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Recent research about brain development opens up tremendous opportunities to improve education. In some aspects, the education community has embraced this research and used it to develop profoundly different approaches to learning. At the same time, the research conflicts with many systemic practices among school administrators and education policy-makers.

Five significant conclusions . . . .

At first glance, the idea of comparing snowflakes to quilts might seem absurd, since both are two entirely different things when viewed in various perspectives. But upon closer look, these two things have similarities, too, in much the same way they are different from each other. Snowflakes and quilts can also have significant implications in people's lives if these are properly scrutinized. . . . .

Propaganda

While we may be shocked by the U.S. government's attempt to spread disinformation about the current war on terrorism, we should not be. Governments have always been less than fully forthcoming to their citizens, although they rarely admit to lying. Rather they see it as a form of propaganda, and thoroughly patriotic.

Moreover, while the term "propaganda" is almost . . . .

We all know that to a large extent the art - and business - of advertising is the process of creating recognizable emblems. Much of the effectiveness of advertising relies on its ability to create (or adopt) visual metaphors.

While many of these emblems are simplistic ones, others are more complex. These complex visual metaphors within the realm of advertising are fascinating because . . . .

Treatment of Women in Mexican Culture

Introduction

The choices for women have, across both time and space, almost always been far more constrained than the choices of men. They have in fact all too often been reduced to a single pair of opposing choices: The pure or the corrupt, the white or the black, the chaste or the sexual - the virgin or the whore.

Mexican culture is . . . .

INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT IS AFFECTED BY CULTURAL AND TRADITIONAL DIFFERENCES IN COMMUNICATION

Abstract

This paper presents an examination of communication on an international level when it comes to business management. The writer takes the reader on an exploratory journey through the reasons it is important to be able to manage such communication. There were 12 sources used to . . . .

OUTSTANDING BLACK AMERICANS CHANGE RACIAL VIEWPOINTS

One of the first black spokespersons ever to come into the living rooms of millions of white Americans was Oprah Winfrey. Prior to that black Americans excelled in sports. They might have seen Mohammad Ali in a boxing match. Black Americans were gaining recognition in politics. Of course, there was the memory of Martin Luther King. . . . .

Chocolate: Behind Its Bad Rap

Chapter One - Introduction to the Problem

Introduction to the Problem

In today's society, chocolate is everywhere. It seems that people have developed a love-hate relationship with chocolate. According to the US Department of Commerce, in 1997, the average American ate 11.7 pounds of chocolate. American adults ranked chocolate as the most- . . . .

FIRST GENERATIONS

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this paper is to introduce and discuss the book "First Generations: Women in Colonial America," by Carol Berkin.

THE BOOK

This book, "First Generations," discusses the lives of women who immigrated to America from other countries, and Native Americans that were here when the immigrations started. It then follows through . . . .

Pyrrhus (319-272 B.C.)

Character Sketch

Pyrrhus was a celebrated general who possessed great personal valor and strength. He took personal part in his battles and was admired for his fighting skills by his own troops and enemies alike. His military acumen was comparable to that of Alexander the Great and his innovative tactics in battle (e.g. the use of elephants) were copied by . . . .

How long can a teacher teach before burning out or becoming stale?

This paper looks at the ideas of whether teachers should be made to go back into learning to gain a new license after a period of time, also looking at how their time can be best used with initiating new forms and methods into the classroom.

How long can a teacher teach before he becomes stale?

Every school . . . .

Leone Nelly Sachs was born in Berlin on December 10, 1891. She was the only child of a wealthy Berlin industrialist. The family lived in the Tiergartenviertel, a fashionable area of Berlin. Because of her family's wealth, Nelly was educated by private tutors her before she entered the Berliner Hhere Tchterschule. She studied music and dancing, and at an early age began writing poetry. Her . . . .

The Luncheon of the Boating Party

Pierre Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir saw an abundance of beautiful things in the world and his paintings expressed a never-ending sense of joy and discovery. With his brilliant use of natural light and color, he shows the extraordinary splendor of everyday life. A prime example of the artist's ability to capture the joy of a single moment . . . .

The Darkness of Goya

One of the most powerful aspects of a painting is its ability to capture the inner workings of an artist's soul. By his choice of subject matter, and careful use of line, color, and form, the painter expresses his innermost thoughts and emotions. The darkness or lightness of the individual is transferred to his work. The painter with the brooding heart sees humanity . . . .

Through Different Eyes

Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Sculpture

Different cultures see the world in different ways. Religion, society, and even politics, shape our views, and give form to our human environment. Architecture, music, literature, dress—all are visible manifestations of a people's values. This is no less true in the realm of sculpture. A religious people will create . . . .

economic, social, and moral changes in America since the end of World War II

Introduction and Background

Since the end of World War II, the American people have seen an extraordinary change in the economic, social and moral priorities of the nation and its people. Three generations have grown up since the war, each positively and negatively influenced by their parents and social . . . .

The Importance of Summer Camps and Programs in the Development of Children

Purpose of the Paper

The purpose of this paper is to represent to the reader the importance of organized summer camps and programs in youth development. A special emphasis throughout the paper is placed on the influence of recreation on child development and personal growth.

By defining the effect . . . .

Infinite Megapixels

Digital photography presents a whole new world of opportunities for casual and professional photographers alike. Probably the most significant contribution of digital photography is the ability to change pictures at any stage. The act of taking a digital picture itself is akin to first mixing the paints on a palette before actually applying brush to canvas. Taking . . . .

Not very much is there in Virginia Woolf's 1927 book, To the Lighthouse. This is no way keeps it from being a marvelous work of literature - perhaps one of the most marvelous works of literature in which nearly nothing actually happens. In this book, as in Woolf's other writings, the plot is generated by the inner lives of the characters. Because of this, it is an ideal book in which to study . . . .

The Life and Works of Andy Warhol

What is the most famous work of contemporary art? Some might say Salvador Dali's melting clocks, others might go back a bit earlier and say the "Sunflowers" painting of Van Gogh. But if you were to ask the average person on the street what artistic image truly springs to mind when they are asked what they think best represents contemporary art, that . . . .

We all know the story of how Marcel Duchamp took a urinal, called it "Fountain," put it in an art show and then defended his action on the grounds that as he was an artist and he said the urinal was art, then it was.

This is just the sort of thing that has given modern art a bad name. But why should it have? Why should that urinal not be art?

Understanding the answer to that . . . .

BILL OF RIGHTS

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this paper is to introduce and contrast the views of two authors discussing the Bill of Rights. The authors are Irving Brant and Michael J. Kryzanek, both experts in the field of political science.

THE BILL OF RIGHTS

The Bill of Rights did not exist when the Constitution was first written; it was a series of amendments . . . .

Latin American Studies,

Annotated Bibliography

An

Annotated Bibliography based on the book Americas, by Peter Winn, Updated Edition.

Chapter 1: A View from the South

Guillermoprieto, Alm. Looking for History: Dispatches from Latin America. Random House.

New York, New York. 2001.

This is a comprehensive work on guerilla warfare and Columbia's War . . . .

William James was a prominent psychologist and philosopher in the early 20th century. Presently, James' work is outdated, but only in the sense that Galileo's or Darwin's work is outdated. Both Darwin and Galileo were originators in their respective fields. Their work served as a basis for many incredible discoveries and innovations in the modern world. The work of James, too, serves as a . . . .

Biographical Sketch of T.S Eliot

The Life of T.S Eliot

T.S. Eliot was born in Missouri in 1888. He studied philosophy and logic at various universities including Harvard. After graduating he spent a year at Sorbonne in Paris reading French literature. He then returned to Harvard where he studied epistemological theory, Indian languages and metaphysics. He later transferred to . . . .

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig is perhaps one of the most unusually named works of contemporary philosophical narrative. The book takes the form of a novel in which certain philosophic truths about Zen are revealed. The book attempts to explicate Zen Buddhism for an American audience through the use of a narrative and a subject matter that will be understandable . . . .

Explorations of The Other

Merchant-Ivory movies are varied in their settings and styles, but one theme pervades most of them: otherness. In "Shakespeare-wala" for instance, a troop of British actors - most born and raised in India - perform Shakespeare plays for the Maharajas and their families before India's independence in 1947. The British actors' entire existence was in India and . . . .

Visual Imagery and Qualitative Dimensions of Life & Consciousness in Visual Art

Introduction

Throughout history all cultures have produced works of art. The impulse to create as a means of personal expression and to stimulate the imagination of viewers is universal and perpetual. In their various manifestations, the arts play an important role in defining culture by . . . .

Racism in Heart of Darkness

In his book Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad uses all the trappings of a traditional adventure tale - mystery, suspense, an exotic setting, and unexpected attack. Chinua Achebe concluded, "Conrad, on the other hand, is undoubtedly one of the great stylists of modern fiction and a good story-teller into the bargain" (Achebe 252). Despite Conrad's great story . . . .

F. Scott Fitzgerald Hollywood Years

The turning point in F. Scott Fitzgerald's life was when he met in 1918 Zelda Sayre, herself an aspiring writer, they married in 1920. In the same year appeared Fitzgerald's first novel, "This side of paradise," in which he used material from The Romantic Egoist. Its hero, Armory Blaine, studies in Princeton, serves in WW I in France. At the end of . . . .

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