American History X

American History X

Motion Pictures are a part of all our lives whether we agree or disagree is irrelevant. They influence the culture we live in and the shape the norms that society lives by. Although American History X is highly controversial, there is no denying it is a true work of art. Director Tony Kaye blends universal and natural symbols including the use of color, director point of view, and the use of black and white visual design to help demonstrate to the audience the problems inflicted by people involved in the neo-Nazi movement in America.
Tony Kaye, director and cinematographer, tells the story so it is seen through the eyes of Derek Vineyard (Edward Norton) little brother Danny (Edward Furlong). Since Danny looks up to Derek, Kaye manipulates the camera so that the audience would see what it is Danny sees. The violent actions and powerful vocal opinions of Derek are woven into a mold that shapes the behaviors and thoughts of Danny. ?In the most fascinating scene, Derek sits at a table and makes lucid, intelligent sounding justifications for his political philosophy. Norton is perfect for the role. Even in the grip of

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Cars

Cars

Learning Diabilities

For centuries, the education of children with learning disabilities has been a problem and a challenge. Many methods of teaching have been proposed, yet every day there are new techniques and strategies on how to achieve the maximum success of these children. The problem of educating a child cannot be solved quickly and easily, rather it requires much careful analysis and research. Workers in this field are developing new theories on a day to day basis. All the methods proposed seem to be the answer, yet the problem is not yet solved. Meanwhile, we must determine the best strategies for the most effective method of teaching a child with learning disabilities. The term ?learning disability? can be defined in several ways. Public Law 91-230 (dated April 13, 1970) states, ?The term ?children with specific learning disabilities? means those children who have disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, which disorder may manifest itself in imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or do mathematical calculations. Such disorders include such conditions as perceptual handicaps, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia. Such

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Forest Recreation

Forest Recreation

The Forest Recreation

Michigan has some of the best forests in the country. The forests of Michigan are used for many reasons. Whether those reasons are economical, political or recreational, the forests are always being used in some fashion. The economical and political uses of Michigan?s forest are not well understood by everyone in the state. A bet could be made that the majority of the people who live in Michigan use the forests for recreational purposes. Whether a senior citizen is taking a gander through the forest or a teenager is out riding his mountain bike, the forest is home to recreation. Ninety six state parks and six state forests provide Michigan?s residents with ample space to play. The forest provides a place to fish, hunt, run, and camp among thousands of other uses.
The people of Michigan love to camp. There are places to camp all over the state. Camping sites can be the traditional site where a tent is pitched and the wilderness surrounds you or they can be modern up to date sites with bathrooms and rec. rooms, etc. The south east, west coast and the

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American History X

American History X

American history X is the title of my movie. American History X focuses on the life of a skinhead. The main character of this movie is Edward Norton. Edward Norton gives an impassioned performance as Derek Vinyard, a Southern Californian skinhead who must do time after committing a hateful murder. Once in jail, his mind opens and he sees the error of his ways. Upon reentering the real world, he must now turn his attentions to his younger brother Danny, who is swiftly heading down the same path as his brother. The movies main storytelling device centers on Dannys latent writing ability. After turning in a glowing review of Hitlers “Mein Kampf”, when asked to discuss a book about civil rights, Dannys now being forced by a concerned, hard-love school teacher to write an account of Dereks journey from the “heights” of murderous skinhead leadership to the depths of brutal rape in a prison shower. In the film there are unnerving scenes of racial violence: of black youths kicking a helpless white student in a high school restroom; of a Korean-owned grocery store terrorized by skinhead thugs; of an African American whose skull is split open by a skinhead who

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My Teaching Philosophy

My Teaching Philosophy

MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

I believe that a teaching is a life-long commitment to the personal, emotional, and academic needs of students. Teachers must be dedicated and love their work – don?t look at it as a job. As a teenager, I often volunteered to baby-sit because I enjoyed taking care of children. As an adult, I am pursing a teaching career because I want to make a difference in the success of today?s children. To be an effective teacher, I believe that one must be enthusiastic, confident, honest, and holistic.
I believe that teaching is an active profession; a teacher must convey energy to the students through spontaneous enthusiastic activity. If the teacher is happy, the children are happy. Conversely, if the teacher is not happy, negative things can happen. The mission of all teachers should center on fostering happy, well-adjusted children who will grow up to by happy, well-adjusted adults. Enthusiasm, energy, and happiness contribute to creating a positive environment, one in which children?s basic needs are met. A positive environment leads to greater curiosity, greater production, and higher levels of thinking.
Teachers should be confident enough to listen and respond professionally to questions and challenges from both parents and other

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Forestry Systems And Multiple-Use Forestry

Forestry Systems And Multiple-Use Forestry

Forestry Systems and Multiple-Use Forestry

In the beginning there were forests stretching as far as the horizon- deep, dark forests were no man had ever set foot. Silence reigned over the treetops; there were no growling bulldozers, caterpillars or trucks spewing black smoke into the air, no saws and chippers chewing through the trees- but times have changed and as the world population explodes and the demand for wood products increases, new ways of managing our forests must be put into practice. The forests of the United States originally compromised about 822 million acres. Now this figure has shrunk to less than half its initial amount (Robinson 12). The key to saving our forests, here in the U.S. as well as internationally, lies in the practice of multiple-use forestry, a technique that was developed by the Forest Service many years ago but which is still unpopular with the lumber industry- mostly because of misconceptions regarding its profitability (www.fs.fed.us/). In this paper I will touch on concepts surrounding multiple-use forestry, namely: its history; an analysis of the process by which it is employed, its relationship with the notion of sustained-yield practices; and its effects on the industry and the environment.
The lumber

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American History X

American History X

Title: American History X
Producer: John Morrisey
Director: Tony Kaye

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My School

My School

The school I am going to focus on is my private school back home in Huron, Ohio, St. Peters? Catholic elementary. It was a small catholic school but large for a town of 6,000 people.
I think the two most important characteristics are Important for all students and Antiracist/Antidiscriminatory. Important for all students I would define as curriculum that everyone should be able to have in their schools. When reading the words, important for all students, I would say that means giving all students mandatory diversity included in the general curriculum. An example that best words my definition in Nieto would be, ?Multicultural education is reduced to making exotic masks, eating ethnic foods, ..Etc? (Nieto, 325), ?students were unaware of what multicultural education might be if it were approached in a comprehensive manner? (Nieto, 326). By approaching multicultural education in a more comprehensive manner Nieto meant making ethnicity a class and part of mandatory curriculum. Studying ethnicity will make us more tolerable of other cultures. An example from my elementary school is an example from my 8th grade year. The teacher assigned us to each do reports on different cultures. With

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Financing Public Lands

Financing Public Lands

The purpose of this article is to analyze the positive and negative aspects of the recreational Fee Demonstration Program used for financing the management of public lands in the United States.

I. There are many opinions regarding the Recreational Fee Demonstration Program.
II. Public lands management history
A. National Park Service
B. U.S. Forest Service
C. U.S. Fish and Wildlife
D. State Parks
E. Recreational Fee Demonstration Program
III. Public rights versus Public opinion.
A. Strong support opposing fee program.
B. Visitors not opposed to program.
IV. Current funding for public lands and its flaws.
A. Public lands are currently funded from taxes, fees, and concessions.
B. These sources create flaws in management practices.
V. How can fee program change poor management of public lands
A. Past management of public lands has proven to be inconsistent.
B. The Recreational Fee Demonstration Program address some of these problems.
There are many opinions regarding the Recreational Fee Demonstration Program. Federal and state agencies started managing public lands in the early 1900?s. There has been much debate on how these agencies should be financed. Until recently most of the incoming revenue had come from taxes, fees, and outside concessions.

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American History X

American History X

The film American History X gives a new meaning to racism. The story is about modern-day racial hatred going on in the United States today. The purpose of the story is to realize that racial hatred does not accomplish anything except create more hate. The director and writer of this movie accomplish their purpose through character development, the targeted audience, and cinematography.
Character development best helps to accomplish the purpose of the movie. The most developed characters in this film are Derek and Danny. Derek?s character is full of racial hatred and plays as a leader of a neo-Nazi group in Venice Beach, California at the beginning of the movie. ?Based on this traumatic incident and an underlying climate of subtle racism, the elder son, Derek, focuses his rage on the minority community and becomes a racist agitator? (McKenna 2). Derek preaches to young skinheads about his beliefs of the American society and how minority groups are corrupting the society and wasting taxpayer?s money. They have to put an end to these immigrants, and Derek constantly encourages his followers to take any kind of actions to stop these immigrants. Derek shows great

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