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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 Plan For Taking Minutes

- From taking minutes we learnt that it was important to keep track of what we were doing each lesson as it is easy to lose track. The planning process can then be recounted and referred back to with ease. Being able to refer to the minutes was good as it was easy to check that everyone done what they had to. It also made the assignment easier to reflect on and assessed as it shows a timeline of the assignment process. Finally it also provides evidence that my capabilities were built upon gradually throughout the assignment....   [tags: Teacher, Lesson plan, Lesson, Teaching]

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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]

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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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A Critical Analysis Of The Lesson Plan

- A critical analysis of the effectiveness of Lesson Plan C. The lesson plan in question appears to be an effective form of planning for teaching computing in the primary classroom. In the first instance, because the planning uses the construct of creating a game, which in the first instance encourages active engagement (Mcgann and Leavy, 2015) and in the second instance presents opportunities for problematizing (Mcgann and Leavy, 2015). Additionally due to the frequent opportunities for collaboration....   [tags: Teacher, Lesson plan, Learning]

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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]

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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]

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Analysis Of Lesson On The Student Body

- Analysis of Lesson Science Lesson Every teacher I have observed has had a different method of recording lessons, and many different delivery strategies. Many times teachers are able to simply note what the task of the day is and do the rest during class time. This kind of lesson planning comes with many years of experience, but even the most experienced teacher will have things in their lesson that worked well, and things that did not work well. Typically these things change based on the student body....   [tags: Education, Learning, Teacher, Lesson plan]

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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]

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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]

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The Lesson Plan For The School System

- Ask any student that is wandering around what words they would use to describe school; the answer will most likely be that it is mind-numbingly boring. Getting an education isn’t inherently uninteresting, but the way that it is taught can lead a student to believe that it isn’t worth their time. It appears to be that the causes of student’s uninterest are lesson plans, the idea that what they’re learning is meaningless, and the lack of freedom involved in the school system. The lesson plans that teachers think of for their students can be at two varying ends of the spectrum for an individual student....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Lesson plan, School]

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Lesson Pl Reflection On Mathematics

- Solano-Lesson Plan 2 Reflection When I was in high school, I struggled with geometry proofs. So, when my mentor told me which lesson she wanted me to teach, I got excited. I wanted to make sure that the students knew how to write a proof so that they would feel confident in geometry. I remembered how I wanted my high school teachers to break down every part of this lesson, so that I would understand it. Since they didn’t, I used to hate going to geometry because I would always feel like a failure....   [tags: Teacher, Education, Teaching, Lesson plan]

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The Lesson Plan Needs Improvement

- What went well After doing the lesson, I felt that many things went well. According to the class evaluations and observation, the class really enjoyed the 4 different explore sound stations. The stations allowed for self-discovery, but were also structured enough for the teacher to have control. Classmates also liked the pictures that went along with the vocabulary terms. I think we did well with monitoring the students. We made sure the students were ready to continue to the next thing by having them give us “a thumbs up/ thumps down”....   [tags: Teacher, Learning, Education, Lesson plan]

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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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A Lesson Plan For Teaching A Language Class

- A great Challenge Being a teacher is not easy as many people think the process of teaching a language class and prepare a lesson plan for 20 -30 students it is a new challenge to complete, but nevertheless it was an exciting and productive process. Something that I like is the fact that at the end of this process I learned how to prepare a lesson plan and I was able to help the rest of the group. At first I thought that the lesson went well but there were some aspects that could have been better, of the entire lesson plan one thing that I did not expect was the "Homework section", because this specific section did not coincide with the rest of the lesson plan....   [tags: Teacher, Education, 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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Elementary School Math Lesson Plan

- As teachers we plan our lessons and think to ourselves, "my students are going to love this lesson and will be able to understand what I am teaching", but sometimes that isn 't the case. You may plan a lesson in hopes that your students understand but it doesn 't go as planned. Every student learns differently and thinks differently and because of this we, as teachers must learn to differentiate our lessons. This may require us to change the way we deliver our lesson, change the activities for our lessons or even change the wording of our material so students understand....   [tags: Education, Learning, Teacher, Lesson plan]

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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]

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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]

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A Detailed Lesson Plan And Flow Chart For Follow On Lessons

- The detailed lesson plan and flow chart for follow on lessons, outline the teaching of measurement using the metre and the centimetre for year three students. The aim of the teaching sequence is that students are offered learning that will guide them through the construction of their own understanding of measurement and how to competently measure. Ensuring Engagement Key to any pedagogical practice is engaging the students in order to inspire learning (Peters & Le Cornu, 2006.). Regardless of the student’s age, if they are not engaged with their learning, construction of their understanding is not going to be as successful as if that engagement did occur (Jeanneret, et al, 2006.)....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Teaching, Lesson plan]

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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]

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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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A Lesson Plan Based Off The Integrated Process

- There are many different ways that a teacher is able to put together and use a lesson plan. They are able to create the lesson plan themselves and follow the path that is set by a textbook, or they can use an integrated plan that incorporates all of the main school subjects in it. They are also able to use a teacher prepared plan that was put together for them by another teacher that has been around longer, or they are able to use a commercially purchased plan that is created by an outside company to use....   [tags: Teacher, Lesson plan, Education, Teaching]

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How The Three Lesson Sequences Impacted Students

- Introduction It is of the utmost importance that while lesson planning, a variety of different aspects are taken into consideration to ensure that all students are being benefited. This essay will outline how the three lesson sequences have been created to engage students, as well as the measurements taken to differentiate learning. Engaging Students To engage students in these lessons, a variety of activities were set up to ensure that all students being actively engaged in their learning. These activities have many different approaches to ensure that all learning styles were catered for....   [tags: Education, Lesson plan, Teacher, Activity]

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The Lesson Plan For An Athlete From An Affluent Family

- Created Confidential Name of Student Observed: Jack Grade/Subject: 9th grade U.S. History 1. What do you notice about this student (physical appearance, cultural background, language, social interaction, cognitive development level, overall skills and abilities, motivation, attitude, self-concept, etc.). - I could tell that the student was an athlete from an affluent family. The student was Caucasian and was from what many call the popular kids clique. He had many of his friends sitting around him, particularly girls that seemed to like to flirt with him....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Lesson plan, Teaching]

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How Do We Need A Community Building Lesson?

- Gender is a huge topic getting a lot of headlines in the media. I learned a lot when I studied the sites on GLBTQ. I want to find a way to talk about this complex topic to my students. I want to use a community building lesson to explain how many people in our country are not hetero sexual. We have a lot of interesting people in the world who live very different than our small community. The one thing I want to convey to them is that being unique doesn’t make you strange. It makes the world interesting and engaging....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Learning, Lesson plan]

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Components And Presentation Of The Arts Integrated Curriculum Related Lesson Plan With My Group

- What were your specific contributions to the process, product, and presentation. I believe my experience in education allowed me to make valuable contribution throughout the process of designing and creating the Arts-Integrated curriculum–related lesson plan with my group. During the initial group meeting one group member was not presented and as a result I felt worried about our group being able to do a good job. In addition, the first meeting began with no direction, as members of the group presented many ideas for the project....   [tags: Lesson plan, Teacher, Lesson, I Decided]

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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]

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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]

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Designing A Lesson Plan For The State Of New Jersey 's Student Learning Standards

- For this artifact that addresses NJPTS #7, I had to design and plan a lesson that is both appropriate for the content area and grade I wish to teach and in compliance with the state of New Jersey’s Student Learning Standards. Furthermore, the lesson plan had to follows Madeline Cheek Hunter’s lesson planning model, which includes the major components of: grade level/subject/topic, objective(s), standard(s), materials, teaching process (including prerequisite skills/knowledge, anticipatory set, input and modeling, and student practice and checking for understanding), and closure (including lesson wrap up and culminating activity)....   [tags: Teacher, Lesson plan, Education, School]

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Explain How The 5e Lesson Format Has Changed Over The Course Of The Semester

- Explain how your understanding of the 5E lesson format has changed over the course of the semester. At the beginning of the semester I didn’t knew what a 5E lesson format looked like in a classroom, but throughout this course I learned the format of the model. At first I thought that the 5E model consisted of the same components of any other lesson, but at a different order. Then I realized that the teacher does not give the students direct directions, rather lets them explore with different manipulatives....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Knowledge, Lesson plan]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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I Discovered One Of The Top Technologies For Teacher Organization And Lesson Planning

- There are many different types of technology that may be used within the classroom to keep teachers prepared, organized and enthusiastic. Through online research I found an article published by Edudemic, a website dedicated to help promote technology within the classroom. The article is titled, 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About. This is where I discovered one of the top technologies for teacher organization and lesson planning. Planboard is ranked number twenty-three overall and second in the category of ‘Lesson Planning and Tools: Use these tech tools to pull together great lessons and design amazing and memorable student projects’....   [tags: Lesson plan, Teacher, Substitute teacher, Teaching]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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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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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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The Lesson I Planned For The Original Lesson

- For the original lesson I planned and prepared to be successful, I had to quickly adjust and adapt to unforeseen circumstances that was beyond my control. This lesson should have been the second lesson to a series of lessons pertaining to magnets. However, due to school cancelations and delays because of inclement weather this lesson had to be adjusted to incorporate the complete introductions of magnets to this second grade class. Before delving into this particular lesson, students were introduced to magnets by conducting a scavenger hunt around the classroom to search for items that were magnetic and for items that were not magnetic....   [tags: Magnet, Magnetism, Magnetic field, Hypothesis]

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A Lesson Plan And Analyzing The Effectiveness Of The Lesson

- Reflecting on a lesson plan and analyzing the effectiveness of the lesson is a crucial part of growth and development as a teacher. It is always important to adequately reflect on if instructional goals were met, if proper instructional materials were available, if the lesson procedures were motivational, and if proper assessments were given. The analysis part addresses the lesson’s effectiveness or to what extent did the students meet the objectives stated in your lesson plan and how do you know....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Pedagogy]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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Learning Outcomes For A Lesson Plan

- In teaching, teachers do not just stand at the front of the classroom and teach just for the matter of delivering lesson. An effective teacher will always prepare for their class with an effective lesson plan that will help students increase their learning ability about a certain topic that is about to teach in class. However, there are strategies for an effective lesson plan which include learning outcomes. A Learning Outcomes are goals that describe how a student will be different because of a learning experience....   [tags: Education, Learning, Teacher, Psychology]

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Instructional Decisions And The Implementation Of The Lesson

- Instructional Decisions/Teaching (InTask Standard # 9): Discuss the implementation process and describe What went well and what didn 't go well during the implementation of your lesson. How well was the alignment to objectives and standards maintained. Describe any modifications made during the implementation of the lesson During the lesson, I felt my introduction to the lesson went well as well as the activity itself. My Students understood what they needed to do and immediately started on their pixie presentation....   [tags: Learning, Education, Teacher, Teaching]

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The Assessment And The Details Of Lesson Planning

- Through the implementation of my lesson, I learned I have to work on the assessment and the details of lesson planning. During the planning of this lesson, the assessment was an aspect that needed more thought. The students had a problem with reading the words for the word sort and understanding the writing section. If I were to reteach the lesson I would add pictures to the words on the word sort to help the students to read and understand the words. In addition, I would include a sentence strip for the assessment that the students could copy but then finish the sentence on their own....   [tags: Thought, Education, Teacher, Psychology]

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The Scheme Of Work And Lesson Plan

- Introduction The scheme of work and lesson planned intends to improve website development skills. The aim of my scheme of work is ‘to develop skills of Research & Development, Holistic Circumspection and Self-learning to develop a site and improve understanding of market audience’. Best practise is considered to be when students are taught to by adjusted speech: “teacher changes speech patterns to increase student comprehension. Includes facing the students, paraphrasing often, clearly indicating most important ideas limiting asides, etc…” (Outcomes, 2008)....   [tags: Knowledge, Education, Learning, Teacher]

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The Lesson Plan For The Classroom

- When looking at the lesson plan for the subject in math for grades one and two as it pertains to a math game that involves greater than and less than, we can see how this game can have great potential in assisting those with learning disabilities. As basic as this lesson plan may look, the specific ideas that incorporate a learning disability would involve not just the instruction but how the spinner is laid out for the game itself. By developing the spinner to the point that having both greater than and less than symbols in multiple areas on the spinner is a visual key for a student with a learning disability to be able to see and correlate while watching others play the game as well as the...   [tags: Special education, Educational psychology]

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The Lesson Plan For A Learning Continuum

- The lesson plan has been designed to align with the ACARA framework for Year 3 Mathematic Students (ACARA, 2014): The Measurement and Geometry Strand. The 3 sequential lesson plans from the new unit are part of a learning continuum, and have been developed around a student centred, constructivist approach. Explicit teaching was also important in reaching all the student’s learning needs. Experiences were motivating to promote on task behaviour to maximise learning opportunities. The lessons scaffolded learning, and students make meaning of learning through a variety of effective pedagogical approaches....   [tags: Education, Educational psychology, Learning]

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The Lesson By Toni Cade Bambara

- Most people dedicate a big portion of their life slaving away in education when there are so many other things that they would rather be doing. So why does a person put up with the long hours and the headaches. What is the importance of education. In Toni Cade Bambara’s short story “The Lesson,” the main character and narrator, Sylvia, could care less about school and her new teacher, Miss Moore. The kids in her class are made up of her neighborhood friends and the children do not actually attend a real school but are forced to meet up at this woman’s mail box everyday instead....   [tags: Teacher, Learning, Education, School]

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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 subject of equality and inequality are a sensitive and controversial topic. Both equality and inequality were portrayed in the short story, “The Lesson.” In this short story by Toni Cade Bambara, Miss Moore, a well known woman in the neighborhood, gives the children in her local area a lesson about the brutal inequalities that are in existence within the socioeconomic status system. This leads the children to ponder about the equality and inequality that exists within society. Toni Cade Bambara uses her short story, “The Lesson” in order to shed light on the injustices and racial inequalities in society....   [tags: African American, Racial segregation, Racism]

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The Lesson Began With Mrs. Hays

- The lesson began with Mrs. Hays putting on a song about counting. For this song, students stood up and sang along with the song by counting. They started by counting by 1 's then moved to 2 's, 5s, and 10s. When the song was finished, she asked them to sit down and take a deep breath in and a deep breath out. She then activated prior knowledge of 10 's partners on the board. She wrote the 10 's partners on the chart and asked students to identify which of the numbers was in the ones place and which numbers were in the tens place....   [tags: Mathematics, Number, Symbolic computation]

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Analysis Of ' A Swimming Lesson '

- Jewelle L. Gomez “A Swimming Lesson” describes the relationship and friendship she shared between her and her beloved grandmother. While also teaching emphasizing on the life lessons her grandmother had taught her through their time spent swimming at the beach during summer vacations. The story is introduced with the beach being a very fun, normal place that she was used to going to every summer but then leads into having a much deeper meaning. How racism, body insecurities, life lessons can all also be involved and over looked....   [tags: African American, Racism, Learning, Family]

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A Lesson Plan For Students

- Introduction This lesson plan is designed for students to learn in a creative way. This project will not only allow the students to learn how to work together as a team, but to allow them to gain knowledge to help them move forward in the course. During this project, the students will be able to construct the questions about the properties of each component provided. Later, the students will be able to respond with 80% accuracy. This lesson will allow them to enhance their thinking skills, which will help them identify similarities and differences....   [tags: Learning, Education, Skill, Knowledge]

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My Reflection On The Lesson

- After reflecting on the lesson performed in my cooperation classroom, I have many thoughts on the lesson. My partner Kate and I decided that we would do the lesson together and have the entire class evolved. When we got to the classroom we realized that the students were having a math test that day and we had to change our plans slightly to make our lesson fit in the time slot. Luckily we have two prep periods before the students even have class so we were able to go through our lesson and make sure we knew what we were going to say....   [tags: Knowledge, Understanding, Education, Time]

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The Lesson By Toni Cade Bambara

- What does having an education means to you. Did you know that recently The United States Children Fund (UNICEF) portal has stated that education transforms peoples’ lives and bust the cycle of poverty. Also have you ever thought about how the human kind desires a decent life with great privileges, such as education and no one argues about that. Some short stories are designed to teach lessons to the people who read them. They teach lessons about life, love, and growing up. People can learn lessons by reading short stories where the main characters discover something about life and about themselves....   [tags: Poverty, Cycle of poverty, Teacher, Education]

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The Lesson By Toni Cade Bambara

- Toni Cade Bambara’s short story “The Lesson” teaches more than one lesson. The reader learns experiences offer invaluable education to students beyond what they may learn in a traditional core curriculum. In this story, the narrator Sylvia is recounting a trip to an expensive toy store that serves as the setting for a lesson on income inequality. Education, by one definition, is “the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university” (Google search). Miss Moore, Sylvia’s educator focuses on the other definition, “an enlightening experience”....   [tags: Education, Learning, Critical thinking]

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