Can't recommend this book enough (and sadly, not enough people take me up on it). Less sci-fi and more anthropological. Includes subtle yet strong Juedo-Christian undertones which I found deeply moving.
Books that Teach Important Lessons - includes everything from manners to individual differences and social justice. Supports INTASC Standard #5 Application of Content: The teacher understands how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.
For millennia, fresh olive oil has been a necessity - for food, medicine, beauty, and religion. Today's researchers continue to confirm the remarkable, life-giving properties of true extra-virgin, and "extra-virgin Italian" has become the highest standard of quality. But what if this symbol of purity has become deeply corrupt?