Upon first reading the article Body Ritual among the Nacirema,I was actually quite intrigued by the unusual customs and traditions practiced by the Nacireman people. I was fascinated throughout the beginning of the article while it was talking about the Nacirema’s obsession with the human body and the importance of hiding certain natural functions and anatomies, and how the body was “ugly” in their minds. As if it was a taboo to be human. Upon reading this I attempted to compare this belief with any other cultures I knew of but couldn’t make any sort of viable connection. I thought this cultural standpoint was quite bazar and unusual. One of the more fascinating things I read was about the Nacirema’s complete fear and horror associated with the mouth. It was thought that the mouth was a gateway for disease and unholy demands so if a person’s teeth or mouth was decaying they were out casted and looked down upon by their people. About twice a year the Nacirema sought out a certain type of medicine man called Holy-mouth-men, who performed a variety of medical and magical procedures that the Nacirema believed was necessary in order to live and keep their bodies clean of spirits. The medicine men were the only ones who seemed to actually know what kinds of ingredients were needed for the positions to cure curtain ailments and disease. I thought it was sort of an economical norm for the medicine men to be higher up in social status, as they demanded gifts and sufficient compensation for all services. Services such as gruesome medical procedures and magical potions that people would take back to their shrines and perform in secrecy, as these daily rituals were private, similar to any other human function. This was all still fascination to me at this point, until the article started talking about what kind of procedures these people put themselves through in order to stay alive and keep their bodies pure of evil. For example, when the time came for the Nacirema to seek out Holy-Mouth-Men, during procedures they would find…
* There are many different kinds of doctors, from generalists to specialists. However, all goal of all doctors is the same; to look after the health of their patients.
If you are fascinated by the way the human body works, and you want to help people who are injured or ill, medicine is a career to consider. There are many different types of doctors, from generalists like family practitioners to specialists such as oncologists. However, regardless of their area of focus, the goal of all doctors…
published Health standards require second grade students to explore the body systems, individual organs, nutrition, and its effect on the human body as part of the curriculum. This project not only gives the students the opportunity to learn the names of the systems, organs, and their functions, they have the chance to put their newly gained knowledge into practice.
Lesson Title: The Human Body
Subject: Body Systems and Organs
Grade Level: 2
The Human Body
Overview of Unit
The Human Body unit is designed to lay a foundation for individual learning and awareness of each child’s individual needs as a learner by presenting an understanding of what is required to maintain life, how the body systems support each other, and how the systems support the brain. After learning the parts of the brain, students will be introduced to the multiple intelligences. Students will evaluate themselves to determine their own “smart.” Then, they…
Heart disease refers to any condition affecting the structures or function of the heart and cardiovascular system.
Coronary artery disease (including heart attacks), abnormal heart rhythms, congestive heart failure, heart valve disease, congenital heart disease, heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy), pericardial disease, aorta disease, and vascular disease (blood vessel disease) are all types of heart disease.
It also is a leading cause of premature death and disability in both men and…
REPRESENTATION OF THE HUMAN BODY
Depict, to represent or show in a form of art. How do cultures depict the human form? What do these depictions tell us about the value of these cultures? There are different views on the human form in ancient arts. The Indian view of art and their sculptures was the link between the body and the natural world. The main focus of Greek sculptures is the human form. Certain sculptures represented or played a political or religious part in their society.
tends to be course, stays close to the scalp in a long “S”-shaped curl and doesn’t usually have a lot of body. This type is very easy to handle, pliantly blowing out into a straighter style or taking on curlier looks with relative ease.
The next hair type is curly. It is unique, fine and soft with a “Q”-shaped pattern. This hair doesn’t tend to have a lot of sheen, but has tons of body. It also tends to look straight when wet, but has curls as it dries. I know lots of people with this type…
Systems of the Human Body
There are many systems in the human body. These systems include the circulatory system, respiratory system, immune system, skeletal system, excretory system, urinary system, muscular system, endocrine system, digestive system, nervous system and the reproductive system. I will give the basics on each system.
The circulatory system includes the heart and blood vessels. It pumps blood to the body which sends oxygen to the cells and takes away waste. The respiratory system…
Body Systems and Their Functions
· Organ Systems - There are 11 different organ systems in the human body. These include the (1) Integumentary (Skin); (2) Muscular; (3) Skeletal; (4) Nervous; (5) Endocrine; (6) Circulatory; (7) Lymphatic; (8) Respiratory; (9) Digestive; (10) Urinary; and (11) Reproductive.
o Integumentary System – This system includes skin and hair as organs. The skin protects all of the other organs of the body from attack by germs and viruses, and helps the…
Acceleration and the Human Body
ASC3471 Physiology of Flight
Mr. Kirk Webster
As far as any one individual can remember, as a child they loved going fast. There is that brilliance of feeling oneself being propelled forward, and their weight being caressed in a seat. This is a sensation felt in many vehicles, cars, high speed motor boats, motorcycles and last but not least the aircraft and spaceship.
In the world of flying…