The documentary, Young Kids, Hard Time shows the aftermath of what life is like for juveniles who are convicted with adult sentences. In the film the viewers met four young kids who were all tried as adults. One child in the film was as young as twelve years old, and was set to serve twenty-five years in prison. The age of this child brings up a lot of concerns when discussing how juveniles are treated in our justice system. Much like the discussions had in class, this documentary touches on how sentencing this young boy to spend the majority of his adult life in prison is an appropriate solution to service justice. Crimes cannot go unpunished, no matter what the age is of the offender is, but is sentencing a criminal to a life in prison the correct way of giving punishment? This is one of many questions that the film and this course seek to answer. Something the film does not go into is the theories in which scientists try to explain delinquency. Two theories that have both reasonable and unreasonable explanations to delinquency are structural functionalism and subcultural theory.
Have you ever been in a situation when a group of people are treating a friend badly because of a weakness at athletics or another activity? In “The New Kid” and “That’s What Happened To Me”, the main characters are both made fun of because they are different than their other peers. In “That’s What Happened To Me”, written by Michael Fessier, the main character, Bottles, is made fun of because he has to work which causes him not to be able to play after school sports. Bottles is very idealistic and likes to think of himself as a very talented athlete but he is not able to prove his ability. In “The New Kid”, written by Murray Heyert, the main character Bottles tries to join the neighbourhood game of punch ball but is not given a spot on
Music has always been integral in my life. During my childhood, when I was four years old, I pressed my fingers on an oven handle like a piano. Throughout my childhood years I listened to my mom’s old-school mix CD’s, along with the Pandora music app on my old Kindle. In fifth grade, I picked up the piano. My alto saxophone studies began in seventh grade. When high school arrived, I turned my focus to guitar and voice. The more knowledge I absorbed, the more knowledge I craved. My decision to pursue music was also influenced by the inspirations I’ve encountered on my journey so far.
When it comes time for high school students to enroll in classes, many of them decide against taking an Advanced Placement class as a result of false assumptions. Why do false assumptions about AP courses exist when the concept was to help students further their education? While it is true that many students take advantage of these courses, the idea of taking an AP course originated as a beneficial route for students. Arguments that were previously stated in articles can easily be rebutted by analyzing the benefits of taking an Advanced Placement course. High school students may benefit by taking AP courses by developing college-level skills, saving money and time, and impressing college admission officers.
During the Great Depression, when every ounce of life was bleak, withering, and hopeless, maintaining fortitude through adversity differentiated living another day and meeting the ravenous hands of death. Thursday’s Child, a historical fiction novel written by Sonya Hartnett, explores the struggles of an Australian family during the Great Depression. Harper Flute, the narrator of the novel, reflects on the events of her early life with her family members. Da (Court) is the patriarch of the Flute family and is the deplorable and cowardly father of Audrey, Harper’s older sister, Devon, Harper’s older brother, Tin, Harper’s younger brother, and Caffy, Harper’s youngest brother. Mam (Thora), Harper’s mother, maintains her sense of bravery during
The student I focused on for this child art analysis report is an eleven-year-old male, and his name is Rustin. Rustin is in the fifth grade and currently resides in Smyrna, Ga with his father, mother, younger sister, and his pet cat. Both of Rustin’s parents are English speaking Caucasians that were born and raised in Georgia. Rustin is an older brother to his five-year-old sister, and they are both Caucasian and speak English. My student’s living environment consists of a two-parent household in a middle class neighborhood in Smyrna. Rustin’s parents both work full time but are able to stay very involved in their children’s lives. The student remains very active through sports teams such as soccer and tennis. Rustin is an extremely bright
He says how Lamar is the voice of those in his community. He describes how he becomes the voice of deceased friend and a women distressed by her sister’s life as a prostitute. Lamar responds to the people talking about community responsibility in those situations.
Every parent in the film has their own way to raise their children. In the second family (the one with the strict father while the mother doesn’t support the father’s decisions), the father were a bit an authoritarian parent because there’s little to no communication between he and his daughter. He wants her to be intelligent so, he offer so much structure that the child can only do is to agree and do the things that the father wants her to do such as reading the flashcards, learning words from foreign languages, etc. Cognition is all the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, remembering, and communicating. Young infants lack object permanence and by 8 months, infants begin exhibiting memory for things no longer seen. (AP Psychology
AP courses are not allowing students to delve into the material they are being taught. Students and school officials would be surprised on knowing this realization because many would argue that AP courses provide students with the best education the school offers. These courses are having instructors teach to the test so that the students have a better chance of getting into their preferred college. Many teachers are having to resort to teaching terrible skills to have the students excel in the AP exam. Students are taught to skip on the foundations of an essay and to score the maximum points on the grading rubric with just enough evidence to squeeze by, according to retired high school teacher Keith Bernstein.This type of teaching gives the example that students only need to meet the limit and not show their true potential. Offering these courses will also require teachers to move quickly on
I am an academic thrill seeker; I search out and thrive in fast-paced, high-octane learning experiences. In these situations, I am able to test and tweak my creative and critical thinking skills, fine-tuning my learning styles and methods. It was for this reason that I chose to pursue AP courses,
Given the AP class list at Charlestown High School, and my constant relocating between states during high school, I was only able to take one AP class- AP Language & composition. After coming back to Charlestown High, halfway into September of 2016, I was put into AP Lang and was required to complete all of the summer work in one week. Despite all of the readings and annotations, I was able to complete the requirements, along with a 1500 word essay before the deadline and received the highest grade. Regardless of the challenges that I face outside, and inside of school I’ve always been able to strive for academic excellence and push myself to partake in the creation of new knowledge. Throughout my time in high school when given work that I could not fully comprehend in class, I would spend hours after school teaching myself what I could not understand before. By pushing myself to learn more outside of school I always ended up being ahead of my class in the long run. If given the chance to be a part of the Program I feel that I will have a strong community to learn from, teach and help in order to better myself and others no matter the coursework. No matter the case I always have the motivation to strive for excellence in everything that I do whether
Zachary is a six year old boy who attends Barstow Elementary School. He is currently a kindergarten student and will be moving on to first grade in the fall. Zachary identifies with the Caucasian community and is English speaking. He is currently attending public schooling and meets with a speech therapist twice a week. The speech therapist works with Zachary to develop his reading, writing and spelling skills. Beyond this service, Zachary receives no other special services from Barstow Elementary.
An A.P. or honors class is taught at a faster pace and similar to a course taken in college; in order to prepare for the class, colleges assign work over summer, just like an A.P. class. According to the author of the article, College Freshman Summer Reading, summer assignments “help build a sense of community with the incoming class of students. They also introduce incoming students to a campus' standards of academic engagement” (Lucier). There is a similarity between how the colleges and A.P. classes do their work, like how they assign work as an introduction of the class. This introduction allows the student to adapt to the class and get to know what it takes to be an A.P. or college student. It’s no easy A, there’s always a need to put
Analysis of a Child This assignment describes and analyses my involvement with a 13-year-old client Joe Smith, who was temporarily supported under section 25 (voluntary) of the Children's (Scotland) Act 1995 to be Looked After and Accommodated by the Local Authority.