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    What does it Say? The Edwin Smith Surgical papyrus is a concoction of many different papyrus’ that if sewed together would form a book of sorts. The Surgical papyrus is an ancient Egyptian document written in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. The document entails roughly 48 cases on how to treat anything from the upper abdomen to the head, so long as it entails wounds or injuries in an adult male. The cases entail everything from the swelling of the brain, to a gaping shoulder wound. What was it designed to do? The papyrus is written as a sort of guide entailing: The title, Examination and prognosis, Treatment, and Explanations of the wounds/injuries. It’s believed that the way it was designed (explaining everything about the wound and procedures…

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    extensive and distinguished one, as man sought to alleviate illnesses and fix injuries since the dawn of civilization. Their advancement of ancient medical practices is a rather astonishing one, considering the lack of “modern” facilities, sterilization, and sanitation. The perils of war, disease, and famine were just a few examples of the hardships encountered by civilizations. Magicians and physicians played an integral part in relieving the suffering of these conditions with their roles being…

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    The Sumerian Civilization

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    The great thinkers of Egypt called on the previously paved foundation of knowledge laid down in ancient manuscripts. Royal documents were formed from the finest and most durable writing materials attainable. Scribes copied old documents onto fresh surfaces to preserve them. These scribes observed the decay and fragility of writing inscripted on papyrus, unbaked clay, and fabric surfaces. From these observations, scribes developed efficient stone carving processes and learned to bake clay tablets…

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    Lach Ostraca

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    Occasionally the message was scratched on the ostraca using a harder instrument. However, the message was generally written on it using ink and a brush. Papyrus & Parchment Many people in the Middle East and north-eastern Africa used either specially prepared animal skins called parchment or a type of paper made from reeds called papyrus to write on. Both, however, were expensive. To compound the issue, parchment was more difficult to manufacture and was very labor intensive but was more…

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    Dcog Theory Of Learning

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    Edwin Hutchins, a cognitive psychologist and former professor at at the University of California at San Diego, is one of the key developers of distributed cognition (Bell & Winn, 2000). Distributed cognition allows the student to have more control. Simply put, distributed cognition, or Dcog, is student centered and contends that learning is achieved in environments where learners take part in a methodically intended learning environment that encourages interaction with its participants (Bell &…

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    constitution, the founding fathers were clearly living in an ern which entailed concerns that are different from concerns today. During the constitutional convention, men discussed debated until they agree on what should become the framework for our great nation. Because of this the constitution appears to be ambiguous on many particular issues which we face today. Are we then to address those issues in light of the context in which the constitution was written, or are we to view it as a living…

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    Introduction The popular television show “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” first aired on September 10th, 1990 (IMDb, 2016). The television show grew in popularity and lasted until May 20th, 1996, consisting of six seasons and 148 episodes (IMDb, 2016). The protagonist of the sitcom, Will Smith, is a young Black street-smart teenager born and raised in a working class neighbourhood who is forced to move to his affluent Aunt and Uncle's house in Bel-Air, California. Will's Mother forces him to move as a…

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    Smith Academy Reflection

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    This past Thursday I visited the Smith Academy for Excellence and was surprised at how the school worked to help the boys learn best. We learned that most of the boys come from a poverty stricken neighborhood with many family problems. Along with this, a majority of the students were African American but there were also a few Caucasians and Latinos. The age/grade range of the boys is from second grade up until twelfth. They are extremely proud that this is the first year they will have a…

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    How does one achieve a status of pure happiness? Is it having all the money in the world to spend? Is it being able to spend time with friends, family, and loved ones? Is it winning a championship title game? There is no one true answer that could possibly answer this ideal question. However, in the 2006 biographical drama film, The Pursuit of Happyness directed by Gabriele Muccino, happiness is practically non-existent for the case of salesman, Chris Gardner (played by Oscar nominated…

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    Prince Of Bel Air Analysis

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    I feel as if his role is too portray the average, or typical African-American male. Although, I did not come to this accusation until I dug deeper into the show that millions love and adore. Will smith is a goofy, charismatic, high school stud athlete whom maintains his aura as if he is still back in his hometown. He comes from a single parent home in which is also similar to my situation. I feel as if some of the traits mentioned follow a certain image that I see almost every day in my life.…

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