South Africa: 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:Kyle Smith

Period:3

Nation of your choice:South Africa

Rationale (or explanation why you are curious about this country): I am interested in South Africa because I've heard and seen some pretty cool things about it. I'm interested in the geography and climate of the country. I'm curious about the wildlife in the country. I am excited to find out about the people and government of The country.

Summary (of what you already know about the history, geography, culture, and social issues): I don't much about this country. I don't know anything about the history of south Africa. I know that It has mountains and has a coast on about half of the country. I don't know anything about there social issues.

Prediction (about what you think you will discover or hope to discover during your research): During my research I think I will find a lot of things. I will find out a lot about the government and how the country is run, and the problems they have. I am hoping to find out about the people of the country. I will find out about the geography and wildlife.

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

New York Times Topics: Hungary

#1 They Say, I Say

Student Name: Kyle Smith

Period: 3

Title of article (in quotation marks): Nigeria's fight Against Boko Haram Gets Help From south African Mercenaries

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

Essay Author: Adam Nossiter

Date of Publication: March 12, 2015

Essay main idea/thesis statement:

Quote: Adam Nossiter states "According to the senior Nigerian official, the south Africans mercenaries have played a significant role in the recent change of momentum in the military effort against Boko Haram"


Comment: I feel it's pretty impressive that the mercenaries Have come into the military effort and changed the game. Now Nigeria has a shot in the campaign against Boko Haram

#2 They Say, I Say

Student Name: Kyle smith

Period: 3

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Title of newspaper (underlined or italicized):

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Essay main idea/thesis statement:

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Comment:

#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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Comment Stream

2 years ago
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I like your country that you picked. I like your pictures you used. Looks like you put a lot of hard work into this project.

2 years ago
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I like the country which you picked. I like the flow of your pictures. You did put a lot of hard work in your country.Good

2 years ago
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I enjoyed your tackk!!! I loved your pictures and it look like you work hard

2 years ago
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😘 😉

2 years ago
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I really like your takk!! You gave a lot of information on your articles and your pistures were super cool!