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1.1. (6)Think about your own school or out-of-school activities. Are youth respectful of each other’s differences? Are there problems similar to those in Wilson High? If so, what steps can you take to initiate change?

1.1.1. Answer: I can find comun point to people

1.2. (7) Ms. Gruwell is the first teacher to show trust and respect for the “at risk” students at Wilson High. How does Erin Gruwell demonstrate this? Why are some students more resistant to trusting each other?

1.2.1. Answer: Because she respect she's student.

1.3. (8) Why is trust such an important component of a teacher-student relationship?

1.3.1. Answer: Trsut împortant, because you learn from a teacher learns form his or her student

1.4. (9)How do the classmates learn to trust one another? How does reading and writing initiate this change?

1.4.1. Answer: They played the game of the line. They found they were commun.

1.5. (10)How are relationships healthier when the individuals involved have mutual respect?

1.5.1. Answer:


2.1. (1)Why does Ms. Gruwell’s students hate and resent her at first?

2.1.1. Answer: because they think she will be the same teacher like other years.

2.2. (2)Most of the teachers at Wilson High do not dress in formal attire. Why do you think Ms. Gruwell chooses to wear business suits and pearls to class? What impression does this make? How do clothes, accessories, and make-up affect how other’s perceive you?

2.2.1. Answer: She will look more friendly.

2.3. (3) How does Ms. Gruwell's upbringing, appearance, and attitude contrast with those of her students?

2.3.1. Answer: Sh partays the typical American student who studied in universtity and is from middle upper class

2.4. (5) describe Ms. G.s husband. What is his attitude towards her teaching career?

2.4.1. Answer: he don't like it. Because she work too much.

2.5. (4) Why did Erin Gruwell (Ms. G) decide to teach instead of being a lawyer?

2.5.1. Answer: She love teaching.


3.1. (1)Why are the students filled with such anger at the beginning of the movie? Do you think their anger is reasonable?

3.1.1. Answer: Because they are forced to be in school. And all of them don't like withes.

3.2. (2) Why are the students so unwilling to associate with anyone outside their ethnic/racial groups? Where does this intolerance come from?

3.2.1. Answer:Because they are in gang, all of them was in war

3.3. (3) Why aren’t Ms. Gruwell’s students motivated to succeed in school? What outside factors affect their ability to learn?

3.3.1. Answer: They don't want to go to school and they fight to survive every day.

3.4. (4)Why do some of Ms. Gruwell’s students believe they won’t live past age 18?

3.4.1. Answer: Because one gang attack a others gang. It's dangerous to survive.

3.5. (5) What would you do to break the ethnic and racial barriers in Mrs. Gruwell’s classroom?

3.5.1. Answer: Send a message to the child everyone his same.


4.1. (1)What is Eva’s (the Hispanic girl) view of herself and her “people”?

4.1.1. Answer: The people think that person is stupid.

4.2. (2)What does the scene with the Cambodian girl and Eva show? What does it convey? What is the message?

4.2.1. Answer: They don't want to associate witn anyone, because they are afraid of each other.

4.3. (3)Why does Eva “hate white people”?

4.3.1. Answer: Withe captured she's father

4.4. (4)According to Eva, why was her father arrested?

4.4.1. Answer: Because the police think he done something bad.

4.5. (5) What makes Eva choose to “go against her people” in the courtroom? Do you think this was a good decision? How do her family and friends react?

4.5.1. Answer: She don't want to lie


5.1. (6)What does Ms. G do when she finds the picture of Jamal? What historical event does she bring up?

5.1.1. Answer : She scolds the student who did it and talks about the most famoua s gang ih thne wolld who commited "genoicde of Jewish pwoplw : th hollocaust

5.2. (7)Why is this event relative to her students?

5.2.1. Answer :

5.3. (8)Miep Gies, the woman who hid Anne Frank, is a hero to Ms. Gruwell’s students. What does Miep Gies mean when she tells Ms. Gruwell’s students, “You are heroes everyday.”?

5.3.1. Answer: they are survivo every day.

5.4. (9) Why is Eva so affected by the ending of Anne Frank’s diary?

5.4.1. Answer: She's offected, because she relates to Anne Frank' story as her own and believes in Anne Frank