Greece: A Look at it's Social Issues

A class project in Mr. Smith's English 10 at Cardinal Newman HS
By: Keaira Roseman

Project Overview

Project Proposal

Name: Keaira Roseman

Period: 2

Nation of your choice: Greece

Rationale (or explanation why you are curious about this country): I am curious about Greece and its social issues. Greece seems so beautiful and peaceful and I have always wanted to visit. A while ago I did a project on the history of Greece. Now I am excited to learn more.

Summary (of what you already know about the history, geography, culture, and social issues): In Greece they're facing a drop in foreign financing. Many of their problems are due to foreign trade.

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: Greece

#1 They Say, I Say

Student Name: Keaira Roseman

Period: 2

Title of article (in quotation marks): "Lawmakers ( Just Not Greece's) Approve a Bailout Extension"

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

Essay Author:Jim Yardley

Date of Publication: February 27, 2015

Essay main idea/thesis statement: Many are accusing the Greek government of acting in "Bad Faith". Problems with the tax system caused a debate about how lawmakers should accept the four-month extension of Greece's bailout program.

Quote: Georgos Katrovgalos argues that "If we cannot change economic policy through elections, then elections are irrelevant".


Comment: Georgos' ideas on changing the economic policy through elections are extremely useful because they shed insight on the difficult problem of the tax payers being able to pay overdue taxes. The new law about the government helping citizens pay off overdue tax obligations wouldn't have been passed if it wasn't useful. Now that the troika are trying to weaken the law to cause less damage in Greece's efforts to pay down it's debt, they will end dealings with the troika.

#2 They Say, I Say

Student Name: Keaira Roseman

Period: 2

Title of article (in quotation marks): "What Greece Won"

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

Essay Author: Paul Krugman

Date of Publication: February 27, 2015

Essay main idea/thesis statement: The Greek government agreed to a program where the primary surplus will triple over a few years at a cost to the nation's people.

Quote: Paul Krugman argues that "If you were to believe many of the news reports and opinion pieces of the past few days, you'd think that it was a disaster".


Comment: I agree with Krugman when he states, many will think it is a disaster.

#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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Why did you choose Greece? Very pretty and well done.

2 years ago
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Very pretty and I like how by the set up it feels like Greece. Why did you choose Greece?

2 years ago
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The pictures are really great. It is interesting that the Greeks don't even like their own government and are having trouble changing it to what they want it to be.