Analysis of Animal Treatment in Circus
– Animals have been a main focus in circus performances around the world for many centuries; however, in recent history, there have been far more regulations put on the use of these creatures, stemming mainly from how they are treated by both their trainers and the circus as a whole. Whether it be on the federal or local and state-level, there has been a definite increase in the questionable legality of America’s circus industry due to the neglect and abuse of the participating animals, courts’ decisions highlighting the true importance of the issue….
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
– “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek to find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Jalalad-din-Rumi The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, both show two people that are fated to meet within forbidden circumstances that should have prevented them from being together but causes them to push against the destiny laid out. Night Circus by Morgenstern shows the main characters, Celia Bowen and Marco Alisdair, slowly develop feelings for each other, as they learn the true ending of their story….
The Abuse of Circus Elephants
– The smell of popcorn and cotton candy in the air and the sight of elephants entering the big top, trunk in tail, seems like a dream come true. How they perform those intricate tricks so smoothly is quite a sight. How are those large creatures capable of a headstand. Well, according to a New York Times article, circus elephants endure training methods that include: electric prodding, beatings, hours of being chained up, and unimaginable cruelty. Due to their large size many trainers feel that the intimidation method is the only way such a large and wild creature can be trained (“Its a Wonder More”)….
Rationale for Integrating the Arts
– Integrating the arts across the curriculum is an innovative, yet effective educational process by which students learn through the arts. The program’s intent is not to necessarily teach the arts, but to use them within the regular curricula. The activities use art as the catalyst to make learning meaningful and motivating. Students learn best when they are actively learning. The arts provide opportunities in which students are actively involved in learning. Students are more likely to retain knowledge and information when they are involved in the learning process…. ;
Integrating Arts into the Curriculum to stop Apathy
– As a high school English teacher, I have always been puzzled (and frustrated) by my students’ apathy toward learning. Some students still care about doing well and feel good about turning in their work. They really appear to be driven from within. These intrinsic learners are rare, however. Most of my students do not care how they perform. They fail to see the value in doing well. My own kindergartener comes home from school, excited about learning. What is the difference. An emphasis on the arts, I believe, is the difference, along with the time to explore how one learns…. ;