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The Price of Freedom in The Children's Bach and Joan Makes History - The Price of Freedom in The Children's Bach and Joan Makes History         It has been suggested that the "modern woman's quest for emancipation in contemporary Australian literature is shown to have been a failure"2. I believe that this suggestion is invalid. Not because the statement is true or untrue, but because the concept of women's emancipation is so fraught to begin with. To emancipate is "to free from restraint of any kind, especially the inhibitions of tradition"3. While it is obviously true that the emancipation of women from some traditions and restraints would be beneficial, both individually and to the society as a whole, to step completely outside of the bounds of society...   [tags: Children's Bach Essays]
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Johann Sebastian Bach - Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach was a German organist, composer, and musical scholar of the Baroque period, and is almost universally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. His works, noted for their intellectual depth, technical command, and artistic beauty, have provided inspiration to nearly every musician after him, from Mozart to Schoenberg. J. S. Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany, March 21, 1685. Bach’s uncles were all professional musicians ranging from church organists and court chamber musicians to composers....   [tags: Composer Musician Bach Essays Bio]
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Johann Sebastian Bach - Johann Sebastian Bach was born into a family of musicians. It was only natural for him to pick up an instrument and excel in it. His father taught him how to play the violin and harpsichord at a very young age. All of Bach’s uncles were professional musicians, one of them; Johann Christoph Bach introduced him to the organ. Bach hit a turning point in his life when both of his parents died at the age of ten years old. Bach’s older brother Johann Christoph Bach took him in and immediately expanded his knowledge in the world of music....   [tags: Johann Sebastian Bach Biography Classical Music] 1458 words
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The Legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach - It has been said multiple times that Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most influential composers of all time. I have to strongly agree with this statement. The opinion of who was most influential differs from person to person because each individual has his or her own opinions and things that influence them. To me, Bach has been one of the composers that have seemed to have a large influence on my life and in the time that I was partaking in piano lessons. As a former piano student I have seen, heard, and played many of Bach’s pieces and compositions....   [tags: influential Classical music composers] 1139 words
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Johann Sebastian Bach - Throughout history, there have been many significant composers who have left their mark on the musical world. From Mozart, to Beethoven, to Chopin, to Brahms, each famous composer has had an influence on the music we hear today. However, perhaps one of the most influential of all composers is Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach’s effect on music history can never be over-exaggerated. Bach played a crucial role in influencing many later composers, such as Mozart and Beethoven, as well as many modern musicians, redefined polyphonic music and musical form, and created beautiful works of canonic music that still resonate with listeners today, over 250 years after his death....   [tags: music, history, polyphnic technique, influence]
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Johann Sebastian Bach - Johann Sebastian Bach Bach descended from a long line of distinguished musicians, and, after his death, several of his sons achieved musical prominence. He received his first musical training from members of his family, including his father, who was also a musician. He learned a great deal by studying the scores of other composers, assimilating the best musical practices of Germany, Italy, Austria, and France. Early on, he exhibited the work ethic that made him an extremely prolific composer. One story illustrates the extent of his devotion to his craft: at the age of 20, he walked a distance of 200 miles to hear Dietrich Buxtehude, Northern Europe's most renowned organist at the time, play...   [tags: Biography] 872 words
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Johann Sebastian Bach - Johann Sebastian Bach was born in 1685 in the small town of Eisenach in Germany. He was born into a family of musicians that stemmed back generations. His father played the role of the town musician and court trumpeter for the Duke. Bach was instructed by his father at an early age to play both the violin and the harpsichord. Unfortunately, his father died when he was 9 years old, and less than a year after, so did his mother. Orphaned at age 10, Johann went to live with his older brother in a town called Ohrdruf, which was about 30 miles outside Eisenach....   [tags: Composer, Baroque, Music] 1014 words
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Johann Sebastian Bach's Timeless Influence -   It has been said multiple times that Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most influential composers of all time. I have to strongly agree with this statement. The opinion of who was most influential differs from person to person because each individual has his or her own opinions and things that influence them. To me, Bach has been one of the composers that have seemed to have a large influence on my life and in the time that I was partaking in piano lessons. As a former piano student I have seen, heard, and played many of Bach’s pieces and compositions....   [tags: Mastering Fugues, Classic Composers]
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Bach - The Baroque Age Johann Sebastian Bach Born: Eisenach, March 21, 1685 Died: Leipzig, July 28, 1750 Regarded as perhaps the greatest composer of all time, Bach was known during his lifetime primarily as an outstanding organ player and technician. The youngest of eight children born to musical parents, Johann Sebastian was destined to become a musician. While still young, he had mastered the organ and violin, and was also an excellent singer. At the age of ten, both of his parents died within a year of each other....   [tags: essays research papers] 814 words
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Bach - Bach Born in Eisenach, Germany, on March 21,1685; he was the son of a masterful violinist. Throughout the history of music, many great composers, theorists, and instrumentalists have left indelible marks and influences that people today look back on to admire and aspire to. No exception to this idiom is Johann Sebastian Bach, whose impact on music was unforgettable to say the least. People today look back to his writings and works to both learn and admire. He truly can be considered a music history great....   [tags: Papers] 709 words
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Bach's Life and Music - Bach's Life and Music He was a musical genius with thousands of musical compositions written in his lifetime. He spent his life in Germany, primarily Leipzig, and worked at a school for the city. He is considered to be one of the greatest musical composers, and composed till the day he died. An unruly youth who greatly disliked authority, he had a strong will and mind of his own. Well liked with many friends, yet no one really knew his inner workings, or how he thought. Of the thousands of musical pieces he composed, few were published in his life....   [tags: Papers] 1710 words
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Johann Sebastian Bach - JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Johann Sebastian Bach was born in 1685 in the town of Thuringia, Germany where he was raised and spent most of his life. Due to a shortage of expenses, he was confined to a very limited geographical space, as was his career. This greatly affected his, in that his music was not as widley known as other composers of the time. On traveling he never went farther north than Hamburg or farther south than Carlsbad. To look back on the life of Bach many have referred to him as “one of the greatest and most productive geniuses in the history of Western music”, particularly of the baroque era....   [tags: essays research papers] 1321 words
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Johann Sebastian Bach - Johann Sebastian Bach was born into a musically gifted family and was devoted to music throughput his childhood and adult years. He was taught by his father and later by his brother Johann Christoph, and was a boy soprano in Luneberg. His education was acquired largely through independent studies. In 1703 he became a violinist in the private orchestra of the prince of Weimar but left within a year to become an organist at Arnstadt. Bach went to Muhlhausen as an organist in 1707. There he married his cousin Maria Barbara Bach; together they had seven children....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Technology and Music – Baroque, Boole, Binary, Beams, and Bach - Technology and Music – Baroque, Boole, Binary, Beams, and Bach Is this merely a clever alliteration or a deep connection between science, mathematics, and western culture entirely overlooked. The following seeks to join these five B's in an intimate manner, bringing to light this seemingly complex connection. Part I: Baroque and Bach Chromaticism and elaborate forms of ornamentation characterize the Baroque period of music. In fact, this period, lasting from the late sixteenth century through the early eighteenth century, marked the first period in which composers truly used harmony in music....   [tags: Technological Musical Music Essays] 1835 words
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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685- 1750) - Johann Sebastian Bach Student’s Name University Affiliation Johann Sebastian Bach (1685- 1750) Young Life Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, said to be one of the best organists of his time (Baroque Music). He was born in March 1685 in Eisenach, Thuringia as the youngest of eight children. His father Johann Ambrosius was also a musician and a court trumpeter for the Duke of Eisenach, and Director of the musicians in Eisenach (Baroque Music). Bach came from a family with a music talent, with his family members having held positions as organists, Cantors, instrumentalists in Thuringia....   [tags: Composers]
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The Children Who Touched My Heart - "Caring has the gift of making the ordinary special." - George R. Bach I have always been aware of the great positive impact which could result from feeding the hungry or constructing a house for the homeless. This positive energy flows not only to the receiver, but also to the giver. When I was asked to play with some children at Safe Place, I agreed, but I could not imagine that it would have any significant impact on the children. As a part of my community service learning project, I chose to volunteer at Safe Place....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning, 2015] 570 words
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Classical Music: Biography of Ludwig Van Beethoven - Although his exact birthdate is unknown, it is believed that Ludwig Van Beethoven was born on December 16, 1770 in Bonn, Germany. This date is assumed because the records show he was baptized on December 17, 1770 (“Beethoven’s childhood” 3). The custom at that time was to baptize children the day following their birth. Beethoven was born into a musical family. Beethoven was named after his grandfather, Lodewijk van Beethoven, who was a bass singer at court and later a maestro of the chapel. His parents were Johann van Beethoven, a musician in the Electoral Court at Bonn, and Maria-Magdalena Kewerich....   [tags: baptize children, neefe, deaf]
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A Report on Lifeline for Children’s Choir Directors - Mrs. Bartle employs a little bit of four of each of the methods shared in (the vocal pedagogy) class. She uses a lot of the Westminister method but borrows from the others. The others she borrows from are Christiansen, Fred Warning and Wilson/Klein. Much of what she writes, is from her own life’s career experiences as a choral director. The first subject she deals with is the director’s attitude. A director should have a positive attitude. (p. 3, Bartle) In chapter two she discusses the development of a child’s voice in a mechanistic way....   [tags: Choir Chorus Singing Papers Vocal Music]
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One Man's Evolution of Consciousness: Richard Bach's "Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah" - Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach can be simply put as a chronicle of one man’s evolution of consciousness. The book begins with a tale of a Master of things born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This Master became known for performing “miracles” and instantly began drawing crowds. But the Master didn’t understand why the crowds continued to come when they were all capable of bringing to life that same “miracles” that he had. The Master wanted the people to understand that they too had this power and attempted to make this clear by telling the story of a group of underwater creature who found a sort of “false” Messiah....   [tags: Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluc] 1312 words
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Unity in Bach's Cantata No.78 - Unity in Bach's Cantata No.78 According to Rowell, "Musical composition became much longer, and composer were forced to evolve new means of maintaining unity and continuity over long time spans" during the Baroque period. Therefore, the texture of music became very important. When I look at the musical texutre of the Cantata No. 78 by J. S. Bach, I realized that this piece was unified very well within a movement and as a whole piece by many techniques. Some of those techniques were found in the text, and the others were in the music....   [tags: Music Bach Musician Musical Essays] 1289 words
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Reality and Illusion in Richard Bach’s Illusions - Questioning Reality in Richard Bach’s Illusions The message of Richard Bach’s Illusions is based on the concept that the things we interpret in the world as reality are actually illusions. This is made evident to one of the main characters, Richard, through his interactions with his newly found friend, Donald Shimoda. Donald Shimoda is a “messiah”, and he has gifts that he uses to help mankind. A quote that Richard reads is “Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t” (121)....   [tags: Richard Bach Illusions Essays] 1071 words
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The Overlooked Richness of the Recitatives of Bach's Cantata 78 - The Overlooked Richness of the Recitatives of Bach's Cantata 78 In "Expressivity in the Accompanied Recitatives of Bach's Cantatas," George J. Buelow writes that although many of the distinguishing properties of Bach's music have been studied over the years, few scholars have examined Bach's recitatives or have given them proper credit. He notes that these recitatives generally either are ignored by musical scholarship or are briefly discussed with "general errors" or "confusion." 1 For example, he cites Jack Westrup as stating that Bach's recitatives are "basically an adaptation of the idioms of Italian opera" (19), and he mentions others who term them "improvisatory" or unrelated to the...   [tags: Bach George Buelow Music Essays]
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Disobedience in Children - “How can you learn lessons in here. Why, there’s hardly room for you, and no room at all for any lesson-books!” (Carroll, 1993 p21). Piaget (1896–1980) came up with a theory called cognitive development, which occurs in four stages in every child's emotional development. The first two stages are from birth until the child reaches his or her seventh year of life where they will become aware of its environment by visual, touching and sound. During the third stage and fourth stage, the concrete and formal operations, the child will typically ask questions to understand the complexions of things surrounding the child and to satisfy their curiosity and exploring mind....   [tags: Children] 1712 words
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Beethoven and Bach - Classical music can be best summed by Mr. Dan Romano who said, “Music is the hardest kind of art. It doesn't hang up on a wall and wait to be stared at and enjoyed by passersby. It's communication. Its hours and hours being put into a work of art that may only last, in reality, for a few moments...but if done well and truly appreciated, it lasts in our hearts forever. That's art, speaking with your heart to the hearts of others.” Starting at a young age Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven have done just that with their musical compositions....   [tags: Classical Music, Differences] 893 words
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Bach and Schoenberg - J. S. Bach was the first known composer to use a literal representation of his name in his music. He used the chromatic motive B-A-C-H , that is, B-flat, A, C, B-natural in American theoretical language in Contrapunctuas XIV from the Art of Fugue. Although Bach left this fugue unfinished, the third and last subject of the fugue was the B-A-C-H motive that composers after Bach have used to pay tribute to the great composer. There are a number of composers; including: Schumann, Liszt, Reger, Busoni, Schoenberg, and Webern, who have used the B-A-C-H theme in their works; varying the way they employed it to make it part of their personal style....   [tags: Music]
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The Education of Children - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne was born on February 28, 1533, into a time when only the wealthy received the privilege of a good education. At around 1539, Michel was sent to the College of Guienne in Bordeaux, where he completed the curriculum under the direction of George Buchanan by the time he had reached his thirteenth year. Michel spoke well of his educators and praised their teaching techniques, but he chastised the stern discipline of most of the schools during his time, saying that if one were to visit a college where lessons were in progress, nothing could be heard, save “the cries of children being beaten and of masters drunk with anger.”1 In his essay, Of the Education of Children,...   [tags: Of the Education of Children]
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Analysis of Bach's E Minor - An invention in this context is really a short two- little bit of music, customarily instrumental, which shows off the composer's inventiveness in inditing polyphonic (multiple independent voice) music. Bach's inventions are the absolute most often played pieces in this genre. His two-part inventions were composed in Cothen around 1720. They certainly were intended not just as pieces for edifying "unsullied" playing of two (or three) part polyphony, but withal as types of composition. Bach engendered a complete of 15, 2- part inventions....   [tags: composition, music]
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The Vaccines for Children - Introduction Starting in late 1994, the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program is a major privilege program that provides states with free vaccines for disadvantaged children. These vaccines are supplied by clinics and doctors that essentially register for the VFC program. By providers registering for the program, these clinics and doctors’ offices must conform to certain standards set by VFC as well as the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) (Richard Kent Zimmerman, 2001). Overview of the program The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program helps providing the appropriate vaccines to children whose parents or caregiver may not necessarily be able to afford or maintain appropriate he...   [tags: Health, prevention, children]
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Analysis of Bach´s Work - ... This one has two 32nd notes. Both own three 16th notes, so that one distinction is the only idea that makes it different. One clean might seem trivial, but it establishes a notable contrast. They are the strawberries when making a strawberry smoothie. They become second in command in terms of importance of the smoothie. It would make sense the smoothie tastes of strawberry, does it not. Milk is absolutely mandatory in making a milkshake. The next step is to add the primary flavor, and this is when the strawberries come into place....   [tags: movement, key, minor, rythmical, notes] 1757 words
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The Joy of Bach - The Joy of Bach The Baroque period was filled with the new idea that every issue had two sides. Great thinkers and masterminds left behind the idea that the world was either god- influenced or science-influenced. Most people embraced this notion, with the exception of a few. Johann Sebastian Bach was one of these few people. Bach, although the greatest composer of the Baroque period, led a life based on tradition and past influence, which left him virtually ignored for many years after his death....   [tags: Biography Composers Music Essays] 1668 words
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The Ethics of Genetically Enhancing Children - The term designer children is unnerving at first to many. The idea of parents designing the genetic makeup of their offspring makes children seem like a commodity in a genetic free market. Thoughts of a dystopian society like the one in the film “Gattaca” come to mind. However, taking an immediate repugnant stand against genetic enhancement is not well-founded. A more open-minded inspection of the issue reveals that the idea of parents improving their children’s life prospects through genetic engineering (provided it is safe) is, at its core, not unethical....   [tags: designer children] 1314 words
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Treating and Educating Talented Children - Often in our society, and in our educational systems, approximately 3 million gifted children in the United States of America-accounting for “approximately 6% of the student population” -get overlooked and do not receive the guidance that they need to flourish in the world today. These unusually gifted children can be categorized as children with “special needs…not covered by federal laws for the disabled.” To accommodate these special needs, parents, and teachers must understand how these children, and how to deal with their ups, and downs....   [tags: gifted children, children with special needs] 1066 words
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Children of the Holocaust - “One of the most extraordinary aspects of Nazi genocide was the cold deliberate intention to kill children in numbers so great that there is no historical precedent for it.” (Lukas, 13 Kindle) About 1.5 million children were murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust—one million being killed because they were Jews (ushmm.org) The Germans had a clearly defined goal of killing the Jewish children so that there would be no remnants of their race to reproduce, resulting in extinction. Not only were the children that were victimized in the Holocaust persecuted and murdered, but they were all stripped of their childhood....   [tags: Slaughter of Children, Nazi Extermination Camps]
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Obesity in American Children - Childhood obesity in America is a growing disease that has become an epidemic that has lasting psychological effects because of advertisement of fast food, lack of physical activities, and parental control has made food become a major health issue in many young teenagers’ lives today. Who is to blame. Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years (cdc.gov). this takes us to the focus of how childhood obesity has become an enormous issue today. For us to understand the impact of obesity and why we should prevent it, we will need to figure out the causes of obesity and what keeps people obese....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Protecting The Children - Many United States children are currently exposed to exploitive and hazardous jobs in the agriculture business. They’re children that are likely to injure or kill themselves by working long hours, handling dangerous pesticides and operating dangerous farm machinery. The United States has restrictions in place for children to have hazardous jobs, but in agriculture, there’re many exemptions to these restrictions. With agriculture these exemptions shouldn’t be allowed. In the end the exploitation, injury and death of a child is the same no matter what business it’s in....   [tags: DOL, agriculture, children]
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The Making of the Golden Age of Children's Literature - For children’s literature the Golden Age was a time of reform and new beginnings. The Golden Age opened the doors for an interesting read where adults are not present. The literature that was intended for children during this period introduced a world of literature in which children were the protagonist. These stories not only take children on remarkable journeys though time but they also address many issues of social class in regards to children. The Golden Age reflects greatly the Victorian era where children were left to become orphans because their parents could not support them financially or because their parents just did not want them....   [tags: children's literature,] 921 words
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Corporal Punishment of Children Should be Banned - The term corporal punishment is defined as the use of physical force with the intention of causing a child to experience pain, but not injury, "for the purpose of correction or control of the child’s behavior" ("A Report" 18). In America, parents' use of corporal punishment in homes have been defined legally by the states as “encompassing ‘reasonable’ force with some states adding qualifiers that it must also be ‘appropriate’ (AL, AK, AZ, CA, CC), ‘moderate’ (AR, DE, SC, SD), or ‘necessary’ (MT, NH, NY, OR, TX, WI)....   [tags: Spanking Children]
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard bach - Richard Bach’s existential novella, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a rhapsody of joy and triumph; the triumph of the seagull metaphor for all humans against the prejudice of his species and socially imposed traditions. Written in the parable form in a very simple and clear language, it tells story of a seagull named Jonathan Livingston who crosses all barriers of society to achieve his dream of flying against the Council Flock of Seagulls which is designed to marginalize him. Jonathan Livingston Seagull a story is almost a fictional account of a seagull, which travelled against all odds of the flock to freedom....   [tags: freedom, novella, existence]
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The Effect of Domestic Violence on Children - Studies indicate that 30-43% of children in the United States have witnessed some form of physical violence between their parents. This violence can have a profound effect on preschoolers cognitive and emotional development. Studies suggest that younger children may be more vulnerable to the effects of witnessing domestic violence than older children (Johnson and Lieberman, 2011) so it is very disturbing to recognize that young children are more likely to witness incidents of violence than older children (Ybarra, Wilkens, & Lieberman, 2011)....   [tags: Impact Domestic Violence Children]
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Children Deprived of their Childhood in Uganda - Uganda is located in East Africa and is separated into three main parts- a dessert region, a plateau, and swampy lowlands. This country is bordered by Rwanda and Tanzania from the south, on the east by Kenya, on the west by Congo, and on the north by Sudan. Ugandans military systems are run mostly by the savage Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA is located in the northern part of Uganda and consists of a total estimate of 45,000 soldiers of which 15,000 of them soldiers are children aged five to sixteen....   [tags: children soldiers, child abuse]
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The Marketing of Products to Children - Do you think that the marketing to children is a social problem. INTRODUCTION The marketing of products to children has continued since the emergence of the free market policy in the 20th century. However, in the recent decades, there has been a drastic increase in the expansion of marketing efforts targeted at children. The average child views thousands of television and print advertisements every year including television shows, magazines and web based advertisements which are targeted specifically at children....   [tags: children, marketers, t.v., internet]
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An Act for the Adopion of Children - All one wants in life is to feel safe and loved. When one feels safe and loved they become more stable in life. Adoption makes one feel loved and safe by giving a less fortunate child to a loving family. Sad as it may be, many people do not understand this about adoption and the impact it can make in a child’s life. Many people also do not understand what happens to children if they are not adopted, and the affects it has on society.One still needs to realize that adopting from the United States helps our society....   [tags: orphaned children, indentured servant]
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Children & Violence in the Media and at Home - Violence is a means of oppressing the weak and robbing them off their will. This could be done verbally or physically, although the former isn’t considered as severe as the latter which has its more hurtful and negative impression. However, when it comes to children being the ones exposed to violence, it becomes an issue of concern. Violence can come in different forms from all parts of the society including the home, and to be precise, a dysfunctional one at that. This is a place where people tend to either forget or overlook when it comes to an issue such as this....   [tags: Children, Violence, media] 1114 words
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The Effects of Sexual Abuse of Children - Sexual Abuse of Children Sexual abuse is a very common and prevalent problems in the United States. Approxmately 80,0000 cases of child abuse are reported every year. ("Child sexual abuse," 2011) However, these numbers may not be accurate. Several cases of sexual abuse go unreported. “It is estimated that one in four women are sexually abused during the childhood” ("Definitions, scope, and,"). The actual number of sexually abused males is vastly underreported, but it estimated that possibly “one in six males are sexually abused as children”("Definitions, scope, and," ) ....   [tags: children, incestuous, pornography]
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The Impact of Parental Conflict on Children - “It’s hard to hear the yelling and unkind words. Seeing parents upset make me worried and I don’t understand what to do except crying.” These are the words of a young helpless boy, living with discorded parents. This is just one scenario but today there are several such children who are the victims of parental conflict. The most frequently asked question that does parental conflict affect children can be explicitly answered by the words of this child. Moreover, it has been noted that presence of conflict among parents not only causes harm to their relationship but on the other hand can impose debilitating impact on Children’s lives....   [tags: Parenting, Conflicts, Children] 1075 words
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The Children of Lir: The Swan and Paganism - When one is reading a novel, poem, or myth it is hard not to look for similar themes or patterns within the texts of the material; This is especially true when one is focused on something from the same country, and this remains true in the literature, myth, and legends that focus on swans in Ireland. The swan has been imbedded in the folklore of Ireland for centuries, one of the most notable legends of Ireland, “The Children of Lir,” has inspired poets throughout the centuries. One can look at the wonderful poet, Eavan Boland’s poem, “Elegy for a Youth Changed to a Swan,” and see the great effect this legend had upon Ireland and it’s people....   [tags: The Children of Lir Essays]
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The Effects of Divorce on Children - Divorce is becoming a worldwide phenomenon, significantly affecting children’s well-being. It radically changes their future causing detrimental effects. According to (Julio Cáceres-Delpiano and Eugenio Giolito, 2008) nearly 50% of marriages end with divorce. 90% of children who lived in the USA in the 1960s stayed with their own biological parents, whereas today it makes up only 40% (Hetherington, E. Mavis, and Margaret Stanley-Hagan, 1999). Such an unfavorable problem has been increasing, because in 1969, the legislation of California State changed the divorce laws, where spouses could leave without providing causes (Child Study Center, 2001)....   [tags: Impact of Divorce on Children and Adolescents]
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Effects of Parent's Incarceration on Children - Being the child of an incarcerated parent has substantial amounts of negative influences on youth today. As young children, many consider their parents as role models. Someone who they can confide in, someone who will preserve them, and someone who will guide them through life. For most youngsters having an incarcerated parent, means that their admirable example in life is absent. Not having a parent present in one's childhood leads to innumerable negative outcomes and impacts. Statistics have shown that one in every five children has seen their parent’s arrest....   [tags: re entry on childre, incarcerated parents]
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Incarcerated Parents and Their Children - The challenges of children who grow up with parents whom were incarcerated at some point in their childhood can have a major effect on their life. The incarceration of parents can at times begin to affect the child even at birth. Now with prison nurseries the impregnated mother can keep her baby during her time in jail. With the loss of their parent the child can begin to develop behavioral problems with being obedient, temper tantrums, and the loss of simple social skills. Never learning to live in a society they are deprived of a normal social life....   [tags: Children of Incarcerated Parents]
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Parents Putting Children in Leashes - In this day and age there is the increasingly popular belief that everything is an ethical issue. Everything from the colors that you wear, to the people that you choose to love, to what you eat for breakfast, someone somewhere will tear it apart and find an ethical issue. Name anything that you as an individual strongly believe in, and you can find someone that thinks the exact opposite and cannot wait to tell you about how their way of thinking is correct. That is mainly a product of post-modernism, combined with the end of modernism and the belief that there is a discoverable absolute truth....   [tags: Parenting, Children, Morality, Ethics]
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Article Review: Pneumonia and Children - ... This article is relevant to my research topic, child mortality, because pneumonia is one of the top causes for child mortality in lower income country. Every year, it kills almost 1.4 million children below 5 years old which is nearly one-fifth of child mortality. In addition, this article also mention about the 4th Millennium Development Goal which is to reduce the child mortality by one third. However the progress being made by Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Oceania is insufficient to reach the target if prevailing trends persists which is worrisome....   [tags: disease, children mortality, health] 632 words
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Proper Restraints for Children - Children are more likely than adults to be injured in a car crash if not put in the proper restraints, because they have softer bones, weaker neck muscles, and their bodies are more fragile. Children have larger heads in proportion to their bodies. This is due to children 13 years of age and under should ride in the back seat of a vehicle. A child safety seat is designed to: hold the child in the seat in the vehicle, protect the child from being thrown out of the vehicle or from hitting something in the vehicle, absorb the force of the impact, and prevent crushing of the child by other passengers....   [tags: car crash, children, safety]
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Struggle for Children’s Rights - “I want a permanent divorce,” this is a saying of a 10-year-old wife - who was suffering from child marriage (Worth, “Voices Child Marriage Yemen”). Child marriage is a terrible scenario for children, especially for little girls. They are forced to marry, before they are mature enough due to social norms, traditions and their family members, whom they are depending on. According to statistics in 2013, in Bangladesh, the child marriage prevalence under the age of 18 is 66%. 240 among 100,000 child wives died, when they gave birth....   [tags: Divorce, Custody, Parents. Children]
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Children in Food Advertisement - “COOOOOKIE CRISP!” My seven-year old self repeats after Chip the Dog convinced yet another parent that cookies for breakfast are in fact a wonderful idea. Sugar, cereal, and cute little cookies were my favorite things in the world at the time, making this sugar infested cereal a treasure that I needed immediately. Just as the parents acting in the commercial, my parents also said “no cookies for breakfast allowed”. But unlike the Cookie Crisp commercial, it did not end with a dog named Chip barging in, shoving a spoonful of miniature milk filled chocolate chip cookies into my parent’s mouths, magically changing their nutrition driven minds....   [tags: Marketing, Advertising, Children]
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Parents of Obese Children and Charges of Child Abuse - Imagine you are invited to a BBQ. You get there and after sitting down with your plate you notice a man with a child sitting at the table across from yours. You see that the man is feeding this child a stick of butter, spoonfuls of fat and washing it down with cups full of grease. Do you feel there should be consequences for this. If you do, what would be appropriate. In most states this would be considered child abuse. Child abuse is defined by the CDC as the following; “…any act or series of acts of commission or omission by a parent that results in harm, potential for harm, or threat of harm to a child.” There are strict laws against physical and sexual abuse for the health and wellbeing...   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Socialization of Children is Key to Reducing Childhood Obesity - The purpose of this paper is to choose a topic or theme related to family or family theory. The questions to be answered are the following: what has been learned from the literature in the topic. How has the readings helped in a better understanding of how this issue could be addressed in practice. A minimum of three peer reviewed articles will be used in this discussion. The topic chosen is how parents’ socialization techniques and behaviors are contributing to childhood obesity. Based on a review of the literature, one thing learned was that the incidence of obesity from 1980 to 1999 has doubled in the United States (Ogden, Carroll & Flegal, 2002 cited in O’Dea & Eriksen, 2010, pp....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Parents of Obese Children and Charges of Child Abuse - As the old saying goes, “You are what you eat”. Initially, some people would say that there is someone to blame for childhood obesity, the parents. Children are becoming obese because of poor health choices and ineffective parenting. According to David Rogers, public health spokesperson for the Local Government Association, "parents who allow their children to eat too much could be as guilty of neglect as those who did not feed their children at all”. However, others will argue that childhood obesity is caused by genetic and hormonal factors....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Brief Library Summary about Fiction Books for Children - Brooks, Gwendolyn. (2007). Bronzeville boys and girls. Illus. by Faith Ringgold New York, NY: Amistad/Harper Collins. 41 pages. Gr. 3-5. Summary: In the book Bronzeville Boys and Girls there are many different poems about African-American children and their daily lives. The first poem is called Mexie and Bridie, it is about two young girls having a tea party beneath the trees. The next poems are about a boy named Val who rides off on his bicycle, a boy and girl who have their aunts and uncles visit....   [tags: Children, Imagination]
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Divorce Affects Children in Three Ways - ... Another place this aggression can be seen is at school. It occurs when a teacher asks about missing or incomplete assignments and the student may talk back in a very aggressive loud way. Not only does this aggression occur with teachers but it also occurs with friends. It can start as simply as one of the friends asking the other for a loan of lunch money. And the student going through the divorce will respond with profanity or rudeness. Another area where the aggression occurs is in sporting activities....   [tags: children, effect, emotionally] 515 words
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The Historical Perspectives and Trends of Children's Literature - Since the 18th century children’s literature has been held responsible for bringing entertainment to children of all ages across the world. But, when you actually think about it, what is children’s literature. The term seems easy enough to define, it is literature intended for children, but what is the definition of literature. According to Charlotte Huck (2010), literature is an imaginative shaping of life and thought into the forms and structures of language. This, in my opinion, is an excellent definition to use due to the fact that children’s literature is constantly changing....   [tags: children's entertainment, story telling]
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Children: Innocent Victims of Domestic Violence - Domestic violence is comprised of willful intimidation, assault, battery, sexual assault or other abusive behavior committed by an intimate partner against another. According to The National Center for Victims of Crime (2011), aggressors of domestic violence persistently disparage, degrade or humiliate their partners. Unfortunately, domestic violence victims are known to habitually blame their own actions, rather than the violent behavior of the abuser. Conversely, violence perpetrated by abusers is repetitively self-driven and depends little on the victims' behavior....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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Divorces Have Negative Effects on Children - Introduction In our nation divorce is a big part of life. Divorce is the legal dissolution of marriage or the termination of an existing relationship or union. Divorce starts with two adults but always ends up impacting the children in the biggest way. Sons and daughters of divorce often feel confused and abandoned, lose their family structure, and experience identity crisis. Many parents never bother to think of how divorce will affect their children. Children are impacted by divorce in multiple ways....   [tags: Divorce Hurts Children]
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Childhood Obesity in African American Children - Childhood obesity is a consequential medical condition that effects the youth and adolescence of society. This disorder creates health problems that were once only seen in adults, such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Although childhood obesity is a world wide issue, the percentage of overweight children differs, especially throughout the United States. Today, the greatest population suffering from this disease are African American children who reside in the southern part of the country....   [tags: Obesity in Black Children]
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