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INTASC Standard III
ARTIFACT: Gardner and Levine
INTASC Standard III: Adapting Instruction for Individual Needs -- The teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.
This artifact demonstrates mastery of INTASC Standard III by demonstrating understanding of what the leading experts in the needs of alternate learners, Howard Gardner, Ph.D., and Melvin Levine, M.D., have to say. They both recognize that children can vary significantly in learning style and that good teachers address a variety of learning styles.
This artifact demonstrates depth of knowledge regarding the backgrounds of these experts; it delineates not only what their ideas are but also how they came to develop them. It demonstrates the need to look beyond I.Q., and shows respect for children and their variations, and shows advanced knowledge about how Gardner came to his conclusions about multiple intelligences. It demonstrates…
INTASC Lesson Plan Artifact
ARTIFACT: "Introducing Poetry Unit Plan"
INTASC Standard: PLANNING INSTRUCTIONAL SKILLS: The teacher plans and manages instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals.
This artifact shows a lesson plan designed to create enthusiasm for the topic, poetry, in the students.
It demonstrates mastery of subject matter by including a wide variety of poetic forms, including acrostic, chants, Cinquain, Haiku, and limericks, as wall as visual representations of poems.
It demonstrates understanding of the students and their community by including things familiar to them, such as song lyrics and use of the Internet in a way designed to support the lesson plans and the objectives of the unit. It recognizes that students learn in a variety of ways by including a variety of ways to consider poetry, including song, chants, visual interpretations, and both individual and group work.
It reflects curriculum goals…
African Cultural Artifact
Present a detailed description of the artifact, and analyze in detail how the artifact relates to the values, belief of the culture
The artifact that we will be examining is the Seated Male from Cote d'Ivoire - Baule. This is a statue of seated male wearing a traditional head mask. The way that this relates to different values and beliefs is to show a realistic person sitting in a chair. However, the mask that they are wearing is illustrating spiritual beliefs. As a result, this affects the values of society, by showing how everyone is concerned about everyday events that are inter-related to a spiritual world. ("Seated Male," 2012)
Investigate and evaluate the deep cultural roots of your artifact.
The artifact has deep cultural roots, as the people of Cote d'Ivoire -- Baule think that there is a connection between reality and mysticism. In these kinds of…
Baule. (2004). Rand African Art. Retrieved from: http://www.randafricanart.com/Baule_Blolo_bian_figure.html
Historical Time Periods. (2012). Buzzle.com. Retrieved from: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/historical-time-periods.html
Seated Male. (2012). Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved from: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1978.412.425
Academic Planning and Career Exploration
The personal artifact selected is a time management plan for a three-day period between the 19th and 21st. The plan shows the schedule for each day and the times the activities actually occurred:
Saturday the 19th: My plan for the day
am -- Wake up; shower
6:30 am -- Breakfast
7:00 am -- Take babies to day care
am -- Anatomy and Physiology
pm -- Cook the main meal
3:00 pm -- Dinner
pm -- Play outside with the children
7:00 to 9:00 PM -- Study
9:30 pm -- Shower
11:00 pm -- Watch TV; bed
What really happened:
7:00 am -- Woke, showered
7:30 am -- Breakfast
8:00 am -- Drive children to day care; drive to school
to 11:00 AM -- Anatomy and Physiology
12:00 am -- Picked up children
1:00 pm -- Purchased ready-made meal for the children…
Gender in Cultural Artifacts
In the United States of America, in order to be considered beautiful, a woman must fit into very specific parameters, particularly involving her weight. Being beautiful within this society demands that a woman be thin; heavy women are not beautiful in the United States. The cultural artifact attached is an advertisement from the Gap, a popular clothing store chain. This image serves to exemplify the problem of social pressure put upon women to starve themselves in order to be considered beautiful. Throughout the rest of the world, curvaceous women are valued. Indeed in many countries a woman without these curves is considered unattractive. However, in this country the desired physical shape is stick thin. This ideal of beauty demands that a woman have perfect air, be a size 0-2 at the most and weigh in the vicinity of 100 pounds (Herbozo 2004,-page 21). Any woman who…
Gap Spring Summer 2009. (2009). Retrieved from http://www.nitrolicious.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/gap-spring-summer-09-02-500x326.jpg
Herbozo, S., Tantleff-Dunn, S., Gokee-Larose, J. & Thompson, J. (2004). Beauty and thinness messages in children's media: a content analysis. Eating Disorders. Taylor & Francis. 12. 21-34.
Mernissi, F. (2003). Size six: the western women's harem." Ode Magazine.
Pappas, S. (2011). Preschoolers already think thin is beautiful. Live Science.
Human beings are curious creatures. We experience interactions, form relationships, maintain habitats, and we always leave traces of things we need and like. One of the things that best mirrors a human's life is found in his or her waste, for instance, and just as a criminal investigator forages through a crime scene to develop hypotheses about a criminal's behavior, so can an individual forage through trash and find out a multitude of artifacts that can pinpoint an individual's habits quite specifically.
Yet garbage is not only important in its ability to say so much about a person and his or her life, but is also important because of the fact that garbage, if not properly sorted and categorized, and actually harm the environment. There are many landfills around the country, for instance, that have a great problem with environmental pollution, which mainly stems from unfiltered garbage.…
Everyone who makes kimchi in my family changes their method of preparation, depending on the season and what types of foods they know we are likely to be eating. Sometimes the recipe is slightly hotter, other times more sour. Kimchi is altered suit the more delicate flavors of spring and the more robust flavors of fall.
However, no matter how much the recipe may be tweaked, it is always unique. I love this 'artifact,' this incomplete recipe, and the tradition of preparing kimchi itself because it is unique to my family, yet connects me to a wider Korean heritage. I also know that preparing traditional foods is very important to the women in my family: cooking a good meal is an essential part of their sense of 'self.' My mother is a strong and independent woman, but also takes pride in traditional feminine tasks like feeding the family.
Seeing: Cultural Artifacts
Contemporary commercials have presented the viewer with some truly startling and sometimes graphic images. In recent years, Carl's Junior/Hardee's commercials have made heavily sexualized commercials their veritable calling card. However, as this paper will demonstrate, these commercials do more than simply show sexy girls handling the products of this fast food restaurant chain. Rather the two forces at work are a fragmentation of the models in the commercials, along with a fragmentation of the meat, and both are sliced up into bite size images which objectify them and splinter them from entities with a complete that have authority to a compilation of snapshots essentially. This fragmentation helps to unite the models with the meat in the commercial, making them synonymous.
A cultural relic that has been garnering some attention is a Carl's Junior and Hardee's advertisement which shows two hot girls in a barbeque cook off: they're…
Berger, John. Ways of Seeing. London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1980. Print.
Neil, Dan. "Seduced by a burger: Carl's Jr. advertising finds its groove." LA Times. LA Times, 14 Apr 2009. Web. 12 May 2013. .
Social Marketing-Egypt Artifacts
I look better in Egypt. Keep me where I was born "Egyptian antiquities stealing "
Background, purpose and focus of plan
The issue of theft in museums of valuable artifacts has been an old age crime that dates back to even the biblical times where the subdue cities would lose their wealth to the conquerors. With the historical preservation and attachment of value to the historical artifacts there came an upsurge of the tradition of looting.
The crime of looting has been exacerbated by the sprouting of the museums and academic centers that concentrate on the anthropological and cultural preservations as a tool for their study as well as commercial investments. Being that the authentic artifacts are few and highly valued, over time there has been commercialization of the same hence the looting and theft for money of these artifacts.
Looting was actually certified by…
Elizabeth Bartman & Peter Herdrich, (2011). Statement from the Archaeological Institute of America Concerning the Looting of Artifacts in Egypt. Retrieved May 19, 2011 from http://www.archaeological.org/news/aianews/3934
Deborah Newburg, (2011). Taking a Stand for Antiquities in Egypt. Retrieved May 19, 2011
Fayza Haika, (2011). Restitution and Recent Upheavals in Egypt. Retrieved May 19, 2011 from http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_egypt.htm
Collage: My Mind's Eye
Personal artifact that represents my self-discovery: Journaling
I chose this artifact because I know will continue to write journal entries long after this class has ended. More so than any other aspect of the writing process, the act of keeping a journal is the one which has allowed me to do the greatest amount of soul-searching. What I enjoy about journal entries is that there is no pressure to be 'perfect.' Journal entries can ramble like my mind. I often come to unexpected conclusions at the end of my journaling. Unlike an essay, journals do not have to signpost to the reader a particular 'thesis.' Sometimes, when you don't know where you are heading, you make the most profound self-discoveries.
Academic artifact that represents my self-discovery: Reflection papers
Writing reflection papers have been very helpful to teach me to fuse my personal feelings into an organized…
Artifact: "Fieldwork Observation Report"
INTASC Standard: COMMUNICATION SKILLS: The teacher uses knowledge of effective verbal, non-verbal and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
In this artifact, the writer considered and analyzed what he observed during about 20 hours in a high school classroom. He noted both strengths and weaknesses in the teaching he saw. He noted that many students were actively engaged in the discussions. He reported that the teacher drew relevant examples from the novel being studied, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and today, and extended that lesson into an assignment for the students. He observed students who were able to summarize the lessons well and enthusiastic desire to respond in many students.
However, he also noted that students for whom English was not their first language seemed less engaged and markedly less likely to participate, and he did not observe…
I would say that while the world seems like a smaller place, there are still problems and people still act the way they always have. There are still diseases we cannot cure and people still die. I would say that the one disease that began some 30 years ago in the 1980s has finally taken hold of the majority of the population.
I would talk about how AIDS was once GRID and how heterosexuals thought they were safe but now everyone is a carrier. It is like the plague was back in its day, I would say. I would include pictures of empty neighborhoods, of houses falling apart because money for the medical bills does not allow for upkeep of any kind. I would show empty offices and buildings. There would be pictures of huge offices with no one at the desks. I would include pictures of doctor's offices filled…
Artifacts From the 19th and 20th Century
Its funny how paper is never really given importance because of the fact that it is so inexpensive and everywhere, that most of us take it for granted. In this paper, we will look at the making of the paper and how it became one of the most disposable products in the world.
Till the mid-1800's paper was considered an expensive commodity and was available only in individual hand-made sheets. Paper was the size of a papermaking frame that had to be handled by one or two people.
This created two problems, one was to be able to manufacture the paper in that size and the second was to manufacture in high volumes.
ags, grass and straw were used to manufacture high quality paper. Then came the lower quality paper called cardboards and wall coverings. During the industrial growth of the…
Basic Training, Retrieved on: April 19, 2003, Web site: http://www.home.eznet.net/~kcupery/PBArtic/paperbasics.html
Greatest Achievements - 3. Airplane, Retrieved on: April 19, 2003, Web site: http://www.greatachievements.org/greatachievements/ga_3_2.html
Harrods.com - Frequently Asked Questions, Retrieved on: April 19, 2003, Web site: http://www.harrods.com/faqs/default.html
IHT: A Special Report 3/15/97, Retrieved on: April 19, 2003, Web site: http://www.iht.com/IHT/SR/031597/sr031597c.html
Among the ironies evident in the film, the hardest-working people in the community seemed to be the black women employed by white families. That obviously conflicts with some of the most common racist themes about African-Americans: that they are "lazy" or, in the vernacular of the era, "shiftless" (Healey, 2008). acial bias was the societal norm in Mississippi in the 1960s; in fact, both stereotyping and prejudice were actually codified into laws that criminalized the promotion of racial equality. Blacks were still prohibited by law from using the same facilities as whites when the movie opens. One of the white employers devotes her community improvement efforts to enacting a new law requiring separate bathrooms in any home employing black housekeepers.
The characters in the film exhibit a quiet dignity and attitudes that contradict another typical racially prejudiced stereotype: namely, that American blacks are secretly seething with hatred toward white people.…
The Help. (2011). Touchstone Films.
Healey, J.F. (2008). Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class: The Sociology of Group
Conflict and Change. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge.
Archaeological artifacts repatriation: should the artifacts go back to their homeland?
The word repatriation came from a Latin transformation of patria which means fatherland. (William, 2008). epatriation of cultural objects involves mainly returning historical artifacts to their original culture that obtained and owned by museums and institutions that collect culture materials. This term repatriation was originally created for the Native Americans who wished to restore their cultural object from modern museums. This term was later broadened to a wider range that fits the global repatriation actions. (William, 2008) It is generally known that great museums collect great treasures of foreign arts, and cultural objects. I have been to the largest four museums. The deepest impression on my first visit to the British Museum was that how a museum could keep so many artifacts that does not in fact found in their country. I still remember they have half of the…
Barkan, Elazar 2002. Amending Historical Injustices: The Restitution of Cultural Property - An Overview. In E. Barkan & R. Bush (eds.) Claiming the Stones. Naming the Bones. Cultural Property and the Negotiation of National and Ethnic Identity. Los Angeles: Getty Publications, pp. 16-46.
Bilefsky, D (September 30, 2012) Seeking Return of Art, Turkey Jolts Museums The NY Times http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/01/arts/design/turkeys-efforts-to-repatriate-art-alarm-museums.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Halle, J. (2006) Exchanging the inalienable: The politics and practice of repatriating human remains from Museum and Maori tribal perspectives. Univ. Of Copenhagen
Artifacts and Worksheets
o what extent did the artifacts contribute to your completion of the related worksheet?
he artifacts were a tremendous help in making progress toward completion of the related worksheets. he opportunity to focus on one or two artifacts at a time facilitated in-depth consideration of each of the components of a grant application. Not only did this relieve some anxiety about the overall size of the project, but treating each component as though it was a stand-along piece really helped me think about how the grant reading process would take place, and the need to ensure that the information contained in each artifact was comprehensive and relayed the "story and plan" being conveyed to the funders.
o what extent were you able to refine and modify your artifacts and worksheet preparation based on the collaborative discussion of the artifacts?
he collaborative discussions of the artifacts were helpful…
Total requested from this funder = $?
Alexandria City Public Schools. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.acps.k12.va.us
Conceptual Relevance of Integrative Studies in a Healthcare Career
This course has been tremendously helpful to anybody anticipating a career in any form of health care or health care-related industries and services. It is obvious that it is no longer sufficient for future health care workers and service providers to study only courses directly related to the actual delivery of health care services. In the modern age of health care, it is essential for professionals in any related field to understand the issues facing patients, health care providers, employers, and other stakeholders. In particular, the Integrative Studies course combines the fields and skills associated with essential aspects of professionalism in general as well as particularly in connection with the safe, ethical, and legally complaint delivery of health care services.
The course provides a comprehensive and very useful overview of the business issues that arise in health care and of the…
Mental Health Drugs as Panacea
A culture is made up of people who have developed the same language (or at least dialect of a larger language), art forms, religion, and other means of distinguishing one group from another. It can be said that all groups have a certain culture that they have established by which they are constrained. For example, a company develops a culture that is specific to it, and that culture governs everyone who works at, or is affiliated with, that company. In ethnic terms, a culture will define the ways in which one ethnic grouping is different from another. Although certain groupings may have similar languages, religions and ways of doing things, they will also have differences which distinguish them. In the same way that different species of birds are characterized by slight differences in appearance or location, people are grouped by the culture from…
Cottone, R.R. (2007). Paradigms of counseling and psychotherapy, revisited: Is social constructionism a paradigm? Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 29(3), 189- 199.
Haylock, B. (2004). Resilience education and drug information. Australian Screen Education, 38, 142-144.
Sharav, V.H. (2005). Screening for mental illness: The merger of eugenics and the drug industry. Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, 7(2), 111-121.
WebMD. (2005). Major depression (clinical depression). Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/major-depression
Also, this carving is quite sentimental in appearance, for it reflects "the solemn pathos of the Greek citizen, much like some of the sculptures found on the pediment of the Parthenon" (Seyffert, 245).
Our last artifact is titled Pair of Armbands with Triton and Tritoness Holding Erotes, made in the Hellenistic period, circa 200 .C.E. These jewelry objects were apparently designed for a woman of high Greek culture, for they are made from solid gold and are fashioned in the shape of two loosely-coiled snakes or serpents. Whomever designed these intricate and beautiful objects realized the special properties of gold, for the woman lucky enough to wear these could easily slip her arms through the loops, due to the malleability of solid gold. The two figures located at the tops of each piece are representations of Triton and Tritoness, most closely associated with the Greek god of the sea Poseidon.…
New Greek and Roman Galleries." The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Internet. 2007.
Retrieved at http://www.metmuseum.org/special/greek_roman/images.asp .
Seyffert, Oskar. The Dictionary of Classical Mythology, Religion, Literature and Art.
New York: Gramercy Books, 1995.
ARTIFACT: THE SWEET HEREAFTER: Novel compared to the Movie
INTASC STANDARD: Knowledge of subject matter -- The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structure of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.
This artifact demonstrates mastery of INTASC Standard I because it shows mastery of the novel form. The artifact compares two novels with the movies based on those stories. It shows that the teacher understands the use of characterization, plot devices, and symbolism. It also demonstrates that this teacher can use comparison and contrast between a novel in its printed form and in a movie representation of it to demonstrate the characteristics of the novel form.
The artifact accomplishes this by showing what was left out of the movie and its importance in the printed version, such as the use…
INTASC Standard IV
Artifact: "Educational Software"
INTASC Standard IV: Multiple Instructional Strategies -- The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage student's development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
This artifact evaluates educational software. Computer utilization is one way add instructional strategies into the classroom. In the process, it looks beyond the design of the software to consider how the software might mesh with current instructional practices. The artifact also looks at practical aspects of installation and ease of set-up for student use, factors that would influence how effectively the software can be used in the classroom. The artifact looks at a variety of reading-based software from basic phonics skills to comprehension. It includes illustrations from the software to demonstrate facets of the software. The artifact also looks at cost, an important issue in budget-strapped school systems.
By looking not only at the software…
The McDonald's Menu and Charles erger's Uncertainty Reduction Theory
In the field of communication, extant theories and models aim to provide explanations about the nature and dynamics of relating and interacting with other people. These theoretical frameworks also delve into various kinds of communication, such as verbal or non-verbal and intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, and organizational. One of the most important aspects among these kinds of communication concern theories about interpersonal relationships, which serve as the common ground wherein further studies on communication among people from one-on-one, group, and/or organizational.
Among these interpersonal theories, Charles erger's uncertainty reduction theory figures as one of the most descriptive and analytical theory in studying communication at the most basic level. The uncertainty reduction theory describes the 'self-monitoring' behavior of communicators when initially establishing a relationship or interacting with another communicator or an agent of communication. The theory involves two important concepts: the objective…
Littlejohn, S. (1999). Theories of Human Communication. CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co.
Official web site of McDonald's-India: http://www.mcdonaldsindia.com/ourfood/veg/ .
Official web site of McDonald's-Canada: http://www.mcdonalds.ca/en/food/lighter.aspx
Official web site of McDonald's-Philippines: http://www.8mcdo.com/whatsnew.asp .
Standard of Ur, Scenes of War/Peace, 2700 bce
The Standard of Ur is an artifact, which Charles Leonard Woolley discovered in the late 1920. It was in the Royal Tombs of Ur in ancient Mesopotamia, which was close to aghdad presently known as Iran about 2600 CE. Leonard was a London-based excavator who had gone to Ur in an effort to discover artifacts including archeological elements. Apparently, when he found it, he was not sure what it was; therefore, he assumed that it was a flag used back then in 2600 CE. In addition, other people were also not sure of what it was, and some of them assumed it was a type of emblem of a king, others suggested it was a musical instrument covering.[footnoteRef:2] [2: Wolley, Leonard. Excavations at Ur: A record of twelve years' work. (London: Routledge) ]
In this regard, the ritish Museum has favored this…
Gansell, Amy Rebecca, and Winter Irene. Treasures from the royal tombs of Ur. Cambridge,
Mass: Publications Dept., Harvard University, 2002.
Sailus, Christopher. "Standard of Ur: Definition, lesson and quiz." Education Portal. Accessed 23 April 2014.
Shannon, White. "Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur: A Traveling Exhibition of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology," Near Eastern Archaeology 67, no. 4. (2004): 229.
Some of the topics addressed by Einstein in his writings include his views on government, education, human morality and social ethics. One of the most interesting areas addressed by Einstein is his personal beliefs about the existence of God and the merits of theistic religion in human society. Besides the fact that his intellect alone makes his philosophical beliefs (about almost anything of consequence) relevant, the fact that Einstein's scientific accomplishments imply certain conclusions in connection with the notion of a timeless God makes his writings especially relevant. In fact, any Internet search of the terms "Einstein" and "God" will reveal that much has been made by proponents of theistic religion of a statement of Einstein that "God doesn't play dice with the universe." Other Internet references suggest that Einstein once suggested that only a divine actor could ever have designed a structure as complex as the human eye.
Einstein, a. (1954). Ideas and Opinions. New York: Crown
Einstein, a. (1956). Out of My Later Years. New York: Citadel.
Einstein, a. (1979). The World as I See it. New York: Citadel.
Smith H.W. (1952). Man and His Gods. Boston: Little Brown & Co.
The five items found in the time capsule are: 1) a 1964 record by Nina Simone called “Wild is the Wind,” 2) A Time magazine from 1964, with a painting of the face of Lee Harvey Oswald on the cover and a banner saying: “The Warren Commission: No Conspiracy, Domestic or Foreign,” 3) a photograph of Lyndon Johnson and Mathilde Krim 4) the original Orville Nix film of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and 5) the 1969 mugshot photograph of Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, alleged assassin of Bobby Kennedy.
The record by Nina Simone includes the song “Wild is the Wind,” which represents a powerful marriage between classical piano and blues/jazz. Nina’s rich vocals and deep voice give the song a melancholy that couples with resonating romanticism. It is just one song on the record; others are: “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair,” “Either Way I Lose,” and “Break…
Although scientists found artifacts and art objects of the Olmecs; until this century they did not know about the existence of the Olmecs. Most of the objects which were made by this community were associated with other civilizations, such as Mayan, Toltec or Chichimecan. The Olmec lived between 1600 B.C. And 1400 B.C. In South Mexico. The name of this tribe comes from an Aztec word "ollin" which means "land of rubber."
At first they ate fish and they later start to farm, and that made it possible for them to "develop the first major civilization in Mesoamerica." (The Olmec Civilization) Thanks to the steady food supplies the Olmec population grew and some came to have other occupations. "Some became potters or weavers. Others became priests or teachers." (Ibidem) Once the population grew, so did their farming villages which developed into cities. The present-day city of San Lorenzo was…
1. The Olmec Civilization, Retrieved December 14, 2012, from the Pleasant Valley School website: http://www.pvsd.k12.ca.us/180120521134440680/lib/180120521134440680/11-2_SG_7th.pdf
2. Villeacas, Daniel, Mother Culture of Mexico: The Olmecs, Denver Public Schools, 2005, Retrieved December 14, 2012, from the Denver Public Schools website: http://etls.dpsk12.org/documents/Alma/units/MotherCultureMexicoOlmecs.pdf
3. Olmec -- Masterworks of Ancient Mexico, Retrieved December 14, 2012, from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art website: http://www.lacma.org/eduprograms/EvesforEds/OlmecEssay.pdf
4. Hansen, Valerie, Curtis Kenneth, Curtis, Kenneth R., Voyages in World History: To 1600, Volume 1, Cengage Learning, December 30, 2008
elics of the Mexican evolution
There are numerous facets of Mexican culture and civilization represented in the Mexican Teotihuacan monument. An analysis of these different elements indicates that some of the goals of the revolution are embedded within this particular work. It renders various members of Mexican society who have a critical impact on both Mexico's history as well as its future. In this regard, the monument is of immense important to Mexico, because it helps to illustrate some of that country's glorious past -- and alludes to the impact that past could have on both its present and its future.
It is critical to denote that some of the more stark representations of this monument are from Mexico's pre-Hispanic past. Numerous people, some of whom are Mexican, attribute Mexico's present existence to the work that the conquistadores pioneered in this area during their global colonial rampage. There are myriad…
Hearn, K. (2016). Who built the great city of Teotihuacan? http://science.nationalgeographic.com / Retrieved from
Yet American Girl dolls, perhaps because of their expense but also because of their reliability seldom provoke such mutilation. "I have to confess -- I have an emotional connection to this brand," admitted one adult, female NPR commentator, reviewing the film, stating that it was impossible for her to give an objective review of "Kit Kittredge, American Girl" because of her own love of the Kristen doll, as a girl, a doll that had traveled far from Sweden to settle in colonial America (Baker 2008). "She has the same name as me...I like playing with them [better than Barbies] because they're more like me," said an eleven-year-old interviewed by the NPR reporter, explaining why she adored the brand and couldn't wait to see the film
Even while some might be cynical about the fact that "a Kit doll, complete with book and accessories, will currently run you $105" and…
American Girl Official Website. December 5, 2008 http://www.americangirl.com/
Baker, Jesse. "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl." June 19, 2008. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91680901
Catsoulis, Jeanette. "Wholesome life lessons for budding Reporter. The New York Times. June 29, 2008. December 5, 2008 http://movies.nytimes.com/2008/06/20/movies/20kitt.html?ref=movies
Chin, Elizabeth. "Ethnically Correct Dolls: Toying with the Race Industry."
The shapes, forms, mediums, quality and condition of the ancient art all plays a role in the final determination of value of the art a recent report of an action of the Stanford Estate by Christie's in London relates that documentation of an Apollo bust for the purpose of establishing value was conducted and included "comprehensive research and our own expertise as well as drawing on the knowledge of established scholars and academics from around the world." Padgett of Princeton's stated that "style alone can be an imprecise rule of thumb. Technical analysis of the materials may help but it is frequently inconclusive, especially in the case of marbles used by both Greeks and Romans. (Sandler, 2006)
The work of Coolidge (2006) entitled: "Ancient History for Sale" published in Forbes Magazine relates that "Ancient art has not appreciated much in value for along time." (Coolidge, 2006) the reason for this…
Determining Fair Market Value of Investment Property (2007) Financial Web. 2007 Online available at http://www.finweb.com/investing/determining-fair-market-value-of-investment-property.html
Asset Valuation (2007) the Free Dictionary. Online available at http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Asset+valuation
MacClancy, Jeremy (2006) a Natural Curiosity, the British Market in Primitive Art 2 July 2006. An Essay on the Tribal Art Market. ArtTRak Tribal Art. Online available at http://arttrak.blogspot.com/
Antiquities to Grow Old With (2005) Business Week 26 September 2005. Online available at http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_39/b3952118.htm
The Case for Keeping the Benin Bronzes in the West
In 1897, members of the British military in what is now Nigeria -- members of the colonizing force, essentially -- removed many pieces of bronze statuary and other pieces from the country and brought their cache to Europe (Opoku, 2008; Cremer, 2011). From here, the pieces were dispersed to a variety of museums and collections, with substantial shares in the British Museum and in Austria but with many major museums throughout the West (and elsewhere) claiming ownership of certain pieces (Opoku,2008; Cremer, 2011). Despite continual insistence that the pieces remain the property of the royal Benin family (or alternatively to the Nigerian state) from which the pieces were stolen as indigenous cultural artifacts and evidence of the strong and sophisticated society that colonization disrupted, the pieces have remained in the West for a variety of reasons; the merits…
Cremer, T. (2011). Compromise on the restitution of Benin Bronzes? Accessed 19 July 19, 2012. http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_benin_picton.pdf
DebateWise. (2011). Historical artifacts and repatriation. Accessed 19 July 2012. http://debatewise.org/debates/204-historical-artefacts-should-be-repatriated-to-their-country-of-origin
Opoku, K. (2008). The museums of the West & the Benin Bronzes. Accessed 19 July 2012. http://www.elginism.com/20081006/the-museums-of-the-west-the-benin-bronzes/
Intercultural Film Analysis on Up in the Air
Interpersonal attraction is one of the themes at the heart of Up in the Air. For the purposes of this analysis, interpersonal attraction is taken to mean the ways in which people are drawn toward one another. The main character, yan Bingham, is a challenging character to analyze in this regard because he has experienced significant success through resisting interpersonal attraction, and yet he eventually comes to realize that people cannot simply shelter themselves from interpersonal attractions, even if they desire to live in complete alienation from others. yan makes his living through flying to workplaces and firing employees so that the bosses do not have to perform the unpleasant task, and yet he also doubles as a motivational speaker. His character is unusual in that he effectively tells people they are not suitable for their jobs (in his job…
Peterson, B.J. (2007). An Instructional Design Model for Heuristics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Potts, K. (2007). George Clooney: The Last Great Movie Star. New York: H. Leonard Corporation.
Selden, P. (Date Unknown). Darwin's gift: Acceptable and amorally gifted verbal communication or: The evolutionary phenomenon of pc language. University of Hawaii. Retrieved from hawaii.edu.
Comparing the Minoan and Sea People Civilizations, we find that the Minoans were largely successful because of their Island base and ability to use their technology for trading purposes; thus enhancing their own civilization as well as those they encountered. The Sea Peoples were likely an amalgamation of Mediterranean cultures, whose shipbuilding and warfare technologies allowed them to influence much of the coastal areas, just not as proactively or positively as the Minoans. It is likely that the Minoan culture, in fact, was hindered by a large volcanic eruption and subsequent earthquake and tidal wave, disrupting their ability for commerce. However, recent evidence suggests that although these disasters weakened the culture, it was likely the Sea Peoples who landed on the island, burned selected buildings and palaces, and looted the civilization of the best it had to offer. Similarly, the Sea Peoples appear to have assimilated into a number of…
Bachhuber, C, Roberts, R (eds.) 2009, Forces of Transformation: The End of the Bronze Age in the Mediterranean, Oxbow Books, London.
Bower, B 2010, Hominids Went Out of Africa on Rafts, viewed March 2012, http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/01/ancient-seafarers / >.
Castleden, R 1990, Minoans: Life in Bronze Age Crete, Routledge, New York.
Chadwick, J 1976, the Mycenaean WOrld, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
adical Humanist Approach to Organizational Analysis
Patagonia is a small company that began by making perfect pitons for rock climbers. The company was founded by a band of climbers and surfers who lived the minimalist lifestyle they promoted. The company makes clothing and gear for the silent sports -- no motors or engines are involved -- of skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, paddling, and trail running" ("Patagonia," 2012). For the founders, the reward in each sport comes at the nexus that takes "the form of hard-won grace and moments of connection" between them and nature ("Patagonia," 2012). The corporate mission of Patagonia is to make the best possible products and to cause no unnecessary harm while engaged in that effort.
The research in this study is grounded in critical theory and phenomenology. The personal accounts given by employees of Patagonia are expressions of how they experience…
Arnold, T.W. (1938). The Folklore of Capitalism. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
Bolman, L.G. & Deal, T.E. (1991). Reframing organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publications.
Barnard, C. (1938). Functions of the Executive. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Bower, M. (1966). The Will to Manage: Corporate Success Through Programmed Management. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Euthanasia Is Illegal
Euthanasia otherwise known as assisted suicide refers to the painless extermination of a patient suffering from terminal illnesses or painful or incurable disease. According to Cavan & Dolan, euthanasia is the practice or act of permitting the death of hopelessly injured or sick individuals in a painless means for the purpose of mercy (Cavan & Dolan 12). The techniques used in euthanasia induce numerous artifacts such as shifts in regional brain chemistry, liver metabolism and epinephrine levels causing death. Advocates of euthanasia trust that sparing a patient needless suffering or pain is a good thing. If an individual is hopelessly hurt or ill with no hope of ever getting well, if such a person is in an unending and unbearable pain and cannot experience the things that make life meaningful, the best option for such patients is euthanasia. Euthanasia raises questions on morals, legal and essence of…
Baird, R. Caring for the Dying: critical issues at the edge of life. New York: Prometeus Books 2003, pp.117
Cavan, Seasmus, Dolan, Sean. Euthanasia: The Debate over the right to die. New York: The Rosen Publishing Group, Oct 1, 2000.
Cohen-Almagor, R. Euthanasia in the Netherlands: The policy and practice of mercy killing. Netherlands: Springer, Aug 3, 2004.
Devettere, Raymond. Practical decision making in health care ethics: Cases and concepts. Georgetown: Georgetown University Press, 2009.
The Paleolithic arts and culture assumes its significance from more studies conducted on the issue. Shea, John (441-450) argued that recently found stone artifacts of Middle Paleolithic occupations of Kebara Cave (Mount Carmel, Israel) depict that the Middle Paleolithic populations used technology-assisted hunting as the artifacts had clear representation and meanings regarding the use of tools and this use of tools was not limited to hominids. This suggests that the paintings, artifacts, and the cultural significance of carvings is more than usually thought by some researchers. The way of life that was prevalent in that era clearly impacted the artifacts. Further the cognitive development of human is also represented in the artifacts as these were drawn, carved, and developed by using same tools and technology materials used by those people.
The Paleolithic era people have produced many artifacts that have provoked an archeological controversy in the academic and research-based…
Halverson, John, et al. "Art for Art's Sake in the Paleolithic [and Comments and Reply]." Current Anthropology 28.1 (1987): 63-89.
Leroi-Gourhan, Andre. "The evolution of Paleolithic art." Scientific American 218 (1968): 58-70.
Lewis-Williams, J. David, et al. "The Signs of All Times: Entoptic Phenomena in Upper Paleolithic Art [and Comments and Reply]." Current Anthropology 29.2 (1988): 201-245.
Pfeiffer, J.E. (1985). The emergence of humankind (p. 38). New York: Harper & Row.
object a personal item possession (select common object (a) ). This personal "artifact" time place history. The paper's point view focus artifact biography. This artifact meet definition "created human hands.
A personal item -- my camera
My camera is the first thing I can think about when considering an item in my possession -- an object that I identify with. This camera enables me to provide others with the opportunity to see the world from my perspective and actually contributes to making me see the world as a much more beautiful place than it is. A camera makes it possible for its user to consider ideas like light, color, and space as being more important than one would normally believe they are. Looking through the viewfinder and capturing moments that remain locked in time is truly remarkable.
Even though technology has evolved a lot, cameras still preserve a series of…
Competence in AASEC Outcomes
Pesonal Educational Philosophy
AASEC-1 Knowledge Base (CE299-1)
AASEC-2 Child, Family, and Community elationships (CE299-2).
AASEC-3 Observation and Assessment (CE299-3).
AASEC-4 Learning Environments (CE299-4)
AASEC-5 Ethics and Professionalism (CE299-5)
AASEC-6 Individuality and Cultural Diversity (CE299-6).
Use your Unit 1 Project
I am 47-year-old individual who grew up in Brooklyn, New York, in the public school setting. I grew up in the projects and my mother was a teen mother since she was 14-years old when my twin brother and I were born. In addition to loving basketball, my twin brother and I generally grew up in a rough neighborhood or environment.
The educational setting in which I participated was
The educational setting or context in which I participated was similar to normal educational settings. This setting was known as PAL, an afterschool program that assisted me with my school work and playing sports, especially basketball.…
Cherry, K. (2014). What Is Art Therapy? Retrieved from about.com: http://psychology.about.com/od/psychotherapy/f/art-therapy.htm
Riley, S. (2001). Art therapy with adolescents. Western Journal of Medicine, 54 -- 57.
sjcshk.com. (2007). What is Art Therapy? Retrieved from sjcshk.com: http://www.sjcshk.com/Art%20Therapy.html
domain I: During this stage the teacher concentrates on identifying the learner's level of preparation and creates an environment where he or she can develop effectively.
Artifact for standard 1: research paper
Rationale for artifact: The teacher goes further by gaining an understanding of each student's ability to accumulate information by using research papers.
Artifact for standard 2: lesson plan
Rationale for artifact: The teacher gets actively involved in developing a set of ideas likely to have a positive effect on the learner.
Artifact for standard 3: academic involvement
Rationale for artifact: The teacher encourages individuals to play more active roles in class and to be unhesitant about collaborating with the purpose to achieve progress.
Overview sheet for Domain II: At this stage the teacher gains a more complex understanding of his or her position and of the tools he or she has access to in order to facilitate the…
The Gothic and Renaissance were tumultuous periods in terms of art and architecture. These were times of wild creativity and rapid development when it came to style and subject matter. Artists and architects used not only their own minds and current cultural milieu to create their works, but gained significant depth of expression by acknowledging the traditions of the past. These were used to mold new ideas and new ways of art in a way that was unprecedented at the time. Two examples of this kind of development are Nicola Pisano's marble pulpit of the Pisa Cathedral and Hieronymus osch's "The Last Judgment."
Description of Artifacts
Nicola Pisano's marble pulpit in the Pisa Cathedral is a remarkable work indeed. Supported by nine columns, the pulpit is shaped like an octagon and placed on semi-circular arches. Three of the columns are supported by marble lions. The main octagon contains…
Bio (2014). Hieronymus Bosch Biography. Retrieved from: http://www.biography.com/people/hieronymus-bosch-9220497#synopsis
Encyclopedia of Sculpture. (n.d.). Nicola Pisano (1206-78). Retrieved from: http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/sculpture/nicola-pisano.htm
A recent artifact that came as a product of this intercultural relationship is an article concerning an American woman's imprisonment -- which included beatings from the police and forcing her to sign false confessions -- simply for being seen eating in public with her male business partner. Even though the woman (who allowed her name to be printed only as "Yara," fearing retribution for telling her story) was wearing the traditional full-length gown and headscarf required of women when in public or in the company of men in Saudi Arabia,
she was approached by several men "with very long beards and white dresses" and told that what she was doing was "a great sin," a statement that reflects the disparity between the two cultures (Dhimmi Watch 2008). Ironically, the event took place at a Starbuck's, a place that has come to be a symbol of America's capitalism, freedom, and to…
Dhimmi Watch. (2008). "American woman jailed in Saudi Arabia for sitting with men at Satrbuck's." Reprinted from Fox News. Accessed 10 May 2009. http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/019844.php
Archaeological Sites in the U.S.
This paper examines underwater archaeology in the U.S. The paper discusses excavation techniques, tools and technology and also explores the Clovis theory. The paper also reviews findings at several submerged North American prehistoric archeological sites.
Underwater survey and excavation are typically more expensive and logistically more complex than comparable terrestrial projects. Underwater conditions involve more variability from site to site, and even from hour to hour at the same site. All survey and excavation work is constrained by safety factors; in general the deeper the site, the less time that a scuba diver can remain at that depth. Other factors that are frequently less than ideal include water currents, temperature, and visibility (Merwin, Lynch, and Robinson, 42).
Nonetheless, the potential to recover significant archaeological data outweighs the disadvantages of working underwater. In fact, underwater sites may allow for the preservation of organic materials…
Anderson, David G. And Faught, Michael K. "The Paleoindian Period (ca. 13,000 B.C. To 7,900 B.C.)." National Park Service. n.d. Web. 6 May 2012. .
Faught, Michael K. "Submerged Paleoindian and Archaic Sites of the Big Bend, Florida." Journal of Field Archaeology 29, 3-4, (2004): 273-290.
"Florida's First People" Florida State University 2004. Web. 6 May 2012. .
Merwin, Daria E., Lynch, Daniel P., and Robinson, David, S. "Submerged Prehistoric Sites in Southern New England: Past Research and Future Directions" Bulletin of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut 65 (2003): 41-56.
The case of former colonel ussell Williams offers insight into the psychology of criminal behavior. Williams's confession interview was released to the public and aired on The Fifth Estate, offering criminologists, sociologists, psychologists, and law enforcement officials unique access to the mind of a criminal. Analysts interviewed for The Fifth Estate documentary note that Williams presents a conundrum for psychologists and criminologists, as his reactions to the police interview did not fit any previously known profile, such as that of a psychopath. Williams exhibits traits that resemble psychopathic behavior, in accordance with individual trait theory. For instance, he meticulously recorded his crimes and kept the photographic and video imagery as souvenir mementos.
Yet Williams also denies his right to an attorney, permits a foot imprint of his incriminating boots, and also states in the interview that he "was hoping" that he would not have raped or killed again had…
"Dr. John Bradford won't work Magnotta case because of PTSD," (2014). CBC. Mar 13, 2014. Retrieved online: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/dr-john-bradford-won-t-work-magnotta-case-because-of-ptsd-1.2571463
Fifth Estate (2010). The Confession. [Video documentary].
Friscolanti, M. (2014). Russell Williams's wife knew he was a predator: victim. Maclean's. Retrieved online: http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/russell-williamss-wife-knew-he-was-a-predator-victim/
La Salle, L. (2013). Colonel Russell Williams where have you been? I've been to London to fly the queen and back to collect artifacts. All Things Crime. Dec 11, 2013. Retrieved online: http://www.allthingscrimeblog.com/2013/12/11/colonel-russell-williams-where-have-you-been-ive-been-to-london-to-fly-the-queen-and-back-to-collect-artifacts/
Du Sable Museum
A Reflection of African-American History
The DuSable Museum of African-American History is the oldest major museum related to African-American legacy. Founded by Margaret Taylor in 1961, the museum runs on a self-governing model with focus on collection, interpretation and achievement of African-American history. Its location in Chicago provides it an edge over other museums entailing artifacts related to this subject as Chicago was one of the prime cities where the major migration of African-American migration took place. Therefore, the city has African-American blood and heritage in its roots. This is the reason why the organization receives donations from local communities which ranges from single artifact to entire collection. The Diaspora of black people and the regions that black communities were related to, is well-reflected by the collection of Artifacts provided by local African-American communities. Its extensive collection of African-American heritage gives it a status of connoisseurship in…
Wade, B.(1991). "Practical traveler; tracing the trail of black history." The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved from http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CEFDC173DF937A25754C0A967958260 .
Williams, L. (1988). "Black memorabilia: the pride and the pain." The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved from http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DEFDC1338F93BA35751C1A96E948260 .
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Of course, this is necessary for psychology to try and understand human behavior, but metabletics sees the change in human behavior over time, and explains it, also. To think that time does not change the most elemental of properties that a people interact with is ridiculous to metabletics. The people change because the world around them goes through fundamental changes. omanyshyn (1989) may put it best when he says "history is a psychological matter and that humanity's psychological life, its hopes and its dreams, its fantasies and fears, its images and inspirations, are shaped as a cultural world" (12).
The prism of history is not flat because different people have walked through different periods of time, and culture changed with that passage. The present developed from the past in some ways, but not because of a growth of knowledge throughout history (Sipiors, 2008). The evolution of ideas has happened because…
Claes, J. (1971). Metablecica or a psychology of history. (D. Wohlgenuth, Trans.)
Cushman, P. (1995). Constructing the self, constructing America: A cultural history of psychotherapy. Cambridge, MA: De Capo Press.
Gergen, M.M., & Gergen, K.J. (2003). Narratives of the gendered body in popular autobiography. In Holstein, J.A., & Gubrium, J.F. (Eds.). Inner lives and social worlds: Readings in social psychology. (304-316). New York/Oxford: Oxford
The Wikipedia web site defines "art" as a "generic term for any product of the creative impulse," while Encarta Encyclopedia considered this concept as "the product of human creativity in which materials are shaped or selected to convey an idea, emotion, or visually interesting form." These definitions are related in the study of eight web sites, all of which center on the subject of (various forms of) art:
The Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) web site (http://www.hubbardstreetdance.com/home.asp) centers on and provides an overview about street dancing through providing information about different institutions and centers that offer street dancing tutorials, competitions, other street dance-related events.
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. (http://www.warholfoundation.org) showcases the not only the works of Andy Warhol, but also functions as a venue for artists to take advantage of grants and art projects that would be beneficial for their development/improvement as visual artists.…
archive proposal, introducing the selected work of art, which is the film called It's a Wonderful Life. The author offers a well-written and brief summary, which helps the reader. Saying that It's a Wonderful Life is "significant and unique because it was produced sixty-six years ago and is still a popular film today," also helps to show why the writer chose this particular topic for the research. The author also does a very good job explaining why the movie remains significant after so long, and why it remains an important cultural artifact. It is because it "constructs and performs timeless principles that Americans admire and strive to execute." This becomes an ideal segue way into the background and context section, addressing the rhetorical components of the film.
As the author points out, "It's A Wonderful Life focused on actual events as they occurred." Therefore, one of the reasons why the…
Explosive impacts of computer and information technology on business and individuals have generated a need to design and develop new computer and software system to incorporate a rapid growing range of computer applications. Software engineers apply the software engineering principles and techniques to design, evaluate, test and implement software systems to enable computer to perform different applications. Software engineers use systematic and quantified approach to design, evaluate, implement software and provide maintenance for software. In other word, software engineering systems use sound engineering principles to design economical and reliable software for business and individual uses. Typically, software engineering principles are used for the development of software application, which include network distribution, and operating system.
Pimentel, et al. (2009) argue the growing integration of application development into web development has made software engineers to apply the principles of document engineering to assist in enhancing the software specifications. Document engineering is an…
Blei, D.M. & Lafferty, J.D. (2006). Dynamic topic models. Proceedings of the ICML. ICML'06: 113 -- 120.
Clements, P. Bachmann, F. Bass, L. et al. (2009). Documenting Software Architecture.(Second Edition). Software Engineering Institute.
Forward, A. (2002).Software Documentation -- Building and Maintaining Artefacts of Communication. Thesis submitted In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Science degree in Computer Science. University of Ottawa.
Frank, F. (1999). An Associative Documentation Model. University of Berne, Institute of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (IAM).
As a result they demand more convenient means of addressing communications needs like text messaging and are more prone to use Blackberry-like devices for their SMS needs. The development of the Blackberry came far after Hong Kong users had mastered the art of SMS on standard cellphones. The product "mapping," as Norman (1996) describes, is more intuitive on the Blackberry but the technology arrived too late to compete with the Hong Kong market. This supports what (author of "Do Artifacts Have Politics") describes as the "social determination of technology."
Sociological theories of technology suggest that artifacts may reflect political and cultural realities. Differential cellular phone usage between North America and Canada reflects a political and cultural reality: telecommunications infrastructure in the United States and Canada continues to emphasize land lines, and cellular phone services are less entrenched as a result. In Hong Kong the reverse is true: land lines were…
Cell Phone Usage Statistics." CellNumbers.com Retrieved April 1, 2007 at http://www.cellnumbers.com/cell-phone-usage.aspx
Chowdhury, Mridul & Yeung, Steve. "Hong Kong SAR." Retrieved April 1, 2007 at http://www.cid.harvard.edu/cr/profiles/Hong%20Kong%20SAR.pdf
Do Artifacts Have Politics?"
Heilbroner, Robert L. (1967). "Do Machines Make History?" Technology and Culture. 8(3). July 1967: 335-345.
Intasc Domain: Instruction
This domain is covered by INTASC Standards III, Adapting Instruction for Individual Needs and VI, Communication Skills.
These standards require that the teacher create instructional plans that address the fact that students' learning styles are diverse, and that those differences are legitimate and need to be addressed in the teacher's instructional methodology. The teacher must use his or her ability to use a variety of methods for communicating with students during instruction, including not only verbal and nonverbal but media approaches as well. That goal is that the instruction use inquiry, that it collaborates with the student and that it supports real interaction between students and teacher and between students.
These standards build on other standards covered in INTASC. Other standards require that the teacher realize when a student is struggling, but in addition the instructional domain requires that the teacher alter teaching style in an…
By being herself, she wins the two boys over. Harry begins to confide in her. When Harry plays the game as "Seeker," she recognizes when he falls under an evil spell, and she figures out how to counteract the bad magic so Harry can win and catch the Snitch. He couldn't have won without her. And it is Hermoine who discovers the nature of the "Sorcerer's Stone." She realizes that evil Voldamort is trying to get it for his own use. She cautions Harry to be careful, but at the same time she reassures him, "As long as Dumbledorf's around, you can't be touched, Harry." on tells her (following a spell she cast), "Hermoine, you're scary sometimes...brilliant...but scary." When all three land in a snake pit at one point, Hermoine tells them not to struggle as she has read about this and "Devil's Snag hates sunlight." Harry comments afterwards, "Lucky,…
Foss, S.K. (1989). Rhetorical Criticism: Exploration and Practice. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.
Grave Goods of the Avars in Medieval Carpathian asin
The objective of this study is to examine the burial styles and grave goods of the Avars. This includes such as buried livestock and artifacts. As well the variability in the relationship between different several sites from this similar time period, and some specific burial sites of interest will be examined as well as the various traditions relating to positioning of bodies and preparation of the dead along with any possible meanings. Examined as well will be construction of the tombs and any other grave goods of interest. From this data this study will attempt to determine the traditions, individual wealth and the position of that culture and to determine what the traditions were of this culture as well as how they developed and changed over time. The difference in tribes or clans and other influences from that time period will…
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Balint, C. (nd) Avar Goldsmiths' Work from the Perspective of Cultural History. British Museum. Retrieved from: http://www.britishmuseum.org/pdf/13%20Balint%20p%20rev-opt-sec.pdf
Bordas, E. (nd) The Largest Cemetery from the Avar Period in the Carpathian Basin. Retrieved from: http://www.sulinet.hu/oroksegtar/data/telepulesek_ertekei/Zamardi/pages/avarkori_temeto_angol.htm
Peffers et al. (2008) describes an attempt to identify and define a design science research methodology for information systems. One of the main challenges in this regard is that information systems, or what the authors refer to as "IS," is an applied research discipline. In this regard, the authors explain that theory from other disciplines is often used to inform information systems and towards problem solution within information systems. Hence, the applied nature of such theory makes it difficult to truly identify a focused and/or unique theory for IS itself. The danger inherent in this is that there is no strong component in IS that produces applicable research. Hence, there is the potential of losing research influence in various streams where applicability is important.
The purpose of the investigation was therefore to identify a design system research methodology that is grounded in existing literature while also providing guidance for researchers…
Hevner, A.R., Ram, S., March, S.T., Park, J. (2004, March). Design Science in Information Systems Research. MIS Quarterly 28(1).
Peffers, K., Tuunanen, T, Rothenberger, M.A. And Chatterjee, S. (2007-8, Winter) A Design Science Research Methodology for Information Systems Research. Journal of Management Information Systems
Lastly the focus on Clan through the use of the cultural aspects discussed in the first question also supports its unique ability to continually create greater levels of innovation and growth over time. Adhocracy is critical given the intellectual abilities of the people the company attracts and retains, as they are more interested in attaining objectives even if it means cutting across functional lines of authorizing rather than being governed by a strict hierarchical framework. The clan aspect of the structure of the competing values framework is critical for the continual growth and maturation of the culture, so highly attuned to the development of innovation instead of embracing the status quo as is the case in so many other cultures. The foundation of Google's innovation is its ability to create norms, values and core beliefs as part of its Clan as defined with the Competing Values Framework. The combining of…
A Long and Tangled History
The Daimler car company, under various different names and throughout various configurations, has been around almost as long as the history of the automobile itself. It has seen good times -- including some very good times -- as well as some very troubled times. While Daimler, like any other company, has been to some extent purely at the mercy of chance and external forces, it has also risen and fallen a number of times because of the company's internal culture. This paper examines that organizational culture and how it has both helped and hindered the company during its recent history, relying primarily on the theoretical model of the cultural web. While "culture" is most accurately understood as an element of an integrated human community rather than a corporation (which includes elements of a wider human community but is much narrower in function and scope),…
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minimum references, describing culture United States America. Your There are several observable artifacts of the culture of the United States of America. Some of the most notable of these artifacts are immensely observable on national holidays. For instance, the Independence Day celebration on the Fourth of July is demonstrable in the sense that on this day, people are prone to fly American flags more so than on other days, and the battle for the independence of this country from England is regularly reenacted all across America with the displaying of fireworks. Other observable artifacts attest to aspects of religion, such as Christmas, which is the principle Christian holiday within this principle Christian nation, and which is observable by the displaying of Christmas trees, the decoration of them, and the exchanging of gifts. Other holidays such as Halloween and Thanksgiving, in particular, have traditions and customs relating to the purchasing and…
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Changing ole of Libraries
Changing ole of Libraries in Today's Society
Changing ole of Libraries in Today's Society
Changing ole of Libraries in Today's Society
From the time when the recorded history began, all kinds of artifacts of symbolic, religious, social, and educational have been assembled together and protected in the libraries in the form of books and documents. Sumerians were the one who developed and brought into actual formation of a library. People of Mesopotamia, several millennia before, revolutionized the means of communication by using symbols and pictures which represented specific units of speech. According to Derrida (1996), the humans have undergone an "archive fever" which means the urge to preserve all kinds of information regarding the history, facts, experiences of people, etc. This impulse gave rise to libraries like temple libraries which contained organized and arranged books and this was done by trained personnel. Libraries in the…
Barr, RB., and J. Tagg. 1995. From teaching to learning -- A new paradigm for undergraduate education. Change 27(6): 13 -- 25.
Bazillion, RJ. 2001. Academic libraries in the digital revolution. Educause Quarterly 24(1): 51 -- 55.
Bazillion, RJ., and C. Braun. 2001. Academic libraries as high-tech gateways: A guide to design and space decisions. Chicago: American Library Association.
Beagle, D. 1999. Conceptualizing an information commons. Journal of Academic Librarianship 25(2): 82 -- 89.
, 2006). he proponents of the theory utilizing this method argue that open-ended questions require children productive use of information they already know, unaided by an external representation of the earth (e.g. globe or any other 3-D model). Using this method, superficial (memorization-based) knowledge is eliminated. his enables the experimenters to find out whether children fully understand the information they know (Vosniadou, Skopeliti, & Ikospentaki, 2005).
Using the forced-question method, on the other hand, results in less ambiguous answers. When an external 3-D model of the earth accompanies this style, more scientifically correct responses are obtained because the model gives a cue (Panagiotaki, et al., 2006). However, most of the forced questions used by the proponents of the second theory are biased towards a spherical model of the earth (Panagiotaki, et al., 2006). So in the end, the results may not be truly representative of what children do know if…
That being said, it may never be too early to expose children to situations where she might begin to explore the dual representation nature of the globe. Even if a child hasn't reached an age where she understands that the earth is in fact a sphere, parents and teachers can lay the groundwork by talking about it in class or going to science exhibits and museums. Callanan et al. (2002) reviewed some strategies for effective parent-child conversations about representational objects, but unfortunately, most are applicable to concrete, rather then abstract concepts. However, they brought into focus the importance of social interaction within which children experience representational objects.
By integrating the social context of the globe-earth link and the theories on children's earth concepts, a likely overall interpretation about children's understanding of the earth could be this: Children can be trained to learn scientifically correct understanding of the earth using the globe as an external model and by giving them fragments of information when opportunities arise, to help them develop their own coherent and non-literal interpretation.
Finally, the lessons learned from the earth-globe research findings can be applied to other abstract concepts in science like atoms, gravity, and evolution. With modern technology and advances in computer-aided design, it is possible to create interesting models of an atom or a visual representation of gravity and evolution in museum or exhibit settings. Children can explore these models while teachers or parents engage them by providing simple information that focus on a particular aspect that the child is interested in. At home, parents and children can look at science picture books or videos and label the objects they see represented on the pages or videotape. In other words, there are various opportunities and many accessible representational objects that can be used to lay the groundwork for children to build a coherent understanding of abstract principles.
This story told by the sarcophagus is an important one because of the way it provides us with insights into Maya religion and history. However, it is also important because it has become one of the artifacts that 20th-century writers have used to spin fantastic stories about how the earth has been visited by extraterrestrial creatures, whose images appear on the sarcophagus lid of Pacal, in addition to other places.
As Feder (2010) writes (he is only one of many critics who take up this subjects), there is absolutely no truth to claims that the images on this sarcophagus lid that represent anything but the religion of classical Maya civilization. So why should people think that there are? This question is related to a timely one, which is why many people (many of whom should certainly know better) believe that the Maya calendar says that the end of the…
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"Like numerous Neolithic settlements located in valleys with access to water and the prerequisites for agriculture, Gobekli Tepe dominates the landscape" and has continued to astonish modern archeologists today (History Underfoot, 2011). The Stone Temple erected at Urfa signaled the arrival of a new way of life in the Mesolithic era and a new set of behaviors. The site, in southeastern Turkey, is now considered one of the older religious sites known to man, which was erected during the Mesolithic era. It represents a new way of life, where man begins to harness his own power to create lasting objects on the natural landscape, where mankind changes the landscape in honor of religious practices.
Essentially, this massive effort on the behalf of these ancient people signified a new way of life. The site is "the oldest human-made place of worship" (Axelrod, 2010). According to the research, "massive carved…
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4. Social and Political Life
There is a general paucity of information about the actual societal and political structure of the Olmec. While there is not much evidence to build a comprehensive picture of the daily and social life of these people, there is enough available data from certain archeological sites to provide some reasonable speculations.
One of the assumptions that is derived from the excavation of sites at San Lorenzo and then at La Venta is that the society was very centralized. This in turn has led to the view that the society was highly structured, with a hierarchical basis of order and class stratification. This also implies the existence of a ruling elite and a system of power and control, which was possibly based on religious beliefs. This view of the structure of the society is summarized as follows: "Olmec society was & #8230;highly centralized, with a…
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