Why is it important for teachers to have an understanding of philosophy?

Why is it important for teachers to have an understanding of philosophy?

  • SCIENCE

How does a muscle cell work? What are the main cell organelles that make it function? What…

There are three types of muscle tissue in the body: skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle, and smooth muscle. This answer pertains to both skeletal and cardiac muscle as they are striated tissues and…

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  • IF

Why did Rudyard Kipling title his poem “If”?

The poem “If,” by Rudyard Kipling, derives its name first and foremost from the repetitive use of the word to begin most of the lines of the poem. The poem takes the form of a conditional…

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  • REFERENCE

What are three strategies to build confidence in yourself and others?

Self-confidence is–as its name suggests–a very individual thing. What boosts my self-confidence may be entirely different from what boosts yours! That being said, there are a few different…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

How does the economic development of Brazil compare with Cuba from 2012-2016?

This is a fairly short period—four years is not even enough to capture the whole business cycle, much less a long-run development trajectory. Also, 2016 hasn’t finished yet, so any figures such…

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  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES

Why is the book titled A Tale of Two Cities?

The two cities in the title are Paris and London, and the story involves both because the events that occur link both cities and Dickens is using the French Revolution as a cautionary tale….

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

I am currently studying The Great Gatsby in class and am in need of a related text/material. I…

I think that Fitzgerald’s short story, “Winter Dreams,” and John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men might be related texts to investigate. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote “Winter Dreams” in 1922. Three years…

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  • BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP FOR DEATH—

What is the relationship between form and content in Dickinson’s “Because I could not stop for…

Emily Dickinson used a traditional ballad rhythm and meter that supports the content of the poem in “Because I could not stop for Death–,” but she modified it with enjambment and caesura to add…

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  • HISTORY

Why did communist forces win the Chinese Civil War?

Mao Zedong and the Communist Party of China were victorious over Chaing Kai-shek and the Kuomintang for a number of reasons. The most important reason, however, was the ability of Mao to mobilize…

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  • THE OPEN WINDOW

In “The Open Window,” how does Mrs. Sappleton’s comments about the hunters coming back contribute…

Vera has set Framton Nuttel up to believe that Mrs. Sappleton’s husband and her two brothers were killed exactly three years ago when they were sucked into a bog while hunting on the moor. The…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

In Orwell’s Animal Farm, propaganda is used often to keep the animals (the non-pigs) in check….

Old Major’s last words are as follows: “And, above all, no animal must ever tyrannise over his own kind….No animal must ever kill any other animal. All animals are equal” (21-22). After the pigs…

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  • WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK

Provide an example of an argumentative analysis essay that could be written without research…

One essay you could write about Sandra Cisneros’ short story “Woman Hollering Creek” would be to argue that the creek can represent either women’s disempowerment or women’s empowerment. I will walk…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

When it comes to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Julius Lester wrote a critique on the black…

Julius Lester’s analysis of the way Twain characterized Jim as a black slave is his main argument in his critical essay. Lester believes that if Twain was writing an anti-slavery book and using…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

I have to write a paper on a critic’s point of view of Huckleberry Finn. When it comes to Julius…

In order to help you answer this question, I need to know the title of the critique to which you are responding. For example, Julius Lester wrote an article called “Morality and Adventures of…

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  • CHEMISTRY

.13. Which of the following accurately describes fermentation? A. Fermentation generates more ATP…

Option (C) is the correct answer to this question. Explanations as to why the other options are not the correct responses are found below. Option (A) is not the correct answer because…

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  • 1984

What does Winston think has the best chance of fighting in a revolution against Big Brother?

Winston believes a mysterious organization called the Brotherhood, which is said to be in rebellion against the Party, has the best chance of fighting a revolution against Big Brother. Julia…

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  • ALL SUMMER IN A DAY

In the beginning of the story, “the children pressed to each other like so many roses, so many…

The author uses these words to build anticipation because the importance of the event they are about to witness makes the fact that Margot misses it more calamitous. By setting up the high level of…

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  • GREEK MYTHOLOGY

What was Hephaestus’ domain?

Hephaestus (Vulcan in the Roman form) was the Greek god of blacksmithing, craftsmanship and metallurgy. Thus, his domain was fire, smithing, and forge. According to the prevailing Greek myth as…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why do the kids decide to go to the Radley place in To Kill a Mockingbird?

The kids went to the Radley Place to try to get Boo Radley to come out. Scout and Jem had always been interested in Boo Radley, but Dill was obsessed. He seemed to believe that Boo Radley was just…

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  • HISTORY

Who were the Beni in Charles mann’s book, 1491?

Actually, the better question is “Where was Beni?” It is a flatland area between Brazil and Bolivia, and it serves as part of the thesis of the book 1491,where Mann writes that the native groups…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Is there any way we can justify the decisions Romeo makes?

In order to justify Romeo’s actions, we need to prove that his decisions were reasonable within the set of circumstances he found himself in. While he makes several decisions that could appear…

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  • SCIENCE

Determine whether Interphase, early prophase, or late prophase. Discuss the stage of mitosis…

For the first part of the question, interphase is a time when cells synthesize organelles, grow, replicate the DNA and grow once more before mitotic division occurs. At the start of prophase,…

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  • RAPPACCINI’S DAUGHTER

Did Rappaccini love his daughter in the story “Rappaccini’s Daughter”? What evidence from the…

Rappaccini, in the short story “Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, loves Beatrice, his daughter, in a literally poisonous way that does not constitute true love. As Baglioni explains to…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are some quotes that show that Scout is different?

Scout is different because her mother died when she was two years-old and she learns about life from her unprejudiced and patient father, Atticus. She is also influenced by Calpurnia, their African…

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  • THE CHIMNEY SWEEPER

What is the theme of William Blake’s poem “The Chimney Sweeper?”

William Blake wrote two poems with the title “The Chimney Sweeper,” and they are very different from each other. One poem is a “Song of Innocence” and is written entirely in first person by a…

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  • REFERENCE

Explain the gender pay gap. What accounts for the difference in earnings between men and women?…

The gender pay gap is an enduring legacy of mankind’s history of discrimination based upon gender. For most of history, and continuing in some capacity today (to greater or lesser extents depending…

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  • PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF

Explain Percy’s quest in detail.

Like any good adventure myth, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief has a classic hero’s journey plot. Percy, the hero of the story and son of the Greek god Poseidon, is called to go…

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  • HISTORY

Is the ‘hydraulic metaphor’ of torrents, floods, and waves of immigration true in the case of…

The Gilded Age, a coin termed by Mark Twain, was from approximately 1875 to 1900, although various sources do not always agree on that precise range. There was an incredible surge in immigration…

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  • SCIENCE

How does acid rain dissolve limestone?

Limestone can be simply thought of as calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Acid rain contains sulfurous acid, sulfuric acid and nitric acid. When these acids reach the Earth’s surface, through acid rain,…

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  • SCIENCE

In the reaction between ethanol and oxygen, which element is reduced and which element is…

The balanced chemical reaction between oxygen and ethanol can be written as: C2H5OH+3O2→2CO2+3H2OC2H5OH+3O2→2CO2+3H2O Here, 1 mole of ethanol reacts with 3 moles of oxygen to generate 2 moles of…

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  • MATH
  1. If an object’s speed is doubled, how does its Kinetic Energy change?

Hello! For an object with a mass mm and a speed VV its kinetic energy is defined as Ek=mV22.Ek=mV22. So if a speed is doubled, V1=2V,V1=2V, and a mass remains unchanged, then

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  • A CHRISTMAS MEMORY

In A Christmas Memory, Buddy’s cousin declares, “My, how foolish I am!” What does she believe she…

Buddy’s cousin says this when the two are outside flying the kites they have given one another as Christmas gifts. The moment is tense and excited: “My, how foolish I am!” my friend cries,…

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  • THE HUNGER GAMES

How do I challenge the statement “a utopia is impossible” using The Hunger Games, Divergent, and…

All of these books are about societies with strict regulations that maintain order in daily life. You have chosen three dystopias to challenge the concept of dystopia. In all of these books,…

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  • THE LADY OR THE TIGER?

What is the king’s relationship with the subjects of his kingdom?

The king in Frank R. Stockton’s short story “The Lady, or the Tiger?” is considered “semi-barbaric.” Usually the king also represents the type of people who live in the kingdom. He’s a typical…

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  • NICCOLÒ MACHIAVELLI

Why was Machiavelli a Renaissance Man?

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) is considered a “Renaissance Man” due in no small part to the fact that lived during the Renaissance era of European history, a period that spanned the 14th through…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How does the death penalty apply to Romeo and Juliet?

In Act I, Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet there is a major brawl between the Montagues and Capulets. It begins with the Capulet servants “biting their thumbs” (a severe insult) at their Montague…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

In Julius Caesar, Caesar says, “Remember that you call me on today: Be near me, that I may…

Caesar is being gracious and condescending with everyone. He obviously has the highest opinion of himself. He knows that when he gets to the Capitol he will be the center of attention. He is…

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  • HISTORY

Summarize Chapter 4-12 of World History and Geography by Jackson Spielvogel.

World History and Geography by Jackson Spielvogel is a popular American high school textbook that is published by Glencoe. Asking for a summary of nine chapters from the textbook (almost two…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

If lying was a necessity for Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, how was it also a bad thing?

Well, Juliet was in a really difficult situation. She was in love (or thought she was in love) with a guy who her parents would NEVER let her marry. In Juliet’s mind, it was necessary for her to…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In chapters 4, 5, and 6 of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, what is the main idea in those…

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is so complex that there seems to be multiple themes going on at one time. When considering the main idea, or theme, in a work of literature, take the events that…

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  • HISTORY

I am looking for economic hardships in the American Revolutionary War.

There were economic hardships associated with Revolutionary War. For the colonists, a lack of money was a critical hardship. Once we declared independence, each state government and the federal…

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  • EDUCATION

Why is it important for teachers to have an understanding of philosophy?

Philosophy can be an academic discipline, where various viewpoints are compared and contrasted, but more important for teachers is an educational philosophy, a fairly thoroughly considered…

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  • THE BRONZE BOW

In The Bronze Bow, in what ways does Jesus appeal to Daniel in Chapter 15?

In Chapter 15, Daniel begins to travel routinely to Capernaum in the mornings and nights the hear Jesus preach. Although Daniel does not always understand what Jesus is talking about, there is hope…

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  • HAMLET

Hamlet and Claudius are seen as well matched adversaries. Do you agree with this statement?

Claudius committed a murder in order to get possession of the Danish throne. It is natural that he should suspect Hamlet of plotting to do something similar, since Hamlet was his father’s…

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  • THE FURNISHED ROOM

What is the theme of “The Furnished Room” by O. Henry?

The theme of “The Furnished Room” is that New York is a cold, heartless city that devours people and destroys their dreams. Many people are drawn here because it is possible to achieve spectacular…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are two examples of logos in To Kill a Mockingbird during Atticus’s case?

Coined by Aristotle and used with the art of rhetoric, logos means logic, or the use of factual evidence during a debate or argument. The Tom Robinson case is not based in logical findings; rather,…

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  • HISTORY

How did Britain take advantage of the British colonies in the French and Indian War?

The British took full advantage of the colonies during the French and Indian War. One way this was done was by using the colonists as soldiers in the British army. For example, George Washington…

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  • LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER

In Roald Dahl’s “Lamb to the Slaughter,” how does Patrick treat Mary and what is the bad news…

In “Lamb to the Slaughter,” we know very little about the dynamics of Patrick and Mary’s relationship with the exception of her complete devotion to his needs. She takes care of him, cooks and…

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  • MACBETH

How does Macbeth demonstrate inner conflict in Act V, Scene 5?

In Act V, Scene 5, Macbeth learns of his wife’s suicide and is perturbed by the news. The news forces him to focus his attention on the meaning of life: Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

To what extent is Willy Loman responsible for the failure of his dreams?

Willie Loman has no one but himself to blame for his failure to achieve his dreams. Although he has had difficulties in his life that make it hard for him to get ahead, his own character flaws…

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  • THE GIFT OF THE MAGI

In the story “The Gift of the Magi,” what sort of flat do the Youngs live in?

The flat is a shabby, furnished flat on the second floor with at least two windows. The Youngs are not a wealthy couple. They rent a flat, which is equipped with a shabby couch. All of their…

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