Brazil: A Look at it's Social Issues

A class project in Mr. Smith's English 10 at Cardinal Newman HS

Project Overview

Project Proposal

Name:Donovan Collins

Period:1

Nation of your choice:Brazil

Rationale (or explanation why you are curious about this country): I am curious about this county because I always wanted to visit. The World Cup was hosted there in 2014. I heard people talk about how beautiful it is too visit Brazil

Summary (of what you already know about the history, geography, culture, and social issues): I know not much about Brazil, but I do know that are a big soccer country. They also have a really exotic places to visit and sightsee. Also they have the statue " Christ the Redeemer" which watches over the city  

Prediction (about what you think you will discover or hope to discover during your research):

Discussion (of the importance of this nation in your life or the global community):

New York Times Topics: Brazil

#1 They Say, I Say

Student Name: Donovan Collins

Period:1

Title of article (in quotation marks): "In Denial Over Racism in Brazil

Title of newspaper (underlined or italicized): The New York Times

Essay Author: Vanessa Barbara

Date of Publication: March 23, 2015

Essay main idea/thesis statement: Most of the city thinks that cops are racist and think anyone who's not there color should have the same respect as them. And how back in the 1800s that slave ships came over to Brazil, after slavery they had settled and now they are racist towards them.

Quote: "They could kill you because you were at the street or because you were standing up for your own right."


Comment:

24#2 They Say, I Say

Student Name: Donovan Collins

Period: 1

Title of article (in quotation marks): "Pope warns Drug Dealers of Punishment From God

Title of newspaper (underlined or italicized): "The New York Times"

Essay Author: Ian Fisher

Date of Publication: May 12, 2007

Essay main idea/thesis statement: How over 25% of the community lives in poverty which temps people to try drugs and which they get addicted to do. And the pope try to help out all the less fortunate and kept the informed how they are hurting themselves.  

Quote: "I ask drug dealers to reflect on the harm they are doing"


Comment: This shows that the pope cares about people that are doing a wrong doing to themselves.   

#3 The Big 5

Title of article (in quotation marks):

Title of newspaper (underlined or italicized):

Essay Author:

Date of Publication:

1. AUDIENCE AND PURPOSE (Focus on who. Who wrote the text? Who was it written for? Why did the writer write it?)

2. CONTENT AND THEME (Focus on the what. What is the text about? What is the author’s message?)

3. TONE AND MOOD (Focus on the how. What is the writer’s tone? How does the text make the reader feel? What kind of diction is used to create a certain tone/mood?)

4. STYLISTIC DEVICES (What stylistic devices does the writer use? To what effect? Common devices: irony, sarcasm, rhetorical questions, figurative speech, analogy, metaphor, etc.)

5. STRUCTURE (What kind of text is it? What structural conventions are used?)

#4 The Big 5

Title of article (in quotation marks):

Title of newspaper (underlined or italicized):

Essay Author:

Date of Publication:

1. AUDIENCE AND PURPOSE (Focus on who. Who wrote the text? Who was it written for? Why did the writer write it?)

2. CONTENT AND THEME (Focus on the what. What is the text about? What is the author’s message?)

3. TONE AND MOOD (Focus on the how. What is the writer’s tone? How does the text make the reader feel? What kind of diction is used to create a certain tone/mood?)

4. STYLISTIC DEVICES (What stylistic devices does the writer use? To what effect? Common devices: irony, sarcasm, rhetorical questions, figurative speech, analogy, metaphor, etc.)

5. STRUCTURE (What kind of text is it? What structural conventions are used?)

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