no pretty pictures Nominated for a 1998 National Book Award for Young People\'s Literature, No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War is Anita Lobel\'s gripping memoir of surviving the Holocaust. A Caldecott-winning illustrator of such delightful picture books as On Market Street, it is difficult to believe Lobel endured the horrific childhood she did. From age 5 to age 10, Lobel spent what are supposed to be carefree years hiding from the Nazis, protecting her younger brother, being captured and march
The Use And Abuse Of History The Use and Abuse of History By Friedrich Nietzsche Forward Incidentally, I despise everything which merely instructs me without increasing or immediately enlivening my activity. These are Goethe\'s words. With them, as with a heartfelt expression of Ceterum censeo [I judge otherwise], our consideration of the worth and the worthlessness of history may begin. For this work is to set down why, in the spirit of Goethe\'s saying, we must seriously despise instruction wi
The Awakening 2 The Relationship of The Awakening and Creole Society In The Awakening, Kate Chopin brings out the essence of through the characters of her novel. In this novel Edna Pontellier faces many problems because she is an outcast from society. As a result of her isolation from society she has to learn to fit in and deal with her problems. This situation causes her to go through a series of awakenings that help her find herself, but this also causes problems with her husband because she l
Multiculturalism In Canada Canada has long been called The Mosaic , due to the fact that it is made up of a varied mix of races, cultures and ethnicities. As more and more immigrants come to Canada searching for a better life, the population naturally becomes more diverse. This has, in turn, spun a great debate over multiculturalism. Some of the issues under fire are the political state\'s policies concerning multiculturalism, the attitudes of Canadians around these policies, immigration, the gl
Russian Revolution: Was The Krondstat Naval Uprising A Spontaneous Ac History Revolutions - The Kronstadt Naval Uprising Word Count: 1997 On March 1, 1921, the sailors of the Kronstadt naval fortress rose up in an armed rebellion against Russia\'s totalitarian leadership, claiming that Bolshevik control of Russia had failed to achieve its promise of working class liberation, delivering only a \'new serfdom\' and \'even greater enslavement of human beings\'. The Kronstadt sailors, who had previou
Edu Free Term Papers Free Essays Free Book Reports Plagiarism? Citing Sources Top 100 Term Paper Sites Top 25 Essay Sites Top 50 Essay Sites Free College Personals Problems in the United States Educational System By: medvedov E-mail: [email protected] Today, the way the educational system works in the U.S. concerns a large number of people in this country. Only 25% of adults have a great deal of confidence in the people running education, according to the General Social Survey, down from
Business Ethics Introduction Background The literature being studied is an article written by Hellen O\' Sullivan, the Director of Scientific Methods Australia. The article entitled "Business ethics are set to set to stage a comeback" was published on the 75th page of The Australian Financial Review on the 6th February 1990. Literature Review Basically, the article discussed several important issues about business ethics. One of the most prominent was the remark she made about business ethics ma
globalization and technology GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY I think that if we want to talk about globalization first of all we must define what the globalization is. Globalization is a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology. This process has effects on the environment, on culture, on political systems, on economic development and prosperity,
Culture Of India Nearly one sixth of all the human beings on Earth live in India, the world\'s most populous democracy. Officially titled the Republic of India, it\'s 1,269,413 sq. mi. lie in South Asia, occupying most of the Indian subcontinent, bordered by Pakistan (W); China, Nepal, and Bhutan (N); and Myanmar (E) and Bangladesh forms an enclave in the NE. Its borders encompass a vast variety of peoples, practicing most of the world\'s major religions, speaking scores of different languages,
Effectiveness of Signals Intelligence 3 SEP 2002 EFFECTIVENESS OF SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) has access to many traditional and non-traditional dynamic elements that provide superior capabilities to collect and monitor visual, seismic, and acoustic signatures of motorized vehicles. SIGINT is the only system that can be operational and maintainable in any type of climate and terrain, which provides an advantage over the United States\' (U.S.) adversaries. The process of ob
Lazzaro Spallanzani Lazzaro Spallanzani Lazzaro Spallanzai, was the Italian physiologist who was one of the founders of experimental biology. Born in Scandiano, a small town in the providence of Emilia on Jan. 12, 1729 , Spallanzani was among the many dedicated philosophersof the eighteeth century (Lazzaro...1). His main scientific interests were biological and was a master at mircoscopy,but he also looked into problems of physics,chemistry, geology, and meteorology, and volcanology (Gillispie,1
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The English Language: Make It Official! In the beginning, this country was a melting pot. Many different people, from many different countries, of many different ethnic groups, speaking in many different tongues came to America. English arose as the predominant language of the United States. Over time, people realized the importance of staying in touch with their cultural backgrounds, including the language of their native countries. The main problem presented now lies in communication and inter
Politeness - a comparison between Chinese and English Table of contents 1. Introduction 2 2. Politeness - a theoretical approach 3 3. the concept of limao 4 4. Request strategies 4 4.1. Request strategies in Chinese 4 4.2. Request strategies in English 5 5. Forms of address 6 5.1. Forms of address in Chinese 6 5.2. Forms of address in English 7 6. Chinese: Politeness across social groups 8 7. Conclusion 9 References 11 1. Introduction In many parts of this world, former existing borders are remo
Computer Science Computer Engineering Introduction The explosive impact of computers and information technology on our everyday lives has generated a need to design and develop new computer software systems and to incorporate new technologies in a rapidly growing range of applications. The tasks performed by workers known as computer software engineers evolve quickly, reflecting new areas of specialization or changes in technology, as well as the preferences and practices of employers. Computer
Illegal Immigrants of American Society Illegal Immigrants of American Society A Realistic Approach At present, the U.S. immigration system is burdened both by policy and implementation challenges. It is barely able to meet the commitments required by law and policy and is ill-prepared to address new challenges and mandates. Agreement that the system is broken may be the only point of consensus among many diverse stakeholders. The Task Force believes that immigration laws and policies are broken
Russian Revolution "I shall maintain the principle of autocracy just as firmly and unflinchingly as it was preserved by my unforgettable dead father" (Nicholas II). In spite of the Czar\'s decrees and declarations, Russia, by the beginning of the 20th century, was overripe for revolution, is supported by political and monarchial Russia. Nicholas II was the Czar of Russia from 1896-1917, and his rule was the brute of political disarray. An autocrat, Nicholas II had continued the divine-right mona
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 on his family\'s plantation in Shadwell, Virginia. The third of six children his parents raised him modestly and his father schooled him to be a gentleman. The young Jefferson suffered an emotional shock, when at the age of 14 his father Peter Jefferson died. The young Jefferson was the first male of the family and so he received the bulk of his father\'s assets, leaving him with a sizable fortune. He received his early education along
Slavery Slavery We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness (Thomas Jefferson). Slavery in America stems well back to when the new world was first discovered and was led by the country to start the African Slave Trade- Portugal. The African Slave Trade was first exploited for plantations in that is now called the Caribbean, and even
L?opold S?dar Senghor Leopold Sedar Senghor Senegalese poet and statesman, founder of the Senegalese Democratic Bloc. Senghor was elected president of Senegal in the 1960s. He retired from office in 1980. He was one of the originators of the concept of Negritude, defined as the literary and artistic expression of the black African experience. In historical context the term has been seen as a reaction against French colonialism and a defence of African culture. It has deeply influnced the strengt
Kyrgyzstan The collapse of the Soviet Union created 15 new states. These states over the last 5 years have all struggled with economic, ethnic, political and territorial problems left to them by the Soviet empire. Kyrgyzstan, is a former Soviet Republic (FSR) located in the Central Asia. This paper will give a statistical representation of the state, Kyrgyzstan. The statistical data will reflect the basic geography of the subject country containing population, size and location. This miniature r
Sending message internationally There are many factors that one should take into consideration when sending messages internationally. To start, languages are not the same and the cultures vary from one another. People interpret things differently abroad. Being someone that comes from Europe, I can relate to both the American and European way of communication. From my own experience, I would say that people in Europe are a little more cautious when speaking or reading a document or message; in a
Ramses II I. Introduction Location of Egypt Egypt, located in northeastern of Africa along the river Nile, an ancient civilization flourished long before the Roman Empire but ultimately faded from importance after thousands of years. The Ancient Egypt Civilization prospered near the Nile River due to the natural factors combined. Egypt usually has cloudless sky and the Sun almost always shone, consistently providing heat and light. The Nile River served as a water highway for the people and the
Intelligences Used for Academic sucess Is it possible for students to be successful without being aware of their strengths and weaknesses? Do students know how important is to recognize their own abilities? Do they know how to use their intelligences in order to improve understanding of a material that they have to study? Achieving academic goals is impossible without recognizing those strengths. As for me, the three strongest abilities that I possess are spatial, interpersonal and linguistic in
African-americans In The South As a social and economic institution, slavery originated in the times when humans began farming instead of hunting and gathering. Slave labor became commonplace in ancient Greece and Rome. Slaves were created through the capture of enemies, the birth of children to slave parents, and means of punishment. Enslaved Africans represented many different peoples, each with distinct cultures, religions, and languages. Most originated from the coast or the interior of West
Learning Is For Everyone June 21, 1999 Learning is for everyone The institution called a university, or many times a community college, is an institution that should welcome anyone who is willing to make the effort to face the challenges that it brings. As William A. Henry III writes, \'In the real world, though, mostly people go to college to make money\';(The Museum of Clear Ideals, 146). I point out that there are a variety of different reasons for which people choose to enter into college. S
American Language By: ryan E-mail: [email protected] In the beginning, this country wpot. Many different people, from many different countries, of many differas a melting ent ethnic groups, speaking in many different tongues came to America. English arose as the predominant language of the United States. Over time, people realized the importance of staying in touch with their cultural backgrounds, including the language of their native countries. The main problem presented now lies in com
Argentina Argentina is a federal republic in southern South America on the border of Bolivia and Paraguay; on the east by Brazil, Uruguay, and the Atlantic Ocean; on the south by the Atlantic Ocean and Chile; and on the west by Chile. The country is the biggest country on the south side and is triangular in shape, with the base in the north and the corner at Punta Dungeness, the southeastern tip of the continent. The length of Argentina in a northern to southern direction is about 2,070 mi.. Its
Imperialism Imperialism was reborn in the West with the emergence of the modern nation-state and the age of exploration and discovery. It is to this modern type of empire building that the term imperialism is quite often restricted. Colonies were established not only in more or less sparsely inhabited places where there were few or no highly integrated native states (e.g., North America and Africa) but also in lands where ancient civilizations and states existed (e.g., India, Malaya, Indonesia,
Verbal Image Translation Analysis Based Upon Ian Flemings "From Russia With Love" This paper deals with the problem of verbal image translation from SL ( English ) into TL ( Ukrainian ). The research is based on comparison of the original [ 1; 337p. ] and Ukrainian translation [ 2; 190p. ] of Ian Fleming\'s " James Bond : From Russia With Love" A few words should be mentioned about the author and his book . Ian Fleming ( 1908 - 1964 ) was a great journalist and detective stories writer . In 1931
Biligual Education For the past thirty years in the State of California, bilingual education has been undertaken by all the public schools of the state. Under such system, children of non-American ethnic have had a special treatment in their early academic career. Children of minority groups have been thought various subjects in their native tongues. Such subjects are Math, History and some Science classes. The bilingual program presented the student a scholastic curriculum that simultaneously i
Mexico Mexico Southward from its 1,500 mile long border with the United States lies the Estados Unidos Mexicanos. A country with slightly more than 750,000 square miles in area, Mexico has a vast array of mineral resources, limited agricultural land, and a rapidly growing population. These factors are the basis for many of the country\'s present problems as well as opportunities for future development. The nation is struggling to modernize its economy. With more than 80 million people in the mid
Rica CheeseCake and Company Executive Summary: Rica Cheesecake Coffee Company Imagine sitting at a trendy and relaxing cafe in the middle of a dynamic and energetic town square, in Latin America, enjoying a cup of fine coffee with a slice of delicious American style cheesecake. You have just entered the world of Rica Cheesecake and Coffee Company. Our team was tasked with developing a concept or service in a foreign country and delivering a research project. The key to this project was selecting
Bilingual Edu Benefits of Bilingual Education David Hosterman The issue of bilingual education is a very controversial issue and many people have different views concerning this subject. Bilingual education began in 1968 as a small, $7.5 million federal program to help Mexican-American students, half of whom could not speak English well when they entered first grade (Chavez 23). In addition, it began 23 years ago as a historic order for busing students to schools to achieve racial integration. O
ON THE DESIGN OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE CURRICULA ON THE DESIGN OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE CURRICULA Discuss the steps involved in planning a general English language course. In designing a syllabus for a group of Greek learners in a public secondary school what factors would you take into account in its development, how would you go about developing it, what would the nature of this syllabus be and why? Planning a general English language course can be very interesting as you are creating a teaching strateg
The Internet The Internet The Internet has an enormous impact on the American Experience. First, It encourages the growth of businesses by providing new ways of advertising products to a large audience, and thus helps companies to publicize their products. Secondly, It allows more Americans to find out what goes on in other countries by learning about other cultures and by exchanging their opinions and ideas with other people worldwide. This may well promote a better global understanding. Finall
Understanding Shakespeare Understanding Shakespeare: The Power of Footnotes and Paraphrase Objectives: The students will… 1. Compare Shakespeare\'s language to a moderately familiar foreign language. 2. Apply the techniques of reading a foreign language to reading Shakespeare. 3. Translate Shakespeare\'s English into modern English by means of class discussion, teamwork and individual study. Methods: The teacher begins by presenting an identifiable text to the students in a foreign language. T
Norway 2 Norway otherwise known as Northern Way is made up of 4,419,955 people and has an 0.44% Rate of growth. The birth rate is 12.9 births to every 1000 people. But just the same the death rate is 10.17 Deaths to every 1000 people. Net immigration rate is 1.64 migrants to every 1000 people. With that Norway occupies the western half of the Scandinavian Peninsula of Northern Europe. Norway has only land borders to the east , with Sweden , Finland , and the Soviet Union. The official language i
China - HRM issues Issues affecting International Human Resource Management in China The significance of culture in international HRM Managing Diversity Organisational structures in the context of globalisation HR 364 Management of international Human Resources 2004/05 Florian Kress Registration no: 04914686 Table of contents Introduction 2 The significance of culture in international Human Resource Management 2 Hofstede\'s five Dimensions 3 Power Distance Index (PDI) 3 Individualism (IDV) 3 Mas
20000 leagues under the sea Jules Verne was born in France in 1828 and always had a love for the sea. He once tried to be a sea captain on a boat but things did not work out. Jules Verne has written many very famous books such as Journey To the Center of the Earth, Five Weeks in a balloon and Around the World in Eighty Days. One of his most famous books is 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. This book combines adventure, suspense and mystery throwing in a few pieces of information about life under the
Bosnia - Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina is a country located in southeastern Europe. Bosnia- Herzegovina declared its independence in March of 1992. Usually, this country is referred to as Bosnia, but is officially named Bosnia-Herzegovina. In 1918, Bosnia-Herzegovina became part of the kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, which later became known as the country of Yugoslavia. In 1946, Yugoslavia became a federal state consisting of six republics, one of which was Bosnia-Herzegovina. Slav
Malcol Delhi My name is Malcolm Delhi, and I am a teacher at Syddansk Universitet, a scholarly institution in Copenhagen, Denmark. I am 31 years old, and I was born in a small house on the outskirts of Copenhagen, where I how preside. There are 47 students at my institution. I am one of three teachers at this private school. Denmark has one of the finest education policies around. Parents may choose whether they want to send their kids to a private school, public school, or they may even start t
Belief systems Belief Systems The religious beliefs of people along the Silk Road at the beginning of the 1st century BCE were very different from what they would later become. When China defeated the nomadic Xiongnu confederation and pushed Chinese military control northwest as far as the Tarim Basin (in the 2nd century BCE), Buddhism was known in Central Asia but was not yet widespread in China nor had it reached elsewhere in East Asia. Christianity was still more than a century in the future.
Police Officer Police Officer Its two o\' clock in the morning. You wake up to the sound of a drug-addict vandalizing a mobile home. When this happens, who do you call? Not your mother, but the cops. The typical cop faces this situation on a regular basis. A policemen\'s life is far from Hollywood; it is quite difficult to work where most people don\'t acknowledge your life or job. Most people think of policemen as a nuisance, but cops are much more than that; they save lives. Policemen keep the
A Case Study In Diversity: India And Romania The WWW of most URL\'s (Uniform/Universal Resource Locator\'s) literally translated, means the WORLD WIDE WEB. As such, one would think that it would be easy to find information and sites from virtually any point in the world. To some extent, this is the case -- but it can be very difficult. As a large part of our assignment was the comparison of the SAWNET (South Asian Women\'s NETwork) website, with another site which we found to be equally diverse,
sterphen spielberg Stephen Spielberg has directed some of the most popular, and highest grossing, movies of all time. He has directed six of the top 25 highest grossing movies of all time, and is clearly one of the most notable directors of our day. Stephen Spielberg was born on December 18th, 1947 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Stephen\'s family moved around a lot, and Stephen had troubles fitting in at school. His peers constantly picked him on for his physical weakness and his ethnic background. Stephe
Spain Spain Spain, a country occupying the greater part of the Iberian Peninsula, and bounded on the north by the Bay of Biscay, France, and Andorra, and on the east by the Mediterranean Sea. The Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa are governed as provinces of Spain. Also, Spain administers two small exclaves in Morocco—Ceuta and Melilla. The area of Spain, including the African and insular territories, is 194,885 sq mi. Ma
Education in France Education in France Julia Wilkinson France is a nation focused on culture. It is in many ways the cultural capital of the world . France has always been an inspiration for many artists. Due to its strong culture and other moral factors, France is a country afraid of change and its education system is subject to this fear. In France today, the education system is very similar to what it has been in the past. As other nations take steps to reform and improve their educational f
NAFTA NAFTA Five Years of Failure By: Jeff Dotson In December of 1992, Presidents Salinas (Mexico), Bush (U.S.) and Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The Mexican legislature ratified NAFTA in 1993 and the treaty went into effect on January 1, 1994, creating the largest free-trade zone in the world. NAFTA\'s promoters promised 200,000 new jobs per year for the U.S., higher wages in Mexico and a growing U.S. trade surplus with Mexico, e
Middle East And Canada Introduction In December 1985, the Canadian press reported the death by suicide of hundreds of field mice in the Middle East. In an apparently instinctive reaction to a problem of over-population, the mice wilfully plunged to their doom off the cliffs of the Golan Heights. This bizarre story was the subject not only of straight news coverage in the Canadian press, but also of an editorial in the Globe and Mail on December 20. On November 1, 1985, the Globe and Mail also ra