Thailand: A look at social issues

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

Project Overview

Project Proposal

Name: Addie Greenleaf

Period: 2nd

Nation of your choice: Thailand

Rationale (or explanation why you are curious about this country): It is very beautiful and I have always wanted to vacation there. The Islands of Thailand are one of the most extraordinary pictures I have ever seen. The Elephants are also very cute and I cant believe there size.  I want to visit Thailand some day, hopefully with in the next couple years.

Summary (of what you already know about the history, geography, culture, and social issues): I know very little about Thailand. Except that the islands are all very pretty. Thailand also has a big STD issue because of the sex trade/trafficking.

Prediction (about what you think you will discover or hope to discover during your research): I predict that I will learn a lot more about Thailand's culture and what their social issues are. I really want to see and someday experience what there lives are like.

Discussion (of the importance of this nation in your life or the global community): I want to be prepared for when I visit Thailand in a year. I want to know the most I am able to learn so I can fend for myself.

New York Times Topics: Thailand

#1 They Say, I Say

Student Name:  Addie Greenleaf    

Period: 2nd

Title of article (in quotation marks): U.S. gives Thailand and Malaysia lowest grade on human trafficking.

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

Essay Author: David Moll

Date of Publication: June 20th, 2014 

Essay main idea/thesis statement: Thailand and Malaysia are among the dozen counties doing the least to fight human trafficking.

Quote: "this week a British researcher, Andy Hall was detained by Thai court and his passport confiscated in connection with defamation charges brought by the Thai food company. Mr. Hall freed on bail had spoken to Al Jazeera about abusive treatment of migrant workers by the company."


Comment: This quote shows that the food company is scared of being discovered of actions they are taking against their workers.. And Obviously Mr. Hall was catching onto something that they did not want discovered. I don't think that detaining him was the right thing to do. If anything it makes the food company look like they are trying to hide something.

#2 They Say, I Say

Student Name: Addie Greenleaf

Period: 2nd

Title of article (in quotation marks): Kin of Thai princess stripped of royal name

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

Essay Author: Thomas Fuller

Date of Publication: November 30th, 2014

Essay main idea/thesis statement: " relatives of a prominent member of the royal family had been charged with numerous counts of corruption and stripped of their royally bestowed name."

Quote: " The order appears to leave Princess sriasm, who was a commoner before she married the crown prince in 2001, in a fragile position."


Comment: This quote shows that princess Srirasm was married into royalty at a rough time. Because of this the rest of the royal family had little belief and faith in her decisions and choices. The royal family has little trust in Princess Srirasm.

#3 The Big 5

Title of article (in quotation marks): "Old Thailand found on Sleepy Islands

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

Essay Author: Naomi Lindt

Date of Publication: February 19th, 2015

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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Comment Stream

2 years ago
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I think it is Interesting that they got the lowest grade of human trafficking. I think that this country needs to do more about the problem of human trafficking. Why aren't they doing more about this problem and how are they going to fix this problem? Great job Addie!

2 years ago
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I wonder why they have the lowest grade of human trafficking