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    Botany Of Desire

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    simultaneously exploring the effects that they have on our lives today. In The Botany of Desire, Pollan utilizes his own personal experiences, witty anecdotes, informational passages of history, and surprising statistics to captivate the reader’s attention while also leaving them to flounder in a state of questioning as he unearths the motives behind human existence. First Desire - Sweetness: In this first chapter, Michael Pollan simply begins with the trademark human act of domestication. Throughout, Pollan alludes to the American folk story of Johnny Appleseed and, though he exposes Appleseed’s sloppy nature and pedophiliac tendencies, Pollan mainly uses his tale to tell the story of the apple. Without the influences of civilization, the apple - once an untamed and wild beast - is simply inedible: far too sour and bitter for human consumption. But Pollan explains that, though he was likely unaware of it at the time, Johnny Appleseed was acting as an “agent of civilization” by spreading the apple from state to state and therefore placing it in the line of human attention. The apple then began to transform to fit in with the desires of human beings. Whether it was crafted into a sweet and tart hard cider or its trees grafted to produce the ideal combinations of flavors, the apple would never be the same. Furthermore, this worldwide desire for sweetness does not stop nor begin with the apple. In every aspect of our lives we are attracted to sweetness whether it be when…

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    Focus of dimension: Captures the degree to which the teacher’s interactions with students and classroom activities place an emphasis on students’ interests, motivations, and points of view and encourages student responsibility and autonomy. Summary of strengths: Flexibility and student focus: In a flexible classroom, teachers do not rigidly adhere to an agenda or plan at the expense of learning opportunities and the children’s interest in activities. Throughout the observation, the teachers…

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    My Educational Standards

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    standard was by sending notes home to parents explaining why their child was on yellow or below. Another way I met this standard was by grouping my students by their “reading” level for literacy stations. I gathered data on my students and my personal observations of each of them, and from there I placed them where I thought they would benefit the most. Standard 2, content knowledge, was met by integrating my lessons. Since we only have 30 minutes for science/social studies every other day, I…

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    North America].” (184) This is true because there are churches that support the belief of Jesus in most cities. Consequently, Jesus then becomes stronger because there is so much reverence towards him. Clearly, the more people who acknowledge the gods, the stronger they will be. Additionally, without any belief from an individual, the gods will no longer exist and die. Gods “die [when] they are forgotten.” (457) With that being said, their existence relies solely on the individual. Looking…

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    your children listening diligently, the man begins with his name: Johnny Appleseed. Long ago, a boy named John Chapman was born into the craze of the American Frontier. For months on end John’s father was away at war and he was left to fend for himself. His mother died shortly after giving birth to her second child and John’s newborn brother made it only for two weeks. His father returned from war and found love again, welcoming ten more children into the world. When John turned 18 he convinced…

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    Tree(s) of Life The folk hero Johnny Appleseed is known for planting hundreds of trees across the North American frontier, but few know that this story is more fact than fiction. His real name was John Chapman, and for forty years he traveled from Philadelphia to Ohio, scavenging apple seeds from cider mills which he would eventually plant in scattered locations across the country (Means 82). Thanks to certain homestead acts which considered his trees to be land stakes, it is estimated Chapman…

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    For my tutoring session I gave LB the second section of the QRI5 test. This half was where he had to read a passage and then answer questions about that passage. What was very interesting about this test was that LB did a great job reading the first passage about Johnny Appleseed. He was able to answer the questions at the beginning because I think it was because he was familiar with the story. I also noticed that while answering the questions that he had brought in other information he knew…

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    The Outsiders Essay Beyulah Anderson intro: theme- nothing gold can stay or appearance: Do you think something good and perfect can last forever? This question refers to the poem by Robert Frost, Nothing Gold Can Stay. which is a poem about how everything beautiful and perfect is precious and can't stay forever. This is a prominent theme to think about as you read this essay. The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton tells a story about a 14 year old boy trying to understand the harsh world in which he…

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    For college freshman, seeing their entire lives packed away into the back of one car can leave a bittersweet in their mouths. The excitement of being on their own for the first time overpowers the crippling anxiety that comes with the experience of actually being alone. The adjustments of a new town, new people, and a new way of life for the average incoming freshman at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) are nothing compared to the adjustments international students make when coming…

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    Directors use many cinematic elements and techniques to give their movies a mood or feeling but director Tim Burton does this especially well in his movies Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Tim Burton uses many cinematic techniques in his films but the one technique that he does extraordinary in his films are camera angles. In his films, Tim Burton effectively uses the cinematic element of camera angles to create a sense of mood and feeling based on the type of camera he…

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