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1.1. (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 initiate change?

1.1.1. Answer: in the activities of the school we don't really take into consideration the differences of eatchother.

1.2. (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?

1.2.1. Answer: Some students are more resistant to trusting each other because some of the people in other "ethnic group" have killed people in their ethnic.

1.3. (8) Why is trust such an important component of a teacher-student relationship?

1.3.1. Answer: Trust is important, because you learn a teacher and a teacher learns from his students.

1.4. (9)How do the classmates learn to trust one another? How does reading and writing initiate this change?

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1.5. (10)How are relationships healthier when the individuals involved have mutual respect?

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2.1. (1)Why does Ms. Gruwell’s students hate and resent her at first?

2.1.1. Because she doesn't know what happen in student life, she's white et she have money.

2.2. (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 perceive you?

2.2.1. Because the teachers in school all think that they are bad,

2.3. (3) How does Ms. Gruwell's upbringing, appearance, and attitude contrast with those of her students?

2.3.1. Answer: She portrays the typical American student who studied in university and is from middle upper class. She probably doesn't come from a poor family.

2.4. (4) Why did Erin Gruwell (Ms. G) decide to teach instead of being a lawyer?

2.4.1. Answer : Because she says that she love helping people and that she loves kids.

2.5. (5) Describe Ms. G.s husband. What is his attitude towards her teaching career?

2.5.1. Ms G's husband is understanding at first, but when seh gets two orders jobs, he feels lonely and not part of her paln or her project. He admires her and is proud of what...


3.1. (1)Why are the students filled with such anger at the beginning of the movie? Do you think their anger is reasonable?

3.1.1. Answer: I think that it's just because they've been educated like that and I don't think it is reasonable

3.2. (2) Why are the students so unwilling to associate with anyone outside their ethnic/racial groups? Where does this intolerance come from?

3.2.1. Answer: It's because their parents are like that and they've been rase like that.

3.3. (3) Why aren’t Ms. Gruwell’s students motivated to succeed in school? What outside factors affect their ability to learn?

3.3.1. Answer: the other facts are their gang and their family problems

3.4. (4)Why do some of Ms. Gruwell’s students believe they won’t live past age 18?

3.4.1. Answer : It's because they say that they could be shot anytime because their in gangs.

3.5. (5) What would you do to break the ethnic and racial barriers in Mrs. Gruwell’s classroom?

3.5.1. Answer : I would do an acivitie showing the history of every different ethnic in the class.


4.1. (1)What is Eva’s (the Hispanic girl) view of herself and her “people”?

4.1.1. Answer: Eva views herself as part of the Hispanic gang. Eva sees herself and her people as part of discrimination.,

4.2. (2)What does the scene with the Cambodian girl and Eva show? What does it convey? What is the message?

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4.3. (3)Why does Eva “hate white people”?

4.3.1. Answer : She hates white people because some whites have all the high rank positions and authority and also are not always fair with immigrants

4.4. (4)According to Eva, why was her father arrested?

4.4.1. because a boy was shouted and Eva's father go helping the boy and the police think that Eva's father kill boy.

4.5. (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?

4.5.1. Answer : She goes against her people, because she understood Miep Gies' message about what is right and what is wrong.


5.1. (6)What does Ms. G do when she finds the picture of Jamal? What historical event does she bring up?

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5.2. (7)Why is this event relative to her students?

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5.3. (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 everyday.”?

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5.4. (9) Why is Eva so affected by the ending of Anne Frank’s diary?

5.4.1. Answer : Anne Frank die a the end and the teacher didn't told her. Also, she said that Anne didn't deserve this end and that it could happen to her.

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