Unit Reaction #1 It is unmistakable that modern civilization assimilated and built upon pieces of both ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian culture. It is also evident that the two early civilizations were very similar in some ways, yet vastly different in others. Important similarities include the fact that both early Egypt and early Mesopotamia founded their own writing styles which still survive today. Also, although each cultures style and purpose was quite different, Egypt and Mesopotamia both built pyramids. As for differences, Mesopotamia was created as a walled city while Egypt was open, and while Egyptian culture centered on religion, Mesopotamia focused on centralized politics. While each of these differences is important, one of the most important differences was in their interpretations of the afterlife. The Mesopotamians are credited with creating one of the earliest forms of writing called cuneiform. It was a system that used wedge-shaped marks as signs, and different shapes stood for different items. Their system made it possible to keep inventory of their possessions, trade, and inscribe laws for all to follow. As part of this system, they used clay tokens sealed in clay envelopes as a form of record keeping. Such a system shows the technological advances this culture was able to make. When a transaction took place, the sender would stamp symbols indicating how many tokens were enclosed. If there were four markings on the outside then there were four tokens inside. Ancient Egypt was also credited with an early form of writing called hieroglyphics. Their system consisted primarily of pictures that represented words and sounds. Egyptians used hieroglyphs to conduct day to day business, document events in their society, and decorate the walls of their temples. Each society was ahead of its time in the area of construction. Both built pyramids, although they were used for different purposes. Early Mesopotamians built pyramids called ziggurats that were constructed of dry mud bricks; mainly because they did not have a source of stone like the Egyptians. Temples were often built at the top of a ziggurat because Mesopotamians believed the pyramid structure was a staircase connecting heaven and earth. Priests would hold prayer at the top of the temple. For them, this was a direct link between man and god. Unlike the Mesopotamian ziggurats, Egyptian pyramids were built of limestone that was abundant in the Nile region. Egyptian pyramids were built to bury their dead kings and pharaohs. These pyramids were built from the outside in; one room led to another room deeper inside the pyramid. When a pharaoh died, his people would fill the pyramid with everything that he needed in this life because he would surely need it in the next. They believed the pharaoh was directly descended from the gods, and he was treated as such. Even after death, citizens would come to the pyramids to continue worshiping the pharaoh. It was truly a religious symbol. Unlike Mesopotamia, Egypt disregarded the idea of city-states. Egyptian cities were un-walled, administrative centers, serving the will of the pharaoh. (Nagel, 19) Egypt was an agricultural society, and because the Nile provided rich soil after flooding and a means to irrigate the fields, Egyptians settled there where farming was plentiful. In sharp contrast, the Mesopotamian civilization chose to build walls around its city-states to be protected from outside forces. They were independent and self-sufficient. Egyptians valued family and children and were religious oriented and regarded these as important factors in their daily lives. In Mesopotamia, women were not thought of as equals to men, but that was not the case in Egypt where women were considered equal to men in many ways. Mesopotamia emphasized social stratification with an upper class and lower class; the lowest order being slaves. Mesopotamians had to build political relationships
Unit 7 Thread 2: Case 3 (Sandra) from Unit 1
Lauren, Cynthia, Jana and Regina
Sandra feels helpless, confused and wants the best for all of her children. As advocates, we would interview her in two parts; in a calm setting outside of the home where she can relax and talk with us and inside the home on a typical day so that we can observe the routine and family dynamics. Below are the questions we feel are important to understand and address.
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Unit 1 (1.1)
Effective communication is vital in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. Ensuring that you consider both how you approach other people and how you respond to them. When responding to be aware of how you respond verbally and also your body language. For example you should show an interest in the child, young person, and adult. Speak appropriately, slowly and politely, ask questions to take part. Communication should be strong and effective, this…
Unit 3- Supporting Children
There are 5 current legislations I have identified:
-Data Protection Act 1998
-Children Act 1989
-Equality Act 2010
-The Children Act 2004
-Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
Data Protection Act 1998 states that all personal information must be kept safe and only accessible to the right people at all times. This is to ensure that confidentiality is maintained in the setting at all times to keep yourself and the children safe. It also states that confidentiality…
UNIT 1 Promote Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
UNIT CODE SHC 31
1.1 Reasons for communication: to express feelings, concerns, needs, to build relationships, to socialise, to ask question, to share ideas and information, to reasure ,to share experiences
1.2 How communication affects relationship at work : communication used to prevent or resolve conflicts and prevent misunderstanding, aids understanding of individuals needs, communication in the work…
Unit one: Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment
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To express feelings, personal and private need’s, information, comfort and affection, to give instructions and directions, to offer choices and guidance.
Communication in the work place is essential across all aspects, between carers , nurses ,residents, families, outside services and all other members of staff within the home setting’s to ensure all relevant and up to date information is up to date and accurate involving the residents , medical/health needs and personal…
Unit 1 Essay
February 21, 2014
Role of Religion in Puritan Times.
In the Puritan day everyone was very religious, because barely anyone had their
own say in their beliefs. If a person was to say that they were not a believer, they would
be considered a witch and would be hanged . In the
people were hanged for
having their own beliefs. In the
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,
sermons that told people other beliefs against God is a sin…
Unit 1. Case Study 1. Tell Me About Blood
1. What is the significance of a lower-than-normal hematocrit? What is the effect of a bacterial infection on the hematocrit? (PAGE 618 619)
First, hematocrit (HCT) is the percentage of blood made up of red blood cells. Usually measured by centrifuging a blood sample in a graduated tube and then reading the volume of red blood cells and dividing it by the total volume of blood in a sample. A significant drop in hematocrit is an indication of anemia (lower-than-normal…
American InterContinental University
Unit 1 Individual Project
October 7, 2012
The New York Stock Exchange also known as NYSE along with the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System that also known as NASDAQ will be compared and contrasted. Due to the stock exchange’s sheer size, laws have been proposed and passed such as the Public Company Accounting and Investor Protection Act of 2002 and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002…
Unit 9: Creative product promotion-
P1-Describle the promotional mix used by two selected organisations for a selected product/service.
In this report, I will explain what the promotional mix is, and how it is used, by two selected organisations for a selected product/service. I am looking at Apple and Haringey Sixth Form Centre and I have also selected a product or service for each business.
Define promotional mix
The promotional mix is a form of communication with the customer…