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The Importance of History Can anything worthwhile be gained from continued research into historical events? History seen as study of the past is an integral part of many education systems across the world. Many countries spend huge amounts of money and resources to uncover their past. Every year new and new historical sites are uncovered, excavations on those sites are conducted and the result are studied by archeologists throughout the world. But have we gained anything worthwhile from research into the past? The answer seems clear: Yes, we have. The Study of history especially into historical battles and wars is beneficial when not vital for the evolution of warfare in the modern world....
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The Importance of Hippocrates To The History Of Medicine
Hippocrates (460? - 370? B.C.) is acknowledged as the father of modern
medicine. He was born on the island of Kos, and taught medicine there
before dying in Larissa. He is known as the founder of holistic
medicine, because he was the first to attribute illness to be one of
the four elements - fire, water, earth, and air - rather than an
affliction given by the gods. However, locals believed Hippocrates was
a descendant of Asklepios, god of medicine. Hippocrates himself was a
good example of his philosophy: he died aged 104. He is associated
with the Hippocratic Oath and also the Hippocratic Corpus....
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The Importance of Harry Hoveden in Making History
In making history, Brian Friel uses Hugh O’Neill to define the
characters in the play, and the way in which his actions affect them
gives the audience some characteristics to decide on the personality
of particular characters.
Harry Hoveden is obviously an important character in the play because
he plays a major part in the play, and appears in most of the major
scenes. It is also clear that he is important to O’Neill because he is
often the one person he turns to in times of crisis.
Harry is presented as a very loyal and sober character by, he serves
to balance out some of the other characters almost like a buffer. His
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The Tuber that Unites a Hungry World
Potatoes are a truly globalized crop. They can be found all around the world from the Americas to China, from Africa to Europe. In each of these places, they play their own unique role but the secret to their success is their hardy nature and their nutritional value. They become valuable to some peoples because they are able to grow in geographical locations or in weather situations that would cause other crops to fail. They are also incredibly nutritious, providing all that is necessary for survival. They are, in fact so nutritious that they have throughout history been one of the chief supporters of human life—along with rice, maize, barley, and...
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Many students wonder why the study of history is so important in today’s curriculums. A simple answer to that is, one cannot proceed without knowledge of the past, or to say that one learns from others mistakes as well as their own. This being true, another reason to study history is to see, not only our mistakes so we may learn, but also to see the good influences that molded the world and culture we live in. The ancient civilizations of the Greeks, Hebrews and Romans contributed to our modern civilization, not just the eastern-European but western civilization as well. Those cultures and civilizations shaped eastern-European culture which intern shaped our western culture, so for us to...
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The importance of material heritage to the study of history and culture, and how far present efforts of conservation supports this.1. Definition of heritage 1.1 Material heritage1.2 Cultural heritage2. The importance of heritage2.1 How material heritage is important to the study of history and culture.2.2 Importance of heritage to the inculcation of national identity.3. Conservation and results3.1 The types of conservation3.2 Principals of conservation3.3 What is being conserved (what is not)3.4 To what extent are conservation efforts benefiting society.3.5 The balance between conservation and development.4....
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the year Is 5000 and the study of history, especially the study of world history has completely disappeared , no longer are students hunched over volumes and volumes of books trying their best to understand the world of the past. Instead the concept has been completely forgotten about, at this same time Germany has been on the move. Had anyone read the signs and known any of the worlds history it would be clear to them we were headed toward another holocaust; Jews forced into camps, mass graves being discovered. Similarly America has invaded Vietnam again, but no one knows, without anyone studying history to them its a new occurrence. With no one there to warn the world of the past...
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Anon, a prolific writer, once wrote, ”I am an Engineer, I serve mankind, by making dreams come true”(Bennett). Engineers make dreams come true by creating magnificent structures that amaze even the most impractical people. The hard work and dedication of engineers can be easily seen by opening a window and viewing the structures that adorn the earth. The structures that civil engineers design and build define the culture of a society and help to keep pace with a constantly changing world.
Bridges, highways, drinking water- just a few necessities to the modern world, made possible by engineers throughout history, specifically civil engineers. Tracing back to 4000 BC, civil engineering...
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The essays that were studied the closest were the one by Peter Stearns and the one by Jack Betterly. Both men seem to be qualified on the basis that they were both history teachers in their lifetimes. Because of this they both appear to be writing to teachers and students in their essays. Both of these teachers are also trying to persuade the reader to want to study history. However, that is where the similarities end for these two essays end as they both want you to believe in two different concepts in studying history. Stearns writes that history is a study of the past while Betterly writes history is the study of the present. History should be studiedStearns's essay states that history is...
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In 1982, my father and I traveled to Germany to visit my brother. We decided to visit Checkpoint Charlie and The Berlin Wall. Our trip began by train and took place during the middle of the night. We were not allowed to open the blinds while traveling. At departure, our passports were confiscated and reviewed by the soldiers that ushered us onboard.
The Berlin Wall separated West Berlin from East Berlin. Construction began on August 13, 1961. Its purpose was to keep people from fleeing to the West. They were in fear of the economic and political environment. Their homes and businesses were being seized.
Visible at the crossing was a large white line that separated the two...
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The Niagara Movement was one of the most influential movements in American history. The ideals that they encouraged pushed blacks to fight for true equality. Equality was just a word to so many blacks for it had never been realized in their lives. Most blacks just settled for the right to be a citizen but the Niagara movement encouraged the fighting for the same rights as those of a white man. Without this movement there's no telling where blacks would be today.In 1895, Booker T Washington made a, now famous speech, to the citizens of Atlanta. He encouraged blacks to stop fighting segregation and second-class citizenship and concentrate on learning useful skills. His philosophy was to...
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With all the glory and the splendour that some countries may have experienced, never has history seen how only only one man, Napoleon, brought up his country, France, from its most tormented status, to the very pinnacle of its height in just a few years time. He was a military hero who won splendid land-based battles, which allowed him to dominate most of the European continent. He was a man with ambition, great self-control and calculation, a great strategist, a genius; whatever it was, he was simply the best. But, even though how great this person was, something about how he governed France still floats among people's minds. Did he abuse his power? Did Napoleon defeat the purpose of the...
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Solon, the reformer, came into power at a critical time for Athens' economic and political welfare. Before Solon, Athens was experiencing a severe law of debt, greedy nobles, causing the suffering of the poor and a vast gap between the classes. Athens needed to resolve these economic, social and political problems, while also avoiding a tyranny, hence Solon, the reformer. While in power he did solve many major problems in the city of Athens, however his economic and political reforms did not go far enough, leaving the citizens dissatisfied and discontented.Before the ruling of Solon, Athens' government was in the hands of the aristocrats, the two most important families, being the Alkmenoids...
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"My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with", Oprah Winfrey once said. Though meaning to be humorous, Oprah's statement truly summarizes the effect and influence of the potato on world history as we know it. Additionally, it shows what an intricate part the potatoes plays in the past, present and future of the human race. Opposing these positive aspects, many negative aspects exist as well, which deserve to be recognized.The most commonly remembered fault of potatoes relates to the Irish Potato Famine. During this period in history, a plague ravaged the potato crops of Ireland, rendering many Irish people out of work and out of food, due to their...
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Black History Importance
The time has come again to celebrate the achievements of all black men and women who have chipped in to form the Black society. There are television programs about the African Queens and Kings who never set sail for America, but are acknowledged as the pillars of our identity. In addition, our black school children finally get to hear about the history of their ancestors instead of hearing about Columbus and the founding of America. The great founding of America briefly includes the slavery period and the Antebellum south, but readily excludes both black men and women, such as George Washington Carver, Langston Hughes, and Mary Bethune. These men and women...
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Theatre Studies: Cat One Draft
The Importance of Being Earnest is set in late Victorian England, a time of social reform. Society was rediscovering art in its many forms yet as a consequence, The Upper class continued their program of suppressed inferiority. The lower classes were treated with disdain and disgust and the animosity between the groups was easily visible. Essentially, the late Victorian era was the beginning of a mini cultural renaissance, yet Upper Class society, which forms the basis of the play was rigidly controlled by a set of unwritten rules, a code of conduct as it may, in which all were expected to conform with. This code referred to a number of things, including the...
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Sidgwick says: "The importance of the Judiciary in political construction is rather profound than prominent. In determining a nation's rank in political civilization, no test is mare decisive than the degree in which justice, as defined by the law, is actually realized in its judicial administration. " Lard Bryce writes: "If the law be dishonestly administered, the salt has last its flavaur; if it be weakly and fitfully enforced, the guarantees .of .order fail, far it is mare by the certainty than by the severity .of punishment that .offenders are repressed. If the lamp .of justice goes out in darkness, haw great is that darkness." Again, "There is no better test .of the excellence of a...
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Social class assumes different definitions based on an individual’s view on the topic. The definition may take the 20th Century assumption of sociological strata and one portrayed by the imperialist understanding of class. The sociological perspective of social class highlights an individual’s or group’s classification, as well as their position in societal standing, as predetermined by history, economy, and the role that they are expected to play as a result of being in that stratum (Jereb and Ferjan 155). While social class may take different interpretations, the interpretation adopted in this study is that of social strata that one occupies in a socially stratified society....
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The calling of Abraham is where Abrahamic religion began and it is where the three major faiths; Judaism and Christianity in particular, were born. The story began with a man named Abram, later came to be known as Abraham, who was called upon by God, “Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed” (Genesis 12:1-3; cf Acts 7:2, 3: Hebrews 11:8)....
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The Importance of Reading
“Why do you read all the time?” A frequently asked question of my past and I still find it repeated even now as I have entered a higher class of the educated. Whenever posed with this blatant criticism of my preferred free time activity, I simply answer with “Why don’t you read all the time?” Of course I might sound like the biggest geek that ever walked the face of the earth, but the fact of the matter is that no matter what negative stereotype is attached to those who read, it has never stopped me from continuing to pursue my joy of literature. I am a firm believer in the power of a book and that the fact that the more well read you are the better chance you...
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Art is a form of human expression. Art can be seen as the artist sleight of hand on his mood. Art is in various media from posters to public wall of which we call “graffiti”. Art is elusive as the use of colors shapes and the surface used adds a new dimension. Art portrays various ideas, feelings such as triumph, love, happiness, sorrow and boredom in loss to mention a few. Art is beauty and creativity. During man’s evolution art has progressed over in its most primitive state up to its most modernized versions today.
History shows that art has been used as a major tool for communication. Cavemen did art on their walls using unsophisticated and blunt tools. The indigenous people of our...
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Importance of Collapse
The reason that Jerad Diamond wrote collapse is the social, political, and economic believe in the immunity of human society to environmental collapse. This interesting sentiment hails from a society that 80 years ago endured the effects that result from poor habitat management The Dust Bowl. Jared Diamond utilizes the experiences that killed past societies to warn the current societies.
Many interesting parallels exist between politics in past societies and current societies. A simple example is the collapse of the Anasazi culture. Jared diamonds explanation for the fate of the Anasazi was that they existed as a consumer society that expanded past the boundaries...
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The Importance of Philosophy ‘Philosophy is to be studied, not for the sake of any definite answers
to its questions, since no definite answers can, as a rule, be known
to be true, but rather for the sake of the questions themselves.’
(Bertrand Russell, Problem of Philosophy, pp. 93-94).
Discuss the usefulness (or the lack of it) of studying philosophy with
reference to the statement above. Draw appropriate examples from your
engagement with the subject so far as well as from your own personal
I agree with the above statement to a...
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IntroductionNowadays, many medium sized service companies have appeared in our market society. What factors have led them to success? Of course, the most important one is doing as best as they can on customer service. Customer service is not only a quick table wipe and a glass of ice water. There are many mechanisms to control it. In this essay, I am going to describe the importance of customer service, and then I am going to talk about how customer service works in the system. Follow that I want to focus on the analysis on how to use this method to make companies to achieve success. Finally, I will illustrate what is my feeling in EIBT, what is its strengths and ways to improve.Importance...
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AbstractAn efficient manager uses organizational behavior tools to understand and work with the psyche of individuals, using the resources available to create a lucrative work environment and a successful company. These tools in the arsenal of a well-informed manager include the use of various people skills (hard & soft) to bring out the best within the individuals working for their organization. Today's manager needs to use these skills in harmony to achieve the objectives of their company. The illustration of good use of these organizational behaviors by Southwest airlines to stay on top of business highlights its impact for achieving success. The metamorphosis of these companies to...
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?gThe family is the most basic unit of government. As the first community to which a person is attached and the first authority under which a person learns to live, the family establishes society's most basic values.?h
Charles Caleb Colton
What does the existence of ?efamily?f mean to you? To me, family is the group of people who will be by my side through out my entire life. They are the people who cherish myself and turn to me when everything is going wrong. My parents show me how to do the most important things in life which are to love and to be loved. They also give me the chance to do whatever I choose in life without making me do what they want me to. My brother always shows he is...
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With the end of the Cold War in 1991, the international community encountered changing relations and strategic employment between state-actors. As intellectuals around the world identified this shifting landscape, scholarly interest re-surfaced asserting “that culture can affect significantly grand strategy and state behavior.”1 To this end, multiple models abound illustrating different factors and their impacts on basic, political, and strategic culture. Utilizing the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s (AFCLC) model of 12 cultural domains, a brief analysis of the domain of history seeks to explain the relationship between a state-actor’s history and its strategic culture. Specifically,...
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The Importance of the TelegraphThe telegraph is an electromagnet connected to a battery via a switch. When the switch is down, the current flows from the battery through the key, down the wire, and into the sounder at the other end of the line. By itself, the telegraph could express only two states, on or off. This limitation was eliminated by the fact that it was the duration of the connection that determined the dot and dash from each other being short and long, respectively. From these combinations of dots and dashes the Morse code was formed. The code included all the letters of the English alphabet, all the numbers and several punctuation marks. A variation to the telegraph was a...
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The main purpose of this essay is to critically discuss the importance of an understanding of human evolution and the history of psychology for the modern psychologist. The essay aims to critically discuss the study of human evolution which includes some of the species that evolved over the years before we now have our species, the history of psychology and the different prominent figures that are responsible for psychology being the field it is today. Finally, how an understanding of this can aid a modern psychologist. To conclude, this essay will collate previous research done on human evolution, history of psychology and the importance of this for the modern psychologist....
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Art education is often underestimated by many who believe that school was created to teach only analytical concepts such as mathematics and literature. However, research has shown that art courses are important, even necessary for students in elementary, middle, and high schools. These art classes may include not only visual arts but performing arts such as dance, theatre and choir. Barbara Streisand said, “Art does not exist only to entertain, but also to challenge one to think, to provoke, even to disturb, in a constant search for the truth,” (Quotations). Streisand points out that there are multiple benefits to art whether it be painted by a brush or sung from the heart. Art has the...
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Marco Polo was an explorer and merchant born in Venice in the year of 1252. He accomplished many things before his death in 1324. He set out on a journey that made its way all the way to Chandu in Asia, North of the Great Wall. He became the best known explorer of the middle ages after documenting his journey in a book titled Divisament dou Monde, or in English, The Travels of Marco Polo. His travels inspired the voyage that lead to the discovery of the New World, and Marco's journey enriched the Italian society greatly. With the things accomplished by this man are of great importance and should never be forgotten.Marco Polo's journey to China, where he stayed for seventeen years, held great...
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The adults surrounding American children should teach the kids about the importance of physical activity in their daily lives. Most importantly, children need to realize that maintaining an active lifestyle develops a safer and more practical way to stay healthy than dieting. Furthermore, when children practice a vibrant way of life, the odds of him/her acquiring an eating disorder later in life are smaller. Finally, history has proven that physical exercise in young people helps to keep the majority mentally focused in the classroom.In America, the popularity of fad diets has sky-rocketed, which has set a poor example for young adults and children that dieting exists as the safest way to...
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The importance of being on time in the military (or anywhere at all), is simply a symptom of discipline, which was instilled in new enlisted soldiers during basic training. Being on time shows reliability. We have to show discipline, responsibility, show care through following military rules and regulations. Being on time not only pertains to accountability, but shows respect to our fellow soldiers, our unit, command and organization as a whole. Being on time also will avoid any disciplinary actions that may hinder you from reaching your goals. Being on time may have a greater importance and effect, than we may know. Being on time enables us to be able to trust and rely on each other in life...
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The Importance of Nat Turner
What was the importance of Nat Turner and where does he stand in American history? Nat Turner is an American slave, who has been forgotten about in history as well in the hearts of African-Americans. He led and organized one of the bloodiest slave rebellions in American history. This rebellion was "…the rebellion that served to change the course of American history in the three decades before the Civil War" (Goldman 10). Within this paper, it is to analyze on his impact on the nation.
Nat Turner was a slave son, who was born on October 2, 1800 in Southampton County, Virginia, to Benjamin Turner. When Nat was born, Bisson pointed out "according to...
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The Importance of Correct Pronunciation
Throughout history there has been a strong need to express words clearly. Time has shown that even the simplest mistake in pronunciation has led to the loss of life as well as great confusion. If we are to be effective in this world, we must speak clearly and precisely. In chapter 12 of Judges, we see that this was no different for the Ephraimites. This passage of scripture states that 42,000 men of this tribe were put to death by the mispronunciation of the word "shibboleth." There were a few factors that precipitated this event.
One factor that we encounter is that of the Ephraimites. The Ephraimites shared the same border, the same...
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The Importance of Improvisation in Music HistoryWhen one thinks of jazz, one's mind should immediately spring to 'improvisation.' It is a true characteristic of the jazz art form, but it truly is a rarity when seen in a historical context.Improvisation has been an integral part of music since the very beginning of music, and it hasbeen a very important element in Western Classical music for most of the past 1000 years.The following is a list of examples:a) When the single voice 'Plainsong' started to develop into the 2, 3 or 4 part'Organum' (during the mid Medieval Period 1000 - 1300) , one or more of the partswere also commonly improvised, weaving free counter lines around the written...
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The Importance of Donating Blood
The birth of Chase changed our lives forever. We were not sure if we were able to have children and after 5 years of trying with not avail, Chase was born. He was 5 lbs. and 8 oz. He was so tiny and fragile, but the love we had for our son was enormous. When Chase turned five months old, the doctors told us that he had leukemia. They said it would take a miracle for him to see his 1st birthday. We as parents did not know what to do or who to turn for to help and guide us in the right directions. Chase would undergo many surgeries and need many pints of blood. It is often that people do not understand why donating blood is important part of life....
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The Importance of Conflict Management
But we cannot avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality, but they may also lead to a greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unites, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
The amount of entropy in corporate America has increased substantially because of two basic reasons. The first involves the immigration of a large and continuous population of ethnic, migrant workers from different corners of the world. These knowledge workers are products of varying, and at times...
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The Importance of Prenatal Care
Prenatal care is widely accepted as an important element in improving pregnancy outcome. (Gorrie, McKinney, Murray, 1998). Prenatal care is defined as care of a pregnant woman during the time in the maternity cycle that begins with conception and ends with the onset of labor. A medical, surgical, gynecologic, obstretic, social and family history is taken (Mosby's Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary, 1998). It is important for a pregnant woman as well as our society to know that everything that you do has an effect on your baby. Because so many women opt not to receive the benefits of prenatal care, our society sees the ramification, which...
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The Importance of Language Acquisition
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It is known, even to a person to whom the entire study of language isn't familiar, that the language is the greatest factor on which most of the human activities depend. Without any form of language, any cooperation and communication would be almost, if not totally impossible (World Book Encyclopedia 62). This significance of language is what draws scientists to study origin, differences and connections between languages. Constant change of today's languages is what amazes linguists even more. With the emergings of the new nations there was quite a number of new languages. One such case is the language of Former Yugoslavia,...
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Oculocutaneous albinism is the lack of color in an individual skin hair and eyes. This is a condition that exists from birth. This a The Importance of Ion Channels: An Analysis of the Long QT Syndrome
Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) is an uncommon congenital heart condition in which patients affected by this syndrome are at high risks for cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death due to mutations in cardiac ion channels (Crotti et al., 2008). There are two particular variants to the Long QT Syndrome; one is called the Jervell and Lange-Nielsen Syndrome (J-LN), which is associated with deafness, and the other has been named the Romano-Ward Syndrome (R-W), in which there is no...
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I have never been a part of a professional teaching organization. I was a member of the South Western Psychological Association (SWPA) when I was a student in university, but since then I have never found the need to join another organization. As part of the requirements of my masters degree program, I looked into quite a few of the professional teaching organizations that apply to me in the broader, teaching as an educator, sense as well as the closer to home, my chosen field of teaching, sense. Currently, I have joined two professional teaching organizations that relate to my field. I have found that the support structure and information they provide can be highly helpful as well as...
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Importance of Early Childhood Education
Early childhood education is for children from the ages three to eight years old. In this field there are four learning goals that early programs have for a young child.
The four learning goals are: knowledge (consists of facts, concepts, ideas, and vocabulary), skills ( small units of action that occur in short period of time), disposition ( respond to certain situations), and feelings ( emotional states) ( Katz 2003). With an successful care giving and early education, it can bring an positive outcome to a child’s life. What a child learns in their early years are things that will continue to helps them along in their future in school...
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DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Strategic Importance of Gwadar Port for China
South Asian Studies
Value to Pakistan 5
China’s Strategic Interests 6
International Concerns 9
Strategic Importance of Gwadar Port for China
Gwadar is a city, part of the South Asian continent, previously ruled by Oman till 1958, and now legal part of Pakistan (officially by 8 September 1958). In Pakistan, besides Karachi and Port Qasim, Gwadar Port has become the third main sea port, situated on 600 km coastal belt and western side of Baluchistan area. It has been considered one of the most important trade routes for oil...
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The Importance of Knowing About Cancer
Over the years, cancer has become increasingly present in young children. For any parent hearing that your child has cancer is devastating. Therefore, even thinking about your child potentially getting cancer is unbearable. Not many parents see the need to research about cancer. On the contrary, nearly thirteen thousand kids get cancer each year. This one fact makes the need for parents to educate themselves of great importance. Not only is it good to know about cancer to see the signs in your children but also it gives you an advantage over cancer. If you know treatments and the process of battling cancer, you can right away take action and have a...
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Living in the Southern United States during eighteenth century was a difficult time for African-Americans. Majority of them were slaves who received manipulation, sexual abuse and brutally whips to the spin. They were treated this way in order to stop them from gaining hope, knowledge and understanding of the world. Some African Americans managed to obtain these qualities from books and use them to escape from slavery. Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist who wrote an autobiography, from which the excerpt "Learning to Read and Write" explains how he developed literacy. In the excerpt, an African American slave banned from learning to read and write, breaks the law in an attempt to free his...
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What exactly is truth? What is true? These questions are two completely different questions. In order to answer what is true, you must first determine what truth actually is. If we look in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, we see the definition that says “The things that are true”. This is not what we are looking for in a definition of this word, but really there is no defining line between what is true, and what is not.
Truth is essentially divided into two main types of truth. There is empirical truth that is what is observed, what can be tangibly learned from observation. For an example we look at, Starbucks makes coffee and other hot beverages. This is a form of empirical truth, which is...
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"The arts and humanities are more essential than ever to the endurance of our democratic values of tolerance, pluralism and freedom. At a time when so much is happening to change the way we work and live, the way we relate to one another and the way we relate to the rest of the world, we cannot fully understand the past, nor envision the future we need to pursuer without the arts and humanities."- Excerpts from First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's remarks to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, D.C. February 25, 1997.What are arts and humanities? Is it simply history, philosophy, literature, arts and music? Arts and humanities are far beyond that. It helps us to...
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The Importance of Interdependence and International Cooperation
We are not a nation alone in the world. We do not make up the beliefs, developmental status, and environment of the entire globe. To act as if there is no interdependence within states is not only ridiculous, but also dangerous. Professor Squibwell draws attention to this issue, and while his views may be a little extreme in the statement that “the world functions as a single integrated unit,” he is accurate in suggesting that we “collaborate with other states, strengthen international organizations, and support the humanitarian and educational activities of international civil society.”
International relations are...
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The Importance of Romanticism in Literature
In Wordsworth’s “The World is Too Much With Us” can be seen all the classic signs of the Romantic movement of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century well embodied, complete with a near-worship of nature (“Little we see in Nature that is ours…for this, for everything, we are out of tune”) that was perhaps an understandable reaction to not only the classicism of the prior era, but the sociopolitical realities of the day (such as the French Revolution), a sort of intellectualized version of the hippie movement of 1960s America. Clearly, Wordsworth here is taking a typically Romantic view of the social order and what remained acceptable...