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: Ciera Ulicny

Period: 3

Nation of your choice: Australia

Rationale (or explanation why you are curious about this country): Australia has always interested me since I was little. I have seen a lot of pictures and videos of Australia and I really want to see it in person for myself. The beaches in Australia look really beautiful and nice.

Summary (of what you already know about the history, geography, culture, and social issues): I don't know much about Australia. I do know that the beaches our very beautiful there. I have heard that the people there are very nice. I have watched finding Nemo, and this movie takes place in Australia. I don't think there is a lot of social issues but I know that there is a lot of stuff going on with Isis.

Prediction (about what you think you will discover or hope to discover during your research): I think I will discover more about the climate in there project.  I also think I will learn about the animals and wild life. I will most likely find out more about the social issues Australia. Considering that I don't know a lot about Australia right now I am going to learn a lot.

Discussion (of the importance of this nation in the global community, i.e., the “so what?”): I think every nation is important for different reasons. I think Australia is important for its incredible beaches and wildlife. I think a lot of people travel there to experience all of these things. In a serious note there is not a lot of importance in this country.

New York Times Topics: Australia

#1 They Say, I Say

Student Name: Ciera Ulicny

Period:3

Title of article (in quotation marks): Australia to send more Troops to Iraq as Trainers in Isis fight

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

Essay Author: Michelle Innis

Date of Publication: March 3,2015

Essay main idea/thesis statement: Austrailia expanded its commitment to the international coalition fighting the Islamic State extremist group, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott announcing that an additional 300 troops would be sent to Iraq to train local forces.

Quote:"Disrupt, degrade and ultimately defeat Isil"


Comment: I think that this quote is stating that they want to stop Isil. The reason why they are sending troops is to help stop this. Australia wants them to be trained so the will be prepared for them and can stop this. They have sent air strikes but they need more.

#2 They Say, I Say

Student Name:Ciera Ulicny

Period:3

Title of article (in quotation marks):Australia Arrests 2 on suspisicion of plotting 'Imminent' Attack

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

Essay Author:Michelle Innis

Date of Publication: February 10, 2015

Essay main idea/thesis statement: Australia's counterterrorism police have arrested two men in a Sydney suburb and thwarted "an imminent attack," the police said.

Quote: "The men, identified as Omar Al-Kutobi, 24 and Mohammad Kiad, 25, who shared residence in the western suburb of Fairfield, were charged with planning to carry out an act of terrorism and other offences."


Comment: I agree with them getting sent to jail and getting arrested. I think what they were doing was wrong. The police of Australia just wanted to protect their country from attacks. They had weapons in there house and different items that made it look like they were up to know good. This gives the police every reason to think they were planning an attack.

#3 The Big 5

Title of article (in quotation marks):Prime Minister Seeks to Tighten Controls on Australians Suspected of Terrorism.

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

Essay Author: Michelle Innis

Date of Publication: February 23, 2015

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

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 really like all of your pictures of Australia and of the animals it has. Also from your big 5's it looks like you have really thought about the articles you have written.

2 years ago
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I really like the kangaroo picture it is silly. Nice job on the articles.

2 years ago
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I wonder why you had the sudden interest to learn about Australia. This could be more effective if you finished both the "Big 5".

2 years ago
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😀 😃

2 years ago
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New Zealand is not in Australia…...