Download file to see previous pages...
These include the native American-Indians and the immigrant groups from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Although they are the native inhabitants of the country, the Indians were compelled to succumb to the pressure of Americanization (Monaghan 59). Meaning, the government was committed to see them get assimilated into the mainstream American culture. Having traced their roots in America, the Indians were perceived to be conservative people who were deeply rooted in their traditional activities. This included practices like hunting, traditional religious practices and many values and beliefs that were fiercely opposed by the westernized government.
So, to assimilate them into the main system, the government came up with several policies. The most outstanding of these strategies was the introduction of western education amongst the Indians. It was thought that education would help in assimilating them into the desired culture. After the dramatic changes in 1865, the national government came up with the idea of establishing National Boarding Schools for the American Indians. Although it was fiercely opposed by the American Indians, the government went ahead to remove the children and forcefully take them to these institutions. Here, they would be separated from the rest of the society that might influence them to embrace their native cultural practices.
By taking them to the boarding schools, the government hoped, they would get an ample opportunity to learn different aspects of European-American culture without any hindrance. In these schools, the children would learn much about Christianity, English language and all the aspects of American culture that were accepted by the government. The successful withdrawal of these children from their families would not only assimilate them into the mainstream American culture, but also put them in the right path of abandoning the aspects of the native culture
...Download file to see next pagesRead More
A discussion on Health Related Issues and Interventions for School Age Children Introduction Research identifies that the most difficult stage in child development is the mid and later stages of development. Most school age children are between these ages and thus they are most affected by factors in the external environment that pose a danger to their development.
In this decade and era, it is now a recognized fact that an obese American child or teenager is well on his way to a poor, body health throughout their adult life. Not surprisingly, the upcoming generation of adult Americans are not only staring disaster in the face, but could be headed for more lifespan shortening challenges with much less healthier lives compared to their parents (Olshansky, et al.
This essay aims to outline the health problems caused by the obesity and why it should be addressed as soon as possible. Statistics show more than 300,000 deaths in the United States each year are directly attributed to the adverse effects of obesity. One-fourth of all Caucasian American children were considered to be overweight.
This amount of subjectivity to media is bound to influence the thoughts and emotions of these children. While this could be beneficial to the well-being of children if television shows and music were always positive and intellectually stimulating, this is far from the reality that we must learn to face.
The ubiquitous presence of brands and multinationals was unimaginable and America was still discovering itself as a country. The United States was new and working towards making itself a global powerhouse. In this paper we travel through each decade starting from 1820 to 1920.
Many theories have been formulated in favour of child bearing among mothers at a later age. Some of the reasons that support late child bearing include emotional preparedness of mothers. It usually comes at a time when one has gathered sufficient knowledge and wisdom which they do not have at an early age.
This is particularly a problem in the United States as younger generations become increasingly sedentary. Video games, television and computer use coupled with the need of many families to keep their children safe by requiring them to remain indoors after school