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Hope in The Lesson, by Toni Cade Bambera - After reading Toni Cade Bambara's, The Lesson, the reader is left with a sense of hope for the first person narrator Sylvia and her friends. Following her and her friends from the slums of New York, to a Fifth Avenue F.A.O. Swartz, one gets an idea as to the kind of environment they came from, the type of education they received, and the sense of economic imbalance they bear witness to. Through this the antagonist, Miss Moore, is able to let the children evaluate for themselves the difference between the Fifth Avenue world and the one they are from, at an age where the impression made upon them might generate a spark of desire to find out how they might achieve the same rewards Fifth Avenue...   [tags: The Lesson]
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The Lesson, by Toni Cade Bambara - Creative writing is a form of art. However, the need for consistency in creative writing is critical for the success of the underlying story. In summary, I did not like the story. This story is quite inconsistent and thus unpalatable as a creative piece. The Lesson was successful to some level especially in enacting the concept of equality in resource distribution. The success of this concept is clarified by the pricy toys. The most astonishing toy was the “hand-crafted sailboat of fiberglass at one thousand one hundred ninety-five dollars” (Bambara 93)....   [tags: The Lesson Essays]
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Lesson on Bacteria and Viruses - In the lesson on bacteria and viruses, students will understand the differences between bacteria and viruses and how the spread of them has influenced history. The lesson will integrate math, reading and social studies in order for students to attain the lesson objective. Integration of math will include graphing and analyzing data. Integration of reading and social studies will include reading articles for main ideas and research on how diseases have influenced history. Along with integrating other content areas into the science lesson, it also accommodates different learning styles....   [tags: Lesson Plan] 899 words
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Poetry Study Lesson Plan - POETRY STUDY Book A: Kennedy, X.J. The Phantom Ice Cream Man. David McPhail ill. New York, Atheneum, 1979. Print. Collection NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) recognized award winner: 2000. Collaboration of 5th grade English Language Arts Teacher and Library Media Specialist for an upcoming poetry unit. Classroom teacher will introduce the lesson and the SLMS will prepare materials needed, block time and assist with project when students are in the library. Lesson 1: The collection of nonsense poems in X.J....   [tags: Lesson Plan]
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The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara - Toni Cade Bambara addresses how knowledge is the means by which one can escape out of poverty in her story The Lesson. In her story she identifies with race, economic inequality, and literary epiphany during the early 1970’s. In this story children of African American progeny come face to face with their own poverty and reality. This realism of society’s social standard was made known to them on a sunny afternoon field trip to a toy store on Fifth Avenue. Through the use of an African American protagonist Miss Moore and antagonist Sylvia who later becomes the sub protagonist and White society the antagonist “the lesson” was ironically taught....   [tags: african american, life lesson]
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Description of the Lesson - I observed a living history tour of the Desert Queen Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park. The goal of the tour is to demonstrate to guests what life and work was like during the height of the ranch in 1939. To do this, two park rangers collaborated to provide a unique experience for guests. To begin the tour, the first ranger provided some basic background information about the ranch and how it was acquired by the National Park Services. The ranger then explained the concept of a living history tour and prepared the guests for the trip back in time they would take after climbing over the hill....   [tags: Lesson Analysis] 1607 words
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Beowulf Lesson Plans - Course: Early English Lit Time Allotment: 90 minutes. Grade Level: 11 Lesson Topic: Beowulf (Historical Information) Lesson Description: In this lesson, students will be introduced to the story, Beowulf in a couple of different ways. First, the students will be presented challenging vocabulary in the story. They will also be making flashcards and research for specific information about the Anglo- Saxon period to help them understand the background for Beowulf. Lesson Rationale: This lesson is important because it is crucial for students to understand the difficult vocabulary before they can understand the novel....   [tags: Lesson Plan] 1395 words
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Lesson Plan Summary - Day One Objective 1 (Explaining & Understanding): Students will review the definitions of bias and point of view. Students will be taught how to determine bias and point of view (word choice). Summary of Lesson 1: Class will begin with students listening to the song “In the Living Years” and be asked to underline words that make them feel something. I will use this as my hook into our unit. Students will be given a brief overview of the unit and then we will move into the demonstration portion of class....   [tags: Lesson Plan] 1471 words
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Weekly Lesson Plan - Monday (Day One) Objective: Students will recall conflict terms and prior knowledge of conflict and resolutions in various texts. Students will be introduced to unit- “Work out Turmoil”. Activities: 1) Warm-Up Activity-Diagnostic pre-test for prior knowledge of conflict and conflict resolution terms 2) Students will watch video of Daniel Beaty performing “Knock Knock”. 3) Inquiring questions presented for discussion: What is his drama. How does he work through his turmoil in his life. Can you relate to any issue he is facing....   [tags: Lesson Plan] 1415 words
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Lesson Planning with SIOP: A Theoretical Base (Benchmark Assessment) - The lesson I have chosen to present is one that compares and contrasts cats and dogs and is directed to a class of 3rd grade English learners (ELs). I have used a Venn diagram and applied the information from my SIOP Lesson Plan to provide me the foundation needed to present a well-organized and educational presentation. The presentation is aligned to both the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Standards (INTASC) and the Arizona Professional Teacher’s Standards (APTS). The lesson plan applies implementation of both content and language objectives, provides hands-on experiences, and provides me with a variety of resources and materials all of which are necessary to effectively assi...   [tags: Lesson Plan]
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Lessons from The Piano Lesson by August Wilson - What should one do with their legacy, and how should it be put to use. In the play “The Piano Lesson”, the Charles' family faces this question, and struggles to find the answer. The family’s legacy is in the form of a piano. On the piano are carvings of their ancestors. The two main characters that are having a conflict over the piano are Berniece and Boy Willie. Boy Willie wants to sell the piano so he can add the proceeds of the sale to the proceeds of selling watermelon’s and buy some land from “Sutter”....   [tags: The Piano Lesson Analysis]
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Innovation during a Crisis: Advancement of Aviation Technology during WWI Lesson Plan - Innovation during a Crisis: Advancement of Aviation Technology during WWI Lesson Plan Context: This lesson is designed for students in the fifth to eight grade level. Many of these students will already have an extensive background in aviation and/or aviation history. The lesson plan occurs in an informal class setting at a Museum as one day during a five day summer camp session named Wright Flyer to Right Now. The summer camp spends each day exploring a different period in aerospace technology starting with the early days of flight and ending with current space exploration....   [tags: Lesson Plan] 1137 words
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How to Clearly Communicate Objectives and Learning in a Lesson - After examining my use of effective classroom practices through the self-evaluation of current teaching practice worksheet, I identified several areas of teaching that I could improve in. The area that I chose to focus on was “students are carefully orientated to lessons.” Within that broad area I focused on the question if I communicated the objectives of the lesson to all students and checked to see if the students understood the objective. I posed the research question: What will the effect of clearly communicated objectives and expected learning outcomes be on the student mastery of the lesson objective?” By posing this question I expected the students to learn the objective and show m...   [tags: outcomes, mastery, lesson, plans] 884 words
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Dignity and Sacrifice Depicted in Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying - In Ernest J. Gaines novel A Lesson Before Dying, a young African-American man named Jefferson is caught in the middle of a liquor shootout, and, as the only survivor, is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. During Jefferson’s trial, the defense attorney had called him an uneducated hog as an effort to have him released, but the jury ignored this and sentenced him to death by electrocution anyways. Appalled by this, Jefferson’s godmother, Miss Emma, asks the sheriff if visitations by her and the local school teacher, Grant Wiggins, would be possible to help Jefferson become a man before he dies....   [tags: A Lesson Before Dying]
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Summary of The Lesson - Summary of The Lesson In this story the author tells us about a girl named Sylvia, the narrator, who lives in a very low income family. A place where school is not a priority. A place where it is more important to be strong and hard, than to read a book. This was the thought anyway, before Miss. Moore moved in. She was a school teacher who took it upon herself to teach the neighborhood kids. On one summer afternoon in particular she was going to take the kids into town on a field trip. The kids are not at all happy about this because they know it is summer break and they are not supposed to be in school in the summer....   [tags: The Lesson Literature Essays] 763 words
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First Lesson by Phillip Booth - A Father's Encouragement in First Lesson by Phillip Booth A fathers encouragement is essential to the development and learning process of a child. This is true for any situation, from teaching a child how to swim, or introducing a child into the real world. The poem, "First Lesson," by Phillip Booth shows a fathers encouragement by teaching his daughter to float in a "stream" so that one day she can float by herself in the "sea." Metaphorically the father is preparing and guiding his daughter to be in the real world alone and survive....   [tags: First Lesson, Phillip Booth] 352 words
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Reflecting on Literature and Community in "The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara - When people tell stories they tend to be about what they know. One thing that most people know is the environment around them. They pick up habits from their family, friends, and neighbors. They begin to talk like them using dialect and slang inherent to their region. Also, it is not uncommon for people to write about a fictional community that is based from their own community. As community affects how we write, writing can also affect the community. In other words, communities influence authors of literature and literature can also influence communities....   [tags: community, literature, language, Lesson, Toni Cade]
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The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara - The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara The major theme of the story was creating awareness in adolescents about what life has to offer. The nature of human beings of accepting the realities of life to such an extent that apathy and lethargy sets in, is what proves to be destructive for the social fabric of today’s world. In this stagnation, Mrs. Moore provides the impetus required for people to realize their god given right to something better. We are told that Mrs. Moore has a college degree, is well dressed most of the times, and has a good command on her language....   [tags: Lesson Toni Cade Bambara Essays] 731 words
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Symbolism in Toni Cade Bambara's The Lesson - Symbolism in Toni Cade Bambara's The Lesson Symbols are often use in stories to portray more of a literal meaning. Conventional, literary, and allegory are examples of the different types of symbolism. Symbols can be displayed in many different ways. People, objects, and events are just a few of the ways. Throughout the short story, "The Lesson," Toni Cade Bambara uses symbolism in many areas. The title, "The Lesson," is one symbol that Bambara uses. Miss. Moore, the teacher with a college degree, takes the kids on a trip to F.A.O....   [tags: Bambara Lesson Analysis] 979 words
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The Literary Merit of A Lesson Before Dying - The Literary Merit of A Lesson Before Dying Ernest Gaines was born during the middle of the Great Depression on January 15, 1933. He was the oldest of twelve children. At the age of nine Gaines worked as an errand boy on the River Lake Plantation, the same plantation his book A Lesson Before Dying was set in. Gaines was raised by his Aunt Augusteen Jefferson, much like Grant, the protagonist in the novel, was raised by his Aunt Tante Lou. At the age of fifteen Gaines rejoined his immediate family in Vallejo, California because there were no high schools for him to attend in Louisiana....   [tags: Lesson Before Dying Essays]
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Free College Essays - The Piano Lesson - The Piano Lesson                 Do you ever have one of those days when you remember your parents taking away all of your baseball cards or all of your comic books because you got a bad grade in one of your classes?  You feel a little depressed and your priced possession has been stolen.  This event is the same as August Wilson’s, The Piano Lesson.  The story is about a sibling rivalry, Boy Willie Charles against Berniece Charles, regarding an antique, family inherited piano.  Boy Willie wants to sell the piano in order to buy the same Mississippi land that his family had worked as slaves.  However, Berniece, who has the piano, declines Boy Willie’s request to sell the piano because...   [tags: Piano Lesson Essays] 538 words
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Free Essays - A Lesson Before Dying - Ganes, Earnest J. A Lesson Before Dying. New York: Vintage Books 1993. Genre: Novel 256 pages Setting: The story is set in a small Cajun Louisiana town in the 1940’s. The setting in this story is significant because, the whole story is about how a young black boy is treated unfairly and sentenced to death because of something he did not do. It also deals with the emotions that this black boy faces because he has been treated unfairly by the white people. Major Characters: Jefferson, black boy who is accused of a crime and sentenced to death; Grant Wiggons, teacher sent to help Jefferson....   [tags: Lesson Before Dying Essays] 1289 words
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Economics in One Lesson By Henry Hazlitt - Henry Hazlitt’s book, Economics in one lesson, brings to perspective numerous topics that are mainstream issues in the economy today. His book breaks down in detail specific concepts that have their effects on the economy. Hazlitt explains topics such as war and the expenses, the tariff system, and productivity and the minimum wage laws.      One concept Hazlitt emphasized on was how economics was viewed for temporary needs, versus more permanently viewed.      “In addition to theses endless pleading of self-interest, there is a second main factor that spawns new economic fallacies every day....   [tags: Economics in One Lesson Henry Hazlitt] 1976 words
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Eight Grade Mathematics Lesson Plan - Objectives: * Eight Grade Mathematics State Curriculum Standards: o Standard 6.0 - Number Relationship and Computation- Students will describe, represent, or apply numbers or their relationships or will estimate or compute using mental strategies, paper/pencil or technology. o Standard 7.0 Processes of Mathematics- Students demonstrate the processes of mathematics by making connections and applying reasoning to solve problems and to communicate their findings. * Maryland Technology Literacy Standards for Students: o Standard 3.0 – Technology for Learning and Collaboration: Use a variety of technologies for learning and collaboration o Standard 4.0 – Technol...   [tags: Lesson Plan] 1455 words
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The Power of Personality in Toni Cade Bambara's The Lesson - The Power of Personality in Toni Cade Bambara’s The Lesson Developing character is something that comes with time. I believe that there are three major things that effect how people develop their character—where they are from, which includes their financial status; how they are raised; and the character of the people that  have had the most influence on their lives. Sylvia, in Toni Cade Bambara’s "The Lesson," is very much influenced by all of these factors. Sylvia’s living in the slums and being poor makes her defensive and judgmental....   [tags: Bambara Lesson Essays] 1415 words
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Inner Conflict in Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying - Inner Conflict in Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying       "They sentence you to death because you were at the wrong place at the wrong time, with no proof that you had anything at all to do with the crime other than being there when it happened. Yet six months later they come and unlock your cage and tell you, We, us, white folks all, have decided it’s time for you to die, because this is the convenient date and time" (158). Ernest J. Gaines shows the internal conflicts going through the mind of Mr....   [tags: Lesson Before Dying Essays]
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Injustice and the Importance of Being a Man in A Lesson Before Dying - Injustice and the Importance of Being a Man in A Lesson Before Dying         Justitia, the goddess of justice, is portrayed with a blindfold holding scales and a sword, but she, in applying her scales and sword, has never been colorblind in the U. S. 1[1] Ernest J. Gaines accuses the legal injustice against the black population through an innocent convict, Jefferson's death in A Lesson Before Dying.  However, Gaines penetrates the fact that the legal injustice is rather a result than a cause.  Behind the unfair legal system, a huge matrix of the cultural injustice, which always already presumes the colored people as criminals, does exist.  Gaines, thus, puts more stress on Jefferson's t...   [tags: Lesson Before Dying Essays]
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Reverend Ambrose and Grant Wiggins in A Lesson Before Dying - Suffering through the horrors of racism, black Americans appear to have no chance of progression in society.  Generation after generation of being uneducated and treated like animals has left the black community in shambles, and thinking they are not as good as the whites.  In the 1940's it was difficult to find a black man who could read and write. The black man's illiteracy caused them to believe that they were less civilized than the whites.  In Ernest Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying, we are introduced to Jefferson, an uneducated, average black man who has been wrongly accused of a murder.  Convinced that he is an animal, Jefferson is going to be taught by Reverend Ambrose and Grant Wiggins...   [tags: A Lesson Before Dying Essays] 1119 words
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A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines - A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines This book shows us that, even in the face of hopelessness, there is indeed hope, and there is a need to move forward. There is nothing that can change what the outcome will be in the end. However, in light of this, a person is left with two options. Either they could deny and fight it the entire way, or accept it, learn from it, and move forward. This paper will show you,, when given this situation, what the outcome will be when one choices to accept it and move on....   [tags: Gaines Lesson Before Dying] 1878 words
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The Character of Jefferson in A Lesson Before Dying - Jefferson, a black man condemned to die by the electric chair in the novel, A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest J. Gaines, is perhaps the strongest character in African-American literature. Jefferson is a courageous young black man that a jury of all white men convicts of a murder he has not committed ; yet he still does not let this defeat destroy his personal character. Ernest Gaines portrays Jefferson this way to illustrate the fundamental belief that mankind’s defeats do not necessarily lead to his destruction....   [tags: A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest J. Gaines]
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Summary of The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara - The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara The Lesson, by Toni Cade Bambara, portrays a group of children living in the slums of New York City around 1972. They seem to be content living in poverty in some very unsanitary conditions. One character, Miss Moore, the children’s self appointed mentor, takes it upon herself to further their education during the summer months. She feels this is her civic duty because she is educated. She used F.A.O. Schwarz, a very expensive toystore, to teach them a lesson and inspire them to strive for success and attempt to better themselves and their situations....   [tags: Toni Cade Bambara The Lesson Papers Summary]
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Earnest J. Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying - Earnest J. Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest J. Gaines is set in a plantation community in rural Louisiana. The two main characters in the novel, Grant and Jefferson, are engaged in a struggle to achieve self-respect in society, which allots them none. The story takes place at the end of the 1940s, a time when Louisiana and many other southern states were practicing segregation. The second college edition of the American Heritage Dictionary defines segregation as, “…The policy and practice of imposing the social separation of races, as in schools, housing, and industry…” (1111)....   [tags: Gaines Lesson Before Dying Essays]
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The Lesson - Throughout history knowledge, culture and information has been passed down within communities. Life lesson were often taught by older, wiser or formally educated people within the community. This idea still holds true today, especially in low-income communities as illustrated in the short story “The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara. I am led to believe that story took place in a low-income community in the early to mid-sixties as African-American families moved to find better opportunities, when extended families moved north as groups and then spreading out into their respective community (507)....   [tags: Analysis, Toni Cade Bambara] 761 words
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The Lesson - Social classes are a dividing system for people of a nation or country, and have existed for as long as history can date back. In the past, it has designated people to certain categories that determined the opportunities and privileges that they could receive. In the past, the social class a person belonged to was determined by which one he or she was born into, and this label generally stuck to someone for life. In more recent history, broadened opportunity has opened up an escape for those stuck in the lower classes....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 1138 words
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The Lesson - Social classes divide the people of a nation or country and have existed probably for as long as human history itself. In the past, they have designated people to certain categories that determined the opportunities and privileges that they could receive. In the past, the social class a person belonged to was determined by which one he or she was born into, and this label generally stuck to someone for life. In more recent history, broadened opportunity has opened up an escape for those stuck in the lower classes....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 1129 words
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Free Essays - Jefferson’s Character in A Lesson Before Dying - Jefferson’s Character A Lesson Before Dying takes place in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940’s. In the novel, Jefferson, a young black man, is an unwitting party to a liquor store shoot out in which three men are killed; being the only survivor, he is convicted of a murder and sentenced to death. Jefferson’s personality and physical appearance in the novel provides not only a relationship to the courtroom and his cell, but also connected to the geographical setting of the book....   [tags: Lesson Before Dying Essays] 611 words
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The Evolution of Grant in Ernest J. Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying - After the Civil War ended, many blacks and whites, especially in the South, continued living as if nothing had changed with regards to the oppression and poor treatment of African Americans. Narrator Grant Wiggins, of Ernest J. Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying, possesses a similar attitude toward race relations. Through his experiences with a young man wrongly accused of murder, Grant transforms from a pessimistic, hopeless, and insensitive man into a more selfless and compassionate human being who can see the possibility of change in relations between whites and blacks....   [tags: A Lesson Before Dying ]
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Lesson Plan Background: Pollution and Global Climate Change - Lesson Plan Background: Pollution and Global Climate Change Introduction: This lesson about pollution focuses on greenhouse gases. Students will learn about greenhouse gases and how they affect ecosystems. The students will understand the greenhouse affect and how their actions relate increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases. In the lesson, students will define the properties of an ecosystem, learn to identify the ecosystems they live in and how they interact within an ecosystem....   [tags: Lesson Plan Global Warming Teaching Essays]
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Taking a Deeper Look at The Piano Lesson by August Wilson - Taking a Deeper Look at The Piano Lesson by August Wilson Winner of multiple awards such as the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize, August Wilson is known most for his forceful cultural plays. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wilson was born to a white father that later abandoned his family, and a black mother. Wilson dropped out of school in the ninth grade after being accused of plagiarism. Wilson after went to public libraries and read various books; this was an initiation for Wilson and his successful future....   [tags: The Piano Lesson Plays August Wilson Essays] 1181 words
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A Lesson before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines - A Lesson before Dying, one of Ernest J. Gaines later works, was written in 1993. Some of his earlier works include A Gathering of Old Men and In My Father’s House. The novel covers a time period when blacks were still treated unfairly and looked down upon. Jefferson, a main character, has been wrongly accused of a crime and awaits his execution in jail. Grant, the story’s main protagonist must find it within himself to help Jefferson see that he is a man, which will allow him to walk bravely to his fate that lies in the execution chair....   [tags: A Lesson before Dying Ernest J. Gaines Essays] 1988 words
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Mr. Wiggins in A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines - Mr. Wiggins in A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines      In A Lesson Before Dying, Mr. Grant Wiggins' life crises were the center of the story. Although he was supposed to make Jefferson into a man, he himself became more of one as a result. Not to say that Jefferson was not in any way transformed from the "hog" he was into an actual man, but I believe this story was really written about Mr. Wiggins.       Mr. Wiggins improved as a person greatly in this book, and that helped his relationships with other people for the most part....   [tags: Lesson Before Dying Ernest Gaines Essays] 980 words
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Learners' Response to a Lesson - INTRODUCTION The aim of this assignment is to describe and evaluate the learners’ responses to a lesson taught to twenty-seven students in eighth grade in Gimnasio Iragua whose average age is 13-14 years. Most of the students like getting involved in activities that foster competition or collaborative work. They also like getting involved in guessing and predicting activities in which they have to communicate to each other using the language. Regarding their oral proficiency, most of the students have an average fluency but still require improving their accuracy....   [tags: Lessons, Teaching, Eighth Grade] 1103 words
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A Lesson with a Reward - ... Our first essay assignment was immediately given and we were told to write about a life experience that made a lasting impact. I was relieved somewhat because I didn’t think I could do too horribly bad because I was simply telling a personal story of mine. As a week passed it was time to turn my essay in. I was very confident because the story I wrote about was rather lengthy and very personal. I automatically thought, the more pages it has, the better my grade will turn out to be. Our essays were returned back by the next class period....   [tags: personal story and reflection] 590 words
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A Lesson in History - As we take a close look at honesty in history, we are immediately faced with the fact that we do have a beginning, which is recorded and no amount of speculation or theory can take remove the fact that our knowledge of history is finite. We have what we call a fossil record to account for the history of animal and plant life. Therefore, we can call history the fossil record of man. History can be confirmed, authenticated and deemed acceptable when we find and/or present proof. Our proof is in the integrity of the authors....   [tags: Religion] 855 words
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THE LESSON - THE LESSON 1 "Ah. If only I could be young again!" Most people often say this statement. People wishing they could go back to their youth and make a change. [Frag - 1] If one could become young again, would he/she really change. Or is youth a state of mind. In "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", [,"] Nathaniel Hawthorne gives us an example of what can happen when one does become young again. The theme of this story is that morals established in one's youth remain unchanged throughout one's life....   [tags: Essays Papers] 722 words
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The Lesson - The title of the story was provocative because I was interested to find out what lesson the writer would try to convey. After reading the first paragraph I was sure that the message would have to be a learning experience or rather one dealing with the impartialities of the upper and lower class. There were different elements in the plot that also made the story very intriguing. A major one was that narrator of the story was a young ghetto African-American girl. Sylvia's out take on life and her eagerness to be in control at such a young age shifted my attention more towards what she saw and experience rather than the situation her and her friends were facing....   [tags: American Literature] 464 words
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The Ethnicity Lesson - One way to distinguish a person from the billions of other people in the world is by looking into their ethnicity. Ethnicity may be simplified as just a person’s origin, but arguments have been made that there is more to the world. Joane Nagel, author of “Constructing Ethnicity”, writes about what makes up the word ethnicity along with its uses in social and political spectrums. Nicholosa Mohr also writes about the different perspective of ethnicity and the way people embrace them in her writing “The English Lesson”....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Ernest J. Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying - Grant Wiggins has been teaching on a plantation outside Bayonne, Louisiana, for several years when a slow-witted man named Jefferson is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Jefferson claims he is innocent of the crime. He says he was on his way to a bar, but changed his mind and decided to tag along with two men who were on their way to a liquor store. Upon arriving there, the two men began arguing with the storeowner, and a shootout ensued. The storeowner and the two men died, and Jefferson remained at the scene of the crime....   [tags: Lesson Before dying Review] 915 words
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Lesson for Children with Learning Disabilities - Introduction Learning disability is a term misused severally. In essence, it applies to students who have different learning challenges. Most people associate learning disability to the development of a child, thus assuming that it is a short-term condition and disappears as the person matures. The accepted definition, provided by the National Adult Literacy and Learning Disability Center states that; learning disability is generic and refers to a composite group of disorders that become evident in the person; through observing that they have challenges in the acquisition and use of speaking, listening, reading, reasoning and execution of mathematical concepts, as well as, understanding so...   [tags: Learning Disabilites, Education, Teaching]
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The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara - The setting of the book Lessons is in a small housing complex in New York City. The tone of the narrator, Sylvia, is sarcastic, humorous, childlike, mean, and vulgar. The characters names that are given to the reader are ironic to their personality traits. They are most likely nicknames from the narrator. For example, some of the names are Flyboy, Big Butt, Sugar etc. This name calling shows the immaturity and ignorance that children have on other individuals. The main characters are Sylvia; who is the Antagonist, and Miss....   [tags: story and character analysis] 588 words
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The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara - ... Both the students need a teacher that will lead them in the right direction Just like Miss Moore and the elementary teachers by showing them the better. Miss Moore is a very educated for the block she has moved into and always dresses formally. She always offers to take the students to educational events. The way Miss Moore taught her lesson was by taking her students to one of the expensive toy stores in New York to show what an education can buy for them. Her lesson was to teach her students by showing them something that they did not have or couldn’t even imagine....   [tags: Miss Moore, character and story analysis] 629 words
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Racism in A Lesson Before Dying - A Lesson Before Dying is set in rural Louisiana in the 1940’s. The setting is ripe for the racism displayed in the novel. Ernest J. Gaines weaves an intricate web of human connections, using the character growth of Grant Wiggins and Jefferson to subtly expose the effect people have on one another (Poston A1). Each and every character along the way shows some inkling of being a racist. However, Paul is an exception. He treats everyone as if he or she is equal to him whether the person is black or white....   [tags: American History, Racial Relations] 1671 words
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The Piano Lesson by August Wilson - The Piano Lesson by August Wilson: The Wisdom of the Ivories Can a treasured object of the past serve as a teacher for the future. Once people share the historical significance of it, an object can symbolize the overcoming of hardships of those lives in which it becomes a part. Therefore, it may indeed “instruct” future generations to glean wisdom from the past. August Wilson’s play The Piano Lesson centers on the trials and triumphs of a family affected by the enslaving of their ancestors and by current racial prejudice....   [tags: racial prejudice, slavery, god, holy spirit]
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Self Assessment on Lesson Planning - The notion of making mistakes is an unnerving reality of life in which poses difficulty for many individuals to fathom. This uneasiness usually transpires as a response towards the amalgam of pressures and expectations of success in which are placed upon an individual within their given objective. However mistakes, at times serve as the natural litmus agent in which can be utilized to day us towards an honest since of reflective practice needed in order to obtain success and personal growth within the future....   [tags: education, pedagogy]
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Lesson Plan For ESL Students - ... If the pre-activities are intended to familiarize the students with the content of the learning materials, the while-activities in the lesson are designed to help them reflect on their own comprehension. Using a diagram or a table, they can keep track of the key points of the video or the reading text. The post-activities, on the other hand, are designed as an extension of the previous activities. These activities require the learners to use what they have learnt from previous activities in group discussions....   [tags: Climate, Speaking, Vocabulary]
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The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara - Sometimes growing up we experience situations that can change our perspective on life. Especially, when these situations happen unexpectedly; we are in disbelief. In Toni Cade Bambara short story “The Lesson” written in first person; it delves into the struggle of a girl, Sylvia, who realizes the economic and social injustice surrounding her. However, with the help of Miss Moore Sylvia comes to grip with this issue, and opts to overcome it. In “The Lesson” Miss Moore wanted to impart on Sylvia and the other children is the value of a dollar, the importance of education, and to fathom the social and economic injustice that bounded them....   [tags: education, economics, sailboat]
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The Third Policeman: A Lesson in Absurdity - ... Let’s first begin by defining the word satire; what is satire. Satire is a literary device used to criticize or expose an individual or society, usually political, but not always. Satire is usually used to make fun of or exaggerate corruption of blunders of humanity in a humorous manner. So, how does satire fit into Flann O’Brien’s novel The Third Policeman. O’Brien uses satire to expose the ridiculousness of the “search for enlightenment”. O’Brien’s uses the unnamed protagonist as a pawn in his satirical game to demonstrate the complexities of the mind, and how Freud, although a pioneer of consciousness, only scratches the surface of the complexities of the mind—and O’Brien emphasizes...   [tags: Flann O'Brien's novel analysis] 1575 words
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Content Based Lesson on Energy - ... Then the creation of a detailed script assists in the deliverance of the presentation. The practice of this technique will benefit my future career as a more effective presenter. The ability to create an outline, script, and PowerPoint presentation that meets specific objectives along with good transitions, are essential in communicating. During my career in Agricultural Education, I may want to lecture on agricultural development, which has many facets. Creating a content based lesson plan helps to focus on a specific objective....   [tags: teaching, experience, objectives, learning] 1384 words
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Toni Cade Bamara's The Lesson - There are varying degrees of the impact a lesson can have on a child. Some lessons are taught easily using a textbook in a classroom, while other lessons are taught utilizing real world examples. Rather than learning valuable life lessons in the classroom, the children in Toni Cade Bambara's "The Lesson" learn the harsh economic inequality of their society. Lead by Miss Moore, the children are shown how they are personally affected by the economic inequality. Using the "show don't tell" teaching method, the naivety the children had diminishes, and the narrator explains the progress by illustrating how the children are affcted by the lesson....   [tags: education, economics, inequality]
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The Piano Lesson by August Wilson - “I got the power of death” (Wilson 29). You might recognize this quote from Boy Willie in The Piano Lesson by August Wilson an African American play writer. In this essay I am going to highlight some things about his life. According to (Britannica Concise Encyclopedia) August Wilson was born on April 27, 1945 in the town of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He was born Frederick August Kittel, Jr. Son of a German immigrant named Frederick August Kittel and his mother was an African-American named Daisy Wilson....   [tags: american play writer, biography]
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A Lesson in Guitar and Perseverance - When i first picked up the guitar when i was younger i was very ambitious and wanted to learn all my favorite songs and master everything to know about it. I knew that if i kept focus and practiced everyday i would accomplish my goals. A very important part of playing any instrument is your hands and fingers and i would soon learn that without them it would be difficult if not impossible to play them. I was playing pick up basketball with my friends one day and i went for the ball and jammed my thumb into the ground....   [tags: guitar, musical instruments, education, ] 509 words
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A Value Lesson: A Fictional Narrative - Once upon a time, there were three boys who have been friends since elementary school. Dave, Mike, And Jordan were there name. One day, these three boys were walking to school one day Dave trips over a white paper bag on the sidewalk. “Oh snap” he said, “What’s Up” says Mike and Jordan. Dave picks up the bag and opens it and he finds a gun and two full bags of weed. Dave looks at Mike and of course Mike looks at Jordan. All three of them are looking more puzzled than anything. Jordan comes out and says “What are we going to do with it” and they all think for a while not even thinking about school....   [tags: friends, boys, school] 956 words
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Toni Cade Bambara's The Lesson - Toni Cade Bambara, a well known author and social activist, uses language and experience to incite change in a warped society that marginalizes its people based on language, race, and class. With the utilization of African American English (AAE), Bambara sheds light on some questionable prejudices and problems with capitalism in American society. Bambara’s works are noted for their use of traditional AAE and its support in teaching the overall “lesson” and the underlying message to the public. The majority of Bambara’s works were inspired by and written in response to her experiences of growing up a black woman, of lower class status, in Harlem....   [tags: African American English AAE]
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A Lesson Learnt from ‘Failure’ - Life is full of failures and successes. However, there are some failures and successes that remain with you forever. This is because their impact is strong, and the lessons learnt from them stick with you forever. One such incidence of ‘failure’ had a very strong impact on my life, as the lesson I learnt from it was invaluable. This incidence was related to my efforts in acting career. The incidence took place in New Orleans. I was in New Orleans to give one of the biggest auditions of my career so far....   [tags: acting, career, new, orleans, audition, show] 634 words
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The Piano Lesson Play Analysis - In the play, The Piano Lesson, music played an important role. The piano in the play represented the African American history and culture. The ghost of Sutter represented the pain and trauma that had been endured throughout the generations in the Charles family. Berniece did not play the piano because she associated it with pain and the bad things that happened to her family members. She did not want to accept the things that had happened in her family’s past. She thought that she could deny everything and act like it never happened....   [tags: piano, african american culture] 932 words
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Personal Narrative: A Valuable Lesson - Summer vacation, and school ends for about three months, and then you have as much fun as you can, then back to school… right. Well I had to go to summer school, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Everything was going fine, I had a job after summer school, and that was going fine as well. They say that summer is supposed to be fun and exciting, and it usually is for me and my family. However in July my father started coughing up blood. My father usually doesn’t make it his top priority to go to the doctors, so he waited about four weeks until he really didn’t feel good....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 502 words
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Lesson Plan for Health History - ... (Personal Reference). Nsg Dx: Knowledge deficit related to past medical history as evidenced by not being able to recall past medical data (Gulanick & Myers, 2007). Pt Education: Teach the client to provide as much information as possible because it tells the story of the past and present, and it help to provide the best care. Provide privacy. Completed health history includes Biographic information such as: age, sex, education level, marital status, living arrangements. Chief complaint: condition that brought client to the facility....   [tags: student, step, elemets, practices, nurse] 520 words
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Point Of View: The Lesson - Point of view is an essential element to a reader's comprehension of a story. The point of view shows how the narrator thinks, speaks, and feels about any particular situation. In Toni Cade Bambara's "The Lesson," the events are told through the eyes of a young, mischievous girl named Sylvia who lives in a lower class neighborhood. The reader gets a limited point of view of view because the events are told strictly by Sylvia. This fact can influence the reader to see things just as she does. The strong language gives an unfamiliar reader an illustration of how people in the city speak....   [tags: Literary Analysis,Toni Cade Bambara] 1650 words
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British Literature Lesson Reflection - I Introduction Since my subject is British Literature, there has been a lot of thought regarding the priorities of the course. On one hand, my main aim is to help learners enjoy the artistic part of written language. On the other hand, I have been tempted by the idea of using my time to give a more language oriented lesson. The session used to write this essay is one of my first attempts to pursuit the second. When choosing the materials, I picked a short comedy written on the fifties (Pinter 2006, 1254-1259) basically because I thought It could be appealing to my teenager group....   [tags: Reflection]
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The Adjusted Lesson Plan - Introduction The purpose of this essay is to explain the reasoning behind the adjustments made from the original lesson plan to the adjusted lesson plan. To make the reasoning clear, literacy will be defined, literacy as a social practice will be discussed, multiple literacy and digital literacy will be briefly covered followed by a critique of the lesson plans. After reviewing the definition of the topics, the lesson adjustments will be reviewed with a justification of why the lesson was adjusted....   [tags: Education, teaching]
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Lesson Learned in Warfare - This paper examines lessons learned that are timeless in their relevance for all types of warfare with respect to the lesson materials discussed in the Warfare Studies course. The first lesson learned that this paper examines is the United States’ adaptability in response to changing nature of warfare. The United States has experienced various types of warfare ranging from war of annihilation, war of attrition, or fourth-generation warfare; the United States has no identifiable American way of war....   [tags: Warfare ]
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Linear Equation Lesson Plan - Linear Equation Lesson Plan Linear equations are used in everyday life without much thought. However, when students are first learning to set up and solve a linear equations, it seems to be a difficult task for most. There are three main formulas a student needs to keep in mind when solving a linear equation. Beyond the formulas, the most important aspect of a linear equation is the slope. In the State of West Virginia, Math 1, which is usually comprised of ninth graders, is where these standards are taught and learned....   [tags: math, home entertainment, Dish Network®.]
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Language Arts Lesson Plan - • Provide the grade that your five-day instructional unit will be designed for. The grade I plan to design the five-day instructional unit will be 5th grade. • Provide your primary content area and secondary content area (reading). My primary content area I plan to use in my five-day instructional unit will be Language Arts, and secondary content area will be in reading. • List the theme of the unit. Book report – student book choice. Language Arts Lesson Plan Topic: Reading, Writing, and Presentation Objective: TSW read, write, and presentation book report....   [tags: teaching and education] 736 words
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A Lesson Before Dying - In Ernest J. Gaines novel A Lesson Before Dying, a young African-American, Jefferson, is caught in the middle of a liquor shootout, and as the only survivor is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. During Jefferson’s trial, his attorney calls him a hog in an effort to persuade the jury that he could not have possibly planned a crime like this. Having heard this, Jefferson’s godmother, Miss Emma, calls on the local school teacher, Grant Wiggins, to visit Jefferson in prison and help prove to the community, more importantly the white people, that Jefferson is indeed a man, not a hog....   [tags: Literature Review ] 579 words
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The Industrial Revolution:Lesson Learned? - History is taught so that we can learn from the mistakes of the past and prevent them from happening again. The Industrial Revolution was a horrid period of time for people of the working class. The Industrial Revolution brought pain, suffering, and deaths to huge amounts of people, and yet, the economists off today have not learned the lesson. Sweatshops are the modern day versions of factories during the Industrial Revolution. Sweatshops and factories of the Industrial Revolution share many similarities in both the way they run and the owners who run them....   [tags: History, Child Labor]
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Lesson plan - Introduction This project integrates the concepts of curriculum design, together with aspects of lesson planning taking into consideration the abilities, level and learning styles of the students. In addition, utilizing the practices put forward under constructivism, we aim to encourage participation and interest of students, within group and individual activities. The teacher acts as facilitator and guide, providing support, feedback and praise where applicable. Bruner and Haste (1987) described learning as a complex link of language, interaction and cognition....   [tags: Curriculum Design, Teaching Techniques]
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A Lesson For America - A Lesson for America For the longest time United States involvement in foreign affairs was small and few. In our humble beginnings as a nation-in-the-works, our foreign policy consisted of war with Britain and an alliance with France. We seldom dealt with anyone other than of the French and British. As time went on we involved ourselves with other countries such as Latin America, Spain, Germany, and the list goes on. Our nation at this time is currently a superpower, in fact, the most powerful superpower in the world....   [tags: International Relations] 1950 words
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A Lesson In Procrastination - 11:09 p.m. -It isn't any night out of the ordinary. It's basically the same as every other Sunday night. The parties are all over, all the students are back and I know, most, like myself are wishing they hadn't gone out that night when homework was calling their name or wished they had come in earlier last night when their eyes were heavy, but their friends had convinced them otherwise. This is a lesson in procrastination. Mere hours are left before our first class begins, yet the televisions are still glowing, the stereos are still blasting an incessant flow of music at obnoxious levels and people are still streaming by my open door....   [tags: Personal Narrative ] 1416 words
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Lesson Analysis - Warm up exercises are a fantastic way to get students engaged in the upcoming lesson. Incorporating fun activities motivates students to stay focused. I will use warm up exercises that pertain to social studies, current events, and history or maybe I’ll throw in a word problem or two when I begin teaching social science to middle school students. I do not believe that a warm up exercise must always be directly related to the class, sometimes they are just used to get the students thinking. It is interesting how much of the same techniques (such as using warm up exercises) used with children work with adult students too....   [tags: Education ] 865 words
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