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    In the novel Moo, Jane Smiley uses Dean Nils Harstad, Marly Hellmich, Dr. Gift, and Chairman X to emphasize how, when there is a conflict between personal belief systems and workplace practices, individuals will sacrifice their morals to reduce the amount of time or effort required to achieve their professional or personal goals. The belief systems discussed can be either religiously, politically, or economically centered. Using religious symbolism, Smiley utilizes the sacrificed beliefs of the above characters to symbolize how when administrators and educators take shortcuts to line their pockets, the American education system suffers. Dean Nils Harstad is the prime example of a character who takes harmful shortcuts, as his interactions…

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    Analysis: Groovin The Moo

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    2.0 Groovin the Moo – GTM Groovin the Moo commonly referred to, as GTM is a music festival, which annually travels to six multiple locations around Australia. The event takes place every year at the beginning of the colder months. GTM is and all ages event and has a wide contrast of different artists and acts which appeal to a wider and more diverse audience. Unlike some other music festivals the event only takes place over one day and the artists are split amongst four main stages. (Groovin The…

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    Chairman X is the complete antithesis of both Dr. Gift and Dean Harstad. Like Dr. Gift, his religion is also not specifically referenced in Moo. However, Smiley does include that Chairman X is a communist. Because of his belief system, Chairman X loathes both Dr. Gift’s self-helping, capitalist methods, especially the Costa Rican gold mining plan, and Dean Harstad, whose use of, “patience as a weapon” the passionate and driven Chairman X finds irritating to the point where he daydreams of…

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    For my session two with Walker I used the same book Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure by Doreen Cronin. I read through the book myself while he followed along with his finger. After we would read one page I would go back and ask him to read along with me. I told him to talk just like the animals would. He thought this was a lot of fun. I picked out two sentences in the story for Walker to try to read by himself for my assessment. I checked the words he got wrong. He got most of the sight…

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    On March 1906, one of the worst battles of the Moro rebellion occurred in the Southern part of the Philippines. The principal adversaries were the Moro rebels of Mount Dajo and the American troops, commanded by General Leonard Wood. This battle happened after the Spanish-American war in 1901 and towards the end of the Philippine-American war. The Moros, driven by ethnic and religious ideology were weary of foreign rule and policies and refused to accept another ruler. The Moros thought that they…

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    As I walked through the museum, I looked for a piece of art that spoke to me on a personal level, having picked a Mexican Museum it wasn’t hard seeing a sculpture or painting and relating it to my childhood or connecting it to my visits to Mexico. As I was leaving, I stopped by a colorful painting that really grabbed my attention, and looked at the description and the painting for some time. I was with my younger brother and had explained to him the details of the museum visit for this class,…

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    Under Review: “Moo” by Jane Smiley Jane Smiley is a writer well known for her Pulitzer Prize winning effort “A Thousand Acres”, in which she adapts Shakespeare’s tragedy, “King Lear”, to a more contemporary Iowan/American-Midwestern setting. A startlingly tragic & insightful story which delved into the lives of families in a small Iowan farming community and dissected the issues of patriarchy, environmentalism, feminism and family dysfunction, her astute observational abilities and her…

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    “ Moo moo moo!” “ Moo,” says the cow. “Okay they understand the rules and procedures,” says Lily. The game starts Lily scores the first goal and May scores the The other two.Cally starts yelling like crazy and the Fox stays quiet. The Longhorns score one goal. Tweet! I heard the whistle explode in my ears from two fields down. “ Alright team We are up by two we need to still stay strong remember last year,” says May.” Okay we will do the same positions except Cally go in for Emma and Fox go…

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    and they change the meaning of the word in a sentence. Lesson Steps: 1. Introduce the concept that is going to be taught by reading some parts of the picture book Dooby Dooby Moo (2006), which contains words ending with -ed and -ing. 2. Next, TS will identify some words from the book that end with -ed and -ing. He will read the words as he points them out. 3. Then, he will be asked if he knows the meaning of the words he identified within the text. 4. After that, I will explain that those…

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    Case Study 3 Amanda Anderson Southern New Hampshire University Subject information and presenting problem In case study 3 we are introduced to Katie, a 35 year old woman, wife, mother of 2 children with a professional career. The addiction that Katie faces is prescription medication mostly pain pills but also muscle relaxants. Katie suffers from a substance addiction. She has had this addiction for approximately 3 years. Her addiction began when she was prescribed pain medication for an…

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