Australia: 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:Gavin Dove

Period:3

Nation of your choice:Australia

Rationale (or explanation why you are curious about this country): The country is very interesting because of the mysteries. I do not know a lot or even a little about this country. This is why it is so intriguing.

Summary (of what you already know about the history, geography, culture, and social issues): I do not know a lot about the people, culture, or social issues. But I hear a lot about how its geography is wonderful!

Prediction (about what you think you will discover or hope to discover during your research): I think I will discover that this country is a lot more than just cool geography and animals. I think I will discover that it is full of the same problems as everyone else in the world. I also think I will find some weird or interesting facts.

Discussion (of the importance of this nation in the global community, i.e., the “so what?”):

New York Times Topics: Australia

#1 They Say, I Say

Student Name:Gavin Dove

Period: 3

Title of article (in quotation marks): "New York Times"

Title of newspaper (underlined or italicized): Egypt Deports Peter Greste, Journalist Jailed With 2 Al Jazeera Colleagues

Essay Author:David D Kirkpartick

Date of Publication: Feb. 1, 2015

Essay main idea/thesis statement: David D Kirkpatrick is mistaken and goes off point of the article.

Quote:David D Kirkpatrick complicates things further when he writes, "Many analysts viewed the case as an attempt to punish Qatar, which owns Al Jazeera."


Comment: I think that David D. Kirkpatrick is mistaken because he overlooks the fact that 2 out of the 3 of the people are getting released. The importance of the article is focused on freeing 2 people but not all 3.

#2 They Say, I Say

Student Name:Gavin Dove

Period:3

Title of article (in quotation marks): "An Embedded Photographer Empowers the Poor"

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

Essay Author:James Estrin

Date of Publication:Feb. 24, 2015

Essay main idea/thesis statement: Scens of poverty are inescapable in a country like Bangladesh, where Western media and charities use them to generate outrage, sympathy and sometimes donations.

Quote:According to James Estrin,"Jarina thinks of him as her son, she said recently in an interview at the railway station, and he calls her Auntie. They often talk about the problems the mother and daughter face."


Comment: James Estrin ideas on how they consider each other family are extremely useful because they sheds insight on the difficult problem of the poverty that is going on. This is such a good way for donations or empathy to start, because it shows people that they are loving and caring.

#3 The Big 5

Title of article (in quotation marks):"Australia Arrests 2 on Suspicion of Plotting Imminest Attack"

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

Essay Author:Michelle Innis

Date of Publication: Feb, 10, 2015

1. AUDIENCE AND PURPOSE (Focus on who. Who wrote the text? Who was it written for? Why did the writer write it?)Michelle Innis wrote trhis text. It was written for people who are interested in polotics and peoples rights. The author wrote it to open the readers eyes.

2. CONTENT AND THEME (Focus on the what. What is the text about? What is the author’s message?)This is a text to explain to people how life isnt fair. This texts explains how their are 3 people getting jailed and now only 2 of them are getting released. The reason why they are getting freed is because they are citizens of a diffrent counrty. The author is trying to convey that this is not right because if 2 of the three are getting oiut why not let the last one out.

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.) The authors tone is strict but not mean. The author is trying to describe the facts of the story and simple as he can so the readers understand it. It makes the readers feel bad about the one person who is still being jailed while the other 2 are freed.

5. STRUCTURE (What kind of text is it? What structural conventions are used?)This is an text that uses facts, irony, and repetition to show how bad it is to have one person stay impression for not being a citizen of a different country. This is a factual text that the author is trying to open our eyes to understand life isn't fair around the world.

#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?)

Letter to...

(Click "media" and embed the link to your Google Doc Letter)Gavin Dove

5900 west dry creek rd.

Healdsburg, CA 95448

David Kirkpatrick

NY Times

620 8th Ave.

New York, NY

April 20, 2015

Dear Mr. David D. Kirkpatrick:

Hello my name is Gavin Dove, I am a student at Cardinal Newman high school. I am a sophomore in high school. I love to play sports like football and basketball. I read your article titled "Egypt Deports Peter Greste, Journalist Jailed With 2 Al Jazeera Colleagues" written February 1, 2015.

I was really moved when I read your article. I would love to know your opinions on how you felt about the article, how do you feel about people getting released from prison because they are citizens to another county. Second, how do you feel about just two out of the 3 people getting released when they'd all been put in for the same reason.

When I read your article, my immediate reaction was that it was terrible that only 2 out of the 3 people got released.First, why would the fact that they have a citizenship in a different country have any factor whether or not they are able to be released. What is to stop people from becoming citizens in different countries just for this reason.Second, if I were to put myself in the situation two people getting out this would probably be one of the times I would be selfish and I would probably leave my friend imprisoned. If I was the one person who was still left in prison then I would be so mad! I would wonder why my friends would leave me.

When I was reading your article I questioned the process by which the two men got released. In your article, you quoted what Andrews Greste, Preter's brother wrote on Twitter, "Peter Greste is a free man." When he says this, does he really mean that he has all of his rights and he is now out of jail?



Sincerely,




Gavin Dove

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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Poverty is a huge problem, love the article. What is the percentage of poverty in Austalia?

2 years ago
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2 years ago
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I love the one article about the photographer that empowered the poor that's really interesting. Do you have anymore information about this event that took place. Great "They Say, I Say" I enjoyed it thoroughly great job Gavin 😊 😍 🔥 🔥 🔥 💦💦 💦 👍 👍 👍

2 years ago
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@noadau 😊 😊 😍 😍 Thanks!!

2 years ago
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Very well done I enjoyed your articles

2 years ago
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I really like all your pictures!! Your big 5 were great! they gave awesome detail and information!

2 years ago
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i love your pictures you put on your tackk! And the photographers article is very interesting.