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Sportsmanship - "One who plays a sport fairly and loses gracefully" is how The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines sportsmanship. What is a sportsman. The definition seems to have undergone a big change over the years. If children follow the example set by today's athletes, the definition would equal a sore loser. High school sports should be a fun way to physically express yourself as an athlete, but at the same time learn some of life's lessons, like sportsmanship, discipline, and respect. In today's society, winning comes before everything, but if winning requires neglect of good sportsmanship, then nothing is gained in the long run....   [tags: essays research papers] 1075 words
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Sportsmanship - Sportsmanship Sportsmanship is the character, practice, or skill of a person involved in sports. This includes the participant, the parents, the coaches, and all spectators. Sportsmanlike conduct includes fairness, courtesy, learning to be a good loser, being competitive without rude behavior, or experiencing any ill feelings toward the opponent. Too often in any sporting event, the purpose of the sport is forgotten. Winning has become overwhelmingly important to the adults involved. This attitude is inflicted on the youth....   [tags: essays research papers] 572 words
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Importance of Sportsmanship - Importance of Sportsmanship When you are on the field of play, it is vital that you remember to be very sportsmanlike, for numerous reasons. There are many spectators who come to enjoy the competitiveness and excitement of high school athletics and a bad sport can turn a good, hard-fought and enjoyable contest into an ugly, forgettable one. Cheap shots and verbal attacks on fellow student-athletes can forever taint a positive athletic career, and that is why it is vital that sportsmanship is emphasized from a very young age....   [tags: essays research papers] 608 words
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The Effect of Sportsmanship and Motivation on Athletic Aggression - Abstract: The main objective of this experiment was to find what relationships threre are between sportsmanship, motivation and athletic aggression. There we three preset propositions that they anticipated for their theory: (a) self-determined sport motivation will be positively predictive of sportspersonship orientations, (b) sportspersonship orientations will mediate the relationship between self-determined sport motivation and athletic aggression, and (c) sportspersonship orientations will impact athletic aggression in two distinctive ways....   [tags: Psychology] 1121 words
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The Personality I Identify with from the Old Testament - Introduction The personality that I identify with from the Old Testament is David. I was drawn to this character because of his sportsmanship. The universal principles that I learned from him are hard work, perseverance, respect, and pride. These characteristics affect my view of the world, my work, studies, relationships, and life. This paper specifically draws from David’s actions towards Saul, when Saul was trying to kill him. What Draws Me To David My main draw to David is his sportsmanship towards Saul....   [tags: David's Actions Towards Saul] 1181 words
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Valuable Lessons Learned from Playing Chess - Valuable Lessons Learned from Playing Chess I began playing chess when I was only six years old, and have continued playing ever since. Chess has not only become a part of my life, but it has also taught me many of life lessons including sportsmanship, hard work, the importance of being methodical, and most importantly, patience. I began playing chess competitively at the age of eight, after my father hired a coach to teach me. Over the years I have worked with numerous coaches, from each of whom, I have learned different tactics that I have been able to incorporate into my game....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 447 words
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The Transcendence of Cultural Barriers Through The History of Sports - ... Sports actively advocate development of important values and characteristics; respect and the association to sports can demonstrate as a prime example. According to Zeigler, “Respect, self-control, and responsibility are prime examples of character traits that can be taught through sports” (Para.1). The culturally diverse crowds often present at sporting events also illustrate how sports can promote transcendence of cultural barriers while demonstrating the respect involved for the players, the games, and the people as fans....   [tags: Sports ]
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High School Sports - High School Sports In high school many kids often choose not to participate in extra curricular activities saying that there pointless or that only a certain type of person would do something like play football, or join the chess club. While this type of thinking may get some people through school and through life, can it really be looked at as being a healthy lifestyle. Today sports have proven to be a healthy outlet for students, in dealing with stress in the classroom at home and among their peers....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1309 words
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michal - 1) Who is the ideal or intended audience for this piece. The intended audience would probably be students (college, high school, maybe middle school age). It should be read by anyone who participates in sports in anyway. Include any parents of children participating in sports because many times those parents are the driving force behind the attitude of the child and the influence for the way the child plays the sport. 2) In what ways is audience important to the work. Audience is important because you need to know what level you need to be using to get your message across....   [tags: essays research papers] 441 words
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Response to Proposal to Cut Extra Cirricular Activities in High School - Response to Proposal to Cut Extra Cirricular Activities in High School Our principal recently asked for the student’s opinions on the “school cuts” proposal. This proposition proposes that all extra curricular activities be cut until the money situation improves as predicted in two or three years. What do you think of first when someone mentions the word school. Most kids, if asked, would probably say their basketball team, cheerleading squad, or the various clubs they may be involved in. For some kids these extra curricular activities may be the only thing productive that they do outside of school....   [tags: Papers] 359 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: I Am Very Smart - I Am Smart and Jewish (Is that Redundant?) As my application shows, I am an above average student in most areas. I have particularly excelled in mathematics, earning good grades throughout high school. When pondering about my future, I thought that I might be able to use math to be successful in business. So after my sophomore year, I decided to take some business courses with the goal of attaining a solid background in the field. High school, however, has not adequately prepared me to enter the world of business....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 584 words
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"Not Excusable, But Certainly Forgivable" - Serena Williams’ 10 second tirade in the 2009 U.S. Open tennis tournament may have cost her the semi-final match, but what is the lasting impression on her legacy (Ford 1). Sometimes during a sporting event, athletes let their emotions get the best of them. Their attitude is like a ticking time bomb, waiting to be set off by a bad call from the line judge, a good shot by the opponent, or a simple mistake made by the player. Many people believe athletes should be able to control their emotions and always exhibit great sportsmanship....   [tags: Celebrities] 910 words
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Football's Place in American Society - Since its creation in 1869, football has been a major part of American society. Americans love the intensity and display of sportsmanship on and off the field. Every Sunday almost every television in America is tuned to CBS, NBC or FOX anticipating the opening kickoff for their favorite team. The National Football League, popularly known as just the NFL, is the largest professional American football league in the world. It hosts a total of 32 teams, each representing a state in the U.S. Some states are lucky enough to have more than one team representing different cities....   [tags: football, sports,] 572 words
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The Positive Impact of Sports on Academic Performance - Sports programs have been an integral part of all schools. They support the academics of the school and therefore foster success in life. These programs are educational and help produce productive citizenship. They help students experience and build skills that may help them in their future, like interpersonal and time management skills. Education may kindle the light of knowledge, but sports help to maintain the proper physique. Sports are also an important means of entertainment and a use for energy after long hours of study....   [tags: sports] 616 words
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Beauty Pagents - To most beauty pageants may seems like a waste of time and it may seem to be another way to make women feel inferior to one another. I, however, have come to find that this is one of the many myths which surround such an advantageous opportunity. Young women learn many valuable lessons which help them throughout their entire life. These lessons could range from such a variety of things, from being able to overcome shyness to raising awareness on a certain issue through a platform to also even possibly winning scholarships....   [tags: Pagents] 604 words
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How Japanese Interment Camps Had an Impact on Children’s Views on Education - Gender roles and status portrayed different outlooks about how children felt in relation to their educational experiences while interred. Based on a variety of children’s letters that were written to their teachers, children seemed to enjoy their placement at the camps. The quality of the teacher’s curriculum impacted many of these children’s lives, where racial formation was not a problem to obtaining equal access to education because Americans institutionalized the structure routine. The practice of targeting Japanese families has led us to believe that children’s experiences in the camp were negative due to segregation and stripping from their identities....   [tags: Education] 699 words
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Professional Sports - Athletes and Violent Crimes - Athletes and Violent Crimes      The competitive nature of today's sports associations calls for athletes to be aggressive and forceful , both physically and mentally. This aggressive mentality stays with some athletes off the field, and may explain why so many athletes are committing violent crimes. Society calls for athletes to give flawless performances in the stadiums and arenas. The fans have grown accustomed to high flying, hard hitting shows of athleticism and finesse, and oftentimes an athletes success gains them a elevated status in society with special privileges that you and I can only dream of....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]
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Youth Sports - It’s Time to Put the Fun Back into Youth Soccer - It’s Time to Put the Fun Back into Youth Soccer      Abstract:  Youth Soccer has recently evolved into a fiercely competitive arena.  More and more children are leaving recreational leagues to play in highly competitive select leagues.  While select sports are a valuable resource where children can learn how to socialize and  become self motivated, children who start at young ages, ten and eleven, can suffer psychological and physical damages.  A child's youth sporting experience is directly influenced by the attitudes, sportsmanship and behavior of their parents and coaches.  Parents and coaches who pressure their children to be the best and not play their best are responsible for the high teenage drop out rate.  By eliminating the "winning is everything" attitude, looking at the effort put forth by individual players and holding parents responsible for their actions we can return the game to the children....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]
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How Rabbits Changed My Life - I was never liked much when I was younger. I was constantly made fun of and teased unmercifully. I was looked down upon when I was in school. It was as if everything I did wasn't good enough. I didn't succeed in anything. I made bad grades in school, I was worse in sports, and as the result of that my self esteem was zero. That all began to change the day I bought my first rabbit. Raising rabbits has improved my self esteem tremendously. Having a high self esteem is one of the most important assets a person can have....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 976 words
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Politics and the Tarnished Soul of the Olympics - Politics and the Tarnished Soul of the Olympics ABSTRACT: The purity of the Olympics has been smeared by scandal, corruption, boycotts, political disputes and even acts of terrorism. Sadly, politics have taken control of the Olympics and turned it into a political and money-making extravaganza. Olympic boycotts became a way for countries to protest each other. Hitler tried to use the Games to prove his belief of racial superiority. Wars interfered with the Olympics. Bloodshed even covered the Olympics, in the 1972 Munich Games where terrorists killed eleven Israeli Olympic members....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Canterbury Tales: Applying Chaucer's Criticism to Modern Society - The Canterbury Tales: Applying Chaucer's Criticism to Modern Society It is not hard to apply Chaucer's description of the greedy doctor to today's medical system, nor is it difficult to find modern-day people with equivalent personalities to those of many of Chaucer's other characters. However, it is the institutions of his time as well as their flaws and hypocrisies that Chaucer is most critical of; he uses the personalities of his characters primarily to highlight those flaws. The two institutions that he is most critical of have lost much, if not all, of their influence; in many instances, the Church has only slight hold on the lives and attitudes of the people as a whole, and the strict feudal system has entirely disappeared....   [tags: Sociology] 820 words
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The Simpsons on Television - The Simpsons How does a television series keep going in this time of ever changing network schedules and shows that grow stale after twelve weeks. The Simpsons have not only lasted, but it has also become a staple of American life. Many tribute this longevity to the witty and hilarious satire that is present in every episode. By using incongruity, sarcasm, exaggeration, and other comedic techniques, The Simpsons satirizes most aspects of ordinary life, from family, to TV, to religion, achieving the true essence of satire....   [tags: essays research papers] 1329 words
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Parental Pressure on Children Playing Organized Sports - These days, there is too much pressure on children who participate in organized sports because of the unnecessary parental involvement they experience. A growing concern amongst those involved in youth sports is that certain aspects of parental involvement become detrimental to the development and experiences of young athletes. Early emphasis on winning, making money, and the disruption of education can exceedingly affect ones desire to further participate in a sport later on in his/her life. With more and more children participating in some sort of organized sport than ever before, there is a constant concern regarding the pressures kids are brought into to excel....   [tags: Sports]
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Maintaining A Complacent Outlook in A Separate Peace by John Knowles - Maintaining A Complacent Outlook in A Separate Peace by John Knowles During times of struggle, many people turn to different mentalities in order to deal with the problems they face. In the case of Separate Peace, by John Knowles, this mindset is one of living in peace and harmony. The main characters, Phineas and Gene, encounter strains on their close relationship by Phineas displaying this outlook. During the novel, World War II is raging and at the peaceful Devon School for boys there is a gloom knowing that many of the students and their friends could be drafted for the war at any time....   [tags: Papers] 619 words
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The Emphasis on School Sports - The Emphasis on School Sports In Today's High School we are afforded the opportunity to not only expand or minds but or bodies as well. We are free to join a wide variety of groups out side our required class studies. Weather it be math, seince, band, language, or a variety of sports we are free to choose. However there are those who are determined to take those choices a way from us. These poor miss guided soles believe their way is the only way. More often then not when these type of people talk of taking away certain choices they tend to target sports, considering them to be barbaric and uneducational....   [tags: Papers] 375 words
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Ceremonies of the Olympic Games - Ceremonies of the Olympic Games The Olympic Games have always included a number of ceremonies, many of which emphasize the themes of international friendship and peaceful cooperation. The opening ceremony has always included the parade of nations, in which the teams from each nation enter the main stadium as part of a procession. The Greek team always enters first, to commemorate the ancient origins of the modern Games, and the team of the host nation always enters last. The opening ceremony has evolved over the years into a complex extravaganza, with music, speeches, and pageantry....   [tags: Papers] 364 words
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Competition: A Driving Force for Excellence - I looked up and it was then that I realized there was a 6'2" defender charging straight at me. I heard my teammate yell “Man on you!”, and not even aware of what I was doing, I quickly cut and dodged the defender for open space. I had my shot, so I took it. It was my first goal of the season. I loved the rush of scoring and wanted to do it more and more. All my teammates congratulating me on my goal made it even more satisfying. I went on in that tournament to score six goals and eight assists in the four games....   [tags: Personal Experience] 771 words
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My Air Force Mission - “Dude 14, we’ve just located 10 anti-coalition militia in a bunker located 300 meters from our position. Request an immediate strike on that target!” Imagine hearing those words screamed into your ear and knowing that in the next moment you were about to execute a task that you trained seven years to do. This was my situation during my first combat sortie in Afghanistan. It goes without saying that employing weapons against enemies of the United States comes with a great amount of responsibility....   [tags: Personal Experience] 844 words
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The Aeneid and The Odyssey - Are there similarities between Homer's The Odyssey and Virgil's The Aeneid. There are many similarities that could be examined indepth. The lovers encountered in both plays can lead to the idea of ancient plagarism. The games held by the greeks and trojans are similar to the Olympic Games. The downfall of characters, cities or monsters can be seen often in many stories. Maybe rewriting history is the effort of a plagarist to cheat true historical events. The lovers Aeneas and Odysseus encounter in either the Aeneid or Odyssey is vast and large....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Ethics of Sport Hunting - Aldo Leopold pioneered “land ethics” in the first half of the 20th century. Inspired by Leopold, his fellow professor at the University of Wisconsin, Van Rensselaer Potter, coined the term “bioethics” in the second half of the 20th century (1970). Both terms have a powerful social and personal component. Both terms connote an integration of values and the environment. So, too, do “hunt ethics,” an integration of values and an action based upon biology and the ‘land.’ The hunter has affection and awe for all of nature’s creations, perhaps more so than any other human observer, for the hunter must read the most subtle signs of his quarry, its habitat and its behavior, to be successful....   [tags: Hunting] 2300 words
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Can a Lack of Physical Education Classes in High Schools Become a Future Threat to the U.S Life Expectancy? - Physical education can go beyond just working out. Physical education involves several different approaches for learning. High school students gain more than physical knowledge yet it can improve there approaches toward responsibility, their sportsmanship, and their overall community. “Physical education hopes to accomplish, to engage all students, not just the athlete elite, in fun activities that will instill a lifelong commitment to fitness.” (Johnson, 264). Physical education in the classroom can be a vital steeping stone to the way that teenagers think about fitness....   [tags: Health]
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What My Family Has Taught Me - Motivated, open-minded, compassionate and loving are words which describe people I admire. They also describe my husband and three children. Helping others and making a positive difference has always been important to me. My personal goal was to marry someone and raise our children with good values and respect for others. Along the way, they have also taught me valuable lessons. In this paper, I will share a few details about each member of my family and what I have learned from them. My husband’s name is LeRoy, and he is a brilliant man....   [tags: essay about my family] 987 words
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What Effects Do Child Beauty Pageants Have On The Child? - What Effects Do Child Beauty Pageants Have On The Child. The tension is building. It is almost time for her to go on stage. Everything, from head to toe, is double checked to make sure it is perfect. Her make-up is flawless. The foundation covers any unevenness in skin tone, while the blush gives her cheeks a nice rosy glow. Eye shadow, mascara, and false eyelashes have been applied. Lipstick and lip gloss contribute to the pout of her lips. Her hair has been curled, teased, placed in an upswept hairdo, and heavily sprayed with hair spray to keep the hair in place during her performance....   [tags: Child Psychology ] 1128 words
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Children Need to Play Not Compete - There is a contradiction in the mind of teenagers which has been difficult to transcend. The issue of making right decision on the activities they are to embark on and whose counsel to follow has been of high importance to teenagers. Teenagers in the present age find themselves in a tight situation with decision making in that their school psychologists made them realise that being happy is based on the ability to make friends and the development of skills. Meanwhile, teachers and parents advised that, happiness lies on competing and outperforming others....   [tags: Sports] 1569 words
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The Evolution of Sports - The sports of today have changed the way the players play the game. Starting on the professional sports level, bad sportsmanship behaviors, like the use of steroids or "throwing" a game or a match in an effort to please the sports gambler trying to get their big pay-off, has trickled down through the college level and even down to the high school level. One person recalls the days when athletes played their sport for the love of the game, because it is what they lived for. They remember when they were younger, sitting in their grandfather's lap and watching the Atlanta Braves (in the days of Dale Murphy, Bob Horner, Glenn Hubbard and other great names in Braves history) running out on the diamond every game....   [tags: Sports] 886 words
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Athletes Overpaid? - When people think of the names Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez, and Oscar de la Hoya they think “superstar”, “professional athlete”, and “wealthy”. Some even think “overpaid” while others believe that they deserve every penny they earn. In 2010 NBA player Kobe Bryant signed a three-year $90 million extension with the Los Angeles Lakers (Source 2).Which equals $30 million per year. In 2009 Kobe Bryant’s contract was worth $25 million a year (Source 2). He received a five million dollar pay increase although he is an aging player....   [tags: Professional Sports]
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Hunting: A Foucauldian Resistance Through Sport - ... Rather, the purpose of these regulations is to allow the animal a chance of survival, thus requiring the hunter to trade any guarantees of success for a competition with the animal that allows for a more intimate connection with nature. These regulations force the hunter to rely on instinctual and learned behaviors rather than the specialized training of Foucault’s soldier. Sporting Equipment Most sports include a certain medium that is involved in practice and games, whether it is a basketball, a bike, or a tennis racket....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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THE AMAZING GROWTH OF YOUTH SPORTS - ... I have had to learned that I have to let go of some of my wanting to protect my child. Another article, Cooperation versus Competition: Is there really such an issue. Written by Ann Michelle Daniels reports that 40 million children in the United States between the ages of five and seventeen participate in youth sports. Children playing in a sport can have just as many pressures and challenges that children in a classroom do. In a classroom children learn the different areas that they need to learn to handle different situations....   [tags: Sports ]
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You are what you watch! - ... Prose suggests that the primary lesson to be learned from the eat or be eaten mentality of many of these shows is that “the laws of natural selection are even more brutal, inflexible, and sensible than one might find” in Darwin’s theory of survival of the fittest; furthermore, Prose adds that it is perfectly acceptable, even accepted, for the contestants to “marshal all” their “skills and resources to succeed in a struggle that only one person can win” (“Voting” 22). For many, this might seem perfectly acceptable....   [tags: Media, Television Shows] 1428 words
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The Rationale for P.E. in the Curriculum - ... Whereas, this could lead to the younger generation to gain weight due to the lack of exercises and understanding of health, which means that they have a fairly high chance to be considered as obese if not taught with Key stage 1-2. As the students move from key stage 2 to 3&4, more subject are added to the national curriculum, which should be taught as a core subject in school such as citizenship and ICT. By putting Physical Education in the national curriculum within the key stages, would be very useful as it could help with developing learning in other subjects....   [tags: Education, physical education ]
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Heroes and Superhuman Deeds - ... Society is taught to revere sports figures, Hollywood stars and politicians as heroes. Too much emphasis is put on people that are highly compensated for performing a service. Many of them are even idolized but most of the idols have fallen from their Salam 1 pedestals. At times they have exemplified the human foibles of excessive bad habits and poor behavior. Heroes perform when the situation is less than optimal. Dire straits are what make them spring into action. They act without thought for their personal safety or comfort....   [tags: Social Studies]
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Respect and Freedom: Imperative Civic Values of an American Citizen - Imperative Civic Values of an American Citizen This essay is asking a very tough question. It wants to know what I believe is the most essential civic value of being an American. There are many civic values that are essential to being an American such as: Respecting our government, the sense of pride about being an American, Courage, Justice, Integrity, and Freedom. There are several values that stand out, these civic values include: Courage, Justice, Integrity, Respect and the one civic value that stands out the most is freedom....   [tags: patriotism, patriotic, american values] 888 words
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Athletes vs Couch Potatoes - ... Some lie on a couch, and watch T.V all day. Some stay in their rooms and play video games all day until their retinas burn, chatting with friends and playing online. Approximately 97 percent of teenagers and 81 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 play video games, according to a Monday study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Some read a book, on a desk under a bright desk light, or on a comfortable, reclining chair. Some stay in front of a computer, either using the internet, or chatting on a social networking site, such as Facebook or MySpace....   [tags: Health Diet Exercise]
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Vince Carter – NBA Basketball Player or Community Leader? - ... Carter believes that his best accomplishment came in 2001, when he accepted his diploma from the University of North Carolina for completing his degree in African-American studies. Vince plans to continue his education and seeks a master's degree in communications or business. During this year he was named the “Hometown Hero for the Month of May, 2001 for "improving the community piece by piece".“(Hoopedia) Being an NBA player also gave Vince the opportunity to become President of, Vince’s HOOP group, which is a program to recognize student achievements....   [tags: Biography Basketball]
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Modern Day Hero VS. Anglo-Saxon Hero - Modern Day Hero VS. Anglo-Saxon Hero During the Anglo-Saxon period, people worshiped Hero's. Here are a couple of ways how a modern day hero can be compared to one in the past. Nolan Ryan will be my choice of a classic modern day hero. One of the firsts of a hero's characteristic is that he performs "Outstanding Deeds". On page thirty-five in Beowulf "Higlac's brave follower tearing out his hand of the monster, his hatred rose higher but his power has gone." So to me that could be called an outstanding deed....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 573 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education A classroom is a community for learning, friendship, and growth. The most important aspect of any community, educational or otherwise, is communication. When communicating with my students, I will not talk down to them; instead, I will treat them like the equal human beings that they are. Respect will be given to and earned from all students. I will be honest, humorous, and easy natured, but I will not be afraid to discipline or assert my authority as the situation may dictate....   [tags: Education Teachers Reflective Writing Essays] 724 words
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Overview of the Olympics - Overview of the Olympics The Olympic Games are an international sports competition. In the Olympics, athletes play in many types of games. Some athletes compete in the Summer Olympics. Some compete in the Summer Olympics. The Olympic Games are very old and have a very interesting history. The first Olympic Games were held in Greece in ancient times. They probably began in the sixth century B.C. The contests are held every four years in the summer. The first games lasted for only one day. There was only one contest....   [tags: Sports History Athletics Essays] 578 words
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Soccer is my Hobby - Soccer is my Hobby Why soccer is my hobby. Everybody has different hobbies that he or she would like to do for fun or relaxation. They can be either physical activities like jogging, football, swimming, skateboarding… or mental activities like reading, watching movies, playing computers… and depend on each personality. For me, soccer is my hobby because it’s part of my life and I cannot live without it. Living in country like Vietnam, soccer is the king of sport. That is why it is not surprising that my childhood has grown up with the soccer’s ball until today....   [tags: Art] 563 words
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My Personal Support Group (Cheerleading) - My Personal Support Group Honors I am often sorry that my parents did not take it upon themselves to enroll me in any recreational activities in my preadolescent years. I believe that sports are an integral part of growing up. They provide an opportunity to meet and interact with peers. Numerous occasions I can recall feeling excluded from the group because of my lack of involvement. Although I have to admit, I am not a tough girl. Most likely I would not excel in any contact sport. Cheerleading tryouts proved to be a revelation....   [tags: essays research papers] 554 words
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Pat Rafter should be Australian of the Year - Pat Rafter should be Australian of the Year Browsing the Internet, I found countless numbers of Pat Rafter fan-club sites. Maybe four or five. But it is well known that Pat Rafter is a person that most Australians look up to, or should look up to. Pat Rafter has excelled in his profession, but not just that, gone outside the boundaries of just sporting achievement. Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I would assume everybody in the room knows who Pat Rafter is, but for those who don't, I'll fill you in....   [tags: Papers] 472 words
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Drug Abuse as a Big Problem Facing the I.O.C. - Drug Abuse as a Big Problem Facing the I.O.C. It all dates back to the ancient games in Greece however in more recent times we tend to think of the 1960's and 1970's when communist countries made their teams by law have to take performance enhancing drugs. When we are talking about the drugs that actually cause problems against the IOC, we are talking about drugs such as anabolic steroids, beta-blockers and others along the same lines not drugs such as nicotine or alcohol etc. One of the main reasons drug abuse causes a major problem is because of the amount of money spent on the pre-prepared tests that need to be carried out before any Olympic event can take place to stop those who try to cheat in Olympic competitions....   [tags: Papers] 421 words
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