by Charles Bannon Morin
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(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
Answer: Yes I'm respectful about the
other differences and they are no
(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?
Answer:Yes Ms. Gruwelle is the first, because
the other teacher and the principal din't wan't to
take a chance with the student.
(8) Why is trust such an important
component of a teacher-student
Answer:I think that is important because if the
student had a good relationship with his teacher
he will be more confident with the teacher.
(9)How do the classmates learn to trust one
another? How does reading and writing initiate
Answer: Ms. Gruwell put them all the
gang together, before the gang was
(10)How are relationships healthier when
the individuals involved have mutual
Answer:I think that the relationship his more
healthier because, they both are more confident
when the had the mutual respect.
QUESTIONS PART II- THE TEACHER
(1)Why does Ms. Gruwell’s
students hate and resent her
Because she is white and they don't like white
people and they think that nobody can help
(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
She's wearing that because she wants
to make a good impression to her
(3) How does Ms. Gruwell's upbringing,
appearance, and attitude contrast with those of
She's respectful and she tries to
understand the problems of her
(4) Why did Erin Gruwell (Ms. G)
decide to teach instead of being a
Because Ms.Gruwell loves her students
and she prefares to be close with her
(5) Describe Ms. G.s husband. What
is his attitude towards her teaching
Her husband thinks that she's a good teacher
but he thinks that Ms. G doesn't give him enough
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?
Answer: I don't know but maybe it's because they think that
nobody can help them to get out of their problems. They fight for
their lifes everyday and they have to go to school so maybe they
are angry because of that.
(2) Why are the students so unwilling to
associate with anyone outside their ethnic/racial
groups? Where does this intolerance come
I think it's the influence of the gang. The others
are trying to kill them for revenge so they don't
want to be friend with them.
(3) Why aren’t Ms. Gruwell’s students
motivated to succeed in school? What outside
factors affect their ability to learn?
Because some of them are going to be the first to
graduate. Maybe it motivate them to succeed. So
their parents are going to be happy and proud of
(4)Why do some of Ms. Gruwell’s
students believe they won’t live past age
Because they are in a gang so sometimes
theyhave a fight against other gangs with guns
so they could get shot.
(5) What would you do to break the ethnic
and racial barriers in Mrs. Gruwell’s
I would make them talk in front of the class so the others
would know that they are fighting for their lifes
everydaylike them. So would be more respectfull against
QUESTIONS PART III-A)
(1)What is Eva’s (the Hispanic
girl) view of herself and her
She thinks that she is born to live in the street,
that she is not going to have a normal life like
(2)What does the scene with the Cambodian
girl and Eva show? What does it convey? What
is the message?
(3)Why does Eva “hate white
because the white cops arrested her father, and now she
thinks that all the white is like the cops of this days. They
can do whatever they want to whoever they want. (she
(4)According to Eva, why was
her father arrested?
Because the cops think that the
father of Eva shoot but it wasn't
(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
I think that it was a good idea,
because it's good to says the
(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