My Tutoring Job

My Tutoring Job

In my junior year I became a tutor for elementary school students in Salvation Army?s After School Program and worked four days a week after school. I really enjoyed doing the job because I could help the children with their homework and was able to earn enough money for my own expenses. The challenge to me was that I had to have a bible lesson for the children every Friday. Basically it was included games and songs that I must think of for them. Since I have been in the Youth Fellowship there for two years, the pastor trusted me enough that I could get this job done well. The pressures were all on me.
It was my great pleasure to do my best to let the children know more about Jesus, but at the same time; it was very difficult to me because my bible knowledge was limited. Besides that, I had never taught anyone in my life. All the sudden I had 28 students; it was incredible. Fortunately, there were many useful teaching materials (pictures, crafts, videotapes…) that the church supplied to me that helped me make the teaching lessons

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Ethylene Gas Helpful Friend Or Deadly Foe

Ethylene Gas: Helpful Friend Or Deadly Foe

Ethylene is a plant hormone that differs from other plant hormones because it is a gas. Like Abscisic acid, it is the only member of its class. Of all the known plant growth substances, Ethylene has the simplest structure (Internet Source #5.) Ethylene gas (C2H4) is an odorless, colorless gas that exists in nature and can also be created by man (Internet Source #3.) Ethylene is a naturally occurring ripening gas but it is not easily detectable and it exists mainly where produce is stored. In nature, the largest producers are plants and plant products (such as flowers, vegetables and fruits) which produce ethylene gas within their tissues and release it into the air (Internet Source #2.) As some fruits and vegetables mature, they produce Ethylene gas, which continues the ripening process naturally. Without Ethylene gas, some items such as bananas would never ripen (Internet Source 4#.) Ethylene is also a by-product of man-made processes, such as combustion (Internet Source #2.)
As many great discoveries begin, Ethylene and its effects on produce were discovered quite by accident. Lemon growers would store freshly harvested green lemons in sheds. These lemons were kept

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American Beauty Leave It To Beaver

American Beauty/Leave It To Beaver

?American Beauty is a brilliant satirical diagnosis of what?s most screwed up about life in this country (Berardinelli, 1999: 1). American Beauty is an amazing film that explores the nuclear family at the turn-of-the-century. It is unique because it does not show the family as it ideally should be but, rather, as it really is with all of its imperfections. The portrayal of the nuclear family in American Beauty has changed dramatically from how the nuclear family was portrayed in the 1950s television sitcom Leave It To Beaver. Douglas Kellner stated that ?Films ? can provide information about the ?psychology? of an era and its tensions, conflicts, fears, and fantasies. ? Films refract social discourse and content into specifically cinematic forms which engage audiences in an active process of constructing meaning.? American Beauty is a powerful film because the majority of society can relate to the Burnhams. ?It is a comedy because we laugh at the absurdity of the hero?s problems. This film is a tragedy because we can identify with his failure ? not the specific details, but the general outlines? (Ebert, 1999: 1). The audiences can relate chiefly

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Multicultural Education

Multicultural Education

Multicultural Education

We are in search of the true America?an America of multiple cultures, multiple histories, multiple regions, multiple realities, multiple identities, multiple ways of living, surviving and being human. And no where is this struggle for the true America more profoundly being waged than in the classrooms of public schools in the United States. ?Darder (Sleeter, 1995 p. 5)

Through this quote Darder sums up the reason for multicultural education; America consists of people of multiple characteristics and through multicultural education these differences can be found, understood and celebrated. Multicultural education is the key tool in educating youth today; with the goals behind it and the effects it will have on people, multicultural education is the foundation of a better society.
Multicultural education ?affirms that schools should be oriented toward the cultural enrichment of all children and youth through programs?[that] preserve and extend? cultural alternatives?; it should ?recognize cultural diversity? and its value as a resource (Baptiste, 1979 p. 16). Schools that practice multicultural education use different programs and curriculum to teach different aspects of cultures by integrating them into everyday studies. This kind of education is used to make students realize the importance and worth of

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Environmental Themes

Environmental Themes

Environmental Themes
There are many different views around the world concerning the environment. Many different cultures interpret the environment in many ways. The Japanese culture and the American culture had portrayed their environmental views through the movies, Princess Monoke and The Lorax. Both movies had shared common views and had involved different morals that applied to mankind. They also had different interpretations of the environment in which made the two movies different.
The movie Princess Monoke consisted of a number of important characters. Two of the main characters were in fact Princess Monoke and Ashitaka. Princess Monoke was the daughter of the Wolf god. She had represented the humans that really care for the environment. The Wolf god, Maro, was one of the protectors of the forest. She had helped look after it. Ashitaka was a prince of another village who was attacked by a demon god. He was in fact a character that represented a person who later realizes what is being done to the environment. He, in a way, is portrayed as the peacemaker. He can see that humans do what they do to survive, but he also sees that other things can be done without putting the environment

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American Beauty

American Beauty

?American Beauty? is a film about living in suburbia. The film gives a clear view of the unhappiness underneath the surface of people?s perfect lives. Each scene is symmetrical. Couches are perfectly centered in shots with matching lamps on either side of them. Everything is in its place, such as the dinner plates and flower arrangements. Everything on the outside seems beautiful and happy; the characters are living the American dream. A picket fence frames the Burnham?s front yard and a beautiful garden of roses lines the driveway. When examined closer, these things can?t hide the imperfections that exist beyond the front door. The scene examined in this paper is when Lester decides to start exercising. He joins his neighbors, Jim and Jim, during their daily run. The scene develops into the first drug transaction between Lester and Ricky.
The camera movement is very interesting in this scene. It begins with a moving bird?s eye view of Lester?s street. This shows Lester moving backward in time to take a look at
the life he once lived. Everything from this elevation looks very normal and ?perfect?. The houses

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Multicultural Education

Multicultural Education

Multicultural Education
We are distinguished and united by differences and similarities according to gender, age, language, culture, race, sexual identity, and income level–just to name a few. Such diversity challenges our intellect and emotions as we learn to work and live together in harmony. Information and resources are provided here to help you learn how diversity can become a resource for enrichment rather than a source of conflict and divisiveness. Multicultural education is intended to decrease race, ethnicity, class, and gender divisions by helping all students attain the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need in order to become active citizens in a democratic society and participate in social change (Valdez, 1999). It is imperative that teachers learn how to recognize, honor, and incorporate the personal abilities of students into their teaching strategies (Gay, 2000). If this is done, then school achievement will improve. Multicultural education is a progressive approach for transforming education that holistically critiques and addresses current shortcomings, failings, and discriminatory practices in education. It is grounded in ideals of social justice, education equity, and a dedication to facilitating educational experiences in which all students reach their full potential as learners and as socially aware and active

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Environmental Pollution

Environmental Pollution

The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution is an independent standing body established in 1970 to advise the Queen, the Government, Parliament and the public on environmental issues. About the RCEP outlines the Commission?s history, how it interprets ?pollution?, how it selects topics for study and how its work is conducted.

The Commission?s advice is mainly in the form of reports which are the outcome of major studies. The current study is investigating the long-term effects of chemicals in the environment. The following study, investigating the environmental effects of marine fisheries, was announced in June 2002, and a limited study into environmental effects of air transport began in July 2002.

The Environmental

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American Beauty

American Beauty

How Important is Characterisation in ?American Beauty? How Does the Director Achieve This

Characterisation is extremely important in the film ?American Beauty?, especially in the case of the main character, Lester, played by Kevin Spacey. Director, Sam Mendes, carefully chose actors that had the ability to possess themselves with the characters, and bring them to life as seemingly everyday people. Each character in this film has been written to be unique and complex, with more than meets the eye.

In the movie American Beauty, it is evident that Lester Burnham is in a state of despair. Lester?s dull and monotonous voice introduces the audience to his daily routine of life. When Lester declares plain and simply, ?jerking off in the shower will be the high point of my day,? he exposes the lifelessness to which he has become accustomed. He realizes his family life is no better when he becomes aware that both his wife and daughter consider him ?a gigantic loser.? It is easy to recognize and understand Lester?s disheartenment through analysis of the symbolic car scene. In this scene, Lester sits slouched down in the back seat half asleep, while his daughter Jane sits up front, next to his

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Multi Cultural Ed

Multi Cultural Ed

Getting Rid of the Stereotypes, and Teaching in a Multicultural Perspective

It is rare that any two-classroom teachers will have the same definition for multicultural education. ?The basic goal of multicultural education is to help all children understand and appreciate events and people from various points of view? (Welton, 113). Teaching with a multicultural perspective encourages appreciation and understanding of other cultures as well as one?s own. Rey Gomez states that teaching with this perspective promotes the child?s sense of the uniqueness of his own culture as a positive characteristic and enables the child to accept the uniqueness of the cultures of others. Children?s attitudes toward their race and ethnic group and other cultural groups begin to form early in the preschool years. Children are easily influenced by the cultural, opinions, and attitudes of their caregivers. Caregiver?s perceptions of ethnic and racial groups can affect the child?s attitudes toward those minority groups. ?Early childhood educators can influence the development of positive attitudes in young children by learning about and promoting the various cultures represented among the children they teach? (Gomez, 1). Gomez also states young children can develop stereotypic viewpoints of cultures different from their own when similarities among

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