children’s growth and development, psychology homework help

As you think about these environmental changes, how do you see these supporting children’s growth and development? Include how you see these environmental changes supporting physical, social-emotional, and cognitive domains. Name one new idea you gained from reading your peer’s work and how you might implement that change in an environment for young children. This might be a classroom, a museum, or a home setting. Give one suggestion to expand on their environmental strategies.

I read the article on creating supportive environments, “Including Children with Special Needs: Are You and Your Early Childhood Program Ready?” by Watson and McCathren. After reading it my feelings and fears about inclusion have changed. “Although early childhood professionals approach inclusion with open hearts and minds, many may still be anxious about their ability to respond fully to the needs of children with disabilities” (Watson & McCathren, 2009). This statement explains me exactly. I am all heart and attempting in everything that I do, but that doesn’t eliminate the fears that I have about inclusion. For me, it is the unknown barriers that cause children undue stress and frustration that somehow slips past teachers that worry me. Having a checklist to guide me definitely helps me feel that I will not miss a situation that will cause a child stress in my classroom. (Watson & McCathren, 2009)

Often in early childhood programs, the environment is seen as the third teacher as it guides and invites children to interact in various ways. Reflecting on this idea of the environment supporting children’s play there are a variety of ways that programs can implement ideas from the reading into current or future classrooms.

One idea that will benefit the whole class is to provide a variety of materials and times for each type of activity. This allows children to choose activities that they are comfortable with. The reading uses the example of sensory materials such as paint, puffy paint, texture paint and other types of painting materials that stimulate the senses in different ways. Some children may not want to touch one type of paint but will another and having a choice will allow children to make that choice.

Another idea that will benefit the whole class is to provide equal access to all areas of the program. This is as easy as providing step stools and hand rails in the bathroom, providing safely maneuverable places in the classroom, having safe stairs/ramps with rails to hang onto. This benefits the ability of all children to move around the program in a safe manner. The article provides many more ideas to provide safe movement around the program that can further benefit all children.

Finally, presenting information in a variety of ways to help with comprehension. Using pictures, charts, written words, symbols, and picture schedules will help all children have a better understanding of where toys go, the schedule for the day, what is for lunch/snack among many other uses in the classroom. These help to provide a clear “picture” in each child’s mind about what to expect, how to clean up and even appropriate behavior.

After this discussion, I realize that much of what inclusion is in the classroom environment are things that I have already seen done to support the class as a whole and makes the idea of an inclusive environment less overwhelming.


Watson, A., & McCathren, R. (2009). Including children with special needs: Are you and your early childhood program ready? Young Children.

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Need philosophy help to write an essay on Socrates.

Short Paper on Socrates

Socrates compared Athenians to a dazed, sluggish horse that could possibly be awakened by the persistent biting of an (annoying!) fly. This idea of Socrates as a transformative “philosophical gadfly” inspired many who have read about Socrates’s life and death.

Your formal writing assignment this week is to write a 600-900 word essay that answers each of the following questions:

  1. Did Socrates’s philosophical lifestyle have the potential to “wake up” Athenians in a way that could have been useful to that society?
  2. Does the importance of being awoken in that way justify the extreme manner that Socrates chose to live and die?
  3. Do you agree that (to use a famous phrase from the eighteenth century Prussian philosopher Immanuel Kant), awakening an individual–or an entire society–from “dogmatic slumbers” is a constructive and useful role of raising probing philosophical questions? Is there a significant opportunity for philosophers or others to play this kind of constructive role in our own society?

Please ensure that your essay addresses each component of the assigned questions and that your answer is well-organized, uses excellent, college-level prose, and makes judicious use of textual evidence.

Factors that Contributed to the Panic of 1893, history homework help

Factors that Contributed to the Panic of 1893

The United States of America has experienced, endured, and overcome numerous instances of threats to its existence since time immemorial.

  • The core assignment of this course is a documented research paper (1500-2000 words in length = approx. 6 – 8 pages double spaced, 12-point font).
    • The essay should support a thesis statement with information gained from research or investigation.
    • The paper will not be just a report presenting information, but will be an essay that carefully examines and presents your own historical interpretation of the topic you have chosen and your interpretation of the information you have gathered.
    • The paper may include consideration of problems and solutions, define key terms, or refute arguments against your thesis statement.

    It will be important to choose a topic of interest to you.

    • Approach this assignment with an open and skeptical mind, then form an opinion based on what you have discovered.
    • You must suspend belief while you are investigating and let the discoveries shape your opinion. (This is a thesis-finding approach.)
    • Once you have found your thesis, write the paper to support it.

    You will use some of the following critical thinking skills in this process:

    1. Choosing an appropriate topic, limiting the topic
    2. Gathering information, summarizing sources
    3. Analyzing and evaluating sources
    4. Defining key terms
    5. Synthesizing information, comparing and contrasting sources
    6. Testing a thesis, making an historical argument, using refutation
    7. Amassing support for a position
    8. Documenting sources

    Because this may be a longer essay than you have written before and a complex process is involved, it is recommended that you complete this paper using the following steps:

    1. Choose a topic related to U.S. History after 1877 (Chapters 16-28) that you would truly like to explore and that you are willing to spend some time on. Your chosen topic should be focused. Pose a question that you really want to answer. You may want to begin with more than one topic in mind.
    2. Do some preliminary reading on the topic(s). You may begin with the textbook, then further explore the information available. Refine your topic. Summarize your topic, your interest in the topic, the questions you want to answer, and a hypothesis you want to test.
    3. Gather information from a variety of sources. Use a minimum of four sources for your paper, and at least one must be a primary source.
      • Examples of primary sources are ones that are used in our discussion forums 2 – 8.
      • They are sources that are contemporary to the times under investigation.
      • An example of a secondary source is our textbook, though the textbook also contains excerpts of primary sources, which you may use as a source in your essay.
    4. Outline the results of your research and then plan for your essay (note you are not required to submit the outline).
    5. Write the final draft and be sure to include a Works Cited List; be sure to use the correct MLA documentation style.

    Grade RubricINTRODUCTION & THESIS: The essay makes a clear and effective statement (the thesis) about the chosen topic. /15FOCUS AND DEVELOPMENT: Body of the essay focuses on this thesis and develops it fully, recognizing the complexity of issues. /30SUPPORT AND SYNTHESIS: Uses sufficient and relevant evidence to support the thesis (and primary points), including facts, inferences, and judgments. Quotes, summarizes, and paraphrases accurately and effectively–appropriately introducing and explaining each quote. /30CONVENTIONS: Uses MLA format correctly; includes a Works Cited list; is free of errors. /10CORRECTNESS AND STYLE: Shows critical thinking and depth of understanding; uses appropriate tone; shows sophistication in language usage and sentence structure. /15

    TOTAL: 100

Discussion – MAPS Goals, psychology homework help

You are working with a mother to reduce the tantrum behavior of her 6-year-old child. Identify a MAPS goal based on this general goal, and identify and prioritize steps that are necessary for the achievement of this MAPS goal. What might you say or ask to focus on progress/improvement?

Philosophy of Multicultural Education

Need to be completed in ONE day!!!

Create a Powerpoint Presentation presentation in which you propose a short training demo for new teachers, selecting one(1) philosophical approach to multicultural education as described by the author. Use multicultural resources of your choice to support your examples. 


Create fifteen to thirty (15-30) slide Powerpoint Presentation in which you:

Create a section (five to 
] slides) in which you:
Compare and contrast
three to five 
diversity theories, focusing on their application to a classroom environment
key instances in which
 you have 
each diversity theory
 in action in your own life
, focusing on events that took place in a K-12 environment
Provide between three to five (3-5) 
that demonstrate
diverse classrooms
 in each 
instance discussed in the question above
Create a section (five to 
] slides) for 
multicultural approaches
 in which you: 
Design a unit that relates to your grade level and area of instruction that focuses on the approach to multicultural education you have selected.
Choose resources that could be used to deliver this unit. Consider the use of any appropriate adaptive learning technologies
as well as incorporating 
International Society for Technology in Education (
) National Educational Technology Standards
Recommend at least three
 strategies that teachers can choose from to integrate multicultural techniques into their classrooms.
Create a section (five to 
] slides) for 
philosophies of multicultural education
 in which you:
Create a diagram that demonstr
ates your personal philosophy of
 multicultural education
 and its 
applications to a K-12 curriculum
Determine which evaluation criteria you would use to examine the effectiveness of a multicultural curriculum.

Critical Thinking Discussion Question, philosophy homework help

1. In this week’s module we saw that the ethics of care views human life in terms of cycles of attachment. Overlapping relations and cycles of relations make up who we are as individuals. We do not get a sense of who we are by detaching ourselves from our relations with others. This contrasts with the conception of defining the self in separation from and even opposition to others. Do you agree with the idea that we are who we are in terms of our relations, and that we are neither independent nor separate?

2.  In the AVP for this week we also saw that Gilligan rejects Kohlberg’s assumption of a hierarchical ordering that places abstract thinking above thinking in terms of narratives involving human relations when trying to gauge the moral development of individuals. Do you see her critique as a strong one? And if so, what might the success of her critique suggest about employing similar feminist approaches to other areas of the Western philosophical tradition beyond just ethics—such as metaphysics or epistemology? These disciplines too, have tacitly assumed—at least since the Enlightenment—that genuine insight into the nature of reality and the structure of truth is to be arrived at via a penchant for abstract thinking, universalizable principles, and a strict adherence to rationality. For instance, how might a feminist, or what other philosopher’s have called a “Communitarian”, approach to the metaphysical question concerning the nature of the individual, or self—and what it means to be one—contrast with what Hobbes or Kant took the self to be? PLEASE DON’T BID IF YOU CAN’T FALL WITHIN MY BUDGET THAT’S WHY I SET ONE. NO PLAGIARISM

Goal Statement Essay

* I live in Ohio and I volunteer at the Domestic Violence Program as well at a Eating Disorder facility My major is Mental Health Counseling

I attached both the Goal Statement essay instructions & The Ohio Licensure Requirements for counseling if you have anymore questions let me know.. Thanks. 
CEU_Extended_Goal_Statement_Inst (1).doc 

Licensure Requirements for Ohio Mental Health Counselor.odt 

Ethics Dilemma Assignment (DONT ASK FOR MORE MONEY)

Using various ethical principles, APA format with in text citations from REPUTABLE websites, reference page with authors and dates (preferably scholar papers of peer review journals). PLEASE THROUGHLY READ THROUGH THE INSTRUCTIONS

 Week 7 Ethical Dilemma Assignment.docx

Living Religions by Mary Pat Fisher 9th edition, assignment help

I have six essay questions that I need answered. The answers should be in essay format and ay least 200 words. The book used is Living Religions by Mary Pat Fisher 9th edition.

Question1: Why is there such a discord between indigenous and globalization and modern development? What have been the responses of the indigenous religious people, and what possibilities are there for the future?

Question2: Why is it challenging to become familiar with the traditions and beliefs of indigenous religions?

Question3: How would you describe the religion of Hinduism to someone who has not studied the religion in any way? Be sure to include major philosophies, theistic paths, and ritual practices. Be sure to explain any religious terms that the non-religious would not know.

Question4:Compare the Sikh view of God (Nam) with that of the Hindu view of God (s).

Question5: What role do vows play in the life of a lay Jain person and how do those vows affect their lives outside of the Jain community?

Question6: Describe the spiritual practice of pilgrimage. Include information from the Hindu and Jain religions from this unit’s readings. You may also include pilgrimage concepts from other religions.

How did the human race and human society develop, history homework help

Study Questions:

1. How did the human race and human society develop?
2. Why did civilization develop in the area now known as the Middle East?
3. How did major institutions, such as agriculture, government, and religion develop,

around 10,000 BC?
4. What were the major contributions of the following empires of the Middle East:

Sumer, Assyria, Babylonia, Egypt, Phoenicia, and Israel?

Below is a guide. Use the internet to get more information.

There is considerable controversy about the
origins of the world and of humans. Every major
religious belief system has a creation story that
accounts for the origins of both, and one can find
many similarities in all of them. In the 1840s,
Charles Darwin proposed a theory that life on earth
began as very simple organisms which evolved
over many millions of years into more complex
plant and animal species, including humans,through which the “fittest” survived and the weakerspecies died off. Most recently, some scientists have sought to combine some ideas of creationism with ideas from Darwin’s theories, a theory they call intelligent design.

This lesson is not the opportunity to debate the origins of the world or of humans but to review a generally agreed upon historical account of the origins of human society and the development of those societies into the first civilizations that impacted the development of world civilization. Generally, most texts begin with a general view of the origins of human civilization with the arrival of Homo sapiens (“wise man”).

The first portion of development was the pre-historic period, the period before the invention of writing. After all, history is the writing down of human events and activities. Sometime around 11,000 to 9,000 BC, humans domesticated various species of plants and “discovered” agriculture which allowed them to change from small roving bands of humans to more stationary groups of dwellings that became villages, then towns, then cities.

As human society became more complex, so did the institutions of the growing communities of humans. Laws were needed to bring order to these societies. Government with officials developed to enforce the laws. Religion developed so people could begin to understand their existence in relation to the forces around them and explain why things occurred. War grew from small personal conflicts into conflicts between communities, then cities, then states and empires.

For us Americans the emphasis has been on the development of western civilization which came from the first civilizations established in the Middle East, a region often called the “cradle of civilization.” From your studies you will discover the rise of a succession of empires in the Middle East and in present-day Egypt, both of which ironically developed in river valleys. As you read and study, focus on the development of institutions in these early empires.

Around 10,000 BC, we find the first great kingdom in the valley of the Nile River, what became known as Egypt, The Nile River was (and still is) the center of life of Egypt as desert is found within miles of both sides of the rivers. Many of you many of you may already be familiar with Ancient Egypt—pharaohs, pyramids, hieroglyphics, mummies, the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Egypt was also the place where, according to

the Christian Bible, the ancient Hebrews (Israelites) lived after a great famine in the Levant and became slaves for 400 years.

Around 5,000 BC, we find the first of several successive empires in the area, known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia (Greek for “land between the rivers”), essentially the crescent-shaped basin formed by the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. These empires included Sumeria, Assyria, Babylonia, and Chaldea. Archaeologists have discovered many former sites of these successive ancient empires, confirming many of the ancient sites mentioned in the Christian Bible, such as Ur, the home of Abraham; Nineveh, a city visited by Jonah; and Babylon, the capital of the Babylonian, Chaldean and Medo-Persian empires.

Around 3000 BC ancient Greek states began forming in the eastern Mediterranean and Aegean Seas. The first civilization developed on the island of Crete and thrived on trade until either pirates or natural disasters destroyed the Minoan civilization. Some speculate that the tremendous volcanic eruption that destroyed two-thirds of Santorini, one of the Cyclades north of Crete, produced a tidal wave and earthquakes that also destroyed Knosses, the capital of Crete, and led to the demise of the Minoan civilization. Most believe that the demise of the Minoans resulted from the rise of the Mycenaeans.

After the demise of the Minoan civilization, the eastern Mediterranean saw the growth of the city-state Mycenae, centered in the eastern Greek peninsula, from 1600 to 1100 BC. Eventually, the Mycenaean civilization had encompassed most of present-day Greece and would come into conflict with other regional powers. One such power was Ileum, the Troy of the Greek poet’s epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey. These poems center on the ten-year siege of Troy by the Greek King Agamemnon and his brother Menelaus to recover the latter’s wife who had left him for the Trojan prince Paris and the voyage home of one of the chieftain (Odysseus (or Ulysses)) to Greece. Troy did exist, but in all probability the cause of the fighting was probably economic rivalries in the Aegean Sea.

As these great empires developed, a number of smaller but historically important states developed in the Middle East. Two that had significant influence on world history were Phoenicia (Canaan in the Bible) and Israel. Although Phoenicia was a small country, consisting of several city-states along the eastern Mediterranean Sea, its ships traveled throughout the Mediterranean Sea and possibly into the eastern Atlantic Ocean, and its sailors established colonies along both coasts, including Greece, North Africa (the most famous, Carthage, developed into a mini-empire that threatened an expanding Roman empire in the 200s BC), Sicily, and Spain. In addition to its colonies, Phoenicia developed a 24-character alphabet that the Greeks eventually adopted, greatly simplifying written language for the western world in contrast to the thousands of pictographs that the ancient Egyptians used for their hieroglyphics. The ancient Israelite gave the world the first monotheistic (belief in one god as almost every other ancient civilization worshipped many gods [polytheism]) religion and their writings about their beliefs and history.
These writings are known as the Old Testament of the Christian Bible, and their religious belief system, Judaism, became the basis for Christianity, established during the early Roman Empire by the teacher known as Jesus of Nazareth, and Islam, established in Arabia in the early 600s by Mohammad.