Young Adult Reading Level
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Dry Ice Petri Dishes
1,905 wordsA particle cloud chamber is a device that makes visible to the human eye the presence of certain particles and cosmic rays. This paper will discuss the process in which a successful chamber prototype was developed. This paper will also discuss how the chamber utilizes the properties of a supersaturated environment to detect these particles. Finally, plans for the future development of a larger model to study the charge and energy of particles through the use of a magnetic field is presented. The...
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The American South In Coming Of Age Mississippi
1,060 wordsAnne Moody's book, Coming of Age in Mississippi, not only portrays the life of a young black female struggling to grow up from the 1940 s to the 1960 s, it takes a look at how racism and movements for racial equality effected the main character, Essie Mae, as well as the whole society. This book recounts the life of Essie Mae, who is actually Anne Moody herself, from the age of four to the age of twenty-four. It depicts a time that some may consider to be one of the hardest times to grow up a po...
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First Hand Young Adults
1,035 wordsDuring the 1940 s Jewish Europeans experienced an unthinkable and atrocious collective trauma. In her work Survivor-Parents and Their Children taken from the anthology Generations of the Holocaust, Judith S. Kestenberg has argued that regardless of location, the effects of the Holocaust are felt on survivors parenting. The children of survivors receive a secondary traumatic impact by being forced to deal with the impact the Holocaust had directly on their parents. The novel Briar Rose by Jane Yo...
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Childrens Literature And The Holocaust
1,075 words... care writing fiction about the Holocaust is impossible and immoral: The arguments about the immorality of creating fiction about the Holocaust are related to concerns about exploiting the victims and survivors, as well as the fear of being cooped by the act of describing evil. There are concerns that imaginative works about the Holocaust, as opposed to factual texts such as autobiographies or histories, will somehow subvert the truth of what actually happened (Walter 40). However, unlike fir...
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Sources Of Information First Hand
1,028 words... SS attacked other political groups, so in the end the Nazis were the only political party left. Between 1936 and 1939 the poor treatment of Jews increased. In 1935, a Law was passed called the Nuremberg Law, which stated that 'A Jew may not be a citizen of the Reich. He has no vote. He may not fill public office. Marriages between Jews and Nationals of German and similar blood are forbidden. ' In 1933, Hitler ordered Germans not to use Jewish shops, doctors, and lawyers. Jews were made a sca...
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F Scott Fitzgeralds Nick Describes
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War On Drugs Point Of View
935 wordsJust say no? This is not exactly the philosophy that the vast majority of the United States population tends to follow. Drugs have become a routine aspect of everyday life in the United States. Neither a gigantic metropolis nor a minute town have gone without feeling the everlasting effects of drugs. Drug use has always posed a major dilemma for America to overcome. The banning of illegal drugs takes many back to the days of the Prohibition problems involving the banishment of alcohol. Prohibiti...
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Read This Book End Of The War
1,366 wordsThe Black Rain Black Rain The main character in the novel is in some ways like myself. Mr. Shizuma is a person that is intrigued by many things and likes to see what reaction people have from any action. Throughout the novel he feels the need to go to different parts of the city and surrounding communities in order to see the effects of the unknown bomb. Mr. Shizuma was not only interested in what happened to the people of the community but he was also interested in finding out what the weapon u...
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Dulce Et Decorum Est Iambic Pentameter
1,781 wordsHistory has taught us that no other war challenged existing conventions, morals, and ideals in the same way World War I did. World War I saw the mechanization of weapons (heavy artillery, tanks), the use of poison gas, the long stalemate on the Western Front, and trench warfare, all of which resulted in the massive loss of human life. We must remember not only that the battle casualties of World War I were many times greater than those of World War II, wiping out virtually a whole generation of ...
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Abolition Of Slavery Frederick Douglass
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Francis Ford Coppola Heart Of Darkness
2,221 wordsDaniel Torture Paper 4 Final Draft Heart of Darkness, a novel by Joseph Conrad, and Apocalypse Now, a movie by Francis Ford Coppola can be compared and contrasted in many ways. By focusing on their endings and on the character of Kurtz, contrasting the meanings of the horror in each media emerges. In the novel the horror reflects Kurtz tragedy of transforming into a ruthless animal whereas in the film the horror has more of a definite meaning, reflecting the war and all the barbaric fighting tha...
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Loss Of Innocence First Hand
1,790 wordsNowhere can be found a land without violence. But nowhere but Ireland can be found a land with more violence. Eavan Boland uses the theme of violence in many of the poems that she writes. In some way, shape, or form, violence is incorporated and used to explain loss, grief, or exploitation. But it is when Boland contrasts this violence with another aspect of human life that we find the true meaning of the word, and the truly devastating results it can wreak on all existence. By contrasting the t...
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San Diego Greenhaven Violent Acts
2,116 wordsIn recent times, numerous violent acts have been committed by children in America, and society found it necessary to immediately find the causes to such bewildering tragedies. Whether it was the media, parental neglect, mental or physical abuse, availability of guns, or violence on TV, parents and political officials had to find a scapegoat. So far the most sought after suspect of causing aggressive behavior in children has been videogames. With young children playing these violent games, many a...
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World War One First World War
2,513 wordsEveryone is faced with struggles in life, whether physical or emotional. These struggles inevitably shape an individual? s personality and outlook on life. Timothy Findley? s novels, The Wars and Stones, suggest that the consequences of struggles in life result in a journey of self- discovery. War exists in the character? s physical and psychological accounts of the horror of life. In the novel The Wars, Robert Ross actually goes to war and fights in World War I. In the novel Stones, Minna Joyce...
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Game Was Played Didn T
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Beginning Of Time Population Growth
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Abuse And Neglect Warning Signs
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Ku Klux Klan Blacks And Whites
1,556 wordsRacism through a Little Boy s Eyes Racism is a difficult topic to understand. Viewing racism through the eyes of a young boy named Richard Wright gives the reader the feeling of understanding the horrific life he grew up in. The style of Wright s first-person narrative generalizes his own experience to draw conclusion about the manner in which society functions. Richard Wright was unfolding the awareness and consciousness of race and of the relationship between blacks and whites by living throug...
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