Lesson 1 – Africa to Afro-American, Spiritual, Gospel, Blues, Country, Rhythm and Blues, Elvis, and The U.S. in the 1950’s. Reading: Rock and Roll: A

Lesson 1 – Africa to Afro-American, Spiritual, Gospel, Blues, Country, Rhythm and Blues, Elvis, and The U.S. in the 1950’s. Reading: Rock and Roll: A Social History, Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4 Students are encouraged to repeat the listening examples (located in the Listening Links for Lesson 1 folder) as necessary.  It would be counterproductive to listen to this great music only once. You may want to open another tab or two to access the and the pages to have them available while you respond to the Lesson #1 Questions. Lesson 1 Questions: 1. The roots of rock and roll are clearly African-American in origin. Much of the indigenous music from West African cultures features musical characteristics that are prevalent in rock and roll. .  The variety of timbres (tone quality or colors) present in many sub-Saharan African singing voices range from rounded, to guttural, without vibrato, raw, and grainy.  Buzzing sounds (buzzing timbres) are prevalent in many of the instruments used in the countries and culture groups of sub-Saharan Africa. and list any of the musical characteristics you happen to hear in this incredible Pygmy selection. 2. How are they different?  What do they seem to have in common?  List and describe any musical characteristics you notice in these recordings. Shout All Over God’s Heaven – The Fisk Jubilee Singers Roll, Jordan Roll – The Fairfield Four 3.  Click on the NPR (National Public Radio) video below to view, to listen, and to provide a music observational response to these two famous gospel quartets who are actually related to each other – The McCrary Sisters, and The Fairfield Four.  Are there instruments accompanying these singers or is this performance “a cappella?”  What patterns (rhythmic or song form structure) do you notice in this performance? 4. On this recording of the Classic Blues style, Bessie is accompanied by Louis Armstrong on Cornet and Fred Longshaw on the Reed Organ. Describe this music–what mood is being conveyed here?  As you listen, list and describe any musical characteristics you recognize. 5. As you listen to Traveling Riverside Blues, performed by the great Country or Delta Blues artist Robert Johnson, notice how Robert Johnson typifies the extremely personal approach of the Country/Delta Blues artist as evidenced by his adding to (adding one extra beat), or deleting from (dropping one beat) the 4/4 time of each measure of music.  He does not do this to all the measures, but rather to just a selected few purely as a means of communicating his art.  Maintaining strict 4/4 time coupled with the twelve-bar harmonic progression of the blues is secondary to the personal expression of his voice and guitar.  Additionally, because this music is just Robert by himself on guitar and singing, he does not have to worry about keeping a stable 4/4 meter or a steady tempo as he would if he was playing with other musicians in a band. Urban Blues is a post World War II musical development. As African-Americans migrated north, the basic Country/Delta blues style mixed with the jazz rhythm section of piano, bass, and drums. Additionally, the musicians “plugged in,” as amplification of the guitars, vocals, and the harmonica became standard. a) Baby How Long? – Howlin’ Wolf b) I’m In The Mood – John Lee Hooker Notice how Hooker’s vocal timbre serves as a model for, and a direct influence on, Jimi Hendrix. c) Hard Loser – Muddy Waters d) Wake Up Old Lady – Lightnin’ Hopkins e) When My Left Eye Jumps – Buddy Guy f) Sweet Sixteen – B.B. King 7. List some of the characteristics of Blues music that have directly influenced and been co-opted into rock and roll. 8. What are the given name, brand name, and model of the specific electric guitar played by the late great urban blues artist B.B. King? 9. What instruments did Muddy Waters put together to form his Chicago-based Urban Blues band?  What connection is there between this particular Urban Blues instrumentation and the instruments used in rock and roll music? 10.  Click below to view, listen, and describe what you are viewing and hearing as Jimmie Rodgers (1897-1933) – composer, singer, and “white bluesman” performs three of his own compositions in this “short” for Columbia Pictures Studio in 1929. Beginning in the 1920’s with Jimmie Rodgers’ mix of yodeling, folk, blues, and “hillbilly” country; on into the 1930’s with singer, songwriter, fiddler, band leader, publisher and Grand Ole Opry icon Roy Acuff; Country Music started to shift from small ensembles of instruments (string bands) and/or singers such as The Carter Family, to that of the “solo singer-with-band” set up. This resulted in the post-World War II “honky-tonk” style featuring one of the greatest country performers and composers of all time-Hank Williams (1923-1953). As Billie Holiday did so eloquently in Jazz, Hank also had the ability to communicate his art in a most personal manner. Both of these musical giants transcended the norm by singing with just the right balance of emotion and intensity, delivering it, as if each song were being sung just for you. 11. : a) Your Cheatin’ Heart b) Why Don’t You Love Me c) I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry d) Move It On Over Hank Williams’ songs have been covered by numerous artists representing many styles of music. He is, therefore, another major influence in the development of rock and roll. 12. Prior to labeling it Rhythm and Blues (R&B) in 1949 by Billboard, what was the categorical name used by the music industry for music recorded by African-American (Black) artists? The tremendous significance of rhythm and blues vocalist Big Joe Turner toward the development of rock and roll is indisputable. 13. Listen to and describe what you are hearing in Big Joe Turner’s 1954 rhythm and blues recording of 14. What early rock and roll musician stated, “I felt that if I could take, say, a dixieland tune and drop the first & third beats, and accentuate the second and fourth, and add a beat that the listeners could clap to as well as dance, this could be what they were after”? 15. Bill Haley’s musical style featured watered down rhythm and blues lyrics, country and western instrumental playing, and a stage routine designed to “grab” his audience. His “meteoric rise” to popularity, and hits like “Rock Around The Clock” all pointed toward a long career in rock and roll. Yet, as fast as his ascendancy was, “there were no more American hits after 1956.” Provide reasons why this happened to Bill Haley.  As you write your response, listen to his recording of the song See You Later, Alligator. Coming from the same musical lineage as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and Memphis Minnie before her, Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton (1926-1984) is yet another example of how the Blues and the entire African-American experience is unquestionably fundamental to the art form we are studying in this course. Big Mama Thornton was the original artist to record (and claimed she was the composer of the song too) the classic tune called . A legal battle began, and the court sided with composers Lieber and Stoller, thereby keeping Big Mama Thornton from ever receiving any of the sizable royalties the song has accrued through numerous cover versions since her original version was recorded in 1952. 16. Listen, compare, and contrast these two versions of the song Hound Dog.  Which version do you prefer and why? a) – Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton b) – Elvis Presley 17. Elvis Presley from “hillbilly ignorance to celebrity,” was a most complex human being. For example: What effect did African-American gospel revival meetings have on the music and performance style of Elvis Presley? 18.  After writing about what influenced Elvis in question 17, now list and comment on the product of those influences–Elvis Presley’s own performance characteristics which established the “Elvis sound.” a) (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear b) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You c) Heartbreak Hotel d) All Shook Up 19. Describe the political and social climate in the United States during the 1950’s. Additionally, list some of the prevailing social attitudes among middle-class white adults during the 1950’s. How did these “attitudes” effect their response to the sudden presence of rock and roll music in popular culture? 20. Name the “big three” Major Record companies who controlled the prevailing pop music industry in the early 1950’s. 21. What are/were “indies” “Independent Record Companies?  List three of these Indie Record companies that were active in the late 1940’s through the 1950’s.  What impact did these indies have on the recording industry and rock and roll music in general?

Course Description This course provides an overview of the economics of health care. The various payers are examined, including private, state, and federal entities. Issues

Course Description This course provides an overview of the economics of health care. The various payers are examined, including private, state, and federal entities. Issues such as the cost effectiveness of prevention, the management of patients and their diseases, as well as the cost of treatment settings are discussed. Third party reimbursements from various sources, ranging from for-profit insurance carriers to charitable donations, are reviewed. The health care system’s use of grant funding and research dollars is described. Policies logged into the student website to view this document. Course Materials All electronic materials are available on the student website. Copyright

This assignment consists of two (2) sections: a project introduction and a project plan. You must submit both sections as separate files for the completion

This assignment consists of two (2) sections: a project introduction and a project plan. You must submit both sections as separate files for the completion of this assignment. Label each file name according to the section of the assignment it is written for. Additionally, you may create and / or assume all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment. You are currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for an innovative Internet-based company with gross revenues of more than $35 million dollars per year. During an executive leadership meeting, you were told that your company will be merging with a multinational company of equal size and you will be responsible for developing a project plan to strategically integrate all systems, including databases and infrastructure. The Chief Executive Officer has given you sixty (60) days to deliver an information technology project plan in anticipation of the company merger. Your company will be expanding from one (1) floor to three (3) floors within six (6) months. Since this merger will be bringing two (2) fairly equal-sized companies together under one roof, the infrastructure must be redesigned to accommodate the increased needs. Your company currently uses operational systems and relational databases but desires to expand into data warehousing. All information technology (hardware and software) must be redesigned to meet organizational needs. The solution should be implemented in either a hosted solution, on-site solution, or a hybrid model. The CEO is expecting you to integrate different technologies from different solution providers and incorporate industry best practices in connection with the development of technological systems. In addition, the CEO is extremely interested in cloud technologies and virtualization but is leery of security issues; however, the CEO is sure that you will implement proper security protocols. The company currently consists of twenty five (25) employees but is expected to increase to sixty five (65) employees when the merger is complete. Write a four to six (4-6) page project introduction that documents the current state of the organization prior to any development or enhancements, takes into account all the information given above, and includes the following: 1. Background information of the company. 2. Details regarding the type of business activities that the company is involved in. 3. Speculation on outsourcing and offshoring opportunities. 4. A description of the current information systems that the company has to support the business. The description should include an overview of the following: operational systems, databases, and data warehousing; cloud technology and virtualization; and  network infrastructure and security. 5. The use of at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. Use Microsoft Project to create a project plan (summary and detailed) template. The project plan should: 1. Record all tasks, subtasks, resources, and time related to the project. 2. Outline the planning, analysis, design, and implementation phases. 3. Develop in accordance with the SDLC. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: • Describe the integrative functions and activities within the information systems area, including the role of the CIO and technologies managed within the organization. • Use technology and information resources to research issues in information systems. • Write clearly and concisely about leadership issues and strategic insight of the Information systems domain using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions. Purchase the answer to view it

Answer below two questions each in 250 to 350 words 1) In your own words, explain what the following terms mean to you as they

Answer below two questions each in 250 to 350 words 1) In your own words, explain what the following terms mean to you as they apply to information security and safe computing: Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability. Why are these factors so important to businesses? 2) Select ONE ARTICLE from the following links and summarize the reading in your own words. Your summary should be 250 to 350 words in length. What is most important is that you use YOUR OWN WORDS to summarize the news article. It is essential that you do not copy text directly from the Internet. Plagiarism is unacceptable.

How will the essay be assessed? This should provide an abstract/summary of all the issues you wish to discuss in the body of the essay.

How will the essay be assessed? This should provide an abstract/summary of all the issues you wish to discuss in the body of the essay. This is your roadmap to the essay. It tells the examiner where you are going and how you plan to get there. Discuss one after the other the issues you have already identified in the introduction. You should divide the body of the essay in sub sections as you deem appropriate. This should be a summary of the issues you have discussed in the body of the essay. An essay without a conclusion is like an unfinished painting. Support your discussion with: Academic authorities – i.e. textbooks,articles, etc. (suggested 4 references) Writing a good essay involves knowing what to include and what to leave. All sources quote/cite must be acknowledged and fully referenced. How much you know and understand the subject matter. How you have applied legal, academic and judicial sources. How you structured and presented the essay. A Judgment as to the overall value of the final outcome, and its relative welfare gains when compared to alternative outcomes that might have been reached.

Evaluate the Health History and Medical Information for Mr. M., presented below. Based on this information, formulate a conclusion based on your evaluation, and complete

Evaluate the Health History and Medical Information for Mr. M., presented below. Based on this information, formulate a conclusion based on your evaluation, and complete the Critical Thinking Essay assignment, as instructed below. Mr. M., a 70-year-old male, has been living at the assisted living facility where you work. He has no know allergies. He is a nonsmoker and does not use alcohol. Limited physical activity related to difficulty ambulating and unsteady gait. Medical history includes hypertension controlled with ACE inhibitors, hypercholesterolemia, status post appendectomy, and tibial fracture status postsurgical repair with no obvious signs of complications. Current medications include Lisinopril 20mg daily, Lipitor 40mg daily, Ambien 10mg PRN, Xanax 0.5 mg PRN, and ibuprofen 400mg PRN. Over the past 2 months, Mr. M. seems to be deteriorating quickly. He is having trouble recalling the names of his family members, remembering his room number, and even repeating what he has just read. He is becoming agitated and aggressive quickly. He appears to be afraid and fearful when he gets aggressive. He has been found wandering at night and will frequently become lost, needing to get back to his room. Mr. M has become dependent with many ADLs, whereas a few months ago he was fully able to dress, bathe, and feed himself. The assisted living facility is concerned with his rapid decline and has decided to order testing. In 750-1,000 words, critically evaluate Mr. M.’s situation. Include the following: You are required to cite to a minimum of two sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and relevant to nursing practice. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a rubric. review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the for assistance.

Review the article below: Frohlichstein, T. (2003). Follow me: Message maps lead the way to better media interviews. , 10(5), 20-21. Retrieved from Now develop

Review the article below: Frohlichstein, T. (2003). Follow me: Message maps lead the way to better media interviews. , 10(5), 20-21. Retrieved from Now develop your response for a crisis or risk situation in your  organization or field. Identify the stakeholders who will receive the  messages, potential stakeholder questions and concerns, key messages,  and supporting facts. Explain the best course of action when previous  communications have been misunderstood or when communications are  interrupted. Within your homework assignment, integrate a message map  matrix like the one that is mentioned in the Frohlichstein (2003)  article. begin your homework assignment with an introduction. The  title page and reference page are not included in the minimum two-page  (500 word) requirement. APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing,  citing, and listing sources are to be followed. Your paper must contain  at least two references.

Students learn in a variety of settings and environments. Group learning creates an environment of engagement and motivation. It gives students a chance to learn

Students learn in a variety of settings and environments. Group   learning creates an environment of engagement and motivation. It gives   students a chance to learn from each other in a cooperative learning   setting. The arrangement and layout of the classroom should provide   opportunities to work productively and cooperatively to achieve   learning goals. For this assignment, you will design a classroom arrangement for   your selected grade level and the students outlined in the   “Class Profile.”  Consider your experiences in your   field experience classroom, and conduct an Internet search to identify   a variety of classroom environments. Take note of the materials found   in each environment and the physical arrangement of the classrooms.   Use one of the classroom design websites in Topic Materials to design   your classroom. Your design should create a learning environment that   focuses on creating opportunities for group and cooperative learning. Your classroom design should include: In addition, write a 200-300 word rationale that explains how the   classroom arrangement:

Final Project For your Final Project, you will create a website that showcases the skills you have gained throughout your psychology program. Your website will

Final Project For your Final Project, you will create a website that showcases the skills you have gained throughout your psychology program.  Your website will consist of the following elements: a homepage, a literature review, expert opinions, résumés, a case study, and a list of pertinent websites.  Each of these sections will be its own tab on the website.  When complete, you may choose to use this website after graduation as a means to showcase your abilities to potential employers and/or graduate schools. To begin, review the elements required for each section of your website below. Next, visit the website to familiarize yourself with this technology.  Scroll down on the webpage and click the to view a of the website platform.  Note: This site is best viewed using either the Chrome or Firefox web browsers.  Refer to the for step-by-step instructions on setting up your website. If you experience any technical difficulties, visit the . The technical support offered through your Student Portal will not be able to assist you with the Wix website.  When you are ready to create your website, click the Start Now button to register and begin building.  If you are unable to utilize the Wix platform to complete this assignment and you have already watched the tutorial, read through the Wix.com Quick-Start Guide, and contacted the Wix Support Center, contact your instructor. It is highly recommended that you complete any and all written work in a separate document first and then cut and paste the required content into your webpage. This will allow you to edit and save your work separate from the website, should anything occur which causes the website to fail.  Additionally, you will be able to work on your content without having to remain connected to the internet and it may be easier to develop and edit your content in Word, prior to publishing it on your website. Sections of the Final Project will be completed within the course weeks and will be revised for inclusion in this project. Carefully review all suggestions and comments from the instructor and/or your classmates before including that work within the content of your website. Clearly label the website as your course project. Although it will not be searchable to the general public, it will be publicly available and anyone who is given your specific site link will be able to view it. Copy and paste the URL to your website into a Word document for submission. Once you have received your final grade for this course, you have the option of deleting this website through your account with Wix.com. The website: In addition, your website must: Final Project For your Final Project, you will create a website that showcases the skills you have gained throughout your psychology program.  Your website will consist of the following elements: a homepage, a literature review, expert opinions, résumés, a case study, and a list of pertinent websites.  Each of these sections will be its own tab on the website.  When complete, you may choose to use this website after graduation as a means to showcase your abilities to potential employers and/or graduate schools. To begin, review the elements required for each section of your website below. Next, visit the website to familiarize yourself with this technology.  Scroll down on the webpage and click the to view a of the website platform.  Note: This site is best viewed using either the Chrome or Firefox web browsers.  Refer to the for step-by-step instructions on setting up your website. If you experience any technical difficulties, visit the . The technical support offered through your Student Portal will not be able to assist you with the Wix website.  When you are ready to create your website, click the Start Now button to register and begin building.  If you are unable to utilize the Wix platform to complete this assignment and you have already watched the tutorial, read through the Wix.com Quick-Start Guide, and contacted the Wix Support Center, contact your instructor. It is highly recommended that you complete any and all written work in a separate document first and then cut and paste the required content into your webpage. This will allow you to edit and save your work separate from the website, should anything occur which causes the website to fail.  Additionally, you will be able to work on your content without having to remain connected to the internet and it may be easier to develop and edit your content in Word, prior to publishing it on your website. Sections of the Final Project will be completed within the course weeks and will be revised for inclusion in this project. Carefully review all suggestions and comments from the instructor and/or your classmates before including that work within the content of your website. Clearly label the website as your course project. Although it will not be searchable to the general public, it will be publicly available and anyone who is given your specific site link will be able to view it. Copy and paste the URL to your website into a Word document for submission. Once you have received your final grade for this course, you have the option of deleting this website through your account with Wix.com. The website: In addition, your website must: Final Project For your Final Project, you will create a website that showcases the skills you have gained throughout your psychology program.  Your website will consist of the following elements: a homepage, a literature review, expert opinions, résumés, a case study, and a list of pertinent websites.  Each of these sections will be its own tab on the website.  When complete, you may choose to use this website after graduation as a means to showcase your abilities to potential employers and/or graduate schools. To begin, review the elements required for each section of your website below. Next, visit the website to familiarize yourself with this technology.  Scroll down on the webpage and click the to view a of the website platform.  Note: This site is best viewed using either the Chrome or Firefox web browsers.  Refer to the for step-by-step instructions on setting up your website. If you experience any technical difficulties, visit the . The technical support offered through your Student Portal will not be able to assist you with the Wix website.  When you are ready to create your website, click the Start Now button to register and begin building.  If you are unable to utilize the Wix platform to complete this assignment and you have already watched the tutorial, read through the Wix.com Quick-Start Guide, and contacted the Wix Support Center, contact your instructor. It is highly recommended that you complete any and all written work in a separate document first and then cut and paste the required content into your webpage. This will allow you to edit and save your work separate from the website, should anything occur which causes the website to fail.  Additionally, you will be able to work on your content without having to remain connected to the internet and it may be easier to develop and edit your content in Word, prior to publishing it on your website. Sections of the Final Project will be completed within the course weeks and will be revised for inclusion in this project. Carefully review all suggestions and comments from the instructor and/or your classmates before including that work within the content of your website. Clearly label the website as your course project. Although it will not be searchable to the general public, it will be publicly available and anyone who is given your specific site link will be able to view it. Copy and paste the URL to your website into a Word document for submission. Once you have received your final grade for this course, you have the option of deleting this website through your account with Wix.com. The website: In addition, your website must:

revise final draft of your Signature Assignment. Review the detailed instructions above. Add at least ONE article from a peer-reviewed journal you can find in

revise final draft of your Signature Assignment. Review the detailed instructions above. Add  at least ONE article from a peer-reviewed journal you can find in your  library. Internet research should be minimal in an academic paper. Include the following in your critique: 1. Identify and articulate the key issue(s) in the article in a brief and pointed summary. Nice job in this area. 2. Identify information/evidence in the article that supports the point of view and conclusions presented in the article. Quote and paraphrase with internal APA citations. 3. Identify background information relevant to the point of view and conclusions presented in the article.