Theodore Roethke was an American poet born in 1908 in Michigan. He was the son of German immigrants who settled there. His father owned a greenhouse along with Theodore’s uncle. During adolescence, he had to deal with his uncle’s suicide and his father’s death from cancer. Roethke studied at Michigan University and subsequently at Harvard University; however, because of financial reasons he couldn’t complete his studies and started teaching English at different universities. During his stay at the University of Michigan, he started suffering from manic depression and translated that into his poetry. (more…)
Each individual strives to attain a degree of success, however it must be noted that the term success and specifically personal success is not an absolute term, instead it is a relative term, which may vary from one individual to another, one person’s idea of success may not be what the other is looking for, he or she may want to achieve much more in life. All achievements and changes that a person makes in life are in some way connected to that individual’s desire to excel or change, this passion although may exist in all individuals but in many people this remains latent or is not very constructive The most important driving force which makes me what I am today is my desire to learn and know about things which may have been insignificant or unimportant to other people, however to me gaining information and analyzing have always been vital. (more…)
In this article the lifespan development theory is applied, this is evident because the transition from adolescence to young adulthood is studied in terms of the impact on the leisure activates of the young adults. One way of using the idea of changes in a person’s life and his or her development is through dividing the lifespan into various stages and that people pass through a variety of stages. Individuals are seen as making logical development in a particular order through a succession of phases. Gradually they move nearer to some type of adult status. This progress can be seen as concerning alteration in academic and physical powers and the influence of life events and experiences. And this study also discusses this transition and the events that lead from one stage of life to another. The authors cite Eriksson and Greene et al. who have divided the lifespan into different stages. (more…)
The following lesson is designed to be presented by video or via the Internet to a high school distance learning class.
Instructional Unit: Personal Health
Lesson: Regular Physical Exercise (more…)
The book Teaching Sex: The Shaping of Adolescence in the 20th Century, by Jeffrey P. Moran, is not an initial work, nor mostly challenging, but rather it sums up the way in which views of youth sexuality and common communal feelings toward sex have altered through the last century, specifically the way adolescent sexuality has been seen as a dilemma to be met by some explicit action on the part of society. He presents literary investigation in focusing on the account of this topic and tries to put the behavior and rationale of well-known writers on the subject in their past perspective which allows the reader to defer current condemnation of what are now strictly outdated opinions in order to better appreciate what these early sex educators thought they were doing and why. (more…)