by Sandrine Touchette
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Because if you students don't trust you, you they will not pay attention on what you say because they will be occupated to try to figure who you are in real and they will be axious because they will not know what you are able to do.
QUESTIONS PART I -B) THE
Because her dad has been arrested by some cabs, for annything. And she think that all white people are not good and that she can not thrust them.
(6)Think about your own school or out-of-school activities. Are
youth respectful of each other’s differences? Are there problems
similar to those in Wilson High? If so, what steps can you take to
No, because everybody is
respectful we don't see the
(7) Ms. Gruwell is the first teacher to show trust and respect for
the “at risk” students at Wilson High. How does Erin Gruwell
demonstrate this? Why are some students more resistant to
trusting each other?
She buys them books, she is showing them
that she trust them. She shows them that she
(8) Why is trust such an important
component of a teacher-student
Because school has to be a
place where they feel safe and
(9)How do the classmates learn to trust one
another? How does reading and writing initiate
They found out that they were not
(10)How are relationships healthier when
the individuals involved have mutual
Because you can trust them and make a
relationships with people that can become friends.
QUESTIONS PART II- THE TEACHER
(1)Why does Ms. Gruwell’s
students hate and resent her at
Because they think that white people are
mean because they used to have touble with
(2)Most of the teachers at Wilson High do not dress in formal
attire. Why do you think Ms. Gruwell chooses to wear business
suits and pearls to class? What impression does this make?
How do clothes, accessories, and make-up affect how other’s
Because she wants to have a proffesional look and to be
treated with respect. The clothes can affect the
perception of others because it is the first thing they
(3) How does Ms. Gruwell's upbringing,
appearance, and attitude contrast with those of
(4) Why did Erin Gruwell (Ms. G)
decide to teach instead of being a
(5) Describe Ms. G.s husband. What is
his attitude towards her teaching
QUESTIONS PART I- A)THE STUDENTS
(1)Why are the students filled with such anger at
the beginning of the movie? Do you think their
anger is reasonable?
No because all she want to do is help them.
(2) Why are the students so unwilling to
associate with anyone outside their ethnic/racial
groups? Where does this intolerance come
Because it's a war for territories, and
they all think that they are too
(3) Why aren’t Ms. Gruwell’s students
motivated to succeed in school? What outside
factors affect their ability to learn?
Because the most of the time they don't need
eduction to survive, they think it's totally
(4)Why do some of Ms. Gruwell’s
students believe they won’t live past age
Because everytime they are going out
there is always the risk of beeing
(5) What would you do to break the ethnic
and racial barriers in Mrs. Gruwell’s
Make them realize that they are all in the
same boat, that they are not that different.
QUESTIONS PART III-A)
(1)What is Eva’s (the Hispanic
girl) view of herself and her
She thinks that she is in trouble with the gun
thing, but she just want to be a normal girl but
with her family situation it's a little bit
The cambodian girl is happy that eva
took her side and did the right thing to
(4)According to Eva, why was
her father arrested?
Her father was innocent, but he get arrested
because the police was thinking that he killed the
(5) What makes Eva choose to “go against her
people” in the courtroom? Do you think this was a
good decision? How do her family and friends react?
I think that she did the right thing because Erin told her that she
should take the right decision and respect her-self. She told the
truth to the judge because she wanted to be fair to her
classmate (the Cambodian girl).
QUESTIONS PART III-B)
(6)What does Ms. G do when she finds the
picture of Jamal? What historical event does
she bring up?
(7)Why is this event relative to her students?
(8)Miep Gies, the woman who hid Anne Frank, is a hero
to Ms. Gruwell’s students. What does Miep Gies mean
when she tells Ms. Gruwell’s students, “You are heroes
(9) Why is Eva so affected
by the ending of Anne