In Chapter 11, microfinance is discussed, it is empowering women, in areas struck by poverty. Microfinance is allowing women to borrow lesser amounts of money and by paying it back bi-weekly it is keeping them coming back and when they pay off their first loan they are allowed to borrow more, larger loans. Women are taking back the power. As we see in Saima’s story below, her husband no longer beats her and she calls the shots and now her husband works for her.
A prominent thematic throughout the novel, Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Patillo Beals is self-reliance. In many instances throughout the novel, Melba must be brave and is sometimes not able to rely on anyone else but herself. There are many figures in the novel that help her overcome obstacles but in many cases, she is forced to fight the battle on her own. One could imply that the tone of the novel is fearful because she is terrified in multiple occasions and is forced to overcome these challenges. The theme of self-reliance for Melba starts when she joins Central High.
The novel Across a Hundred Mountains is told from the eyes of a young Mexican girl named Juana. Juana learns the value of a family after her family is broken. Her family is described as poor but unified. Her family is also observed to be loyal, virtuous and of good ethic which we see in a few of Juana’s actions.
Miles and Snow's typology consist of four strategic types: defenders, prospectors, analyzers and reactors. Using Mile's and Snow's strategy typology that includes; defender, analyzer, reactor, and prospector, in its strategy typology(Parnell, 2014). In the defender's approach, Dollar Tree will carve a niche in the market seeking stability where it can. As in the prospector's strategy, they will be the source of instability in Dollar Tree by continuously constructing breakthroughs. Under Miles and Snow the defender, the analyzer, and the prospector are forms of organizations.
In the text, The Way to Rainy Mountain by Momaday, Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose, and Chief Joseph Speaks by the Nez Perce Chief they all claim and support westward expansion and its influences on the people around them. n the text, There Is No True History of the Westward Expansion, Robert Morgan was saying that history is hard to predict, not to mention we have to study it and find out the mistakes of other people and learn from them. In 1831, James H. Hackett a play that was about westward expansion. History and what people's actions were can impact and influence what the future citizens will do. Robert Morgan’s claims that that Thomas Jefferson was responsible for westward expansion were reasonable.
Performance Analysis of “Appalachian Journey” An analysis of the documentary “Appalachian Journey” by Alan Lomax proves that the musical performances featured are examples of traditional music. The songs performed used traditional music instruments and styles. Many songs were passed down through oral tradition, and many were stories of real events. The people of the appalachian mountains used banjo’s, guitars, and fiddles while singing throughout the documentary, including hand carved instruments and sound making toys.
The exclusive geography of Greater Appalachia and the settlers’ opposition to oppression developed the identity of the region and its inhabitants, which emphasized personal honor and individual liberty. As shown on a resource map of Greater Appalachia, the topography of the region excluded the inhabitants, who were known as Borderlanders, from acquiring necessary resources, such as forests or fish. The Borderlands did not have many resources at hand; items such as timber or oil were more commonly found in the Deep South (Glencoe). Additionally, as mentioned by Colin Woodward in American Nations, “With no roads, trade was almost entirely by barter” (Woodward 104). Because of limited resources and roads, the geography of Greater Appalachia prevented the
Personalities can dictate a lot of what can happen between two groups of people. In A Land So Strange, the Europeans are described as having an authoritative and aggressive personality toward the Indians. Though early in the expedition the personalities of the Europeans were more on the friendly side, the personalities quickly evolved becoming very unfriendly. The Europeans used their authoritative personality to their advantage but left a sour taste in the Indians’ mouth about what explorers acted like. The sour taste led to the Indians becoming aggressive toward the Europeans.
Sadly, it was the end of summer and it was the year I was going into 7th grade for junior high! I spent a long time trying to find the perfect school. The junior high all of my friends were going to was Desert Ridge, which was a huge school with many long hallways that never end. It was very close and convenient to our house. My family and I also found a school called GCA.
I stand tall like the pines surrounding me, my body craving the sun, hoping to feel the warmth of the rays on my skin while the presence of the forest engulfs me. As the mountain chickadees begin their daily call, I feel the mountain air fill my lungs bringing me back home with each inhale. A slight breeze tugs at my hair and sends my soul tumbling to the worn trails leading back to the days I spent growing with my family in the wilderness. My parents first met in college while working at REI, they got engaged on a backpacking trip, were married in the sawtooths, and spent their honeymoon biking across southwestern Washington. When I was nine months old they took me on my first bikepacking trip; I rode behind them in a canary yellow trailer,
Rough Draft Cross country is probably the simplest sport anyone will ever play. All they need is a pair of sneakers and a water bottle. The team runs together, but also as individuals. Cross country is great because even though it is hard, it will help make runners stronger and better at other sports they play.
“The Trouble with Wilderness,” has become a basis for environmental movements. Cronan challenges its readers to reevaluate the way they perceive the natural world. The concept of the “wilderness” has become a societal construct. Most of its early implications were biblical and associated with negative connotations of darkness, angst, desolation and Satan himself. It was not until the end of the nineteenth century, where people began to see the wilderness as something sacred.