics to authentic examples and can be used in conjunction with most standard texts or online materials available for your courses. Access to a media enhanced eBook included with each reader. This reader is designed to be used in combination with several core texts in Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Used as a supplement with two strong brands of National Geographic and Delmar Learning, this reader brings relevancy, critical thinking skill activities, vocabulary and career information to topics covered in architecture and construction. With broad articles included in the reader, the companion website will allow you and your students to apply topics as they show how the theories are applied in a real world setting.

  • Includes a collection of articles relevant to architecture and construction. Each article has an introduction to provide context for the student as well as focus questions that suggest ideas to think about while reading the selection.
  • Rich photography and compelling images are used throughout the reader to further enhance understanding of the selections.
  • A chapter culminating section includes discussion questions to stimulate both in-class discussion and out-of-class work.
  • Additional resources are available via a media-rich eBook. This eBook contains Anticipation Guides, Flashcards, Citizenship activities, career links, critical thinking activities and writing activities. Also included are performance standards, rubrics and differentiated instructional suggestions for instructors, as well as the capability to highlight, take notes, search and bookmark.
The Big Idea: Safe Houses.
Technology: Town on the Move.
How to Help: Don't Fan the Flames.
My Seven: What We Learn from Deadly Quakes Physical Change.
Tunnel Vision.
Up On the Roof.
The New Great Walls.
Saving Energy: It Starts at home.
Next: Simulating Wildfires.
Technology: Full Tilt.
Kazakhstan's Tomorrowland.
Village Green Biomimetics.

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  • ISBN-10: 1285502671
  • ISBN-13: 9781285502670
  • STARTING AT $23.99

  • ISBN-10: 1133960235
  • ISBN-13: 9781133960232
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