Violence

Violence

What Makes Children Turn to Violence School violence is a tremendous problem facing today??¦s youth. There are many factors that can contribute to violent actions in schools. Some are child abuse, violence in the home, poverty, easy access to guns, violence in television, and drug and alcohol abuse. The major cause of violence is none of the above, but harassment from others. Many people feel as if they need to result to violence as a result of these negative influences they have received from others as they were growing up. Some people claim that it is the parent??¦s responsibility to make sure that their children are disciplined, but that is not always the case. Those troubled children feel as if they need to release the bottled up emotions that they have felt, so violence towards others seems to be the only method of escape for them from the derogatory implications from others. In high school, many forms of harassment are noticed. Verbal Harassment is the one that is most common. It is a highly influential method of convincing others that they are inferior. People feel that they are less of a person just because of what other say to them.

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Descartes Explains It All

Descartes Explains It All

While I am normally opposed to tedious labor, I found that reading Descartes? Discourse on Method much less of a chore than I had anticipated. I hesitate to say that I enjoyed it; perhaps it would be best to say that I found it interesting. I was unable to materialize a singular argument encompassing to the entire work. Although, I was able to compose three separate opinions, each pertaining to different parts of the work: there is error with his thoughts about the reason people have; Descartes shares some ground with Richelieu; and the advice Descartes offers is for a much different end than that of Machiavelli of Richelieu.
I immediately find myself in opposition to Descartes as he implies that all people are endowed with the same ability of reason. Being a Darwinist myself, in that I truly believe that some individuals possess an innate advantage over others, I am unable to relate to his assertions. This is partly due to the juxtaposition of Descartes? optimism as a result of experience and religious devotion and my own juvenile cynicism as a result of inexperience and religious ambiguity.
It could be argued that Descartes addresses my opinions

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Conersation With Jermery

Conersation With Jermery

On my first day in English class I came in right before the door shut. As I hurried to find a place to sit I noticed a free seat in front of the class. I took my seat and listened to the professor start class. The class started like any other class. The professor gave us a brief overview of the class. I knew since the class was short session that we would be getting an assignment soon. The professor had us do some brief assignments, brain storming and stuff like that. The next assignment was to interview a classmate I was kind of neverous at first. The person I was to interview sat right next to me, his name was Jeremy. As Jeremy and I talked I was surprised to learn that we had all kinds of things in common.
Jeremy comes from a traditional family. He lives with his Dad, Mom and two younger sisters Rebecca who is 16, and Sarah who is 13. Jeremy?s dad?s name is Jim Smith, is a computer programmer. Jeremy shares an interested in computers too. His family like a lot of family?s in North Carolina are transplants. They are originally from a

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USING PRAGMATICS TO TEACH OUR STUDENTS

USING PRAGMATICS TO TEACH OUR STUDENTS

There are many philosophies on which teachers may choose to base their teaching style on, such as the ideas of: Idealists, Realists, Pragmatists and Existentialists. I can imagine using some views from each philosophy; but the one that really focuses on the values I would like to represent to my students is the pragmatic point of view. The pragmatic view states that children need to be aware of the society around them, and that children need to experience life.

I hope to be teaching third or fourth grade, therefore I would be responsible for teaching many subjects. It is important to teach these subjects in an interdisciplinary fashion. I also think that is important for students to realize how the different subjects relate to one another. The student may have to master a particular area in reading before he or she is able to do word problems in math. It is important to point out and reinforce that we utilize these subjects in our everyday lives. Education is all around us.

It is important to teach based on your experience (and the experiences of students). Hands on activities, as well as

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The Day After Tomorrow

The Day After Tomorrow

The Hollywood production The Day After Tomorrow is the story of an abrupt climate change, with extreme and catastrophic effects which will, in consequence, lead to the onset of a new ice age. As a result of global warming, polar ice caps melt, which disrupt the Gulf Stream (part of the Atlantic thermohaline circulation). The North Atlantic region cools while heat builds up in the tropics. The result is a severe storm, causing catastrophe and a dramatic change in the global climate. I think that this film is very helpful in the way that it raises awareness on the issue of global warming. However, there were many obvious scientific facts which have been manipulated in this film, such as; an abrupt climate change, temperatures plummeting to freezing in a matter of hours, a massive snowstorm, tornadoes striking Los Angeles and soccer ball-sized hail falling on Tokyo. I think that the probability of all this destruction occurring over the short time-span of a few weeks is ridiculous. These types of consequences of global warming are not expected to occur all of a sudden, but not for another century or so. They will occur gradually, and be less intense.
One fictitious aspect in

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The Rape Of The Lock

The Rape Of The Lock

Alexander Pope has long been considered one of the greatest satirists that English literary tradition has ever seen. His methods of satire are original and unique from those of the traditional Augustan poet, and his comments on the ideals and morals of his contemporaries have provided us with a valuable insight into Augustan lifestyles.

Alexander Pope?s ?The Rape of the Lock? has its foundation in an amorous joke played by the young Lord Petre on Miss Arabella Fermor. The ensuing rift between the two prominent aristocratic families caused a mutual acquaintance to approach Pope, with a view to healing the estrangement with the production of a humorous poem. The poem first appeared in1712 in a two-canto form, a mere 334 lines, but was revised by Pope and reappeared in its current five-canto form in 1714. This later version, which differed only slightly to the definitive 1736 edition, features elements which confirmed the status of the piece as one of the greats of the Augustan age. This final version includes a ?Dedicatory Letter? to Miss Fermor, which serves the purpose of excusing the previous ?imperfect? draft, with which the lady was less than pleased, as well

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Uniformly Unique

Uniformly Unique

Uniformly Unique

What would you do if you went to school one morning and heard that your high school was converting to mandatory uniforms Your school district has never had to wear uniforms before, and you did not even know that it was being considered. Many students would protest and walk around the halls with signs and petitions of refusal, while others would give a silent sigh of relief. Over the years, many public schools have resorted to uniforms to help the students focus more on their education and not on what the latest trends are. Requiring uniforms in high schools may help to reduce the issues of discrimination, sexual offense and violence, and encourage students to concentrate more on their education without invading their right to express themselves.
High school students today fear discrimination from their peers concerning what they wear. Some of the biggest issues high school students? face is their social status and what people think of them. Many families can not afford to dress their children in expensive clothes; therefore, these children are often criticized. As stated in the Educational Horizons article, Martha M. McCarthy (2001) surmises that uniforms would help to moderate

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The Reformation

The Reformation

The reformation period was one of the most significant
events in modern european history because it was the
spark that would eventually smother the fiery
dominance of religious leaders in politics and would
incite a modern world where the most advanced
societies now embrace a division of church and state
and a tolerance to freedom of worship. Through the
acts of revolting peasants and the minds of a new set
of leaders such as Martin Luther, Queen Elizabeth and
Popes Paul III & IV, an enormous change in thought and
practice would be born. Much of what we experience
today in the most modern societies in our religious
and political freedoms is a result of this most
significant time in history. Indeed, if the events did
not take place, what we now consider modern society
may have looked completely different.
Martin Luther, although only a monk, is credited
with starting the Reformation by challenging the
affairs of the church. Luther had been appalled by
the selling of indulgences and engendered the 95
thesis, upsetting Johann Tetzel by posting it on the
door of the castle church in Wittenberg. Word spread
quickly about Luther?s revolutionary ideas which
instigated people to question church authority. This
lack of confidence in the ways of the church led to a
new autonomy

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Ode To A Nightingale

Ode To A Nightingale

In lieu of the idea of progress, Coleridge adopted a different angle. His ideas placed sanctity in the whole of a person and not solely in the scientific ways and means to an end. Though Coleridge accepted that scientific study was needed, he recognized that more was essential than the ?pure rationality of the age of reason,? as he defined in Biographie Literaria. In this work, Coleridge argues that pure scientific study in incomplete and will not lead to continued human progess.

The industrial revolution had taken shape by the mid-eighteenth century. The newly adopted idea of progress was applied to industry. Romantics tended to reject this industrialized idea of progress. However, in hopes that a ?new European society based on liberty and equality might emerge? Romantics accepted that idea when applied to politics and society. Sorely after the revolution had turned to bloody absolutism, the Romantic?s sang a different tune.

Coleridge concluded that the experience of humans goes beyond the simple notion of the physical realm. All matters of non-rational thought had to be taken into consideration, including: emotions, passions, dreams, and illusions. Coleridge believe that though most agree

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Uniform Policy

Uniform Policy

Schools in America are beginning to see more problems arise faster than they are able to find solutions to solve them. Violence, poor academic achievement, poor attendance are just a few of the problems within the education system. One controversial topic that has come up is the uniform policy and wether it promotes a good, healthy student lifestyle. Introducing mandatory uniforms into schools would promote better student behavior, increase academic achievement, and helps to elimate fashion competition among students, yet there are a number of people who oppose it because they believe it violates the freedom of speech and expression of the student.

The introduction of uniforms into the larger inner city schools have proven to be successful. In reference to Pushkars journal, “Baltimores implementation of mandatory uniforms have proven to be very successful. Students behavior are exceptional and violence has almost diminished in public schools which enforce the uniform dress code” (12). Statistics in public schools which have mandatory uniforms have shown the violence rates to have plumeted. Not only did violence go down, attendance have gone up. Some schools have shown a dramatic increase in attendance of up to 85% to 95%

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