Australia: A look at it's social issues
A class project in Mr. Smith's English 10 at Cardinal Newman HS
Name: Zion Vogt
Nation of your choice: Australia
Rationale (or explanation why you are curious about this country): Australia seems like a super tropical place. There may be plenty of jelly fish and sharks, but it seems like a warm and nice vacation spot. It seems like a great place for surfing.
Summary (of what you already know about the history, geography, culture, and social issues): Tropical and a warm environment. It has some issues with their military and people. There is fresh air, beautiful coasts, great food, and a low population. There is good transportation and great health care.
Prediction (about what you think you will discover or hope to discover during your research): Hopefully I will learn more about their government and their cultural things.
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:Zion Vogt
Title of article (in quotation marks):"Australia’s jihadist problem is much bigger than Sydney’s hostage crisis"
Title of newspaper (underlined or italicized):The Washington Post
Essay Author:Terrance McCoy
Date of Publication:2015
Essay main idea/thesis statement: Australia's terrorist problems
Quote:"There is a terrorist problem in Sydney"
#2 They Say, I Say
Student Name: Zion Vogt
Title of article (in quotation marks): Australia and it's many, many economic problems.
Title of newspaper (underlined or italicized):The new york times
Essay Author:Michelle Innis
Date of Publication: March 2, 2015
Essay main idea/thesis statement: Australia's economic problems.
Quote: "when times are not so good, things will get very interesting for Australia. As I mentioned Australian banks hold a good portion of that debt on their balance sheets. According to data from the Reserve Bank, international liabilities of Australian banks are over $800 billion."
Comment: Australia seems like a great place economically, however when times are bad it seems that struggles with their banks and debt. When it gets bad in Australia, it gets BAD.
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