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Sport As A Social Spectacle, Sean Cook Aug 2014

Sport As A Social Spectacle, Sean Cook

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this thesis paper was to examine the relationship that exists between sports and society. Throughout all of the research that had been conducted, the author has drawn the conclusion that sports and society are closely related. The author started by examining the relationship between society and two specific sports events in history. Those two events were Jackie Robinson crossing the color barrier into Major League Baseball and the 1980 “Miracle on Ice”. The author chose these two events because of the great impact they had on society respectively. In addition, the author also outlined outside resources that ...


Technology's Adverse Effects On Students' Writing: An Emphasis On Formal Writing Is Needed In An Academic Curriculum, Kathleen A. Bronowicki May 2014

Technology's Adverse Effects On Students' Writing: An Emphasis On Formal Writing Is Needed In An Academic Curriculum, Kathleen A. Bronowicki

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This project focuses on the negative impacts of technology and updated technological programs on students’ writing skills. Research proves that students are overly reliant on these devices, which is ultimately causing them to write in a careless manner and fulfill the bare minimum of what is required. Students today do not value the writing process, and simply do not understand why it is essential for their future endeavors. However, these attitudes and perceptions on writing, combined with an overuse of technology, are putting our students at a serious disadvantage, as they are ill-equipped for the challenges encountered in college and ...


A Mathematics Curriculum Study In Trigonometric Graphs To Align With The Common Core Standards, Julie M. Howell Apr 2014

A Mathematics Curriculum Study In Trigonometric Graphs To Align With The Common Core Standards, Julie M. Howell

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were written by The National Governors Association (NGA), in collaboration with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in 2010, and was adopted by 45 states in an attempt to nationalize the United States curriculum in English and mathematics. Now it is up to the states to implement new curriculum to align to these standards. In the third year of high school mathematics, students are introduced to radian measures and trigonometric functions, and these abstract mathematical topics can be difficult for them to learn. The lesson plans contained within this curriculum project are ...