Bagby, Meredith E. “The First Annual Report of the United States of America.” New York: First Harper Business, 1995. This is a handy source for statistical information concerning government and economics.
Brockett, Oscar G. “The Essential Theatre: Second Edition.” New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1989. “The Script: Dramatic Structure, Form, and Style,” pp. 3-39; “The Theatre of Ancient Greece and Rome,” pp. 41-71.
Cook, Wayne D. “Center Stage.” Palo Alto, CA: Dale Seymour Publications, 1993. This text is also an excellent resource for games and activities, and has a strong multicultural focus.
Flowers, Betty Sue, ed. “Bill Moyers: A World of Ideas.” New York: Doubleday: a division of Bantam,Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., 1989. This book addresses “AmericanValues in the New Global Society” and includes 41 interviews with law professors, historians,ethicists, anthropologists, novelists, and others.
Hamilton, Edith. “Mythology, Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes.” Boston: Little Brown Company, 1940. “The Royal House of Thebes,” pp. 255-267.
Hampden-Turner, Charles. “Maps of the Mind: Charts and concepts of the mind and its laybyrinths.” New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1981. This is a comprehensive study that draws upon the genius, both past and present, of some of our world’s greatest writers, painters, philosophers, and psychologists. Included in this book are two chapters that address Greek mythology: “Map 1—Psyche and Polycentrism: The View of James Hillman” (which includes an excerpt from Rollo May’s “Symbolism in Religion and Literature,” and reflects the works of Jay Ogilvy’s “Many Dimensional Man,” and James Hillman’s “Revisioning Psychology”); “Map 2—Grapes Grown from the Twisted Stump: Dionysus, drama and democracy.”
Spolin, Viola. “Theater Games for the Classroom.” Evanston, Il.: Northwester University Press, 1986. This book also includes a great deal of information about Storytheatre, a unique style of theatrical presentation invented by her son, Paul Sills, at Yale University in the early 70s.
Rico, Gabriele Lusser. “Writing the Natural Way.” Los Angeles, CA: J.P. Tarcher, Inc., 1983. This is an excellent resourse for writing methodology employing right-brain techniques.
The Consortium of National Arts Education Association, ed. “National Standards for Arts Education.” Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference, 1994.
DETECTIVE FICTION (May also be suitable for mature students with good reading skills.)
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. “The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes.” Secaucus: NJ: Castle, a division of Book Sales, Inc. This anthology includes Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories that published in “The Strand.” It also includes Sidney Paget’s classic illustration: “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” published between 1891 and 1892; “The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes,” published from 1892 to 1893; “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” published between 1901 and 1902; and “The Return of Sherlock Holmes” published between 1903 and 1905.
Hillerman, Tony. “A Thief of Time.” New York: Harper Paperbacks: A Division of Harper Collins Publishers, 1988.
McClure, James. “Song Dog: A Kramer and Zondi Mystery.” New York: Warner Books, Inc., 1991.
Mosley, Walter. “Devil in a Blue Dress: An Easy Rawlins Mystery.” New York: Pocket Books: a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1990.
Paretsky, Sara. “Burn Marks: A V.I. Warshawski Mystery.” New York: Dell Publishing: a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., 1990.
Parker, Robert B. “Double Deuce: A Spenser and Hawk story.” New York: The Berkley Publishing Group, 1992.
Poe, Edgar Allan. “Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe.” Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1966.
Sayers, Dorothy L. “Gaudy Night: A Lord Peter Wimsey with Harriet Vane Mystery.” New York: Harper Paperbacks: A Division of Harper Collins Publishers, 1936.